Teaching Optometrist

Auckland Central
Reference: 4768934
Teaching Optometrist – Fixed Term Contract

Madang, Papua New Guinea

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ aim to eliminate avoidable blindness in the Pacific by making eye care accessible for all. Under our sustainable programme model, we have developed a year-long Postgraduate Diploma in Eye Care for ophthalmic clinicians at Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea. The Postgraduate Diploma began in 2007 and we have had many students graduate successfully over the years.

We are now looking for a passionate, adept and adventurous optometrist to join our Education team to teach our well-established Postgraduate Diploma in Eye Care at Divine Word University on an 11-month fixed term commencing January 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified optometrist seeking something different. You’ll be at the centre of our education programme, teaching, and mentoring students so you’ll need to be a natural leader with superb communication skills. Joining a dynamic team of eye doctors and nurses, you will also be well supported by the programme team based in Auckland, and, the Regional Education Manager and Workforce Academic Manager both based in Fiji.


  1. Deliver lectures
  2. Teach practical skills
  3. Supervise students in their clinical rotations
  4. General administration relating to the course and the University

Key Skills & Attributes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Optometry
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience (as a qualified optometrist)
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Background in teaching/mentoring
  • Past experience working in low resource settings

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ change the lives of many people throughout the Pacific. If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly making a difference, get in touch.

Applications Close: 25 Aug 2019