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Sightsavers is looking for a creative, passionate and innovative thinker to join our team as the Inclusive Futures Chief Storyteller.

This position is a unique and new role to Sightsavers and responds to a growing need in our work; to seek, develop and share the stories that capture the impact our disability inclusion work is having on the lives of people with disabilities and the successes and challenges faced by the organisations collaborating to deliver this.

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions

Contract: 12 month fixed term (initial)

Location: UK, Europe, Africa or South Asia (Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania or Bangladesh preferred) with potential flexibility  for remote working

Sightsavers is currently running two DFID-funded disability inclusion programmes, Disability Inclusive Development (DID) and Inclusion Works, that sit under the Inclusive Futures brand. These two programmes have a total budget of over $40m, work in seven countries across four thematic areas and their respective consortium members total 16 NGOs, Disabled Peoples Organisations and private sector businesses.

The Storyteller will be embedded in the DID Fund Management Team (FMT) and report directly to its Associate Programme Director. However, they will work internally with Sightsavers teams, across disciplines, working on disability inclusion and externally with consortium members. Stories will be individual, programmatic and organisational.

Initial areas of focus will include:

  • the complexity of consortium working and cross-sectoral partnership
  • the two programmes’ successes and failures
  • the need for evidence in disability inclusive development and the involvement of people with disabilities at the centre of programming

Ensuring that methods are accessible, participatory, inclusive and that people with disabilities are central to their development and sharing their own stories is an essential tenet of the Storyteller role.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with

  • the capability to uncover, capture and build the Inclusive Futures storytelling assets
  • a passion for story and narrative structure
  • the courage to try things that have never been tried before

The post-holder is expected to travel up to 8 weeks a year. Please read the Job Description for further details.

We anticipate that initial interviews will be held w/c 22 July and 29 July 2019 but due to the holiday season there could well be some flexibility around this with time frames moving into August.

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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