Global Technical Lead – Disability-inclusive economic empowerment

  • International

Location: Flexible – international (Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Bangladesh, UK)

Salary: Circa £48, 000 (Local Terms & Conditions apply)                                     

Sightsavers are offering an exciting opportunity as a Global Technical Lead to guide and drive our work in disability-inclusive economic empowerment. The position will be working closely with technical and programme staff throughout the organisation and with external partners. The main focus of this role will initially cover projects in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Bangladesh.

The post-holder will provide technical leadership at both organisational and programmatic levels on economic empowerment, one of the pillars of Sightsavers’ social inclusion strategic framework. Drawing on internal and external evidence, they will guide the direction, development and delivery of the global strategic programme in collaboration with the Senior GTL.

With an innovative approach to developing strategic initiatives in disability inclusive employment, the post holder will facilitate the strengthening of country, regional and global teams with the implementation of social inclusion programming.

The right candidate will possess excellent knowledge of economic empowerment, livelihoods, social protection and financial inclusion. An understanding of economic empowerment in developing countries and awareness of the key normative frameworks on gender and disability is vital, as is competence in representing an organisation at international levels.

A postgraduate qualification (or equivalent experience) in a relevant field is required, as are excellent leadership and communication skills. The ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional teams, build capacity and to develop and adapt programming guidance tools is essential. The successful applicant will be required to travel for up to 12-16 weeks a year (regionally and internationally).

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Closing Date: June 30, 2018

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How to apply

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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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