May 152017

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Senior Clinical Officer Ophthalmologist – Kakuma

Sector: Health

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: Working under the guidance of the Health Manager, the Senior Clinical Officer-Ophthalmologist will offer ophthalmology care to patients accessing the hospital facility at Kakuma Hospital.

Key Responsibilities


  • Provision of ophthalmology consultations for patient accessing the camp hospital from both the refugee and host community
  • Assessing eye acuity and prescription of eye glasses for clients at the ophthalmology clinic.
  • Perform Eye Cataract surgery on an elective basis and during periodic cataract camps organized by the organization.
  • Accurately determining patients with conditions that require senior review and appropriately refer emergency cases within 24 hours and elective cases within acceptable time.
  • Participate as a team leader during campaigns in the camp aimed at creating awareness on various eye conditions of public health importance e.g. trachoma, cataracts.
  • Assist with OPD consultations.
  • Organize regular on-the-job training sessions for the camp hospital staff in coordination with your supervisor and/or Clinical Services Manager.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be assigned by the super visor- Clinical Services Manager.

Human Resources

  • Monitoring and supervision of staff at the ophthalmology clinic to ensure work is done efficiently.
  • Conduct regular on job training for incentive staff working in the clinic.
  • Routinely measure staffs work performance based on their job description.

Communication and Reporting

  • Generate weekly reports on activities taking place at the clinic and various challenges to be shared with the supervisor every week.
  • Proper documentation of patients who require tertiary care and hence generate waiting list of clients that may necessitate a cataract or trachoma camp.


  • Proper inventory management of ophthalmology supplies and equipment at the clinic
  • Work closely with the pharmacist and supervisor to ensure ophthalmic drugs and supplies are ordered on time to avoid stock-outs.
  • Participate in annual program planning and recommend budget revisions with focus on key areas of concern.
  • Ensure program supplies are used appropriately for the targeted beneficiaries.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Deadline for receiving applications is 26th May, 2017

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

International allowances are not available for this position.

Salary and other benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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