Program and Project Management

Project Manager – Inclusive Data at Sightsavers

Project Manager – Inclusive Data at Sightsavers

Project Manager – Inclusive Data at Sightsavers,

Project Manager – Inclusive Data at Sightsavers

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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.

Project Manager – Inclusive Data

Job Purpose

​​​The Project Manager – Inclusive Data works collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams across Sightsavers to advance the organisation’s strategic priorities on inclusive data, strengthen practice, understanding and learning on inclusive data and ensure that our work is joined up across the organisation.

Principle accountabilities (specific activities and end results): 

  • ​​​Facilitate engagement on inclusive data working with global stakeholders responsible for the delivery of inclusive data across the different thematic strategies of health and inclusion to build consensus and internal alignment and ensure that our work is joined up across the organisation.
  • Work with relevant Sightsavers stakeholders to review and map  team’s projects and initiatives where inclusive data is being incorporated, ensuring that this information is consolidated, shared and disseminated to demonstrate how our collective work on inclusive data is contributing to improving inclusion.
  • Manage Sightsavers inclusive data charter action plan and support the development and implementation of an internal work plan that sets out our collectively owned, cross-organisational goals and objectives on inclusive data. Proactively work with relevant internal stakeholders to monitor implementation of agreed plans, addressing risks & issues and reporting on progress.
  • Lead the inclusive data stakeholders working group, working with the inclusive data operations and planning coordinator to implement effective processes and mechanisms and maintain engagement of stakeholders through regular group calls and communications.
  • Work with inclusive data stakeholders during project design, monitoring and implementation to incorporate inclusive data in their work, support organisational decision making and ongoing learning and improvement.
  • Regularly produce and share updates on inclusive data to strengthen practice, understanding and learning across Sightsavers. This includes supporting and facilitating internal knowledge exchange and learning sessions. ​​
  • Manage the packaging and dissemination of learning and experience from inclusive data activities internally, to feed into policy briefs, donor reports and for other organisational reporting and communications requirements.
  • ​​​Work with the Inclusive Data Charter Programme Manager, the Policy and Global Advocacy Directorate and other teams across Sightsavers to proactively identify key external strategic opportunities to build support and engagement with Sightsavers work on inclusive data, including collaborations and partnerships to share learning, knowledge and best practice.
  • Represent Sightsavers within external networks and at national, regional and international conferences and symposia to promote Sightsavers’ work on inclusive data.
  • Maintain an awareness of external trends, issues and developments in relation to inclusive data, the SDGs and areas of Sightsavers strategic interest (health and inclusion).
  • ​​​Work planning, including supporting development of budgets, forecasts and reports.

Person Specification 

Knowledge (education and related experience)

Essential  

  • Extensive experience in project management and stakeholder engagement within the international development sector/not-for-profit sector. A combination of both in-country and global level experience is an asset.
  • Work experience in a relevant field with a background and strong understanding of international development.
  • Working knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, data for development, social inclusion and/or disability.
  • Experience in managing multi-stakeholder projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in understanding and responding to the complexities of working across multiple countries and continents in an international development organisation.

Desirable  

  • Demonstrable knowledge and awareness of international and national data and statistical processes and systems, including understanding of the data lifecycle (design, production, analysis, and use).
  • Experience producing analytical reports, information and learning materials for a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to facilitate, deliver and support workshops to strengthen knowledge, capacity, and learning.

Skills (training and competencies)

  • Exceptional project management and communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, stakeholder management, negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work in a networked team and with partners around the world virtually and in-person.
  • Highly numerate and confident when working with numbers or statistics.
  • Work planning and resource management.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt course of action swiftly to meet emerging organisational needs.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively by telephone, in person and in writing.
  • Sound knowledge of software applications including MS Office, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Sightsavers on jobs.sightsavers.org to apply

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