Expert Technical Advisers – Social inclusion and disability

  • UK, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

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:        Permanent, Fixed Term Contract and 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 recruiting for permanent and temporary positions at a number of levels and in various locations. We are also seeking to bolster our list of consultants who will be available for short-term assignments. The post-holders 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.

Job/ Role 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 Job Description for further details. If you feel that your skills, expertise and commitment are what we are looking for, please complete an application form detailing your availability for a permanent, fixed term or 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 for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to [email protected].

We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

Sightsavers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of adults at risk and children as a priority. This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.

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