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Inclusive Development Director

Please note; We encourage applications from those with the right to work in any of these countries: the Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Madagascar, Bolivia, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, or the UK.

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Use your expertise and experience in inclusive community development to help shape the vital work and future direction of CBM Global Disability Inclusion; a dynamic INGO working alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this exciting new full-time role will lead in shaping CBM Global’s future focus in inclusive development at the community level in the low resource settings that are the focus of CBM Global’s work. This is a hugely important area for CBM Global, intersecting as it does across so many sectors. Framed by the CBID (Community Based Inclusive Development) matrix and guidelines, our CBID approach will ensure the foundations (or preconditions) for inclusion in community-based programming.

Our strategic partners, organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) have challenged us to prioritise these foundations which include empowerment, self-advocacy, community awareness raising, accessibility and referral pathways. Building on this foundation, key intervention areas for our future strategy cover livelihood and economic empowerment, inclusive education and inclusive disaster risk reduction.

The approach supports CBM Global’s commitment to localisation, connecting people with disabilities with each other, their families, the wider community and with decision makers – all undertaken in close partnership with OPDs and implementing partners and in alignment with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Inclusive Development Director will oversee the development and growth of this distinctive new inclusive development strategy, and ensure its implementation, working closely with CBM Global Members, country teams and a growing network of OPDs, partners and practitioners.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 to 10 years of relevant working experience at a community level in low resource settings, particularly across the foundations for disability inclusion in community-based programming, and a professional expertise in key intervention areas of livelihood and economic empowerment, inclusive education and/or inclusive disaster risk reduction. The successful candidate will possess outstanding relationship building and networking capabilities, with a passion for effecting change alongside people with disabilities and their communities.

Based: This role can be based in any CBM Global Office, with preference for those countries where our Community Based Inclusive Development programmes are delivered. Applications are therefore encouraged from those with the right to work in: the Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Madagascar, Bolivia, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, or the UK.

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week).

To find out more about CBM Global Disability Inclusion please click here.

How to apply

How to apply: Please click here to download the Recruitment Pack for more information and how to apply. For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Closing date: Monday 2 August 2021

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