Optometric Technician

OneDollar Glasses

Vacancy Announcement
Position: Optometric Technician
Location: Mzuzu
Closing Date: April 14th , 2024

About the Organization
GoodVisionGlasses is a brand name of a German Non-Profit organization, registered in Malawi as OneDollarGlasses Ltd, and is CONGOMA certified. The mission of GoodVisionGlasses is to provide high-quality GoodVisionGlasses to all people in need nationwide. This will be achieved by spherical correction in all clients with uncorrected spherical errors. The Optometric Technician is a key position to secure and improve the optical standards of GoodVisionGlasses in Malawi.

Position Description
Key roles of the position are to provide optical screening and care to clients, support capacity building of the GoodVision Opticians, lead in quality control, and enhance referral of complicated cases and clients with other pathologies into care.

The objective of the position is to provide optical care and leadership to underserved communities. The Optometric Technician will be responsible for conducting optical refraction tests at external outreaches supporting the GoodVisionGlasses team. S/He has to identify optical shortcomings of visitors and enhance the referral network to care and treatment of complicated cases and eye diseases.

The Optometric Technician will control, provide and improve the optical equipment in consultation with other Optometric Technicians, international Opticians residing in Malawi and abroad, and the OneDollar Glasses German Optical Board. In addition, s/he will support the Sales and Inventory Department to maintain the current sales process and stock counting.

Our Expectations:

  • Qualification and certification as Optometric Technician with experience in optics and sales
  • Registered and recognized by Medical Council of Malawi
  • Willingness to visit remote and underserved communities in Malawi
  • Empathy and teaching skills, with a strong focus on optical quality and sales skills (Teaching experience will be a plus)
  • Excellent manual know-how with glasses and other materials
  • Highly self-motivated to support staff in the goals of GoodVisionGlasses in Malawi
  • Ability to observe and communicate on an objective point of view for a clear optical and sales quality control
  • Willingness for self-improvement and consequent work structure

Requirements:

  • Diploma as an Optometric Technician or higher, which allows working in accordance to the Medical Council of Malawi’s specifications
  • Skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Training and mentorship skills
  • Planning, reporting and motivation to serve underprivileged and poor communities
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are welcomed to submit their applications including a one-page cover letter demonstrating how they meet the requirements, a CV with information about the professional career qualifications, a minimum of 3 work references as well as certificates to:

The Human Resources Office
OneDollar Glasses
Private Bag 96, Lilongwe
or electronically to: hr.malawi@goodvisionglasses.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.