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PROGRAM - COORDINATOR


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VACANCY : PROGRAM - COORDINATOR

Short presentation of the organization
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is an international disability and development organization whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind. We strive for accessible eye care services, support inclusive education and empower persons with disabilities to participate equally in society.

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD-Belgium is a member of the international LIGHT FOR THE WORLD organisation. Recognizedas an NGO, we are committed to saving eyesight, improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in Africa and advocating for their rights.

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD-Belgiumwas founded in 1997 and is mainly active in theDR of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. The organization reinforces projects aiming at the prevention of blindness, provides health care and supports inclusive education for blind and visually impaired children.

Summary of the core activities in Tanzania
For the moment, LftW-Belgium is supporting 2 eye health care facilities at tertiary level. With regard to inclusive education, we support the children with a visual impairment in the regions of Dodoma and Morogoro.
In the coming years LftW plans to extend its support to 2 eye health care facilities at secondary level, to bring eye health closer to the people. An education program for children with a visual impairment will be established in this 2 respective regions.

Duties Program Coordinator
Coordination of the activities of LftW in Tanzania:
Implementation of the new 5-year program
Develop monitoring tools for project management
To lead the development of new interventions as part of LftW’ s Country Strategy for Tanzania, through proposal writing and negotiation of grant contracts
To provide regular updates to the head office in Brussels

Capacity building of the partners:
Organizational capacity building and quality control
Participation to strategic and operational planning
Coaching and mentoring with regard to key subjects: finances, HRM and M&E

Monitoring and reporting of the 5-year joint program and partner projects supported by LftW:
Control and verification of expenditure and financial reports
Verification of the narrative reports
Collecting best practicesand bringing together lessons learned
Monitoring and control of data and statistics.
Planning and coordination of external evaluations
Frequent travel to the supported regions and partners in the field

Building up strategic alliances
Lobbying, information exchange, collaborating with national and international stakeholders
Representing LftW and the program in relevant national and other coordination forums
Stimulating exchanges and networking between the different partners

Supporting sensitization and fundraising activities of Light for the World
Collecting human interest stories, photos and other relevant information
Searching for and applying to local calls


Qualification and experience
University degree in education, health care or hospital management, development studies, business administration or other relevant disciplines
At least 5 years’ experience in project cycle management and capacity building
Proven experience in of and commitment to participatory methodologies to development
Budgeting and financial management skills
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a variety of people of different backgrounds and education levels
Strong training, coaching experience, skills and knowledge
Excellent analytical and report writing skills
Diplomatic and an effective communicator at all levels
Attention to details, accuracy and timelines in executing tasks assigned
Fluent in Kiswahili and English.
Dynamic, open-minded and creative
Resident of the East-African Community


We offer
Job satisfaction: have an impact and make a difference to people’s lives
a competitive salary
a dynamic, professional working environment
a flexible work policy


How to apply
To apply, send your Application letter along with an updated CV (including 3 references and their current contacts and email addresses) by email to: job@lightfortheworld.be

Applications should reach Light for the World not later than 15th of January 2017.



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