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Research Officer Job Vacancy

Sightsavers is a development organization working in over 33 countries worldwide. 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.

Job Title: Research Officer - East, Central and South 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

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.

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.

Please see the
 job description for more information.

Closing date:
 25 January 2015
Interviews:
 week commencing 26 January into February 2015
 

How to Apply

To apply for this post, please download our
 application form and return the completed application form and equal opportunities formas two separate documents to jobs@sightsavers.org. 

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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