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Disability Inclusion (DI) Advisor

Job Description

The overall vision for our work on disability inclusion is an inclusive world where global and national development and humanitarian policies are implemented by governments, and the associated programmes and investments support the realisation of the rights of persons with disabilities.

Prior to Agenda 2030, people with disabilities were largely left behind in the global push by governments, civil society and private sector actors seeking to improve the lives of those who live in poverty. This has resulted in a generation of people with disabilities who have had limited or indeed no direct benefit from or contribution to development and humanitarian frameworks and their subsequent implementing budgets and programmes. The direct impact of this has been increased vulnerability to poverty for people with disabilities and their families.

In line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Agenda 2030, and in support of the aim to leave no-one behind in development and humanitarian responses, the purpose of this role is to identify and pursue opportunities for influencing other governmental, private contractors and development and humanitarian organisations; and to work alongside the disability movement at international, regional and national level to provide advice and capacity development on inclusion to a range of stakeholders.

Key responsibilities

In partnership with disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), provide disability inclusion advice and capacity development to stakeholders (50%)

  1. Support stakeholders to assess their organisational disability inclusion capacity
  2. Strengthen the disability inclusion capacity of partner organisations through the provision of training, as well as ongoing capacity development, along with CBM’s Country Offices when appropriate
  3. Provide specific advice on disability inclusion within development programmes, across a range of sectors
  4. Work with and alongside DPOs and people with disabilities in the provision of advisory support on disability inclusion, developing and maintaining effective partnerships and collaborations with DPOs which focus on two way learning
  5. Develop specific resources for partners as needed, including handouts, articles and training packages
  6. Advocate for the role of people with disabilities and DPOs in all in-country work, along with CBM’s Country Office
  7. Broker effective relationships between development partners and DPOs as appropriate
  8. Where appropriate, contribute to the capacity strengthening of DPOs to enable them to more effectively influence development partners for disability inclusive development, along with CBM’s Country Office
  9. Contribute to monitoring, evaluation and learning activities relating to disability inclusion
  10. Work closely with internal Programme and Policy colleagues, contributing to internal team meetings and learning, and aligning on strategy and relationship management with external stakeholders.

Contribute to the development and dissemination of an evidence base for disability inclusion (10%)

  1. Support partners in the documentation of case studies, best practices and lessons learned, and the planning and implementation of research
  2. Provide disability inclusion advice to research projects in areas of expertise 
  3. Contribute to a resource library of tools, publications and research from area(s) of expertise.
  4. Contribute to dissemination of information to key stakeholders.

Partnership and contract management (25%)

  1. Identify and support the development of new work opportunities, which lead to new contracts/partnerships/activities
  2. Ensure new work opportunities are in line with organisational and departmental strategy and priorities, including the wider Programme Funding strategy
  3. Manage partnerships/contracts with external partners, including maintaining an appropriate level of communication with partners
  4. Ensure monitoring, evaluation and learning and necessary reporting tasks are completed on time and to a high quality.

Organisational representation (15%)

  1. Represent the issue of disability inclusion to various external audiences and relevant stakeholder groups
  2. Play an active role in CBM Global’s disability inclusion community of practice
  3. Actively participate in and contribute to UK and international disability inclusion networks
  4. Build and maintain relationships with relevant NGO, research and academic institutions
  5. Carry out other duties as required by the organisation.

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