Title: Research Associate - Qualitative Methods
Location: Haywards Heath, UK
Contract: Fixed Term Contract – 12 months
Sightsavers require a Research Associate to provide technical support to Sightsavers’ research programmes using qualitative and participatory methodologies across our programmes’ thematic areas of health and inclusion. Our research underpins many of our programmes across Africa and parts of Asia and we are looking for a talented Research Associate that will develop the study protocols and research tools needed to embed participatory research methods into our wider study activities while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
As Research Associate, Qualitative Methods you will work collaboratively and proactively alongside Global Technical Leads in eye health, education, economic empowerment and social inclusion as well as other global colleagues and partners to support the design, collection, analysis and use of qualitative data within the organisation. Liaising with programme, advocacy and policy colleagues, you will contribute to promoting understanding and use of qualitative data throughout the organisation.
As a highly motivated and experienced research professional, you will contribute to the development of funding applications as well as promoting Sightsavers’ research studies through leading and contributing to publications, targeted blogs and research seminars.
Within your experience of different qualitative research paradigms and methodologies, you will have developed participatory approaches to data gathering and devised fieldwork data collection and subsequent analysis, ideally having contributed to scientific outputs such as peer-reviewed publications. This research experience will be supported by a Postgraduate Degree (or similar/higher) in psychology, anthropology, education, sociology or a related discipline.
French language skills are desirable but not essential. Willingness to travel internationally for up to 12 weeks a year is essential.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and would like to find out more please read the complete Job Description for further details.
Closing date: 20/09/20
Interviews: w/c 28/09/20
Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.
We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.
Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.