Sightsavers' vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, Sightsavers improves the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.


  • Policy Adviser – Health
  • Haywards Heath, UK
  • £40,500 per annum
  • Permanent

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

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 policy influencing work that strengthens 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 influencing 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 they 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 health 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.

Closing date: 2 September 2018

Interview date: Week commencing 10 September 2018


How to apply

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from

As an equal opportunities employer Sigthsavers actively encourages applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.