Programme Intern


Title: Programme Intern

Salary: Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Nampula, Mozambique

Contract: 6 month Fixed Term Contract (renewable)

Hours: 35 hours per week

About the role

Sightsavers are currently seeking a Programme Intern to join our Mozambique office and will work within our Trachoma Trichiasis (TT) Step 2 Project.

The Programme Intern will support implementation of project activities across multiple districts in Mozambique.

The Programme Intern for TT Step 2 Project will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all logistics are in place for timely and efficient delivery of TT surgeries in the 19 districts endemic for TT in Mozambique.
  • Ensuring all logistics are in place for timely and efficient delivery of Step 2 activities in 19 districts endemic for TT in Mozambique.
  • Support the preparation and roll out of project coordination meetings.
  • To Support Sightsavers trachoma project delivery and documentation.
  • Support the collection and collation of data for Step 2 project.
  • With guidance from the STEP 2 Project Officer, ensure timely and accurate submission of all district’s micro plans for 2024.
  • Ensure routine data collection, entry, cleaning, and storage are accordingly implemented with program needs.
  • Support the Step 2 project officer in the monitoring of case finder and outreach work.

This is an ideal opportunity to learn valuable experience within an INGO and within implementing and managing projects. To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • A qualification in social science, or related field, or working experience.
  • Knowledge and skills in project management within a community development programme.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Written and spoken Macua, Portuguese, and English.


  • A qualification in public health will be an added advantage, or within the final year of completion.
  • Knowledge in designing/managing health programmes at district or national levels using health systems approach will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Inclusive Eye Health and Economic Empowerment.

These are varied roles, and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Descriptions below for full details.

JD – Programme Intern

Candidates are welcome to demonstrate their ability to match the person specification by expanding on how their experience, training and/or qualifications might have provided them with the knowledge or skills required for the role. Successful candidates will be appointed on merit.

If you are looking to kick-start your career, working for Sightsavers as a Programme Intern will offer you fantastic development opportunities and full training.

Next Steps

To apply for these exciting new opportunities, please submit your CV via our recruitment portal and follow the application process. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. Both roles will be considered when you apply.

Interviews will be conducted remotely, and we anticipate that they will take place during the week of 19 February 2024, and the evaluation process will include a one hour oral interview to be completed by shortlisted candidates.

Closing date: 11 February 2024

As a global equal opportunities employer, Sightsavers is committed to embracing diversity throughout our workforce by creating an inclusive environment that reflects the many cultures and locations where we work. Our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and we will actively promote the inclusion of individuals with a disability. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Sightsavers is an employer that does not tolerate any form of harassment and has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. All potential candidates will be subjected to rigorous background checks and controls.

How to apply

Please apply here

Deadline: 11-Feb-24

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