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Senior Disability Inclusion Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor, Global
Organization: CBM

Senior Disability Inclusion Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor

CBM Global

Our Vision: an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

Our Mission: fighting to end the cycle of poverty and disability.


Our Values :

 We champion inclusion
 We strive for justice
 We pursue excellence
 We embrace partnership
 We live with integrity
While the world has been making progress in tackling poverty, people with disabilities are being left behind. CBM Global works alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives. Driven by Christian values, we seek out and work with the most marginalised in society, irrespective of race, gender or religion, recognising the equal worth of every individual.

Drawing on over 100 years’ experience and world-leading expertise in disability-inclusive community development and humanitarian action, inclusive eye health and community mental health, CBM Global works with partners to break the cycle of poverty and disability and build inclusive communities. Our programmes across Africa, Asia and Latin America are developed and delivered with local partner organisations to ensure long-term transformation and accountability in communities we serve. We’re deeply committed to the principle of “nothing about us without us”, and we therefore work closely with and support organisations of people with disabilities.

CBM Global is made up of CBM Australia, CBM Ireland, CBM Kenya, CBM New Zealand, CBM Switzerland, and CBM UK with programmes worldwide and Country Offices in Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Madagascar and Bolivia. CBM Global works in over 20 countries, maximising our impact through long-term, authentic partnership and a coordinated mix of inclusive community-based programmes, local to global advocacy and delivering inclusion advice to other organisations.

We draw on learning and evidence from our community work to inform our advocacy hand-in-hand with the Disability Movement at local, national and international levels, including with the UN, to achieve systemic change for people with disabilities. We advise governments, UN bodies and other organisations on how to ensure inclusion in their own organisations, policies and programmes to further amplify our impact.


The Role

Senior Disability Inclusion Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor


Reports to:

The Senior Disability Inclusion Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor will report to the Disaster Risk Management Director.

He/she, will very closely collaborate and coordinate with all Technical Teams (Advocacy, Inclusion Advisory Group, Disaster Risk Management, Community Mental Health, Inclusive Eye Health and NTDs, and Inclusive Development Team)


Job Overview

The post holder leads the implementation of the Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction – DRR plan and ensures its integration within the Disaster Risk Management framework that aims to merge DRR, Humanitarian Action, Recovery, and Climate Resilient Livelihoods into one. He/she ensures the external representation and engagement of CBM Global in relevant international fora and supports Country Teams and implementing partners DiDRR programmatic delivery, and supports monitoring and evaluation of the program In coordination with all Technical Teams and Members the position holder ensures the DRR plan is resourced and promoted both internally and externally.

The role will be part/support the work of the following internal working groups: Country Coordination Forums, Climate advocacy cluster, Disaster Risk Management, and Inclusion Advisory Group.

Based: We welcome applications from those with the right to work in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Philippines, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, Madagascar, Lao PDR, and Bolivia.

Hours: Full-time

Salary range : The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience, as well as country of location. We offer a local contract


Responsibilities and Duties

Strategy: 15%

 In coordination and collaboration with other technical areas, set the overall strategic objectives and geographic priorities, based initially on the most at-risk communities and countries.
 Oversee the delivery of the Global DiDRR plan, as an integral part of CBM Global Programmes.
 Contribute to DRR and climate change adaptation integration within the Disaster Risk Management framework
 Ensure support to country planning with priority for those at greatest disaster risk; including approval of country strategic plans, ensuring synergy with the DIDRR plan.
 Support roll out of the Global level DiDRR impact indicators within DiDRR projects in priority countries.
 Analyse policies, trends, data & research in DiDRR in order to influence the external environment and improve and further develop CBM Global’s policies and practice in the delivery of the DiDRR plan.
 Together with other Technical Teams, collaborate closely and maximize learnings with relevant members of communities of practice.
Management: 5%

 In close collaboration with DRM knowledge and learning officer, support the creation and running of a Group of DiDRM CBM Global focal points/community of Practice for the implementation of the DIDRR plan.
Programming: 55%

 With Country Teams and partners support development, monitoring and evaluation of DiDRR projects.
 Support on- going and new DRR and CCA projects to identify learning objectives in line with key priorities, generate knowledge and develop knowledge products.
 Support Country Team and partners skills in DIDRR, to implement standards, including training, coaching and mentoring with relevant training materials..
 Set standards of quality for DiDRR based on UNCRPD, DRR and international development framework, and the capacity requirements at different levels of the organisation and strategic partners to meet these standards..
 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..
 Lead the scale up and support documenting of DiDRR programmes, which reflect models of good practice, and which can be promoted nationally and internationally..
 Pursue opportunities to work in consortia in order to leverage the impact of CBM Global programmes.
 Work with country and international partners and stakeholders in gathering relevant data and baseline studies.
Advocacy, Influencing and external advisory 10%

 Coordinate with key internal and external stakeholders the advocacy priorities for DiDRR and climate change adaptation and its convergence.
 Act as Focal Point and resource for UNDRR and the International Disability Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities on inclusive practice and take a lead in International DRR platforms.
 Facilitate CBM Global & partners’ engagement with International mainstream DRR Networks and ones focused on disability inclusive DRR.
 Respond to external requests for input to and attendance at other DRR events.
 In close collaboration with Inclusion Advisory Group, identify strategic opportunities to provide disability inclusion technical assistance to DRR actors and support implementation of specific advisory contracts as per need
 Be a resource to support implementation of CBM Global’s climate advocacy road map
Evaluation & Research 5%

 Establish clear guidelines for programme evaluation and indicators, with alignment to CBM Global and international standards.
 Support evaluation personnel in setting up and commissioning independent programme evaluations for informing and further developing CBM Global’s DiDRR programming.
 Support research teams in commissioning research in order to inform and further develop DiDRR as an essential component of CBM Global programmes.
Resourcing and Promotion 10%

 Work with fundraising teams to develop relevant communication on model programmes and good practice for marketing and fundraising. 
 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.
Success Factors Of The Position In The First Two Years.

 DiDRR becomes a consistent and integral part of CBM Global programme strategy, supporting better programme integration and collaboration across CBM Global three vehicles of change (programming, advocacy & advisory)..
 CBM Global thought leadership, influencing and external representation in DRR platforms and working groups is enhanced. CBM Global becomes a strategic member of GNDR.
 DiDRR projects in priority countries are significantly scaled up and modelled based on on-going learnings.
 At least one Global strategic programme partnership on DiDRR is agreed.
 CBM Global fundraising for DiDRR is strengthened.
 CBM Global body of evidence and good practice in DiDRR is reinforced through documented learnings from programme and research work and is shared with peers at global and regional DRR and climate change platforms and networks.
 CBM Global’s climate advocacy road map implementation is supported through evidence from programmes and programmes integrate strategic elements of the road map.
Safeguarding responsibilities


Understands the incident management framework and their first responder role in recording, responding and reporting incidents.

Understands the survivor-centred approach and how to apply it when receiving a complaint or responding to an incident. Knows local support services available in the community or region, and how to engage them.



Able to listen and accurately document reported concerns and complaints. Able to respect the confidentiality of safeguarding allegations. Able to appropriately apply the survivor-centred approach.



Treats the survivor and others involved in an incident with dignity and respect.

Be assertive in implementing the initial incident response protocols by gaining the trust and cooperation of parties involved.


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.


Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

 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 collection.
 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 (Inclusive PCM, 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.
 Proven expertise in international and national/local cooperation and in building and managing effective partnerships, both disability-specific and in the mainstream sector.
 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
 Experience in working with governments and key international stakeholders in DRR/DIDRR, CBR and/or DID.
 Proven 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 capacity development including facilitation skills and coaching.


 English (professional proficiency, spoken and written)
 French, Spanish (desirable)

Core Competencies

 Enabling others
 Managing performance
 Persuasive communication
 Result orientation
 Fostering teamwork
 Building collaborative relationships
 Strategic thinking
 Has initiative
 Both International and Community Perspectives
Employee Benefits

 We offer flexibility and working from home arrangements.
 As part of our commitment with inclusion, CBM Global aims to encourage applications from people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy and we offer reasonable accommodation.
Shortlisting and Interviews

CBM Global is an equal opportunities employer , 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 online 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 Global 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 Global 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

CBM Global is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing CBM Global supported services and programmes. Relevant background checks including working with children, police and reference checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.

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 Global.

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