Inclusive Eye Health Advisor

CBM Global Nepal Country Office

CBM Global works alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives. Drawing on over 100 years’ experience, we work with the most marginalised in society to break the cycle of poverty and disability and build inclusive communities where everyone can enjoy their human rights and fulfil their full potential. CBM initiated its work in Nepal since 1982 and supports a diverse mix of national partners engaged in Inclusive Eye and Ear Care, Rehabilitation, Education, and Social Inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Details / requirements:

CBM Global Disability Inclusion is seeking applications from qualified and enthusiastic candidates for the below role.

The Role: Inclusive Eye Health Advisor

Reports to: The Inclusive Eye Health & Neglected Tropical Diseases Director

Job Overview

Reporting to the Inclusive Eye Health & Neglected Tropical Diseases Director, this full-time role is responsible for providing Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) technical advisory support and capacity building to CBM Global partner organisations and Country Offices. The IEH Advisor ensures that they are enabled to deliver programmes well, reflecting the technical standards and MEAL approach outlined in the IEH strategic plan, integrating and coordinating with other core areas of work of CBM Global, and in pursuing funding opportunities from institutional and other major donors, in coordination with CBM Global Member Associations and Country Offices. The position holder is part of CBM Global’s core IEH/NTD team that leads this core area of work for the federation globally.

Based: This role can be based in any CBM Global Office, with preference for those countries where our Inclusive Eye Health programmes are delivered. Applications are therefore encouraged from those with the right to work in: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Zimbabwe, as well as Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK.

Hours: Full-time

Salary range: The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience, as well as country of location. We offer a local contract.

Responsibilities and Duties

1. Strategy

a) Support country planning processes, ensuring synergy with the IEH strategy, and identification of appropriate country level objectives and indicators.

b) Ensure that IEH project proposals which are developed meet agreed standards of design and quality for them to be presented to donors for funding.

c) Support complementarity and integration across CBM Global’s disability inclusive development and disability inclusive humanitarian work.

2. Resourcing and Promotion

a) Work with fundraising teams to develop relevant communication on model programmes and good practice for marketing and fundraising.

b) Identify and pursue funding opportunities from institutional and other major donors, in coordination with CBM Global Member Associations and Country Teams.

c) Pursue opportunities to work in consortia in order to increase income and leverage the impact of CBM Global’s IEH strategy.

3. Programming

a) Ensure quality assurance of IEH programmes in terms of technical requirements, disability inclusion and developmental good practice.

b) Support the development and use of criteria, tools and guidelines to support project design and development and ensure relevant projects receive technical input.

c) Develop, scale up and document model IEH programmes with good practices to promote replication.

d) Support MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) at partner, country, regional, global levels.

4. Advocacy & Influencing

a) Provide regional level representation on IEH on behalf of the CBM Global Federation

b) Contribute to identifying IEH advocacy priorities

c) Engage with, support and influence alliance partners and relevant networks as identified in the IEH & NTD strategy in support of its objectives.

5. Quality assurance

a) Contribute to developing standards of quality for the IEH strategy.

b) Oversee capacity building at country level as needed to meet these standards, including the delivery of training, coaching and mentoring.

6. Evaluation & Research

a) Support partner organisations and Country Office staff in setting up and commissioning independent programme evaluations for informing and further developing CBM Global’s strategy in inclusive eye health

b) Develop research proposals in order to inform and further develop CBM Global’s work in IEH.

7. Management

a) Support country-based staff (eg Programme Officers, Programme Managers) to facilitate good quality IEH work in partners

b) Assist in identifying local consultants in support of good practice and accountability in CBM Global’s IEH work.

Key outcomes expected from this role

a. Enable the delivery of IEH strategy

b. High quality IEH programming

c. Effective MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning)

d. Acquisition of institutional funding and working in consortia

e. Maintain effective relationships across the CBM Global federation

f. Promote CBM Global’s values and culture within the organisation and its global environment.

Person Specification

All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a * when they are desirable, and will be assessed from a combination of information provided from the application form and interview process. 

CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.


• Minimum of 5 years working experience in low- and middle-income countries.

• Knowledge and understanding of key donors and stakeholders in IEH programming on global and regional levels

• Experience of working with DPOs/or self-help/community led groups *

• Experience in operational research *

• Clinical experience, as trained as ophthalmologist is an advantage

Skills/competencies/personal qualities

• Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and networking with others.

• Strong understanding of public health systems in low- and middle-income countries

• Strong understanding of disability-inclusive approaches in line with the CRPD and SDGs and their application in IEH and NTD work

• Passionate about effecting change for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision and mission of CBM Global.


• Background and relevant working experience in public health ophthalmology and/or Inclusive Eye Health, including in applying relevant tools and methods (PCM, participatory approaches etc).

Employee Benefits

• We offer a flexible and working from home culture.

• As part of its commitment to its work with people with disabilities, CBM Global aims to help successfully employ and retain people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy.

Shortlisting and Interviews

CBM Global is an equal opportunities employer, committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly. All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted, we will contact you and invite you to attend an online interview. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.

Diversity Policy Statement

Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration and respect. CBM Global is committed to achieving a truly inclusive environment for all, by developing better working relationships that release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual. CBM Global aims to ensure that all staff, volunteers, donors, partners, contractors, and the general public are treated fairly. This will be regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, or national origin), disability, medical status, age, religion or belief, political opinion, social or economic status, or ex-offender status.

Employment Checks

CBM Global is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing CBM Global supported services and programmes. Relevant background checks including working with children, police and reference checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed. 

All applicants must have the right to work in the relevant country. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility and satisfactory employment screening, and three references satisfactory to CBM Global.

How to apply

More information about CBM Global Disability Inclusion can be found by visiting the CBM Global website:

Closing date: 15th January 2023


1. Use this link: Job Openings ( to apply

2. Prepare your CV in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.

3. Download and complete the Application Form in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.

4. No email applications will be considered. If you have any problems with the system, please redirect them to our email address with the following format: Family Name First Name: Inclusive Eye Health Advisor, COUNTRY.

We also welcome informal enquiries, which should also be sent to the above email address.


Category Development / INGO
Openings 1
Experience 5+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 26 Dec, 2022
Apply Before 15 Jan, 2023