Fred Hollows Foundation – Project Officer – Visual Impact Project.

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The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of the world’s largest and most innovative eye health international development organizations, having restored sight to more than 3 million people around the world.   We are an ambitious organization, committed to making a difference and end avoidable blindness, however we recognize that we cannot do this alone. 

Founded in 1992 in honor of late Professor Fred Hollows, world-renowned eye surgeon and social activist from Australia, The Foundation has been one of the fastest growing international NGOs in healthcare. It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination.  We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone, so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.

About the Role

The Project Officer will be accountable for the coordination and implementation of Visual Impact Project activities, working with partners in Kenya to ensure timely and efficient high-quality deliverables in line with agreed project guidelines and objectives.

Key responsibilities and outcomes:

  • Facilitate timely and quality implementation of Visual Impact Project activities in accordance with work plans and approved budgets.
  • Ensure that standards and guidelines related to Visual Impact Project are effectively applied in project implementation.
  • Facilitate schools and community eye screening and ensure all program processes are adhered to
  • Take lead in the planning and coordination of all trainings that will be undertaken in the program
  • Coordinate and actively engage communities, DPO’S and persons with disabilities to ensure inclusive project cycle management in VIP.
  • Uphold the rights of all beneficiaries, ensure child protection and protection of vulnerable adults and address and document – in accordance with available policies/guidelines any forms of violation, discrimination, intimidation, and exploitation in Visual Impact Project.
  • Ensure that all beneficiaries are treated equally to get equal value, participation and decision making.
  • Plan and conduct regular accessibility audit and pro-actively address the recommendation arising from these audits
  • Coordinate community mobilization and participation in eye screening
  • Actively participate in quality monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and end of projects reports in accordance with Visual Impact Project and Ministry of Health Kenya requirements
  • Participate in documentation and dissemination of best practices and human-interest stories with support from the Foundations communications staff.
  • Ensure budgetary utilization is in accordance with set procedures.
  • Represent FHF in stakeholder forums/meetings

About You!

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and management, Public Health/Environmental Health, Social Science or any other relevant qualification from a recognized and accredited university.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with regard to designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development projects, both at community level and facilities such as schools and health facilities
  • Must be a results-oriented person who can handle a heavy workload as well as multiple organizational, donor and Ministry of Health demands
  • Experience in in working and collaborating with communities, County Governments and Government Ministries
  • Ability to support the development of skills and capacity including training initiatives;

Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically including travel to remote locations will also be essential.

How to apply and who to contact

Applications should be made via our website: https://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose 

Alternatively, if you would like further information, please contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist team via email at employment@hollows.org Applications sent to this email shall be automatically disqualified.


Closing Date: 5th January 2022

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.




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