Expert Technical Advisers – Social inclusion and disability

Sightsavers is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to join our social inclusion team..

Job Location:          Various (to include UK, East Africa, Ghana)

Department:            Programme Development and Innovations Team

Contract Type:        Consultancy Opportunities 

Salary:                       Competitive – local terms and conditions apply

Our disability-inclusive programming focuses on  education and health, economic empowerment and political participation. Cross-cutting all our work is a commitment to influencing and supporting the effective implementation of the SDGs, Disability Summit Commitments and UN treaties, particularly  the UNCRPD. Gender mainstreaming is a core commitment of our work and addressing stigma and discrimination is a priority.

We are  seeking to bolster our list of consultants who will be available for short-term assignments. The Consultants  will be responsible for providing technical support in the design of new projects, the provision of technical expertise to ongoing initiatives and they will also play a role in shaping the strategic direction of Sightsavers social inclusion strategy at this pivotal time.

Purpose:

To provide Sightsavers with technical and strategic programmatic advice in disability inclusion. Particular areas of expertise should include one or more of the following:

  • disability mainstreaming (development and/or humanitarian settings);
  • disability policy and influencing
  • inclusive health, related to disability and/or gender;
  • inclusive education
  • mental health
  • inclusive economic empowerment and/or diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • inclusion elections and political participation
  • Community based rehabilitation
  • Community mobilisation
  • Behaviour change and communication

Please read the attached generic description for further details. If you feel that your skills, expertise and commitment are what we are looking for, please send a CV – please note that this is only applicable for a consultancy opportunity.

We anticipate that initial interviews will take place in mid-July at our offices in Haywards Heath and via Skype for international locations.

Closing Date: 21 July, 2019

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How to apply

To apply, and for further details about the role, please submit your Expression of Interest and any questions to [email protected]

If you wish to use our Expression of Interest form to submit your proposal, please follow this link to our advert and to download the EOI form.

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