How to apply
Sightsavers has an opportunity for a motivated and passionate Research Officer / Associate (dependent on experience) to provide technical support to Sightsavers quantitative research studies, particularly in the areas of geospatial data. The post holder will work collaboratively and proactively to develop the use of geospatial data within the organisation, in particular within research study design, implementation and analysis. They will work with colleagues to optimise the use of existing spatial data to identify and solve programme operational issues, e.g. using raster data to inform work in remote or poorly mapped areas. They will work with programme, advocacy and policy colleagues to promote the use of geospatial data throughout the organisation. Work with other types of data may also be required.
Candidates must have a postgraduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, geography, or related field with a strong GIS component. Candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge of ArcGIS Pro or 10.x. and STATA, SPSS, SAS or R statistics. They will have experience with the use of geo-spatial techniques in health and or population related research, experience handling point, polygon and raster spatial data and will understand the key principles of epidemiological research designs and governance issues.
Experience working in low income settings and is highly desirable and willingness to travel for up to 10 weeks a year is essential. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with French or Portuguese language skills.