Program Director

Orbis is a global non-profit organization headquartered in New York that works to prevent and treat avoidable blindness through hands-on training, public health education, and improved access to quality eye care, through partnerships with local health care organizations. Since 1982, Orbis has been a pioneer in global eye health, and has worked in 92 countries. Orbis’s story began with our first Flying Eye Hospital, a fully equipped mobile teaching hospital on board an aircraft. In addition to our Flying Eye Hospital programs, we have long-term programs in countries including Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, Vietnam and Zambia – with additional programs in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Since 1996, Orbis has been collaborating with Vietnam’s ophthalmic communities to provide the highest level of expertise to support the development of eye care services and blindness prevention in Vietnam – especially in the areas of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), pediatric and cataract services, diabetic retinopathy and in establishing an eye bank. More recently, Orbis has worked to strengthen the eye health system in the country, focusing on the quality of services and human resources. Orbis plans to address the constraints of eye care system in Vietnam through three key strategies: expanding quality pediatric eye care services in more regions across the country; strengthening human resources for eye health; and increasing the availability of eye care services for diabetic patients.

To support the expansion of Orbis’ programs in Vietnam and the growing of the organization, we are seeking for a qualified Vietnamese national candidate to fill the position of PROGRAM DIRECTOR.

Main responsibilities:

In collaboration with the country director, the program director oversees the program management of Orbis country activities in Vietnam. This includes managing all programmatic aspects; contributing to stewarding and developing donor relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders, such as institutional donors, governments, civil society partners and the private sector, overseeing program operations aspects of the country program, leading the program team, and liaising with home office Orbis staff. (More details in the attached JD).

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in public health, Ophthalmology, or social sciences equivalent education and experience required
  • Successful program or project management experience in a leadership role, preferably in the INGO or health-care related sector in Vietnam.
  • Proven experience with program/project development/designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, proposal writing.
  • Proven successful leadership and management experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with ability to articulate activities and goals to staff, senior management, key contacts, and media. English competency required.
  • The highest personal and professional integrity and ethics.
  • Capacity to undertake national and international travel at approximately 30% level.

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Only applications in English are accepted.

Closing date: Friday, August 7th, 2020.

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Fri, 2020-08-07