Data Analyst

Haywards Heath. Based remotely until 2021. Flexible working proposals will be considered.
£28,000 - £33,000 per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2020
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Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract

Location: This role is likely to be based remotely until 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions and temporary office closure. Upon office re-opening, the role will predominantly be based at Head Office in Haywards Heath, UK, although flexible working proposals will be considered.

Sightsavers is going through a digital transformation in data analytics through the provision of Power BI reports to all relevant user groups within the organisation. Data analytics is increasingly supporting the management, development and monitoring of programmes and projects throughout Sightsavers Portfolio.

Sightsavers is searching for an experienced and highly competent Data Analyst to support the production and maintenance of a suite of Power BI reports and the migration of existing Excel reports into Power BI.  The key function of this role will then be to support Sightsavers’ international country offices to analyse their programme data, conduct data deep dives and provide analytical skills training, primarily using these Power BI reports.

Data Analyst responsibilities include:

  • Capacity building of staff in the UK and internationally in data analysis skills
  • Conduct data analysis on Sightsavers projects to support staff to increase project performance.
  • Strengthen country office capacity on data analysis and reporting.
  • Develop visual data analytic tools.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of Power BI reports and dashboards across the organisation, ensuring accessibility.

As Data Analyst, you will have:


  • A graduate level qualification or have equivalent experience, in Statistics, Information Systems, International Development or any other with a core statistical/analytical component.
  • Proficient in the use of Power BI, Tableau or other data visualisation software.
  • A proven successful track record of working with organisational data management systems and applying data analysis/statistical techniques to data (ideally in health or international development).
  • An understanding of good data cleaning practices to prepare data sets for use in analytics software.
  • Experience of working and supporting staff in different contexts (face to face, online).
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify important issues and communicate these effectively to a non-technical audience.
  • Understanding of international development issues.
  • A commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.


  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Geography, Statistics or appropriate equivalent.
  • Knowledge of mHealth and the use of new technology in a health care setting.
  • Experience of digital transformation, implementing new software/tools/working practices within an organisation.
  • SQL knowledge.
  • French and/or Portuguese language skills.
  • Availability for possible international travel up to 12 weeks per year (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).

This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties requirements. For further information please refer to the Job Description.

Closing date: 11 October 2020

To apply, and for further details about the role, please follow the below link. Please be aware that you will be prompted to include your CV or Cover Letter, please ignore this. Only information included in the online application form will be considered.

As an equal opportunities employer and a Disability Confident Level 3 employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Sightsavers is not willing to accept unsolicited agency CVs. Sightsavers is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
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.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Contact Us
  • 35 Perrymount Road,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • RH16 3BW
  • GB
  • 01444 446600
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