- Help us end avoidable blindness
- Do you want to do work that really matters?
- International Development Organization
- Position based at The Fred Hollows Foundation United Kingdom, Kenya or Ethiopia
About The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of the world’s largest and most innovative eye health international development organizations, having restored sight to more than 3 million people around the world. We are an ambitious organization, committed to making a difference and end avoidable blindness, however we recognize that we cannot do this alone.
Founded in 1992 in honor of late Professor Fred Hollows, world-renowned eye surgeon and social activist from Australia, The Foundation has been one of the fastest growing international NGOs in healthcare. It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination. We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone, so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.
About the position
We are currently seeking a Senior Trachoma Advisor to support the development and implementation of Trachoma projects and represents The Foundation in key partnership forums. The role provides technical support to country teams to develop, plan and monitor their projects, via in country or remote support Key areas of accountability include:
Specific responsibilities include (not limited to)
- Provide technical support and input into the development and implementation of new and existing country programs for trachoma elimination
- Build the capacity of programs staff through the documentation and communication of preferred practice and one-on-one mentoring. Capacity development of country staff to ensure SAFE implementation. For example, support for TAP meetings, resourcing grader/recorder training, and data analysis
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge on current WHO and ICTC technical guidelines and research on trachoma.
- Support the Grant Development team by providing input for the development of new donor proposals for trachoma funding, and technical review support for donor reporting.
- Provide technical trachoma advice and input to requests from other teams and divisions within The Foundation.
- Participate in trachoma program reviews, and support country teams to identify opportunities to improve program quality.
- Develop relevant technical position papers and translate global practices/research findings to inform FHF program development.
- Support technical requests from country offices for example relating to planning meetings, surveys, protocols, implementation and monitoring challenges, dossier development etc.
- Maintain knowledge of all trachoma programs and activities across The Foundation’s portfolio to support information sharing, collaboration and learning.
- Work with other technical advisors across The Foundation to support learning and knowledge sharing with internal and external stakeholders.
- Provide leadership, where appropriate, to ensure that working groups established for specific trachoma quality improvement projects (which may include representatives from multiple teams, divisions, and locations) work collaboratively and effectively.
- Provide technical input to the The Foundation’s Strategic Leadership and Coordination Group for trachoma, including support in the coordination and monitoring the trachoma portfolio, ensuring communication and coordination across The Foundation with relevant stakeholders.
- Represent The Foundation at the global level, where appropriate, raising The Foundations profile with donors and NTD organisations through engagement in external coordination mechanisms, reference groups, conferences and global meetings.
- Advanced Degree Public Health, International Development or related field
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in Trachoma and or Neglected Tropical Disease project design and implementation
- Professional experience in public health or international development.
- Experience in project coordination, including planning, data management, budget management and monitoring and evaluation.
- Experience in resource mobilization, including supporting the delivery of donor funded projects in the international development sector.
- Knowledge of broader eye health and vision impairment
Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically including travel to remote locations will also be essential.