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Programme Officer, Nigeria
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Programme Officer – Nigeria

CBM Global

Our Vision: an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

Our Mission: fighting to end the cycle of poverty and disability.

Our Values :

 We champion inclusion
 We strive for justice
 We pursue excellence
 We embrace partnership
 We live with integrity
While the world has been making progress in tackling poverty, people with disabilities are being left behind. CBM Global works alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives. Driven by Christian values, we seek out and work with the most marginalised in society, irrespective of race, gender or religion, recognising the equal worth of every individual.

Drawing on over 100 years’ experience and world-leading expertise in disability-inclusive community development and humanitarian action, inclusive eye health and community mental health, CBM Global works with partners to break the cycle of poverty and disability and build inclusive communities. Our programmes across Africa, Asia and Latin America are developed and delivered with local partner organisations to ensure long-term transformation and accountability in communities we serve. We’re deeply committed to the principle of “nothing about us without us”, and we therefore work closely with and support organisations of people with disabilities.

CBM Global is made up of CBM Australia,  CBM Ireland, CBM Kenya, CBM New Zealand, CBM Switzerland, and CBM UK with programmes worldwide and Country Offices in Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Madagascar and Bolivia. CBM Global works in over 20 countries, maximising our impact through long-term, authentic partnership and a coordinated mix of inclusive community-based programmes, local to global advocacy and delivering inclusion advice to other organisations.

We draw on learning and evidence from our community work to inform our advocacy hand-in-hand with the Disability Movement at local, national and international levels, including with the UN, to achieve systemic change for people with disabilities. We advise governments, UN bodies and other organisations on how to ensure inclusion in their own organisations, policies and programmes to further amplify our impact.

Programme Officer, Inclusive Eye Health and Mental Health

Reports To:

Country Programme Manager

Job Overview

The Programme Officer takes the lead in overseeing CBM Global’s projects in the areas of Inclusive Eye Health, including Neglected Tropical Diseases (IEH) and in Mental Health (MH). S/he ensures with project partners, the effective delivery of projects, in line with the CBM Global Programme Quality Framework. S/he will promote and strengthen capacity in project design, proposal development, effective project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning within CBM Global projects and with partners. S/he supports the co-design with partners of new IEH and MH projects in line with the CBM Global Nigeria’s country strategy. In these processes, the Programme Officer works in close collaboration and coordination not only with our project partners, but also with the CBM Global IEH and MH technical teams, and with CBM Global funding Members. S/he is responsible for developing and maintaining effective and authentic partner relationships, in line with the CBM Global Approach to Partnership. The Programme Officer will furthermore work closely with all members of the Nigeria Programme Team for joint learning and development.

Based: Abuja, Nigeria

Hours: Full-time

Salary range: The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience. We offer a local contract.

Responsibilities and Duties

 Support the development and maintenance of authentic partnerships with project partners, adopting an approach to partnership that aligns with and supports CBM Global’s Approach to Partnership.
 Undertake regular partner assessments, co-develop a capacity strengthening action plan, explore with the partners ways in which to address the actions, and monitor the implementation of the plan with the partners.

 Working with partners, the CBM Global IEH and MH technical teams and relevant funding Member Teams, identify and co-develop new project opportunities in the areas of IEH and MH. Ensure multi-stakeholder engagement in the process, including integrating contributions from relevant OPDs.
 Support the identification of funding opportunities for CBM Global’s work and actively participate in resource mobilization efforts as guided by the Nigeria Programme Manager.As directed by the Programme Manager, work with and support partners to ensure effective and timely delivery of project activities, in line with required standards, objectives, activity plans and budgets. Ensure any changes to these are properly documented in CBM Global’s programme management system and with partners.
 With the support of the Programme Manager, foster a culture among implementing partners for effective, sustainable, and inclusive project implementation through proper induction to CBM Global processes, procedures and expectations, timely communication, troubleshooting, and effective management of challenges during the life of a project and throughout the partnership, towards quality and accountability as per the CBM Global programme Quality framework.
 Work with partners on high-quality and timely documentation, including statistical data, field stories and photographs, and timely and comprehensive project narrative and financial reports.
 Organise regular learning sessions with partners and enhance access to requisite trainings to strengthen the partner’s capacity to successfully implement projects.

 Ensure partners understand and adhere to key CBM Global policies and procedures, as detailed in project contracts and CBM Global’s Approach to partnership. Support partners to develop their own key policies and procedures.
 Effectively represent CBM Global in-country and elsewhere on collaborative platforms as requested by the Programme Manager, and as such, enhance the CBM Global Brand.
 Advocate, champion, and model disability inclusion to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and all aspects of society.
 Perform the role of IEH Focal Point for the Nigeria Country Team by holding and applying the relevant expertise in these areas, and actively engage in the IEH Focal Point community for shared learning.
 Take up other duties directly associated with the Programme Officer role, as assigned by the Programme Manager and as needs arise.
 Support and sustain a high quality and timely documentation culture by CBM Global partners including implementation data, field stories and photographs, statistics and project narrative and financial reports.
 Lead in partner capacity gap identification through effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes, and enhance access to requisite training to strengthen the partner capacity to implement successful projects
 Ensure partners understand and are able to adhere to key CBM Global policies and procedures, as detailed in project contracts and CBM Global’s ‘approach to partnerships
 Effectively represent CBM Global in-country and elsewhere on collaborative platforms as requested by the Country Programme Manager or Country Director, and enhance the CBM Global Brand.
 Advocate, champion, and model disability inclusion to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society. eIE2DDP u3CL8
 Ensure that all children and adults who come into contact with CBM Global’s programmes, are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible. Comply with all aspects of the CBM Global Safeguarding policy and associated standards and procedures
 Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the Senior Management Team.
Safeguarding responsibilities:


Understands the incident management framework and their first responder role in recording, responding and reporting incidents. Understands the survivor-centred approach and how to apply it when receiving a complaint or responding to an incident. Knows local support services available in the community or region, and how to engage them.


Able to listen and accurately document reported concerns and complaints. Able to respect the confidentiality of safeguarding allegations. Able to appropriately apply the survivor-centred approach.


Treats the survivor and others involved in an incident with dignity and respect. Be assertive in implementing the initial incident response protocols by gaining the trust and cooperation of parties involved.

Key outcomes expected from this role.

1. Authentic and effective partnerships, developed and maintained in line with CBM Global’s approach to partnership.

2. Partners’ compliance with CBM Global procedures and standards relating to project identification, design, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and learning.

3. A coherent portfolio of IEH and MH projects delivered to an exemplary standard, achieving agreed outcomes and impact.

4. CBM Global and its IEH and MH work with partners is recognised as a driving force for promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society.

Person Specification

CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.


 Professional experience in a national or international NGO with a minimum of 4 years at Programme Officer level.
 Demonstrable experience of managing institutional donor projects.
 Experience and a track record in supporting IEH, including NTD and/or MH projects within inclusive development and/or humanitarian settings in collaboration with partners.
 Experience in managing consortium projects*.
 Experience in project finance management*.
 Experience in successfully supporting resource mobilization opportunities, including proven experience in proposal development.
 Proven experience in results-based management and project cycle management, including assessment, monitoring, and evaluation, with a sound understanding of budgeting and budget tracking.
 Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external relationships and partnerships.
 Experience in working with state and national government as well as other organizations and donors.
 Demonstrated experience with safeguarding and feedback mechanisms and working with vulnerable groups through participatory approaches.
 Experience with working on disability inclusive programming

Skills/competencies/personal qualities

 Strong skill in advocacy, communications, research, sustaining
 collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders, internal and external.
 Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills.
 A self-starter. Proactive, resourceful, a high level of autonomy and entrepreneurial.
 Diligent, persistent with a can-do, positive attitude
 Ability to demonstrate focus, coordination, prioritization skills and decisiveness, and meeting tight deadlines.
 Lived experience of disability and knowledge of disability issues an advantage
 Passionate about effecting change at national level for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision of CBM Global and sympathetic to our Christian values.
 Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions, and personal backgrounds.
 English (professional proficiency), and local language (professional proficiency as relevant).


 Relevant university degree in social science, international development or related field, or equivalent experience.
 Relevant additional training in the above topics also valued.
Useful Information

Shortlisting and Interviews

CBM Global is an equal opportunities employer , committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly.

All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted we will contact you and invite you to attend an online interview. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.

Diversity Policy Statement

Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration and respect. CBM Global is committed to achieving a truly inclusive environment for all, by developing better working relationships that release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual. CBM Global aims to ensure that all staff, volunteers, donors, partners, contractors, and the general public are treated fairly. This will be regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, or national origin), disability, medical status, age, religion or belief, political opinion, social or economic status, or ex-offender status.

Employment Checks

CBM Global is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing CBM Global supported services and programmes. Relevant background checks including working with children, police and reference checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.

All applicants must have the right to work in the relevant country. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility and satisfactory employment screening, and three references satisfactory to CBM Global.

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