Ophthalmologist/Head of Eye Unit

May 11, 2017

Christian Blind Mission (CBM)

CBM is an international Christian development organization committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in developing countries of the world

Location: Kabgayi, Muhanga District, Rwanda

Contract Duration: 2 years (with possibility of extension)

Contract Start: As soon as possible


The position holder is responsible for the continuity of the eye care services at the Kabgayi Eye Unit and outreach clinics. In addition, the position holder will also be responsible for the training of staff from Kabgayi Eye Unit and trainees from other institutions.

Main tasks

Performing and supervising the performance of all eye surgeries and moni-toring the outcome of all surgeries
Supervising the outpatient department and ward
Being responsible for the outreach clinics and outreach surgeries in Rwanda
Developing the income generating activities to ensure sustainability of the Kabgayi Eye Unit, i.e. eye drops production, optical workshop, ophthalmic diagnostic centre, etc.

Conducting in service training for medical and paramedical personnel in eye unit and for visiting trainees from other institutions

Supervising the administration (stock keeping, finances, human resources of the eye unit, preparing and submitting the annual budget, CBM quarterly statistics, CBM quarterly Project Progress Report, bi-annual and annual reports for CBM and Light for the World, etc.) with close collaboration with the administrative head of the Kabgayi Eye Unit

Organising and leading a monthly meeting within the Eye Unit
Representing the Kabgayi Eye Unit in meetings with donors, the Ministry of Health and the Technical Working Group for Eye Care under the Ministry of Health and with other partners of the eye unit

Working closely with the CBM Country Office in Rwanda to ensure project reports and other needed documents are produced and submitted in time and project visits by CBM staff and its Member Associations are coordinated

To follow and apply CBM values, strategies and principles within the Kabgayi Eye Unit establishment.

Professional Profile and Requirements

Medical degree including a 3-4 years specialized training in ophthalmology
Minimum 5 years of medical experience post specialisation desirable (MCSIS, phaco, congenital cataract surgery, glaucoma, basic eye lid surgery, yag, diode laser procedures). Experience in strabismus and vitreoretinal surgery advantageous
Proven surgical track record
Working experience in Africa/Vision 2020 settings
Clinical and surgical teaching and training experience
Administrative and management experience
Knowledge/experience of the international mainstream development sector and disability and development-related discussions and trends advantageous
Good writing skills and the ability to develop meaningful concepts, proposals and reports
Personal Profile and Competencies

Self-motivated and able to organise teamwork
Good communication, financial and management skills
Strategic thinker and results-oriented
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and targets
Persistence in task
Ability to handle conflict and criticism
Excellent command of English and French (both written and oral)
Good computer skills (MS Office applications)

The future job holder adheres to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit, in English, a cover letter, explaining why s/he wants to work for CBM, a detailed CV indicating her/his areas of surgical competency, years of experience in the indicated area of competency and number of specific surgeries performed. This information together with copies of relevant diplomas and salary expectations should be sent via email to: recruitment@cbm.org

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