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Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mendefera and Barentu locations, Eritrea

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Business Development Executive - Major Donor & Corporate Partnerships 
Sydney, Australia
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Global Lead - Program Operations 
Sydney, Australia
Applications close: 17 January 2016
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Regional Program Coordinator - East Asia 
Sydney, Australia
Applications close: 17 January 2016
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Finance Officer - Indigenous Australia Program 
Darwin, Australia
Applications close: 13 January 2016
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Technical Advisor, Health Systems Strengthening
Nairobi, Kenya
Applications close: 8 January 2016
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Regional Program Officer - East Asia 
Sydney, Australia
Applications close: 4 January 2016
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Deputy Country Manager - Ethiopia 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Applications close: 17 January 2016
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Campaigns and Internal Communications Coordinator
Sydney, Australia
Applications close: 21 January 2016
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Consultant Opthalmologists

  • 2 positions - Mendefera and Barentu locations (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 two Consultant Ophthalmologists 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.
 
These roles play an important part in the Eritrean Government’s commitment to achieving the VISION2020 strategy of eliminating avoidable blindness, supported by The Fred Hollows Foundation. You will interact with The Fred Hollows Foundation initiatives in Eritrea, namely the cataract surgeons training and trachoma projects. Based in a district hospital in either Mendefera or Berantu, with travel required.
 
The successful candidates will have:

  • Three 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 as a trainer for cataract surgeries, including small incision cataract surgery
  • Commitment to patient centred, quality services and the data collection and analysis required to provide the evidence base for these 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:

  • Annual return airfare to home country
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Emergency medical expatriation insurance cover
  • Contribution to relocation expenses 
The contract is for 24 months with the possibility of extension.

How to apply and who to contact

Applications can be made here and should include an up to date resume and cover letter addressing all areas in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.
 
If you would like further information please call our Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962 or send an email to employment@hollows.org.
 
Applications close: These vacancies will remain open until the positions are filled. 


The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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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Business Development Executive - Major Donor & Corporate Partnerships 

  • Innovative culture, pioneer new shared value and social investment initiatives
  • National role with regional international fundraising opportunities
  • Full time permanent role (flexible), based in Rosebery 

Join one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations – The Fred Hollows Foundation. Working across 25 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind. We have an ambitious 5 year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness.
 
As a senior member of our Partnerships fundraising team, you will develop, diversify and expand the major donor and corporate partnerships programs of The Fred Hollows Foundation.  You will also generate opportunities to adopt new high net worth, shared value or social investment initiatives to deliver significant income growth.  This role has a national focus, however there is an exciting opportunity to work on regional international opportunities.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop, diversify and expand the national major donor and corporate partnership programs
  • Promote the work of The Foundation to major donors and corporate partners
  • Develop innovative and compelling proposals and pitches for funding
  • Implement effective donor management practices 

You are a senior fundraiser or relationship manager, and can demonstrate your success achieving income generation targets, superior relationship management and negotiation skills, contribution to team and fundraising strategy, as well as commitment to the mission and values of The Fred Hollows Foundation.
 
How to apply & who to contact

Applications can be made here. Please upload a cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description and your resume.
 
For further information please call our Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962 or email employment@hollows.org.

Applications close: These vacancies will remain open until the positions are filled. 
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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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Global Lead - Program Operations 

  • Key role in our Global Programs Leadership team
  • Guide and support our Global Programs
  • Be a significant contributor to ending avoidable blindness
As the Global Lead, Program Operations, you will play a critical role in ensuring best practice program management and operational support for a global portfolio of programs. Working as a key member of our Programs Leadership Team, this position provides critical and direct support to the Director of Programs and the Regional Directors in overseeing and coordinating key operational initiatives which help facilitate high quality program development and consistent program delivery. This will include all areas of program planning, management and reporting with a particular emphasis on the development and effective integration of operational systems and processes.  

In this newly created position, you will be responsible for:
  • Program Coordination and Planning
  • System and Process management
  • Budget management and coordination
  • Leadership and management 
To be a success in this role you will have a substantive amount of experience working within the international development sector, including experience in a developing country context.  You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of Program management, with particular strengths in grant management and donor relations.   You will be a creative thinker, who has a good eye for detail and an ability to innovate.  Your ability to cultivate strong internal relationships will be essential.

We welcome applications from Non-Australian residents eligible for sponsorship.  

How to apply & who to contact

Applications can be made here and should include an up to date resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Alternatively, if you would like further information please call our Recruitment Specialist on
+ 61 (02) 8741 1962 or via email to employment@hollows.org.

Applications close: Monday 17th January 2016

**Please note that due to the Christmas break, interviews for this position will commence early February.**

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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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Regional Program Coordinator - East Asia 

  • Located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia or Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Domestic and international travel required
  • Help end avoidable blindness

Join one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations – The Fred Hollows Foundation. Working across 25 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind. We have an ambitious 5 year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness.
 
Reporting to the Associate Director - East Asia, you will support the Country Managers and their teams to ensure delivery of high quality and sustainable programs, to achieve an end to avoidable blindness in the communities where we work.  Comprising both the design and delivery of programs and support to overall operations, specific responsibilities include:

  • Program support and capacity building
  • Country programs support
  • Advocacy and representation
  • Leadership and management 

You have a relevant tertiary qualification and significant experience coordinating health programs and project management within the international development sector, ideally with both head office and in-country teams.  You can also demonstrate your excellent facilitation and influencing skills, as well as superior communication (written and oral) and financial management.
 
How to apply & who to contact
Applications can be made via the online application form. Please upload a cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description and your resume.
 
If you would like further information please contact our Recruitment Specialist at employment@hollows.org.
 
Applications close:  17 January, 2016
 
To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Cambodia or Vietnam.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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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Finance Officer - 
Indigenous Australia Program

  • Help end avoidable blindness and improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health
  • Support a busy and professional team
  • Located in Casuarina, Darwin 

Join one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations – The Fred Hollows Foundation. Working across 25 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind. We have an ambitious 5 year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness and improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health.
 
Working as part of the Indigenous Australia Program (IAP) team, you will provide a high standard of financial support and be the primary point of contact between the IAP staff, program partners and the Sydney finance team. Major  responsibilities including general accounting and administrative support including managing  accounts payable and receivable functions of the Indigenous Australia Program and contributing to the financial reporting and budget development in consultation with the Assistant Manager – Operations and Finance, IAP.
 
You have a relevant qualification, and at least three years accounting experience in a non-profit organisation. You can also demonstrate your current knowledge of Australian NFP accounting and auditing standards, as well as ERP accounting software (SunSystems preferred). Your ability to use initiative and apply your excellent communication skills to build and maintain, both internal and external relationships will be critical. You will have an understanding and knowledge of the diverse circumstances and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To succeed within this evolving and changing culture will require you to be innovative, energetic, resilient, and comfortable with ambiguity.

How to apply
Applications can be made via the online application form. Please upload a cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description and your resume.
 
If you would like further information please contact our Recruitment Specialist at employment@hollows.org.
 
Applications close: 13th January, 2016
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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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Technical Advisor, Health Systems Strengthening 

  • International Development Organisation
  • 2 new opportunities
  • Fixed term contract - 2 years 
Come and join our international development organisation where we are working to eradicate avoidable blindness and are committed to working with partners to bring about change that is sustainable and reaches even the most vulnerable communities.
 
Founded in 1992, The Fred Hollows Foundation has been a driving force in the development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness.
 
Reporting to the Country Manager, you will lead the implementation of the Health Systems Strengthening of The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya Program. Tasked with improving the administrative, managerial, and operational capacity of county health systems in at least four Counties.
 
Previous experience in project or program management is essential as is extensive experience working for an international development, government or community based organisation. You will have excellent knowledge of county/community-level issues impacting health service delivery and demonstrated success strengthening local health systems and institutions. With your proven success in developing new project designs along with excellent project coordination skills, including effective application of monitoring and evaluation systems. Your ability to cultivate key relationships will be your strength developing strategies and resources to influence, persuade and build the confidence of partners and stakeholders.
 
Essential criteria includes:
  • 10+ years’ health management, health systems, business administration and public health experience.
  • Experience working with corporate donors.
  • Experience working for the Kenyan government in capacity building.
  • International representation experience.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of working with donor organizations and development partners.
  • Developing and implementing advocacy programs experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
This is an exciting time to join The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya as we seek to deliver even greater impact and enhance our ability to accomplish our vision.
 
Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically and internationally will also be essential. This position is a 2 year fixed- term contract.

How to apply
Applications should be made via our website here and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description as well as details of your current and expected salary.
 
For further information please contact Susan Kamau, People Partner Africa at skamau@hollows.org.
 
Closing Date: 5pm EAT Friday 8th January 2016
 
The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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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Regional Program Officer - East Asia

 
  • 12 month fixed term contract opportunity starting January 2016
  • Regional focus across East Asia – based in Rosebery NSW 
Come and join our international development organisation where we are working to eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020. Currently operating in 25 countries throughout Australia, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation has restored sight to well over 1 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious 5 year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health.
 
We are seeking a highly organised and motivated self-starter to support The Foundation’s country teams in East Asia by providing administration and coordination support to international development assistance programs. You will work closely with our Regional Program Coordinator, in-country and Australian teams by providing support to ensure programs are delivering high quality and sustainable outcomes. Your experience and knowledge of program cycle management, resource mobilisation and communication skills will be utilised to help facilitate systems and approaches to strengthen impact of our in-country programming, reporting and administration.
 
Essential criteria includes:
  • 2-4 years of experience in the development or humanitarian sector
  • knowledge of logical frameworks and program design concepts
  • experience supporting development of skills, including training initiatives
  • outstanding English written and verbal communication skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills, including working with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • the ability to meet deadlines, whilst being flexible and adaptable to change 
How to apply 
Applications can be made here.  Please upload a cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description and your resume.
 
If you would like further information please call our People & Development team on + 61 (02) 8741 1900 or send an email to employment@hollows.org.
 
Applications close: 4th January 2016.
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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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Deputy Country Manager - Ethiopia

 
  • Exciting leadership opportunity
  • Make your mark
  • Rapidly expanding Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) program 
A rare and exciting opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s most well respected and fastest growing international development organisations – The Fred Hollows Foundation. Working across 25 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind. We have an ambitious 5 year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 2 million people worldwide and we are continuing this work in Ethiopia.
 
We established the Ethiopia program two years ago and are now the largest implementing partner for USAID NTD funding globally.  Our program head office is in Addis Ababa, with three operational hubs, across 16 zones in the Oromia region. In 2016 we are scaling up our programs to reach a population of over 26 million people. We need a talented senior program executive to join us to help with this rapid growth.
 
Reporting to the Country Manager you be a key contributor to organizational strategic thinking and planning and will have direct responsibility for programming.  You will have the assistance of three senior program leaders and a team of approximately 30 people. You will need to help us establish and maintain quality and best practice standards, determine system improvements and implementing changes.
 
We need someone who is ready to make their mark on a rapidly growing program, who has the energy to drive change and achieve significant outcomes via their large team and external partners.  You will need to have a significant amount of complex program management experience in international development, preferably from the health sector.  Your communication skills need to be first class, to establish strong external relationships, to get things done, as well as have had experience navigating a centralised western office.   You will also need to have had significant change management experience, be an adaptive leader and have proven ability learn on the fly.
 
While this roles main base is Addis Ababa, frequent travel to our program areas will be necessary as well as some limited international travel.
 
This position is for a fixed term of 2 years, with a possible one year extension and an attractive remuneration package will be negotiated for the right applicant.
 
How to apply
Applications can be made via the online application form. Please upload a cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description and your resume/ CV.
 
To learn more about the role please read the job description and if you would like further information please contact our Recruitment Specialist at employment@hollows.org.
 
The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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.
 

The Fred Hollows Foundation – Ethiopia (FHF-E) has been registered and licensed by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Charites and Societies Agency in accordance with Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 621/2009, and certificate number 2985, on 4 March 2013.

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Campaigns and Internal Communications Coordinator

  • Fast-paced, career enhancing role
  • Substantial events and campaigns calendar
  • Full time permanent position, based in Rosebery 
This newly created role supports the Campaigns and Internal Communications Manager with marketing campaign coordination for the Public Affairs division, and internal communication and collaboration for the organisation as a whole. 
Key areas of accountability include:
 
  • Key aspects of the Foundation’s campaign activities  - coordinating internal stakeholders and timelines
  • Supporting event planning, logistics and delivery
  • Internal communications strategy including stakeholder liaison to develop and deliver communication plans for organisation-wide messages 
You have a relevant tertiary qualification and at least two years’ communications experience, as well as strong written and verbal communication and campaign coordination skills.  You can also demonstrate your ability to interact effectively with people at all levels, and work pro-actively as part of a small, influential team.
 
How to apply & who to contact
Applications can be made via the online application form here. Please upload a cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description and your resume.
 
If you would like further information please contact our Recruitment Specialist at employment@hollows.org
 
Applications close: Thursday 21 January 2016
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.
 
The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children 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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