Programme Officer (Sense International)

Reference number: 42609

Title: Programme Officer (Sense International)

Hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week

Location: Kings Cross, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 4 June 2018

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

Sense salary points: 31 - 34

Interview date: Monday 18 June 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

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 de Vugt,


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.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 



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