Senior Global Optometrist Job in Kenya


  • The Global Senior Optometrist collaborates with country quality and customer experience leads and Vision Access Program team members as well as with the Global Senior Lead, Program Experience and Quality.
  • The Global Senior Optometrist works hand in hand with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning unit to ground best practices in evidence.
  • The Global Senior Optometrist is a member of VisionSpring’s Global Program Office and reports to the Global Vice President of Programs (based in Accra, Ghana).

About You

  • Mission-driven, entrepreneurial leader. You build a mission-driven unit to support the delivery of the organization’s long-term outcomes, widening our outreach. You foster ideation, iteration, creativity and learning.
  • Passionate about quality standards and clinical techniques. You love understanding the quality of our services and practices and are passionate to further improve quality standards of the clinical skill and procedures on a global scale.
  • Customer centric. You center program-quality around defined value propositions, customer experience, and feedback.
  • Scaling champion. You are motivated to transform local and national processes and protocols into scalable approaches that can be adjusted to reflect country contexts but ensure similar quality and client experience across the board.
  • Inclusive player-coach. You mentor and develop people. In a diverse, growth-stage organization you create opportunities for participation and increased responsibility. You model vulnerability and accountability, and roll-up your sleeves to deliver when and where needed.
  • Public health mindset. You believe that solutions should be simple and scalable and should lead to a paradigm shift in the lives of millions globally.


  • Degree in Optometry from a recognized university.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in optometry with sound knowledge of and experience in refraction (subjective and objective), retinoscopy, slit lamp examination, and contact lens fitting.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive program management experience
  • Experience in technical support and coaching of partners and/or team members.
  • Exposure to public health and experience of working on policies/solutions that have created social impact at scale.
  • Ability to positively influence people without having line management relationship.
  • Strong commitment to respectful collaboration with multi-lingual team members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time. Willingness to travel internationally and work in locations with limited infrastructure.
  • Preferred experience and skills: (1) Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, India, Bangladesh; (2) Working in a high-growth or start-up environment; (3) Working in an international organization operating in low- and middle-income countries. (4) Master’s degree in health management/public health, or commensurate work experience in related to public health programming.


  • Salary range is based on experience, location and education.
  • Annual performance-based bonus.
  • VisionSpring offers competitive benefits, including health insurance, gratuity funds, and generous vacation/personal time.

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