Burkina Faso
South Africa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

International Adviser– Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

The role is permanent and can be based in any CBM Global office.

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 Humanitarian Director, and in close coordination with other technical and programme areas of CBM Global, the post holder leads the organisation Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction strategy development and technical implementation plan. The role supports Country teams DiDRR programmatic delivery, ensures effective monitoring, evaluation and continual refinement of the plan. Together with the Humanitarian Director, the position holder ensures the plan is resourced and promoted both internally and externally in collaboration with CBM Member Associations and other programme department units.


We are looking for someone who will…

· Set the overall strategic objectives and geographic priorities, based initially on the most at-risk communities and countries

· Develop and oversee delivery of the Global DIDRR plan, as an integral part of CBM Global Programmes

· Ensure that DIDRR project proposals are a) using the Federation Strategy as the reference and/or b) part of an existing CBID project and are c) developed to meet agreed standards of design and quality for them to be presented to donors

· Analyses policies, trends, data & research in DIDRR in order to influence the external environment and improve and further develop CBM’s policies and practice in the delivery of the DIDRR plan

· Be involved, in international & regional DIDRR partnerships and networks

· Promote the effective collaboration of international, regional and country technical advisers with country based staff and partners, Member Associations staff and other stakeholders

· Coordinate the development of criteria, tools and guidelines to support project design and development and ensure relevant projects receive technical input in line with DIDRR principles, criteria and approach

· Support DIDRR MEAL as needed

· Act as Focal Point and resource for UNISDR and the International Disability Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities on inclusive practice

· Establish clear guidelines for programme evaluation and indicators

· Support evaluation personnel in setting up and commissioning independent programme evaluations for informing and further developing CBM’s DIDRR programming

· Pursue opportunities to work in consortia in order to leverage the impact of CBM Global programmes

· Define HR requirements in support of DIDRR (i.e. country and regional advisors, evaluators, international level expertise) and support HR in the development of relevant HR plans.


We are looking for someone who has…

· Professional background and relevant working experience and expertise in both Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action and DIDRR

· Minimum of 10 years relevant working experience in low and middle-income countries, with at least 50% of that time at strategic and technical management level, with sufficient experience in research and inclusive data

· Strong understanding and application of key principles of Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Based Disaster Risk Management

· Background and experience in development cooperation, including application of relevant tools and methods (IPCM, participatory approaches, etc.)

· Proven expertise in advocacy and influencing, with knowledge of key international and continental networks, ideally having played an active part in such networks

· Knowledge and understanding of international trends and priorities in DIDRR, CBR/CBID; strong understanding of approaches, systems and processes of International NGOs working in development cooperation

· Working experience in the programmatic and financial management of large project portfolios

· Experience in managing large programmes as well as multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams

· Expertise 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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