Haywards Heath, West Sussex, South East

Circa £38,000


About the organisation

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoid... Read more

Job Description

Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term

Location: Haywards Heath

Salary: Circa £38,000

Closing Date: 11 November

To ensure Sightsavers has comprehensive coverage during MDA campaigns, the Neglected Tropical Disease Technical Team are eager to bring on board a Mass Drug Administration Innovations Advisor to the organisation. This Advisor will work to help plan, implement and report on the full MDA cycle, focusing on Sightsavers pillars of improved micro-planning, real-time monitoring, enhanced feedback loops and use of innovative tools and technologies as and where possible.

The post holder will assist in the creation of country level MDA strategies, work plans and associated budgets, as well as provide assistance to teams throughout the MDA cycle – collaborating with country/regional supervisors with in-person visits and check-in calls. They will help create and then facilitate regional training workshops for Technical Advisors and supervisors. They will also provide day-to-day assistance for pilots and rollouts where technology is being used to plan, monitor or evaluate MDA campaigns.

The ideal candidate for the MDA Innovations Advisor will have a Bachelors Degree or similar, have substantial field experience working within the rural African context, knowledge of how NTD programmes operate and a familiarity of mobile data collection platforms. Fluency in English and working proficiency in French is required for this role.

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

Interviews: w/c 26/11/2018

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