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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.
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    Clinical Officer Ophthalmology

    Job Description

    Working under the guidance of the Clinical Services Manager 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 eyeglasses 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.

    Key Result Areas:

    • Proper identification and timely attendance to emergency cases to avoid visual loss.
    • Performing visual acuity test for different clients with proper prescription of eyeglasses.
    • Identification of cataract cases with proper intervention at the camp level.
    • Proper coordination of trachoma and cataract camps organized at the camp level to ensure reach to most beneficiaries.


    • Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology from KMTC or any other reputable institution.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

    • At least two years’ experience working in a busy ophthalmology unit.
    • Computer literate
    • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
    • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
    • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage
    • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

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