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Aug 21, 2016

International Rescue Committee Ophthalmic Equipment Technician Consultancy in Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Term of Reference

Consultant - Ophthalmic Equipment Technician
Sector: Health 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Consultant  

Employee Category: Not Applicable
Introduction: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides health services in Hagadera and Kambioos, at Dadaab Refugee Camp since January 2009. It operates 1 camp hospital and 5 health posts in the community with a total population of 134,787 (105,095 Hagadera, 17,048 Kambioos and 12,644 host community).
In its Health programming the IRC has an eye unit which is headed by an ophthalmic officer and supported by the two ophthalmic nurses.

The eye unit is the referral eye unit for the entire camp and reviews all emergency and elective cases. The interventions done include both surgical and medical. 

The team also carries out community outreach program that focuses on eye care, prevention of preventable blindness and training for CHW and persons with disability

The IRC plans to have 1 ophthalmic technician from the ministry of health, ophthalmic division to visit the Hagadera eye unit and assess the ophthalmic eye equipment to service, repair and calibrate. 

This is part of the planned annual servicing of eye equipment in preparation for cataract camp.

Objective of the consultancy
  • To service the eye equipment at the IRC Hagadera Hospital.
  • To maintain and calibrate the eye equipment accurately
  • To facilitate training to the eye staffs on proper care of the equipment.
Expected outcome: To have proper function accurate eye equipment and trained staff on care of the eye equipment

Tasks to be performed

In liaison with the health manager and the ophthalmic officer:
  • Service the eye equipment at the IRC Hagadera Hospital eye unit
  • Maintain and calibrate the eye equipment accurately
  • Training to the eye staffs on proper care of the equipment
  • Prepare and submit the final report to the Health Manager on the assessment and recommendations.
IRC role
  • IRC will provide transport of the technician from Nairobi and back after the consultancy.
  • IRC will provide accommodation and cater for the meals
Consultancy Venue: At IRC Hagadera hospital.

Duration of consultancy: The consultancy is expected to last for 3 days from 24th to 26th August, 2016.

Terms of payment and Utility:
  • The IRC will pay the technician a standard payment of 4500 per equipment service for the 16 equipment.
  • The IRC will facilitate transport of the consultant to and from Nairobi/Hagadera.
  • The IRC will provide accommodation for the technician at IRC compound.
  • The IRC will pay for his/her meals at IRC Hagadera-cafeteria. 
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. 

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

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

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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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] or report to the nearest police.

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