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Position Summary - Purpose and Objectives of the Role
There are 2.7 billion people with poor vision resulting in lost productivity, road accidents and poorer results in school. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the socio-economic impact of poor vision to the world economy is around $272 Billion. Most cases of poor vision can be treated with a pair of eyeglasses. The challenge is to convert these non-wearers into new spectacle wearers through scalable and sustainable models that overcome the barriers of access and awareness. Enabling everyone throughout the world to enjoy good vision is the global public health issue at the heart of Essilor's mission.
Our ambition is to eradicate poor vision from the world in one generation, by 2050. With around 400 million people in Africa living with uncorrected poor vision, success in bringing vision care to everybody in the region is key to our overall global ambition.
Are you passionate about creating social impact in a scalable manner? Does the idea of developing inclusive business models and partnerships that help companies sustainably serve the BoP customers excite you? Do you enjoy engaging with a variety of stakeholders including governments, corporations, start-ups and non-profits to drive strategic partnerships to bring vision care to the underserved all over the world?
We are looking for a dynamic individual to support the scaling up of our Group Mission actions (inclusive business, philanthropy, advocacy) by expanding existing business models and developing new innovations (in business models, screening methodologies and partnerships) to create new spectacles wearers in Africa. Apart from leading BoP-focused business model innovation for key markets in the region, you will also support and manage engagement with key stakeholders across public, private and not-for-profit sectors to bring vision care to the underserved across priority markets across the region.
Key Responsibilities / Terms of Reference - Key Activities & Deliverables
Key Area of Responsibility
Knowledge / Experience
Divisional or BU Experience
Experience / Track Record
Education / Qualification / Certification
Degree in any discipline
Strong written and spoken proficiency in English and at least one other language, including in business context
Proficient in MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), data analysis, business planning and proposal development
Pre-requisites and Next Career Steps
Possible Next Roles
Other future roles could include business model innovation and/or business management in other geographies.
The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Frequenttravel (50% of the time) can be expected, within Africa and internationally, to monitor progress of projects or to attend meetings.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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