Sightsavers – Deputy Team Lead.

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 Job description.

Options seeks a Deputy Team Lead who will drive a positive impact on the programme, towards the programme outcome of an acceleration in positive attitudes towards ending FGM/C in focal geographies, and the programme’s scaling goals which include strengthening the Africa-led movement to end FGM/C and promoting the uptake of evidence and learning from the programme.


The post holder will ensure:

  • Regularly reviewed/updated and coherent technical strategies are in place, which maximise strategic synergies across programme workstreams, partners and geographies,
  • High-quality programme implementation guided by technical strategies.
  • Evidence-based learning and adaptation are also in place, to continually improve programme approaches. 

Person specification: 

  • Post graduate degree in relevant subject or equivalent professional experience.
  • Extensive experience in facilitating alignment and collaboration among consortium members and diverse groups of stakeholders preferably in multiple geographies.
  • Significant technical experience working on gender equality, women and girls’ empowerment, violence against women and girls or ending FGM/C programmes.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of organizations and consultants
  • Demonstrable success in providing technical leadership in programmes requiring complex and adaptive strategic planning, including developing/implementing Theories of Change, Results Frameworks, and strategies.
  • Extensive experience in supporting country offices and/or partners, building capacity and offering technical support
  • Experience in representing your organisation in high-profile settings including with FCDO, international technical meetings etc.
  • Experience in adaptive programming, including using a wide variety of data for decision-making
  • Experience in fundraising/business development