Programme Officer, Global Labour Programme Job in Kenya

Programme Officer, Global Labour Programme

About the role 

We are looking for a Programme Officer to support the Global Labour Programme (GLP) which enables access to work for people with disabilities. You will ensure delivery of the GLP at the highest possible standard.  

Programme Officer duties and accountabilities include: 

Program Delivery  

  • Manage all aspects of the project cycle with the partners including effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial and asset management, reporting, documentation, and closeout. 
  •    Support partners in adherence to USAID rules and regulations on programme delivery 
  • Liaise and work with the Chief of Party, Global Technical Leads (Disability Inclusive Economic Empowerment) and other internal expertise as required. 
  • Ensure the implementation of safe programmes by being alert and responsive to safeguarding risks in project communities. 

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning 

  •  Ensure high quality and ethical MEL approaches are embedded in all aspects of the programme 
  • Support learning and adaptation through developing and implementing tools, events and processes e.g., learning logs, action learning groups, qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, analysis and dissemination of performance data  

Working with Partners 

  • Identify partner organizations with whom Sightsavers can work to achieve the project and organization’s strategic objective of ensuring that people with disabilities have equal rights and opportunities through both service delivery and advocacy 
  • Build effective partner relationships and support longer-term relationships that go beyond the duration of the project by disseminating information and advocating for the project’s goals 

 Financial & Resource Management 

  • Support program partners in the preparation of budgets and forecasts. 
  • Monitor expenditure of program financial resources in liaison with the Finance and Risk Officer.  

Information & Communication Management 

  • Participate in all PR activities related to disability inclusive employment and employment in general, education and social inclusion e.g. Labour Day, Person with Disabilities Day, etc. 
  • Represent Sightsavers in project and disability-related meetings, and advocate for Sightsavers’ philosophy and policies. 
  • Disseminate information about the work of Sightsavers and to other development partners 

Jobholder Requirements 


  • Extensive experience of implementing programmes and programme management  
  • Demonstrable experience with labour market issues, including assessments, skills training, disability inclusion development, internships, employer engagement, disability inclusion, job placements and job fairs. 
  • Significant experience of implementing programmes within the disability sector and gender mainstreaming 
  • Significant experience in high -impact enterprise development programs that create a livelihood for target groups. 
  • Experienced providing technical assistance to other organisations 
  • Working experience of designing data capture strategies and analysing data using MS Excel 
  • Strong communication and IT skills 
  • Able to work flexibly within a team 
  • Experience in project monitoring, evaluation and learning 
  • This role includes Safeguarding responsibilities and as such any successful applicant will undergo a series of checks to ensure suitability for the position.   


  • Previous experience with a USAID funded programme 
  • Experience of designing, managing and carrying out advocacy work for social inclusion/disability projects. 
  • Familiar with national legislation covering disability, human rights and employment 
  • Knowledgeable on current issues and best practice regarding disability, UNCRPD, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) 
  • Programme management within an NGO/INGO 

How to Apply