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  • Posted: Nov 22, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. We do what we do because 80 per cent of blindness in the world is avoidable, and we think that’s astoundingly unfair. We do it becau...
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    Production Manager

    Salary:  Local terms and conditions apply 

    Location:  Sightsavers Country Offices in East, West, Central, and Southern  Africa regions, as well as Bangladesh and Pakistan 

    Contract:  Two year fixed-term  contract with expectation of extension 

    Hours:  This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours  worked and some home working 

    About the role 

    Sightsavers has recently established a new creative team for the campaigns and communications directorate, combining story gathering and content production. The team has responsibility for responding to creative communications briefs and supporting teams around the organisation with video and editorial services, developing campaign concepts and generating the required content and stories to fulfil them. Through a close relationship with the web, design and branding team we also have access to in-house design and digital development resource, as well as a roster of external freelancers. We work alongside the communications team to ensure communications content fulfils strategic requirements.   

    The production manager will be the point of contact for all work coming into the team and has responsibility for developing and implementing systems and processes that ensure efficient delivery and collaboration with other relevant teams. 

    With oversight on all active team projects and team capacity you’ll be the nerve centre of the team, allocating briefs to the appropriate team members, supporting with development of timing plans and budgets, bringing in extra resource where required and forward planning with communications managers. 

     Key duties will include: 

    • Developing and implementing workflow management systems 
    • Managing the team capacity and workflow to ensure efficient delivery 
    • Project management oversight 
    • Asset management and dissemination 
    • Cross team collaboration and learning 

      About you 

     To succeed in this role, you will need: 

    • Substantial experience in a similar role 
    • Proven experience of production managing a creative team, including resource allocation and management 
    • Proven experience of developing and implementing workflow and capacity systems and processes 
    • Excellent knowledge of project management and workflow tools 
    • Outstanding project management skills 
    • Excellent understanding of key production skills and identifying strengths in team members 
    • Proven experience commissioning and managing freelancer processes 
    • Strong understanding of communications and content strategies and plans 
    • Excellent knowledge of what makes a good brief 
    • Proven experience of working with creative suppliers; great contacts in creative production circles, including video, editorial, design and digital development  
    • Proven experience of independently managing several projects at once and working under pressure 
    • Excellent knowledge of on and offline communications channels 
    • Demonstrable knowledge of the NGO sector and NGO communications 
    • Agency experience preferred 

    Please read the full job description for further details 

    As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply. 


    Local terms and conditions apply and we can share these with you prior to interview.  

     Next steps 

     To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.  

     We anticipate that remote interviews will take place in early December and the evaluation process will include a role-specific task. 

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    Institutional Funding Advisor/ Senior Advisor

    Salary Local Terms and conditions apply 

    Contract:  2-Year Fixed Term Contract with expectation of extension 

    About the roles 

     As an Institutional Funding Advisor, you would be responsible for supporting and maintaining institutional donor relationships in the UK, both directly and in support of other members of the Institutional Funding team. This includes working with the Institutional Funding Senior Advisor in directly managing existing funding agreements and in leading on the development of new funding relationships for the team.  The role will involve contract management, bid development, learning and continuous improvement.   

    As a Senior Institutional Funding Advisor, you would be responsible for developing strategic institutional donor relationships, both directly and in support of other members of the Institutional Funding team. You would work alongside the Director and Heads of Institutional Funding to lead on contract management and maintain key institutional donor relationships for some our largest funding agreements. You will engage with senior internal stakeholders at head office, consortium working groups and country offices to support project implementation and be involved with contract management, bid development, learning and continuous improvement. You will also line manage Institutional Funding Advisors.    

      About you 

    The ideal candidate for either role will be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in an international development related subject or have gained relevant working experience. You will have a demonstrable experience of working with institutional donors preferably including bilaterals, multilaterals or large-scale foundations. Candidates with experience of producing successful applications and good donor reports as well as donor engagement would be of particular interest. The successful candidate will have good research skills with a good understanding of budgets and financial data.  

    This role will involve travel of up to eight weeks per year to meet donors, accompany donors and support programme staff in the development of relationships at a country office / regional level. 

    This is not an exhaustive list of duties or essential professional skills but if you feel you are ready for this challenge and responsibility, please read the Institutional Funding Advisor and Institutional Funding Senior Advisor Job Descriptions for further details.  

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    Learning and Knowledge Manager

    We’re looking for a Learning and Knowledge Manager – a new role within our expanding team to help us support the delivery of Sightsavers’ MEL team’s evidence generation agenda across select programmes in Africa and Asia.

    Salary:          Kenya and Nigeria – Local terms and conditions apply

    Location:     Sightsavers Kenya or Nigeria (Abuja) Offices

    Contract:     6-month fixed term contract – with the potential to extend

     About the role

    We are looking for a Learning and Knowledge Manager to help us support a strong learning culture embedded in our programmes and operations. This will include facilitating learning from select programmes including from project results, evaluations, reviews and through designing specific learning and knowledge exchange exercises with programme stakeholders.

    You will join at an exciting time for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team. A major part of this role will be to ensure that we collect, document and share lessons and evidence about what works for people and communities to achieve our programme goals, particularly in social inclusion and education. The Learning and Knowledge Manager will collaborate and share good practice from our programmes with technical colleagues and staff globally, and where relevant with partners, external agencies and people and communities we serve.  Key duties will include:

    • Developing and implement a detailed learning plan based on learning outcomes or learning questions
    • Collecting, analysing and synthesising data to draw conclusions and identify key learning
    • Producing and disseminating high quality learning products – reports, infographics, blog posts, videos etc
    • Collaborating on ensuring learning is utilised within Sightsavers, for example, in decision-making processes
    • Collaborating on ensuring that learning is fed back to people and communities we serve
    • Tracking and documenting promising innovations from our programmes to date

    About you

    This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, professional and friendly team. We’re looking for a self-starter who can get up to speed quickly. To succeed in this role, you will need:

    • Extensive experience in MEL or research, preferably in international development sector
    • Extensive experience in a learning/knowledge management role
    • Master’s qualification in related subject preferred
    • Ability to quickly and competently analyse, consolidate and summarise complex information from multiple data sources, including quantitative and qualitative data.
    • Ability to make compelling and informative communications verbally in English and in a range of written and visual formats to a variety of stakeholders, including in multi-lingual contexts
    • Intellectual curiosity, creativity and judgement to take a pro-active approach to sharing our knowledge and experience in what works.
    • Personal effectiveness/self-management: ability to work under time pressures, but also to be flexible and adaptable.
    • Clear vision and strong planning skills to create and deliver a learning agenda.
    • Experience in the field of social inclusion, particularly for women, girls and people with disabilities.
    • Knowledge of key IT software, applications and accessible approaches to disseminating learning
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and facilitation.
    • Fluency in French an advantage; knowledge of other languages an advantage

    This is an exciting and involved role, please read the Job Description for further details.  As an inclusive employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.


    Sightsavers offers a supportive and inclusive work environment. Please note that local terms and conditions apply for all roles and salaries will be provided in advance of interview for shortlisted candidates.

      Next steps

    To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.

    We anticipate that remote interviews will take place on 6 and 7 December 2021 and the evaluation process will include a role-specific assessment.

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