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Job Details

Job Title

Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer




Goroka and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Date Posted


Closing Date

May 10th, 2015

Job Type

Contract Duration: 2 years
Job Description

The position holder contributes to the reduction of the cataract backlog in PNG, and provides quality eye surgical services.

Location: Goroka and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Contract Duration: 2 years

Contract Start: As soon as possible

The position holder contributes to the reduction of the cataract backlog in PNG, and provides quality eye surgical services. In her/his capacity as Senior Lecturer at the University of PNG, s/he plays a key role in developing and implementing the postgraduate training programme in ophthalmology. Reporting to the Regional Director South East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, a close working relationship will be established with the CBM Country Coordinator in PNG. 
Main Tasks

Provision of Medical Services
  • Prepares and reviews case histories of cataract surgeries
  • Determines procedures for pre-and postoperative care
  • Schedules and performs eye surgeries
  • Examines, diagnoses and treats eye diseases and injuries
  • Implements cataract surgical outcome monitoring at the Goroka Eye Hospital in cooperation with the Prevention of Blindness Programme (PBP), in Port Moresby
  • Provides quality medical eye care including improvement of referral pathways to refraction and CBR services
  • Maintains the operations of the Goroka Eye Clinic and the mobile surgical team supporting surgical services
Training and Lecturing
  • Builds and develops local capacities to reduce dependency on foreign experts for medical eye care services
  • Trains and mentors national ophthalmologists and selected paramedical staff to facilitate eye medical care in different provinces
  • Leverages training in eye care as Senior Lecturer for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate medical registrars in ophthalmology under the umbrella of the University of PNG
Management and External Relations
  • Responsible for the identification of local resources for project management
  • Plans and administers the annual project budget, submitting reports that comply with CBM and other donor requirements
  • Represents CBM and the Congregation of Christian Brothers in eye medical conferences and other related eye programmes in the country

Professional Profile and Requirements
  • Medical degree with specialization in ophthalmology
  • Professional license and accreditation with medical board 
  • Proven surgical track record
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in community eye health, preferably in the development sector and in an under-developed community
  • Strong work experience with local partners and in coordinating with diverse stakeholders from different backgrounds (government, other NGOs, community) in order to sustain the programme for the long term
  • Experience in training and lecturing medical students in the field of ophthalmology
  • Experience in building capacity and empowering local counterparts
  • Experience in programme/project management
  • Excellent knowledge of English both orally and in writing
Personal Profile & Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong flexibility and resiliency
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to adjust to the limitations of a rural community
  • Knowledge of disability and inclusive development desirable
  • Experienced in working and/or travelling in occasionally insecure areas following strict safety & security protocols

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.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who are meeting these qualifications, are invited to submit, in English via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, copies of diplomas, three professional references and salary expectations to recruitment@cbm.org
Application deadline: May 10th, 2015