Ready to join an international NGO working towards changing lives?

Got a knack for words and strategic communications? Then you might be the right fit at our Cape Town office as Director of Communications – Africa.


Orbis International is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to transforming lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness. With our network of partners, we mentor, train and inspire local teams so they can save sight in their communities. Orbis is headquartered in the USA with 15 international offices and has worked in over 90 countries, with a programme focus in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Orbis owns and operates the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital.

The Orbis International office in Cape Town has been active since 2010 and supports the organisation’s work across the African continent including Eastern & Southern Africa, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zambia and Ghana.


Based in Cape Town, the Director of Communications – Africa is a member of the Orbis International Global Communications Team and provides communications support across the Africa programme portfolio. S/he recommends and implements communications strategies, campaigns and initiatives in line with global and regional priorities that help to build Orbis’s brand visibility and reputation among key stakeholders.


Strategy and Brand Management

Campaign Management


Internal Relations

External Relations




Reports to: Regional Director – Orbis International Africa (functional) and Chief of Global Communications & Marketing (technical).
Supports: Global Communications Team and Africa Programme Teams
Collaborates with: Members of the Global Communications Team and Communications Officer in Ethiopia
Supervises: Digital & Content Manager, Africa

Application deadline: 31 August

If you think you have what it takes, please send your CV along with a cover letter to here or get in touch via our Facebook Page.

While we don’t currently have any other vacancies, you can still join our work towards changing the way Africa sees. Head over to our Cybersight page and see how you can access free resources toward building (or sharing!) your skills as an eye care professional.

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