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We've restored sight to more than 2 million people around the world. Join us at our head office in Sydney, or at one of our Australian or international offices, to help end avoidable blindness.

 
Los Angeles, USA
Applications Close: 29th May 2017
 
New York, USA
Applications Close: 29th May 2017
 
Mendefera, Eritrea
Applications Close: 4th June 2017
 
Mornington Peninsula - Cape Schanck to Pt Nepean 
 

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Expressions of Interest:
Head of North America - Consultant

  • Unique regional leadership role for The Fred Hollows Foundation, a world-renowned international development NGO
  • Drive our North American Partnerships strategy
  • Grow a start-up team of Partnership professionals

About The Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations, with operations in 25 countries throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We have a vision of a world where no one is needlessly blind and an ambitious 5 year global strategic plan that aims to realise our goal of ending avoidable blindness.

About the Role

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a Head of North America Consultant within our International Partnerships Team based in the US. This new role will provide overall leadership in driving The Foundation’s ambitious goals in North America, building and managing a small start-up team with the principle goal of expanding The Foundation’s development, advocacy and diplomatic reach in the world’s largest philanthropic market. You will provide leadership in all aspects of the US office including operations, strategy development, fundraising, communications and stakeholder management. This unique position will offer blue-sky opportunity and growth for a talented and experienced development leader.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Build pipeline of long-term strategic and donor relationships across the US with a focus on the major markets of New York and Los Angeles
  • Oversee the creation of innovative fundraising products and infrastructure
  • Secure and grow corporate and major gift fundraising income to achieve agreed targets and to enable The Foundation to expand its sight restoring program work
  • Drive governance, operational and stakeholder activities across the market in concert with our International Partnerships Team
  • Represent The Foundation at donor and corporate engagement meetings, fundraising and awareness-building events and to the Australian representative community.

About You

You are a highly driven and energetic self-starter with a passion for building things from the ground up. You bring extensive development and fundraising experience in North America and a proven track record developing start-up operations and inspiring others to drive growth.  You are adaptable but calm under pressure, a talented networker with the ability to develop relationships and create partnerships, and your personal brand will represent and enhance The Fred Hollows Foundation's profile.

How to apply & who to contact

If leading a new regional North American team of a well-respected and fast-growing INGO is of interest to you, and you feel passionately drawn to the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation, please apply via the online application form.  

All applications should include a resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please call one of our Recruitment Specialists on
+ 61 2 8741 1962 or email employment@hollows.org

Closing date for Applications:  29th May 2017

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

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Expressions of Interest:
Partnerships Manager, New York – Consultant
 

  • Start-up New York opportunity as part of an International NGO
  • Play a key role in building The Foundation’s major gift and corporate partnerships
  • Make a significant impact and help to end avoidable blindness

About The Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations, with operations in 25 countries throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We have a vision of a world where no one is needlessly blind and an ambitious 5 year global strategic plan that aims to realise our goal of ending avoidable blindness.

About The Role

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced Fundraising Consultants to represent The Foundation in New York City as part of the International Partnerships Team. The Partnerships Manager – New York Consultant will play a pivotal role in driving The Foundation’s major gift and corporate partnerships program in New York and the East Coast of the United States, building strategic stakeholder relationships across disciplines and driving our development and brand footprint in the US. You will be part of a small but growing team building our North American operation from the ground up.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Cultivate and manage a portfolio of major gift and corporate partnerships
  • Secure and grow fundraising income to achieve agreed fundraising targets and to enable The Foundation to expand its sight restoring program work
  • Represent The Foundation at donor and corporate engagement meetings, fundraising and awareness-building events and to the Australian representative community
  • Manage various advocacy and stakeholder relationships in New York and Washington, DC.

About You

You will have a strong professional background in development, stakeholder engagement and management. You bring demonstrated experience working in an NGO or equivalent and have worked towards defined financial targets. You are adaptable, energetic, innovative and strategic. You will have a passion for working in a start-up environment and building lasting productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Your personal brand will represent and enhance The Fred Hollows Foundation's profile.

How to apply & who to contact

If leading a new regional North American team of a well-respected and fast-growing INGO is of interest to you, and you feel passionately drawn to the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation, please apply via the online application form.  

All applications should include a resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description

Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please call one of our Recruitment Specialists on 
+ 61 2 8741 1962 or email employment@hollows.org

Closing date for Applications:  29th May 2017

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

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Consultant Ophthalmologist - Eritrea

  • 1 position - Mendefera (Eritrea)
  • 24 month contract with possibility of extension
  • Capacity building focus

The Eritrean Ministry of Health, in partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation, is seeking a Consultant Ophthalmologist to strengthen the Eritrean eye health service delivery systems. You will support district eye health workers to develop their surgical, clinical and management skills, as well as complete surgery when required. Position is based in a district hospital in Mendefera, with travel required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Two years MD residency in ophthalmology from a reputed institution.
  • Extensive demonstrated ophthalmic surgical and clinical experience.
  • Registration with the National Medical Council for Practicing Ophthalmology.
  • Experience in Phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
  • Experience in Glaucoma.
  • Experience as a trainer for cataract surgeries, including small incision cataract surgery.
  • Commitment to patient centred, quality services, and data collection and analysis to provide the evidence for services.
  • Training in other relevant ophthalmic subspecialties.
  • An understanding of working and training conditions in developing countries and the flexibility to work in challenging contexts is highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a commitment to collaboration.
  • The ability to bring energy and enthusiasm to the development of eye health services in Eritrea.
  • The ability to obtain the appropriate working visa for Eritrea.

You will contribute your expertise for 5 ½ days per week and in return we will provide competitive salary conditions including a  gross salary of (USD4,000-USD5,000) per month, annual return airfare to home country, professional development opportunities, emergency medical expatriation insurance cover, contribution to relocation expenses and other benefits depending on experience and qualifications. 

How to Apply?

Applications can be made via the online application form and should include an up to date resume and letter of application which addresses all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 4th June 2017

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

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Volunteers - Melbourne Coastrek

Melbourne Coastrek is a team trekking challenge on Fri 26th May, on the Mornington Peninsula, between Cape Schanck & Point Nepean. Teams of 4, will trek 30km or 60km, getting fit while raising money to restore sight. Volunteer shifts are available throughout the day and evening in a variety of roles including at rego desks, checkpoints and as route marshals. All volunteers will receive a FREE entry to participate in another Coastrek, (Melb, Syd or Sunshine Coast).

Melbourne Coastrek 2017 is a major fundraising event for The Fred Hollows Foundation's sight restoring work. Volunteers are the face of the event, so a happy smile and words of encouragement are essential ingredients. Roles are performed on site at the start/registration, checkpoints or the finish line, as well as route marshal roles anywhere along the 60km route. Groups of friends or work mates are able to work together at one site if preferred. You'll have loads of fun in a beautiful location and help The Foundation to restore sight.

Some of the options include:

  • You love attention to Detail – can include helping out at a Luv Stop (aka checkpoint) by way of manually recording each team as they come through the Stop or at the Finish Line (a back-up to the electronic recording system and very important).
  • You would like to Sit – you could help with registration which means giving out the event bibs to teams at the Registration site (Badcoe Hall, Point Nepean Quarantine Station) or working at a Luv Stop.
  • You want to be Active – you’re happy moving things around and lifting / moving things into place. You may be helping put the finishing touches on one of the sites or ensuring all the gear gets packed up and collected.
  • You enjoy the wide open spaces – you would be out on the route somewhere which means being a Marshal – pointing teams in the correct direction in bits that may be a bit confusing, and being a friendly and encouraging voice. Ideally you can get to the location yourself. It is a great job to do with a friend.
  • You can’t help out on Event Day – there are a couple of jobs that need to be done either side of event day, like: letterbox drop to local residents & businesses letting them know the event is going to be on; sorting gear at event HQ to make sure it gets to the correct location.
  • You’re flexible – you don’t mind what you end up doing or where you go. You love a surprise!

For more inspiration, check out the short video clip on the Melbourne Coastrek website.

Location

Mornington Peninsula - Cape Schanck to Pt Nepean

Time required

Shifts are between 1 and 5 hours in length and it's possible to do 1, 2 or 3 shifts. Most roles are on event day, Fri 26th May, except those required the day before as described. Shifts start at various times with the earliest from 4:15am and the latest shift ending at 1am Sat.

Training

The training for most roles will be on the event day at the beginning of your shift. Team leader roles and selected specialist roles will require some pre-event day training.

Reimbursement

There is no reimbursement provided. All volunteers will receive a small gift and be provided with a meal/snacks on the day.

Additional requirements

Your own transport is necessary to access the location of your shift.

Volunteers must register at http://melbourne.coastrek.com.au/volunteer     

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