We currently have one vacancy:

We currently have a vacancy for the post of Director of Programme: Africa. If you believe you’ve got what it takes to make our strategy towards eliminating preventable and treatable visual impairment a reality, read on:

Orbis International has been one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the improvement of eye health globally since it was founded in 1982. Programmes and projects are implemented in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In Sub-Saharan Africa Orbis executes programme in the area of Comprehensive Eye Health, Child Eye Health and Human Resources for Eye Health. The office in Cape Town has been active since 2010 supporting continental, sub-regional, national, and regional and district eye health priorities through support for service delivery and capacity building in health facilities and communities.

Based in Cape Town, the Director of Programme leads and manages Orbis’s Regional Programme Team in Africa by providing guidance, oversight and support to programme development and programme implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a member of the Orbis Africa leadership team, s/he works closely with the senior colleagues to strengthen Orbis Africa’s program portfolio in the region. S/he guides program growth in scope and quality in alignment with Orbis’s global and regional strategies and recommends new programmatic investments in as appropriate. S/he ensures that the programme team collaborates effectively with the Global Programme Department to ensure effective utilisation of global technical expertise. This role is also responsible for ensuring the African programme portfolio’s complies with Orbis’s child protection policies as well as local laws.

Your responsibilities will include:


Programme Implementation

Programme Development



Internal Relations

External Relations

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Find out more about Orbis Africa at orbisafrica.co.za

Please send your CV to HRSA@orbis.org along with a cover letter describing why you’re the candidate we’re looking for.

We do not have any other vacancies at this time, but you can still share your skills and make a difference. Learn or teach online through Cybersight, our telehealth programme which strengthens human resources in eye health through mentoring, patient care, collaboration and mobile learning. Find out more at Cybersight.org.

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