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 is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work.
Since 2018 in Mozambique, and in partnership with Nampula Central Hospital and the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission, Sightsavers has been working on a project to prevent avoidable blindness through the prevention and treatment of eye conditions and diseases. This project has a particular focus on the reach of community eye-care services to people with and without disabilities as well as on improving the accessibility of health care. This project will be implementing the Washington Group Short Set (WGSS) of questions into data collection. This data will be used to help inform Sightsavers programmes and extended partner programmes working in the area of disability. This cognitive testing will be carried out in Nampula province of Mozambique
The main purpose of this role is to conduct cognitive testing of a verified European Portuguese translation of the Washington Group Short Set of questions. The consultant(s) will cognitively test the WGSS question-response process by conducting in-depth, semi-structured interviews following cognitive testing guidelines. They will ensure that the cognitive testing interviews are administered word for word and that there is no deviation from the protocol. They will also provide accurate feedback to Sightsavers staff, assist with the tabulation of results and monitor study procedures to ensure they are in line with protocol.
The successful candidate will have a research background with knowledge of research methodology and quantitative data collection. They will have knowledge and experience of implementing and monitoring of surveys, including experience of conducting survey interviews.
In addition to the above, they will be able to communicate to staff and other partners in fluent Portugese and English, have excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of cultural sensitivity. The successful candidate should be skilled at following specific instructions whilst at the same time use their initiative in the course of executing responsibilities.