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Senior Advisor, Inclusion Advisory Group

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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.

Reports to:

Director, Inclusion Advisory Group

Job Overview

The job holder is a member of the IAG Global team and will accordingly contribute at a high level to the development and implementation of the Inclusion Advisory Group strategy and operations. The CBM Global IAG exists to support others to put inclusion into practice. We partner with the disability movement to influence humanitarian and development organisations, institutions and systems to realise the rights of persons with disabilities. This is done through a tailored combination of technical assistance (TA) on policies and programmes, change facilitation, capacity strengthening and evidence of what works.

As a member of the IAG Global team, the job holder will contribute to ensuring the IAG program is of sound quality, growing in line with CBM Global’s approach, appropriately resourced and promoted both internally and externally. This will be done through a combination of activities aimed at:

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developing and enabling the IAG network through coaching and supporting local teams and development of resources; and
through the provision of quality, tailored technical advice to development and humanitarian stakeholders at the global level (e.g., UN entities, donors, international NGOs).

Our current work plan and opportunities, means we are particularly keen to hear from people with strong capacity development and development/humanitarian programming experience.

While the advisor is expected to work relatively independently, she/he will work collaboratively with the IAG Global team, including on our country programmes, and with other IAG colleagues inside and outside of CBM Global. The job holder is expected to demonstrate initiative, to develop and maintain partnerships with IAG clients and delivery partners, and to coach development partners and IAG advisors in the delivery of quality inclusion advice.

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Based: The position will be based in a CBM Global country, on a local contract. Remote working is welcomed. Ideally the candidate can work at least part of their working day with overlap with GMT.

Hours: The role is full time. The global nature of the role means working some flexible hours to accommodate meetings with colleagues and IAG partners in various time zones.

Salary range: The salary offered will be competitive and determined based on skills and experience.

Responsibilities and Duties

Contribute to the cohesive running of the IAG global team and IAG programme through clear communication around individual work plans and commitments, involvement in regular team meetings, and contribution to monitoring, evaluation, learning.
Monitoring and analysing advisory context, opportunities and resource needs to feed into IAG strategy, decision making and implementation. Including providing technical input into proposals, investment concepts, etc
Provide quality inclusion advice to humanitarian and development partners, including advice in policy, programming, research and evidence and/or capacity development at national, regional and international levels.
Represent IAG at meetings, conferences, and other events, in agreement with manager.
Model and promote inclusive approaches in day-to-day work, aligned with CBM Global’s commitment to authentic partnership with people with disabilities and their representative organisations.
Directly support the development of local IAG teams through a combination of facilitating strategy development and work planning, providing technical assistance for appraising and pursuing new advisory opportunities, linking to or designing relevant resources, and supporting then development of local IAG staff and associates.
Develop resources, including but not limited to internal resources to support IAG growth (e.g., guidance notes, communications), and externally available resources (e.g., publications, training materials, etc. from within contracts, arising from IAG ME&L, etc.,).
Actively participating in IAG’s capacity development and quality processes including reviewing, and having work reviewed by colleagues and associates, designing and facilitating workshops, webinars, etc.

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Key outcomes expected from this role

Develop strong and respected partnerships for Inclusion advisory work:
Internally – within the CBM Global (e.g., with advocacy and humanitarian teams) and across CBM Global’s three levers of change (advocacy, advisory and field programs)
Externally – with potential and current IAG clients and other implementing partners including Organisations of Persons with Disabilities and other IAG associate advisors.

Contribution to cohesive and relevant strategy, business plan development and implementation for IAG – including for the IAG, global team and selected IAG markets for which the person is the global focal point.
Contribute to wider CBM Global strategy and operations in agreement with manager.
Progress the learning and development IAG advisors through a combination of resource development, coaching, peer reviews, and other capacity development initiatives.
Deliver and support the delivery of high quality technical advice to IAG clients.
Contribute to monitoring, evaluation and learning in relation to IAG.
Contribute to growing the profile and reputation of IAG to support growth.

Person Specification

All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a * when they are desirable, and will be assessed from a combination of information provided from the application form and interview process.

CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.


Demonstrated experience in an advisor role on policy, program and/or capacity development to governments and/or multilateral organizations.
Applied experience in humanitarian and/or one or more development sectors (e.g., education, livelihood and social protection, health, WASH, governance, etc.).
Demonstrated experience and networks in disability or other typically excluded groups including knowledge of and contribution to the realization of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or a similar human rights instrument.
Demonstrated experience in different forms of capacity development and facilitation, ideally including curriculum design
Experience of working with people with disabilities and/or their representative organizations in advisory work, or in other humanitarian or development contexts, or experience practicing and promoting inclusion for other typically excluded groups*
Experience in organisational development and/or experience working in s start up or organisational scale up is welcomed*
Demonstrated experience in different aspects of accessibility is an advantage*

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Skills/competencies/personal qualities

Demonstrated capability in strategic thinking and supporting strategy development.
A high level of proficiency in English (both written and spoken, suitable for government and inter-government fora).
Demonstrated ability to work in a multilingual and culturally diverse environment with strong cross-cultural communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain networks, build partnerships and alliances, and influence the policy and practice of individuals and organizations
The candidate will have the ability to travel internationally where required.
A strong written and spoken proficiency in another language (especially French or Spanish), or international or national sign language) is an advantage*


Academic or extensive applied background in humanitarian and/or development studies, disability studies, social science or other relevant qualifications.
Post graduate qualifications in the above is an advantage*

How to apply

To apply:

Please click here Senior Advisor, Global Team, Inclusion Advisory Group | CBM Global (cbm-global.org) for more information and to find out how to apply. For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Closing date: Friday 19th August 2022

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