Inclusive Eye Health Director | CBM Global Vacancy

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CBM Global : Inclusive Eye Health Director

Reports to: The Executive Director

Job Overview

This new full time role leads CBM Global’s work in Inclusive Eye Health (IEH), which includes Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The IEH Director oversees the planning, development, delivery and growth of our IEH strategy. This includes leading on external representation, the pursuit of new collaborations and funding opportunities, establishing relevant technical standards, ensuring effective monitoring, evaluation and continual improvement of IEH programming, and linking our IEH with CBM Global’s related work in community based inclusive development, community mental health and disability inclusive humanitarian action. Key to the role is ensuring that our eye health programmes are accessible and inclusive to all members of the community, i.e. people with disabilities, women, other marginalised groups including those living in poverty; and proactively supporting people with disabilities to access their rights within their community.

Based: The role can be based in any CBM Global Office

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)


Experience and knowledge

  • Minimum of 5-10 years working experience in low and middle income countries
  • Proven expertise in networking, advocacy and influencing with knowledge of key global and continental networks, having played an active part in such networks
  • Knowledge, understanding and established relationships with key donors and stakeholders in IEH and NTD programming on global and regional levels
  • Experience of working with DPOs/or self-help/community led groups
  • Experience in operational research
  • Experience in teaching/ training/ coaching

Skills/competencies/personal qualities

  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and networking with others
  • Strong understanding of disability-inclusive approaches in line with the CRPD and SDGs and their application in IEH and NTD work
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large programmes and multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  • Passionate about effective change for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision and mission of CBM Global

Qualifications, training, and education

  • Background and relevant working experience in public health ophthalmology and/or Inclusive Eye Health or NTD programming, including in applying relevant tools and methods (PCM, participatory approaches etc)


CBM Global is working with Macaulay Search to make this critical leadership appointment.
Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] and must be received by 12
noon GMT on Monday 23rd November 2020. Your application should comprise:
  • a mandatory covering note of not more than two pages outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements for the role and including your motivation, mentioning why the work of CBM Global in particular excites you
  • a full CV, including educational and professional qualifications and employment history, showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held and relevant achievements
A shortlisting meeting will take place in early December. Selected candidates will be invited to interview via video-conference during December.
Many thanks in advance for your consideration of this opportunity and for taking an interest in the work of CBM Global.
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