​Data and Systems Consultant

Employer
Sightsavers
Location
Dakar, Senegal (SN)
Salary
Consultancy
Closing date
27 Jun 2021

Job Details

Data and Systems Consultant

Location: Senegal – Dakar preferred

Consultancy length: One year for up to 20 hours per month

Sightsavers are seeking an experienced Consultant who will support the electronic collection, management and analysis of data for various monitoring, evaluation and patient tracking activities across countries and programs.

The consultant will design and build data collection platforms, data visualization dashboards and reporting tools for each specific purpose. They will develop technical documentation as needed and support teams through processes to setup data collection activities; including remote setup of smartphones, configuring users and locations, etc, as well as supporting administrators with data quality reviews/data modifications and general system configuration.

As the successful consultant you will possess a degree (or equivalent) in computer science or systems technology, have experience in managing data in a health-related filed and have a background in working in the rural African context.

You will have analytical expertise, be able to work independently and be able to use DHIS2, CommCare, Metabase, QGIS/ArcGIS and programming languages such as SQL.

The consultancy will include occasional meetings in our Dakar office and the consultant must speak fluent English and French.

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

Please ensure that you complete the Expression of Interest form (EOI) and attach it to your application along with any CVs.

Closing date: 27 June 2021

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.

Company

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

Find Us
Telephone
01444 446600
Location
35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW
GB

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