Location: CCBRT, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract Duration: 2 years
Contract Start: As soon as possible
Objective: The Head of the Ophthalmology Department at CCBRT improves the quality and efficiency of the ophthalmology department and oversees and ensures sustainability of the programme. He/she provides service delivery to eye patients including private patients and teaches Assistant Medical Officers (ophthalmology), trainees and nurses.
•To provide leadership for the eye unit with initiatives, supervision of human resources, and direction. •To develop a high volume service delivery eye unit with as much self sustainability as possible. •To develop and maintain the tables and staff responsibilities. •To play a leading role in the control and purchase of eye drugs and consumables. •To report to, liaise and negotiate with the hospital management to ensure the smooth running of the department. •To develop a close relationship with the Community Programme in terms of reaching patients and ensuring adequate follow up. •To be overall in charge of training, including AMOs, fellows, and nurses. •To advise CBM and CBM partners. •To liaise with other eye departments in the country. •To develop a meaningful relationship with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO) both in Moshi, and Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam.
Professional Profile and Requirements
•Post-graduate training / qualification in ophthalmology •Experience in Africa / VISION 2020 setting •Surgical experience – paediatrics, oculo-plastics •Surgical experience – cataract (Phaco and ECCE), glaucoma •Clinical and surgical teaching as well as training experience •Administrative experience
Not mandatory but advantageous •Interest in research •Community Eye Health, VISION 2020 training
•Very good management and coordination skills •Excellent client & service orientation skills •Flexibility coupled with resilience •Intercultural knowledge and sensitivity •Excellent inter-personal skills •Ability to motivate people •Team player and very good communicator •Overseas experience in a developing country •Excellent English language skills
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