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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

Disability Inclusion Advisor: Bangladesh

Reports to:

The Disability Inclusion Advisor will report to the Country Director

Job Overview

The Country Director is responsible and accountable for leading CBM Global’s strategy and operations in Bangladesh and for delivering the organisation’s mission and vision. CBM Global is a dual mandate organisation, practicing and promoting disability inclusion in development and humanitarian contexts. As the leader of the country team, the Country Director has a central and strategic role within CBM Global.

Success requires leading and building a high-performing, diverse team; inspiring and aligning this team and other internal stakeholders behind a clearly articulated strategy for the country programme; developing and winning support for a growing portfolio of programme work, across all three vehicles of change detailed in the organisation’s programmatic strategy; and developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders that are critical to success.

Based: Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Hours: Full-time, permanent

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

Responsibilities and Duties (this is a summary of the role and not limited to perform)

 Develop and implement Bangladesh Country Office Disability Inclusion Advisory strategy aligned with CBM Global Federation External Advisory strategic goals.
 Collaborate with leadership to integrate disability inclusion into the Bangladesh country strategic objectives and plans.
 Review and enhance existing policies within CBM Global Bangladesh Country Office, its humanitarian and development interventions, and external stakeholders to ensure they align with best practices for disability inclusion.

 Draft new policies and procedures that promote a barrier-free and inclusive environment within the organization, and its humanitarian and development interventions.
 Conduct disability inclusion technical support plan and accessibility audits to identify and address potential barriers.
 Motivate Bangladesh country team members to implement necessary changes and improvements within the organization, its humanitarian and development interventions, and external stakeholders.
 Serve as a resource for CBM Global for disability inclusion in the humanitarian and development interventions.
 Support to the Country Humanitarian Preparedness Strategy through proactive engagement with the country team members to implement the DI Advisory priorities.
 Support to the Rohingya Response Strategy through a combination of direct engagement in Cox’s Bazar; scoping opportunities, providing advisory, etc., and technical support to the Disability Inclusion focal points based in Cox’s Bazar to implement advisory projects and open doors for more advisory work.
 Engage in continuous learning and upskilling and contribute through sharing learning as widely as is required for disability inclusion advisory work.
 Establish and maintain relationships with disability movement and external stakeholders to stay informed about the best practices and emerging trends, and to deliver constructive disability inclusion advisory in collaboration.
 Represent Bangladesh country team within the wider IAG network and in external forums focused on disability inclusion.
 Scope out disability inclusion advisory opportunities with organisations operating humanitarian and development interventions in Bangladesh.
 Provide disability inclusion advisory to external stakeholders as per plans in collaboration with partners and/or disability movement.
 Track and document changes and improvements in disability inclusion components of Bangladesh Country Office field programmes in alignment with programme quality framework and disability inclusion standards applicable for the development and humanitarian interventions.
 Perform any other tasks delegated by the Country Director and senior management team members.
Safeguarding Responsibilities

Management, Leadership roles:


Understands what safeguarding means for the teams / departments they manage and the work they do. Understands power imbalances and ways in which team/organisational culture may be reinforcing negative stereotypes and biases, and the impact of these dynamics on the vulnerable and marginalised.


Leads teams to develop the necessary skills and expertise to undertake their roles and responsibilities for safeguarding. Explicitly and visibly challenges power imbalances, inequalities, gender bias and discrimination in organisational systems and processes. Leads on organisational change within their teams to embed safeguarding in their work and processes. Develops indicators and frameworks for measuring how well teams are delivering on roles and responsibilities for safeguarding. Creates organisational mechanisms which strengthen accountability to communities, Members and donors on safeguarding.


Holds teams accountable for delivering on safeguarding standards. Articulates and promotes the strategic importance of safeguarding in all aspects of the organisation’s work. Demonstrates leadership in ensuring that staff, Programmes and operations are safe for all Programme participants, staff and volunteers.

Key outcomes expected from this role

 Advisory strategy developed, documented, and adjusted as needed.
 Mutually beneficial relationships developed with OPDs in relation to disability inclusion advisory.
 IAG and Bangladesh country team is well represented within local development and humanitarian networks.
 Bangladesh is well represented and participates in the global IAG, including accessing support and participating in peer review and other peer learning and quality processes.
 New opportunities for disability inclusion advisory work generated and delivered on at high quality. 
 Promoting disability inclusion advisory to external stakeholders and advocacy platforms in Bangladesh
 Develop business plans on disability inclusion advisory for Bangladesh for the next 5 years 2024 – 2028.
 Contribute to generate in country funding and consultation fees through disability inclusion advisory work.

Person Specification

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

Experience and knowledge

 At least 5 years of working experience with NGOs and INGOs
 At least 3 years of experience in supporting organizations and field programmes on disability inclusion
 Experience in design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of human rights-based development and/or humanitarian programs and policies, preferably including experience working on disability inclusive programs and policies
 Understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its application to country policies and programs.
 Demonstrated training and capacity development skills and experience
 Proven experience of raising funds through disability inclusion advisory*
 Proven experience of designing and delivering for disability inclusion advisory*
 Proven experience of OPD led disability inclusion advisory and advocacy work*

Skills/competencies/personal qualities

 Excellent communication skills (written and spoken), including the ability to adapt pitch, style, and content of messages for different audiences, and to communicate in an inclusive manner
 Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain networks of communication with a range of stakeholders.
 Ability to work as a member of a team, as well as the ability to work in a self-directed manner
 A willingness to contribute to the growth and development of CBM Global, and the IAG.
 Ability to manage shifting workloads and priorities and deliver high quality work on time.
 Strategic thinking and creativity
 Disability Inclusion Expertise,
 Analytical Skills,
 Facilitation Skills,
 External Engagement and Collaboration
 Accessibility Assessment*,
 Capacity Building,
 Business Development and Planning.


 Master’s degree in disability studies, gender and development studies, rehabilitation sciences, social sciences, humanities, or any other relevant disciplines
 Any relevant studies, training and certifications on Disability, rehabilitation, Inclusion etc.*

Employee Benefits

 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.
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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