Working in the Field

We welcome supporters who choose to spend time working within our programs on short and long term assignments. By offering your time to support and enable those who are skilled, enthusiastic, adaptable, and eager, working in a developing context, you will make a difference in eye care provision worldwide.

Become a mentor in global optometry

In locations where optometry schools have recently been established, there is a lack of professional development support for new graduates to progress along their career paths to becoming faculty themselves. Without the development of locally grown faculty the fledgling optometry school will struggle to become self sustaining for the long term.

We are calling on experienced optometrists to work as faculty and mentor new graduates in developing communities who are working hard towards forging a sustainable path for the new profession.

We believe mentoring is a powerful and effective way of transferring knowledge, skills and experience. Joining our new generation of global optometrists gives you an opportunity to give new optometric professionals the confidence, guidance and support to contribute to vision for everyone…everywhere.


Optometry Lecturer, based in Haiti Professeur en optométrie, basé en Haïti

Dates of assignment: September 2018 - June 2019
Dates d'affectation: Septembre 2018 - Juin 2019

Work Type:
Full Time
Type de travail: Temps plein

Applications close:
15 May 2018
Demandes de souscription: 15 Mai 2018

Applications are open for an optometry lecturer to be based at l'Université d'État d'Haïti (UEH) located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The candidate will be working within the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy within the newly established Bachelor Degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences. The candidate will also assist with the implementation and management of the optometry school program.

Les candidatures sont ouvertes pour un poste de professeur en optométrie basé à l'Université d'État d'Haïti (UEH) situé à Port-au-Prince, en Haïti. Le candidat travaillera à la Faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de la nouvelle Licence en optométrie et en sciences de la vision. Le candidat aidera également à la mise en œuvre et à la gestion du programme académique d'optométrie.

Optometry Lecturers/Course Coordinators, based in Vietnam

Dates of assignment: September 2018 – July 2019
Work Type: Full Time
Applications close: 16th May 2018

The Institute is seeking two lecturers/course coordinators to work in Vietnam. The positions available are required in two locations: One lecturer/course coordinator needed for the University of Pham Ngoc Thach in Ho Chi Minh City, and the other is needed for the Hanoi Medical University in Hanoi. Both positions are full time and the successful applicants will be based in Vietnam. These roles will assist with coordinating the implementation and management of the bachelor of optometry degree. Other key activities will involve assisting the in-country team with program development and advocacy for the optometry program, and strengthening the capacity of national optometry faculty members.

Working in Australia

Optometrists, contracted by the Institute, are vital partners in sustainable Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander service delivery programs. Working on a contract basis offers flexibility, interesting travel opportunities to rural and remote destinations within Australia, and experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community culture close up in a real life setting.

If you are a qualified optometrist with an interest in public health service delivery who would like to offer your skills on a one-off or regular basis, please register your interest by contacting us.