Senior Global Advisor – Learning & Evidence into action

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
04 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Job title: Senior Global Advisor – Learning & Evidence into action

Office Location: Haywards Heath

Salary: £50,000

Contract: Permanent

Sightsavers are pleased to offer an excellent opportunity to work closely with all programme teams to ensure available evidence is appropriately synthesised, understood and used in programmatic decision making. The post is vital in helping senior programme leadership continue to develop a results focused culture and therefore improve the overall quality of work and effectiveness.

The position will lead the Evaluation management response on findings and appropriate follow-up actions for strategic engagement, including the formulation of time-bound action plans and assigning implementation and monitoring responsibilities. The role will also develop mechanisms for sharing evidence and learning across the organisation.

The successful candidate will work with Global Technical Leads, Country Offices and Policy and Advocacy teams to help ensure Thematic and Project Theories of change are reviewed and able to translate the evidence.  In order to promote new evidence externally the role will also work closely with Research, Evaluations and Communications teams, as well as managing timeframes in line with budgets and requirements of respective donors.

The ideal applicant will have a Masters degree (or similar) in public health, international development, social policy or related disciplines. The post requires experience and knowledge in evidence uptake ideally in international development, a background in developing strategies and approaches to evidence uptake and learning, and knowledge of communicating evidence and learning to a variety of audiences. Written and spoken French is an advantage but not essential.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Terms of Reference for further details.


Closing date: 29 July 2018

Interview date: Week commencing 6 August 2018

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