Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sightsavers ,Research Officer - East, Central and South Africa Programmes

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.
Research Officer – East, Central and Sout
h Africa Programmes (ECSA region) Location ideally located in Kenya: 2,581,569 to 3,492,711 KES Or Uganda: 53,489,650 to 72,368,350 UGX Or Tanzania: 41,229,250 to 55,780,750 TZS
Sightsavers has an opportunity for an experienced Researcher with a strong interest in health and disability research to join its Policy & Strategic Programme Support team.
The post holder will work with our global research team and will be responsible for supporting research and other evidence generating activities within Sightsavers’ health, education and social inclusion programmes in in East, Central and South Africa region.
The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics or a related discipline. You will have a good knowledge of different research methods including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Candidates with a good knowledge and experience of research in Sub-Saharan Africa will be of particular interest. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to plan and supervise research projects are essential for this position, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. The postholder must be able to travel for up to 16 weeks a year.
How to apply:
To apply for this post, please visit and download our application form and equal opportunities form and email this as two separate documents to
We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.
We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview, shortly after the closing dates. We very much regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. I am sure that you will understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

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