CBM Global Disability Inclusion


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 and Core Purpose

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.


This role can be based in any CBM Global Office.

Applications are therefore encouraged from those with the right to work in: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Zimbabwe, as well as Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, and the UK.



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 rollout of the Global level DiDRR impact indicators within DiDRR projects in priority countries.

· Analyse policies, trends, data & research in DiDRR to influence the external environment and improve and further develop CBM Global’s policies and practices in the delivery of the DiDRR plan.

· Together with other Technical Teams, collaborate closely and maximize learning with relevant members of communities of practice.

Management: 5%

· In close collaboration with the 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 the development, monitoring, and evaluation of DiDRR projects

· Support ongoing 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 organization 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 documentation of DiDRR programmes, which reflect models of good practice, and which can be promoted nationally and internationally.

· Pursue opportunities to work in consortia 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 the Inclusion Advisory Group, identify strategic opportunities to provide disability inclusion technical assistance to DRR actors and support the implementation of specific advisory contracts as per need

· Be a resource to support the implementation of CBM Global’s climate advocacy roadmap

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 practices 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 2 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 became 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.

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 of relevant working experience in low and middle-income countries, with at least 50% of that time at the 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
  • Decisiveness
  • 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 to 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 opportunity 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 reassignment, 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.

How to apply

More information about CBM Global Disability Inclusion can be found by visiting the CBM Global website: www.cbm-global.org

Closing date: the position will stay open for applications until we have found a suitable candidate.


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