Policy Adviser – Health

  • UK, Haywards Heath

£40,500 per annum


Sightsavers is looking for a Policy Adviser to join our Policy and Global Advocacy team to lead policy analysis and engagement on health.

This role focuses on influencing national and international policies and frameworks in order to deliver health systems that are effective and deliver improved health outcomes for all. In particular, the role focuses on policy influencing work that strengthens the core building blocks of a health system. Including: Health Services (access to effective, safe, quality eye health and health services); Health Financing (health system financing, the equitable allocation of resources within the system and social protection); the Health Workforce (policies to support a competent, responsive and productive health workforce); and leadership and governance.

The post-holder will conduct analysis and generate evidence to deliver Sightsavers policy influencing objectives, influence the development and monitor the implementation of thematic polices, and represent Sightsavers on relevant networks and external forums to help influence the change we are striving for to ensure well-functioning health systems for all.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the international development sector, including of health policy influencing work at national and international levels, and possess strong analytical and writing skills, with a proven track record of using evidence to deliver change. They will be a pro-active team player with the ability to manage their time effectively against agreed deadlines. French language skills are beneficial. Some international travel will be expected.

Interview date: Week commencing 10 September 2018


Closing Date: September 2, 2018

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How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as 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. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

Sightsavers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of adults at risk and children as a priority. This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.

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