Research Associate, Education and Social Inclusion

Sightsavers International

Sightsavers International

Location: Haywards Heath
Salary: £32,300 to £43,700 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 17th April 2015
Closes: 30th April 2015

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

Sightsavers has an opportunity for a Research Associate, Education and Social Inclusion, to provide technical support to Sightsavers’ research programmes in the areas of inclusive education, disability and social inclusion.

Our current research focuses on children and adults with visual impairments and other disabilities and includes both quantitative and qualitative study designs.  The post holder will work as part of the global research team and will support primarily studies using qualitative and participatory research methodologies; however, contributions to other research (eg. disability surveys; quality of life studies; and impact evaluations) will be expected.

The ideal candidate will have a Postgraduate degree in research methods, evaluation research; disability studies or another related discipline. They will have excellent knowledge of different research paradigms and methods, particularly qualitative and participatory methodological approaches, and demonstrable experience of conducting research in the areas of inclusive education and/or social inclusion.

The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to plan, design, undertake and supervise primary research, collect data using qualitative and participatory approaches, and analyse qualitative data, using qualitative software packages, eg. NVIVO, ATLAS ti. The postholder must be able to travel internationally for up to 12 weeks a year.

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

Please download our application form and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form as two separate documents to


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