35 Perrymount Road,
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Sightsavers Head Office
35 Perrymount Road,
West Sussex RH16 3BW
Chippenham SN14 6NG
Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.
People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.
Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.
In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.
Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture’ campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.
Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.
Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
13 jobs with Sightsavers
Sightsavers is looking for a motivated and experienced Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) professional to join the Inclusive by Design fund ...
Sightsavers is seeking a customer-focused individual with strong work ethics to join our Corporate Services Department.
Finance, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is a new role that will play an essential part in our budgeting, planning and reporting
Title: Transparency Officer Location: Haywards Heath, UK Salary: circa £30,000 Contract: Permanent Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity to join ...
Title: Forecasting and Reporting Officer Location: Haywards Heath Salary: circa £23,500 Contract: Permanent As the Forecasting and Reporting...
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a small, dynamic HR operations team providing transactional support to a world class NGO.
Sightsavers seeks an experienced, multi-disciplined designer to develop innovative concepts and create a broad range of multi-channel content
The Project Finance and Risk Officer works with country office staff and other support teams to ensure that projects funded by donors run smoothly.
The Programme Officer will be in charge of: supporting the NTD Programme in programme implementation and ensuring programmes supervision/ monitoring.
Job title: Data Manager Office Location: Haywards Heath Salary: £38,000 Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract This exciting opportunity will serve a...
Job title: Senior Global Advisor – Learning & Evidence into action Office Location: Haywards Heath Salary: £50,000 Contract: Permanent Sightsavers ...
Head of Communications is sought to join the Uniting to Combat NTDs coalition of organisations working to create and execute a communications strategy
This exciting opportunity will be working within an award winning supporter care team and will be helping to deliver excellent supporter care.