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Vacancy: LCIF Technical Advisor (Independent Contractor Position)

Published: 04.10.2020
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Part-Time Independent Contractor Position

USA Citizenship Not Required; USA Sponsorship Not Available

Multiple International Positions Available

Lions Clubs International Foundation is hiring Technical Advisors to consult with Lions on the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive eye care projects for the SightFirst programme.

Job Summary

The Technical Advisor (TA) serves as a consultant to Lions on the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive eye care projects for the SightFirst program. The mission of the SightFirst Grant program is to fund the development or improvement of comprehensive eye care systems to fight blindness and vision loss and to assist people who are blind and visually impaired in underserved communities. The TA reports to the Manager of the LCIF Global Health Initiatives Department. The role is a part-time independent contractor position, including monthly professional fees and reimbursable travel expenses. Position need not be based in the United States and USA sponsorship is not available. Multiple remote-based international positions are available to cover various geographic regions, with emphasis on Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Project Development
  • serve as a resource person to Lions who are interested in conducting a SightFirst project by providing technical support and input into the development and implementation of comprehensive eye care projects
  • support Lions in the submission of proposals by assisting in the preparation of the budget and all other data required and review proposals as needed
  • support proposal development, including sourcing potential collaborations and proactively working with Lions

2. Project Monitoring and Evaluation

  • monitor progress by visiting project sites, as necessary, and submitting a written summary of the site visit
  • reviewing reports submitted to LCIF by Lions
  • evaluate progress by visiting project sites and contributing to evaluation reports, as required

3. Coordination and Representation

  • serve as a liaison between project sites, local Lions and LCIF
  • attend Lions regional and international meetings, as appropriate

Qualifications and Skills

  • advanced degree in ophthalmology preferred
  • minimum of 5 years of experience in community ophthalmology, comprehensive eye care, and/or public health
  • strong professional network across the eye health sector including relationships with relevant public health and medical personnel, organizations and other stakeholders in the region
  • understanding of the challenges of working in low resource settings and demonstrated passion for bringing quality eye care to underserved populations
  • working knowledge of national and multi-national organizations in the field of blindness prevention
  • familiarity with Lions Clubs International, LCIF and agreement with the objectives, policies, and activities of the SightFirst program
  • appropriate language skills, including fluency in English and one or more other languages such as French, Spanish, or Portuguese
  • the ability to travel within the region

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Community health workers conducting a health education session in Sarupathar VBCEHP in the Assam state of India.