The 4-year I-SEE project aims to establish a model of disability inclusive community eye care system focusing on the prevention of avoidable blindness in Bandung district in West Java. I-SEE will initially help strengthen the capacity of the Cicendo National Eye Centre Hospital in Bandung which is tasked with providing guidance and technical assistance to the project district. The district community eye care system consists of the District Hospital as the district referral center, the sub district Health Centres (Puskesmas) and the Village Health Cadres (VHC) and school teachers at the grassroots level.
I-SEE will train relevant staff to improve their knowledge and skills in avoidable blindness prevention, pertinent to their defined roles in eye health. I-SEE will also train VHC and school teachers in the identification of respectively, cataract and refractive error cases among their fellow villagers and students. Health providers, VHC and teachers will also be trained in how to respect the rights of people with disabilities in their respective work environment; Pertuni, the Indonesian Blind Association, is expected to be on the forefront in this endeavour.
Improvement of eye care facilities and instruments will be one of I-SEE’s activities, to improve capacity in preventing avoidable blindness, and increasing accessibility for persons with disability. District Vision 2020 Strategic Plans are expected to be formulated through a cross-sectoral, multi stakeholder’s forum including the private sector and officially adopted by the district. Working with the ophthalmologist association PERDAMI, supported by the government, private sector/other donors, there will be free mass cataract surgery and eyeglasses distribution for poor people and students with refractive errors. I-SEE will document and distribute lessons learned from this model and see how it can be replicated in other districts.
A more productive, Inclusive and Healthy Eye Community in Bandung district, Indonesia by end of 2017.
To establish effective and replicable models of disability inclusive, community eye care system reducing the main causes of avoidable blindness in Bandung district.
To achieve the above objectives, the project is designed to produce the following results:
Result 1: Increased awareness and concerns among district level key audiences and the general public, of issues surrounding avoidable blindness and disability rights, and the solutions to their problem, and their commitments to help solving the problems.
A district Vision 2020 forum was established as an unit of Bandung district health forum and its strategic and action plans developed, however this is inactive. At the design, project expected this forum to speedy the programme implementation by increasing awareness and advocating resources to reduce avoidable blindness in Bandung.
Result 2: Targeted medical/eye care institutions i.e. CNEH, Bandung District Hospital and selected Health Centers are upgraded/prepared to become model for effective, disability inclusive community eye health facilities.
Target for this result are including:
- 2,000 cataract surgeries per one million population per year provided in Bandung district.
- 2,320 poor patients have access subsidized/ free cataract surgeries.
- 4,968 students with refractive error from poor families accessing eyeglasses by the project.
- Cicendo, two hospitals in the district, and seven primary heath care made more accessible to people with disabilities.
- 10 eye care staff at targeted eye care units, who are able to correctly explain and demonstrate community eye care procedures taught in a series of training provided by the project respective of their roles.
- 500 eye care staff at targeted eye care units who are able to describe/demonstrate disability inclusive practices in their working environment.
Result 3: Increased knowledge and skills in disability inclusive community eye health practices among cadres and teachers and/or other individuals, pertinent to their roles and functions.
The project trained community health volunteers and teachers to improve their knowledge and skills in avoidable blindness prevention. They been trained in the identification of cataract and refractive errors and able to refer to primary health care.
Result 4: A functioning, effective project management system/structure for the project is in operation during the project period.
Continuous monitoring conducted including the collection of data, challenges and successes, and learnings of this pilot project. Information collected will be used for advocacy and influencing other districts to implement inclusive eye health projects.
Review of the overall target achievement based on logical framework in the project design document to identify results and changes as impact of project intervention including collection of good practices and lesson learned, to show accountability and assess project sustainability.
Participatory, Qualitative, with limited quantitative
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Organising team and managing work processes
- Developing evaluation methodology (including survey, sites to visit and schedule of activities)
- Managing any conflicts of interest that might arising
- Developing interview question guides, testing approaches, and quality control
- Managing collection and collation and confidentiality of data
- Facilitating team briefing
- Ensuring services are delivered on time
- Writing the final evaluation report
- Analysing data and be responsible for the production of the final Report
- Facilitating debrief and next steps for dialogue with project stakeholders
- Solid experience in conducting “Development Project” research, baseline and evaluation
- Excellence knowledge in quantitative and qualitative research methodology
- Good knowledge in inclusive disability and Eye Health will be an advantage
- Demonstrated fluency in English
- Demonstrated ability in comprehensive report writing
- Computer literate
- Good interpersonal skill, communication and cultural sensitivity
CBM is a child-safe organization. The future job holder adheres to CBM’s staff commitments and CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy; he or she must be able to provide a certificate of good conduct or equivalent.