|Salary:||£60,000 to £65,000|
|Placed On:||7th October 2021|
|Closes:||24th October 2021|
High quality evidence and research are critical for Sightsavers operations. We hold Independent Research Organisation (IRO) status granted by UK Research and Innovation (UK RI). Our in-house Research team includes over 20 staff with expertise in epidemiology, economics, social science, GIS methods and systematic reviews. We are seeking a Head of Portfolio – a senior research leader to provide strategic leadership and technical oversight for our NTD research portfolio.
Title: Head of Portfolio, NTD Research
About the role
We are one of the major global players in the delivery of programmes targeting elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) working primarily on five preventive chemotherapy NTDs; trachoma, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths (STH).
The Head of Portfolio will have a senior role within the Research Directorate and will work closely with other research leads, the NTD Technical Hub and Country Offices. Primary responsibilities will be to expand and strengthen our research portfolio and ensure that it is aligned with our NTD Strategic Plan and global research priorities. The post holder will also act as the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on specific NTD studies and ensure that they are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest possible methodological and ethical standards. This position will lead the NTD research team and provide direct line management to a number of posts.
Principal accountabilities will include:
This is an exciting and involved role, which will also include travel for up to 12 weeks per year. Please read the job description and person specification for further details. As an inclusive employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
We anticipate that remote interviews will be held in early November 2021.
How to apply
Please complete an application via our recruitment portal
Closing date: 24 October 2021
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