Programme Officer (East Africa)

Sense International
London, UK
Part-time Staff

Hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week

Location: Kings Cross, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 28 May 2018

Salary: £28,453 - £30,735 per annum pro rata (inclusive of London Allowance)

Sense salary points: 31 - 34

Interview date: W/C 11th June

To start: To be discussed at interview

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Programme Officer to join the East African Team based at out Head office in London. This role is a part time position 22.5 hours per week. You will work closely with the Senior Programme Manager for East Africa and the country teams in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Our programmes focus on early intervention, inclusive education, vocational training and livelihoods development, and advocacy. You will assist the country teams with monitoring, reporting and planning in conjunction with the development of new proposal’s.  

One of our current programmes concentrates on the Screening and Early Intervention of children and babies with deafblindness to identify and provide  therapy and medical interventions as early as possible.  In addition, we work alongside parent support groups and Disabled People’s Organisations to build their capacity and enable them to advocate for the rights of people with deafblindness in their respective countries.

About you 

You will be highly organised individual with strong experience of programme and project management. You will have experience of working with international organisation and partners from a range of contexts. You will be self-motivated and prepared to work with team members from around the world. 

*The job holder for this role will be employed by Sense and must therefore ensure that they have the legal right to work within the UK. Sense does not support applications for working visas.  We require proof of entitlement - visa and/or passport.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Isabelle Devugt,

About us

Our vision is of a world in which all people with deafblindness/multi-sensory impairments (MSI) are empowered to be equal and active members of society. We work in partnership with others across the globe - people with deafblindness/multi-sensory impairments (MSI), their families, carers and other professionals to ensure anyone facing challenges because of deafblindness/MSI has access to advice, guidance and support. The Sense International office in London currently supports regional programmes in East Africa, Romania, Latin America and South Asia.

Closing date: 
28th May 2018