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Consultancy - Cataract Surgeon
Sector: Health 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Consultant 

Employee Category: Not Applicable
Introduction: The International Rescue Committee (IRC), has continued to be a health service provider in Hagadera and Kambios within the Dadaab Refugee Camp complex, since January 2009.

To avail this services to the beneficiaries, IRC has under its jurisdiction, 1 major camp hospital and 5 health posts within its implementation area, whose cumulative population is 141,649,  ( Hagadera-107,679 and Kambios-  21,093 refugees respectively,  with 12,877 of the host community).

IRC has 5 main programs which include; Health, Nutrition, Protection, Reproductive Health with HIV/AIDS and a Women Empowerment program, that are overseen by a manager who in turn reports to the Field Coordinator.

The eye program is an integral part of the Health services provided and has a full-fledged static eye clinic that also provides outreach services to all the camps across the larger Dadaab. 

It provides comprehensive integrated primary eye care services together with quarterly cataract surgical eye camps.

IRC aims to engage the services of two cataract surgeons/consultants for the surgical eye camp to be conducted within the last week of the Month of August, 2016 with previous experience of working in hagadera especially with refugee communities.  

The patients to be operated will be drawn from across the entire Dadaab and all those eligible will have been screened and prepared by the IRC eye care team personnel that are on the ground.  

Objective of the consultancy
  • To provide consultation services to IRC, for the benefit of all such booked patients.
  • To perform cataract surgical operations at the IRC hospital, to all eligible patients with operable cataracts in order to restore vision.
Expected Outcome
  • All the pre booked eye patients and those with operable cataracts will be attended and/or operated by the specialists and specific treatment provided.
Tasks to be performed

In liaison with the Health Manager, the specialist’s/consultants will be required to:
  • Conduct special clinics for all listed patients for review by the consultant.
  • Perform surgical operations for all pre-screened patients with operable cataracts.
  • Prepare and submit a concise report with a summary of patients seen/ attended/operated, to the Health Manager at the end of the 6 day camp period.
IRC Role

IRC Hospital eye staff will undertake to ensure the ready availability of a comprehensive list of the pre-screened patients with operable cataracts for the consultants.

IRC will bare the transport and freight charges of the cataract surgeon from Nairobi to Hagadera and back upon completion of the consultancy.

The IRC will ensure adequate stock of all drugs and other allied supplies, including requisite theatre staff.

The IRC will provide free accommodation for the specialist cataract surgeons with their team during the camp. However, the surgeons will be expected to contribute to the catering kitty for lunch, breakfast and dinner @ 1,250 per day.

Consultancy Venue: At the IRC hospital in Hagadera.

Duration of consultancy: The engagement of the consultancy shall be for 6 days; commencing on 22nd to 27th, August, 2016.

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

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 

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

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 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: or report to the nearest police.

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