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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/STC2
Title: Ophthalmologist
Grade: P4
Contract type: Short-Term Consultant
Duration of contract:  Three (03) months
Date: 18 September 2014
Application Deadline: 2 October 2014 Selection in Progress
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/DPC Disease Prevention and Control (AF/DPC)
To support Member States in scaling up TT surgery and train local personnel in the framework of the SAFE strategy and in accordance with WHO guidelines
Description of duties:
The consultant will work under the supervision of WHO Country Office and the Eye Health focal point at WHO-AFRO.

The contractual partner is requested to:

1. Propose a training curriculum on TT surgery following WHO guidelines, training resources and endorsed publications;
2. Undertake TT surgery campaigns in the agreed districts selected by the Member States-Ministry of Health;
3. Train the nominated junior local ophthalmic surgeons as well as ophthalmic nurses and community workers participating in the campaign for a period of 3 months;
4.Supervise in an additional random field visit (7 days; M9) TT surgeries performed during his/her absence;
5. Provide regular basis feedback to the WCO and Regional Office/AFRO Eye Health Unit by phone/email.
6.Provide relevant reports of achievements referring to this offer.

A university degree in Medicine with a Master's degree in Ophthalmoloy..
- Excellent surgical skills and knowledge of TT surgeries in line with WHO recommendations.

- Ability to work in rural remote areas, where sometimes life conditions could be difficult.
- be flexible concerning the starting of the field campaign, based on the field conditions as proposed by the Member State.

At least seven years of clinical and surgical practice of which at least four years of ophthalmic plastic surgery.
Excellent knowledge of English or French and a good working knowledge of the other.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
at single rate

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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Selection in Progress

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