Sightsavers is looking for a Policy Adviser to join our Policy and Global Advocacy team to lead policy analysis and engagement on health systems.

This role focuses on influencing national and international policies and frameworks in order to deliver health systems that are effective and deliver improved health outcomes for all. In particular the role focuses on strengthening the core building blocks of a health system including: Health Services (access to effective, safe, quality eye health and health services); Health Financing (health system financing, the equitable allocation of resources within the system and social protection); the Health Workforce (policies to support a competent, responsive and productive health workforce); and leadership and governance.

The post-holder will conduct analysis and generate evidence to deliver Sightsavers policy objectives, influence the development and monitor the implementation of thematic polices, and represent Sightsavers on relevant networks and external forums to help influence the change we are striving for to ensure well-functioning health systems for all.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the international development sector, including of policy influencing work at national and international levels, and possess strong analytical and writing skills, with a proven track record of using evidence to deliver change. They will be a pro-active team player with the ability to manage their time effectively against agreed deadlines. French language skills are beneficial. Some international travel will be expected.

 2 stage interview process commencing the week of the 30th of October and the week commencing the 6th of November.

For more information on the job and for details on how to apply, please visit the Sightsavers website.

Deadline for applications: 22 October 2017