Fred Hollows Foundation Senior Trachoma Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Fred Hollows Foundation Senior Trachoma Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Our Vision

  • We see a world in which no person is needlessly or visually impaired.

    Our Purpose

  • We are determined to deliver Fred Hollows’ vision of preventing blindness and restoring sight.

  • We work around the world so that no one is left behind, and in Australia we work tirelessly to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait
    Islander people can always exercise their right to sight and good health.

  • Our priority is to work with communities to improve their own eye health. We do this through life-changing surgeries and treatments, training doctors and health workers, generating new ideas, and pushing for change at all levels – from local to global.

    Purpose of the role:

  • The Senior Trachoma Advisor supports the development and implementation of Trachoma projects and represents The Foundation in key partnership forums. The role provides technical support to country teams to develop, plan and monitor their projects, via in country or remote support Key areas of accountability include:

    Technical Advice and Support

    • Provide technical support and input into the development and implementation of new and existing country programs for trachoma elimination

    • Build the capacity of programs staff through the documentation and communication of preferred practice and oneon-one mentoring. Capacity development of country staff to ensure SAFE implementation. For example, support for TAP meetings, resourcing grader/recorder training, and data analysis

    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on current WHO and ICTC technical guidelines and research on trachoma.

    • Support the Grant Development team by providing input for the development of new donor proposals for trachoma funding, and technical review support for donor reporting.

    • Provide technical trachoma advice and input to requests from other teams and divisions within The Foundation.

    • Participate in trachoma program reviews, and support country teams to identify opportunities to improve program quality.

    • Develop relevant technical position papers and translate global practices/research findings to inform FHF program development.

    • Support technical requests from country offices for example relating to planning meetings, surveys, protocols, implementation and monitoring challenges, dossier development etc.

    Communication and Learning

    • Maintain knowledge of all trachoma programs and activities across The Foundation’s portfolio to support information sharing, collaboration and learning.

    • Work with other technical advisors across The Foundation to support learning and knowledge sharing with internal and external stakeholders.

    • Provide leadership, where appropriate, to ensure that working groups established for specific trachoma quality improvement projects (which may include representatives from
    multiple teams, divisions, and locations) work collaboratively and effectively.

    • Provide technical input to the The Foundation’s Strategic Leadership and Coordination Group for trachoma, including support in the coordination and monitoring the trachoma portfolio, ensuring communication and coordination across The Foundation with relevant stakeholders.

    • Represent The Foundation at the global level, where appropriate, raising The Foundations profile with donors and NTD organisations through engagement in external coordination mechanisms, reference groups, conferences and global meetings

    As a member of the Foundation Family you

  • Live by the values of The Foundation and support The Foundations culture, performance and brand.

  • Adhere to all The Foundation policies & Procedures.

  • Strengthen the health, safety and well-being of all/look out for the well-being.

  • Lead, collaborate and contribute in all interactions.

    Essential Experience:

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Trachoma and or
    Neglected Tropical Disease project design and

    • Professional experience in public health or international development.

    • Experience in project coordination, including planning, data management, budget management and monitoring and evaluation.

    • Experience in resource mobilisation, including
    supporting the delivery of donor funded projects in the international development sector.

    Desirable Experience:

    • Knowledge of broader eye health and vision impairment


    • Strong collaborative skills, with the ability to support and influence multiple stakeholders and effectively engage people across the organisation.

    • Outstanding interpersonal, facilitation, negotiation and presentation skills.

    • Advanced written communication skills, with the ability to write effectively for varied purposes and audiences; including program designs, donor proposals, reports and publications.

    • An energetic self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

    • Ability to manage own workload and work independently.

    • Ability to adapt as required to work effectively within an evolving and expanding organisation.

    • Ability to be flexible in the face of changing priorities and maintain a sense of humour.


  • Advanced Degree in related field (Public
    Health, International Development)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Fred Hollows Foundation Senior Trachoma Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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