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Applications for Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Chair Invited

Applications are invited from suitably experienced and qualified members for the role of Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Chair.

IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) provides IEEE members with the opportunity to work with a large network of volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities on the local level.

The SIGHT committee was formed in November 2018, formally approved in August 2019 and has successfully received first project funding for a community problem in November 2019. The committee aims to support IEEE members in the UK and Ireland to identify local societal challenges and propose opportunities in the sustainable development and humanitarian technology space. The SIGHT programme funds development of selected ideas.

The IEEE UK & Ireland SIGHT committee is looking for a new SIGHT Chair to support and coordinate its activities.  The Section SIGHT committee chair is responsible for:

  • Engaging and guiding Section members to submit their proposals.
  • Developing overall assessment tools and metrics for SIGHT initiatives, including ways to measure project impact and to give recommendations.
  • Liaising with the Region 8 SIGHT committee and reporting on activities during Section meetings.
  • Overseeing sustainable strategies for the sight activities and publicity of section sight projects.

The SIGHT Chair role typically requires 2-3 hours a week, and at peak periods over 3 hours per week, but most importantly, the role requires someone who will be accessible and available.

To apply for this position, please indicate your interest by sending a short vision statement and CV to the Section Secretary ( to collate for the Section Chair, Mike Hinchey.

The closing date for this enquiry is 13th December and successful applicant will be notified by 18th December 2019 by our Section Chair – Professor Mike Hinchey.

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