Research Advisor – East, Central and Southern Africa and South Asia Programmes

  • Flexible Globally, International

Salary: Local T’s & C’s

Location: Any country within East, Central and Southern Africa or South Asia with Sightsavers office –

Sightsavers has an opportunity for an experienced Research Advisor 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 East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) and South Asia regions.

The ideal candidate must have a postgraduate degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, social or behavioral sciences 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 of survey research, including a practical and well-organised approach to the analysis of survey data will be of particular interest. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to plan and supervise research projects is required for this position, as well as experience of research in ECSA and/or South Asia. Level IV (fluency-speaking/reading/writing) English ability is required.

The post holder must be able to travel internationally for up to 16 weeks a year.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.


Closing Date: February 24, 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

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.

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