Burkina Faso
South Africa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Inclusive Eye Health - Regional Advisors

The role is permanent and will be based out of one of CBM Global’s future country offices.


While the world is making progress in tackling poverty, people with disabilities are being left behind. Too many people with disabilities face poverty, stigma and isolation and are denied the chance to go to school or earn a living. In addition, large numbers of people lose the ability to see, hear or walk because of conditions that could easily be treated or prevented.

Driven by Christian values, CBM works in the world’s poorest places to reach those who are most left behind. Working in partnership with Governments and local partners, we create long-term positive change: supporting people with disabilities to access education and healthcare, earn a living and be included in their communities; and treating and preventing conditions that can lead to disability.

Main objective of the role:

Reporting to the Inclusive Eye Health Director, the position holders are responsible for CBM Global’s work in Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) across a designated region, spanning countries in Africa/Latin America or Asia. The position holder is part of CBM Global’s core IEH/NTD (Neglected Tropical Diseases) team that leads this area of technical specialism for the federation globally. The role is primarily focused on ensuring partners and Country Offices are enabled to deliver programmes well, reflecting the technical standards and MEAL approach outlined in the IEH/NTD strategic plan, integrating and coordinating with other technical and programme areas of CBM Global and in pursuing funding opportunities from institutional and other major donors, in coordination with CBM Global Member Associations and Country Offices.

We are looking for someone who will…

· Support country planning processes and identification of appropriate country level objectives and indicators

· Ensure that IEH project proposals which are developed meet agreed standards of design and quality

· Analyse policies, trends, data & research in eye health

· Guide, coach and support local IEH advisors and country-based staff to facilitate good quality IEH work

· Ensure quality assurance of IEH programmes in terms of technical requirements, disability inclusion and developmental good practice

· Develop, scale up and document model IEH programmes with good practices to promote replication

· Work with fundraising teams to develop relevant communication materials on model programmes for marketing and fundraising

· Identify and pursue funding opportunities from institutional and other major donors, in coordination with CBM Global Member Associations and Country Offices

· Pursue opportunities to work in consortia in order to increase income and leverage impact

· Support MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning)

· Provide regional level representation on IEH on behalf of the CBM Global Federation

· Engage with, support and influence alliance partners and relevant networks as identified in the IEH & NTD strategy

· Oversee capacity building at country and regional levels, including the delivery of training, coaching and mentoring

· Support evaluation staff in setting up and commissioning independent programme evaluations

· Develop research proposals in order to inform and further develop CBM’s work in IEH.


We are looking for someone who has…

· Professional background in public health ophthalmology

· Background and relevant working experience in inclusive Eye Health and NTD programming, including in applying relevant tools and methods (PCM, participatory approaches etc.)

· Minimum of 5 years working experience in low and middle income countries

· Strong understanding of disability-inclusive approaches in line with the CRPD and SDGs and their application in IEH and NTD work

· Strong understanding of public health systems.

· Knowledge and understanding of key donors and stakeholders in IEH and NTD programming on global and regional levels

· Experience in managing large programmes

· Experience of working with DPO/or self-help/community led groups

· Experience in operational research

· Experience in teaching/ training/ coaching

· English professional proficiency. French and/or Spanish would be advantageous

· Good skills in MS Office.


The future jobholder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s code of conduct and Safeguarding Policy.


CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you.


Useful Information

Shortlisting and Interviews

CBM is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly.

All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted, we will contact you and invite you to attend an interview. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity Policy Statement

Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration and respect. CBM is committed to achieving a truly inclusive environment for all, by developing better working relationships that release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual. CBM aims to ensure that all staff, volunteers, donors, partners, contractors, and the general public are treated fairly.


This will be regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, or national origin), disability, medical status, age, religion or belief, political opinion, social or economic status, or ex-offender status.


Employment Checks

All applicants must have the right to work in the relevant country. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility and satisfactory employment screening, and three references satisfactory to CBM.


History of CBM Global


Until now, the CBM federation has been made up of 10 Member Associations (MAs) providing the vital link between persons with disabilities in 25 of the poorest countries, and people that have the interest, capacities and resources to help.


There have for some time been fundamental differences over how CBM should best place itself to contribute to the wider disability agenda. Earlier this year, it was agreed that a new federation – CBM Global – would be formed with a simplified governance and a greater focus on disability inclusion. And while our excellent field programmes will continue there will be a greater emphasis on the interconnection between programme, advocacy and advisory work.


With an income of €43m, CBM Global is made up of 7 of the Member Associations (CBM Australia, CBM Ireland, CBM Kenya, CBM New Zealand, CBM South Africa, CBM Switzerland, and CBM UK) with programmes worldwide and Country Offices in 11 countries (Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burkina, Nigeria, Madagascar and Bolivia).


There is widespread excitement about the opportunities the fresh federation affords. Coming with strong networks, substantial funds and a progressive approach to development, we now have the chance to configure ourselves to serve and thrive in the INGO context of the 2020s and beyond.

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Refreshed on: 04 February 2020
Closed date: 10 February 2020
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