Job at CBM : Ophthalmologist/Head of Eye Unit (30 June 2017)

Job at CBM : Ophthalmologist/Head of Eye Unit (30 June 2017)

Job at CBM : Ophthalmologist/Head of Eye Unit (30 June 2017)

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
  • Flexibility
  • 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: [email protected]


Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *