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Vacancy: Inclusive Eye Health Director

Published: 02.11.2020

CBM Global is looking for an Inclusive Eye Health Director.

Use your expertise and experience in Inclusive Eye Health to help shape the vital work and future development of CBM Global Disability Inclusion: a dynamic, newly-formed INGO working alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives.

Drawing on over 100 years’ experience and driven by Christian values, CBM Global works with the most marginalised in society to:

  • break the cycle of poverty and disability;
  • treat and prevent conditions that lead to disability; and
  • build inclusive communities where everyone can enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

They work in over 20 countries, investing in long-term, authentic partnerships with the Disability Movement and multiplying our impact by delivering a combination of inclusive community-based programmes, advocacy for national and global policy change and inclusion advice to other organisations.

They are ambitious to see transformative and systemic change. One in seven people worldwide live with a disability and 80% of these people live in the Global South, where disability is strongly stigmatised and people are excluded and marginalised in profound ways. With our relationships, reputation and expertise we have the opportunity to move the dial and radically change the lived experience of millions of people and their families and communities.

They are seeking an Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) Director who will lead CBM Global’s work in IEH, including Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), and take an integrated approach to linking their IEH activities with related work in Disability Inclusive Community Development, Community Mental Health and Humanitarian Action.

You will be passionate about effective change for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities. You will have a strong track record in public health ophthalmology and/or IEH or NTD programming, and at least 5-10 years working experience in low and middle income countries. You will have exceptional relational, interpersonal and networking skills, honed within relevant global and continental networks; experience of working with key donors and stakeholders; relevant programme management experience and an understanding of disability-inclusive approaches.

This role can be based in any CBM Global Office, and applications are therefore encouraged from those with the right to work in: Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Madagascar, Bolivia, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and the UK.

For more information about the role please download the appointment details pack at For further information about the work of CBM Global please see our website at

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] and must be received by 12 noon GMT on Monday 23rd November 2020. Your application should comprise:

• a mandatory covering note of not more than two pages outlining how your skills and experience

meet the requirements for the role and including your motivation, mentioning why the work of

CBM Global in particular excites you.

• a full CV, including educational and professional qualifications and employment history, showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held and relevant achievements

Detailed pack here