The Role

Disability Inclusion Advisor: Bangladesh
 
Reports to:
 
Country Director   
 
Job Overview and Core Purpose

CBM Global has extensive experience in providing inclusion advisory to external stakeholders through our IAG. The IAG is a global network of Advisory teams that deliver inclusion advisory in collaboration with the Disability Movement and associate advisors. Inclusion Advisory work is one key means through which CBM Global seeks to achieve its programme objectives.

This Disability Inclusion Advisor will work with the Bangladesh country team, with support from the wider IAG where relevant, to grow inclusion advisory work in Bangladesh and may contribute to inclusion advisory work and learning across the wider IAG. The Disability Inclusion Advisor will be responsible for setting the direction of our work, developing relationships with Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) and other delivery partners, as well as growing a body of inclusion advisory work, and delivering on it within the framework of Bangladesh Country Strategy Plan (CSP).

The Disability Inclusion Advisor is intended to ensure long-term DI advisory support for the Country Team. However, She/he will maintain a humanitarian focus in Cox’s Bazar for at least the 1st year/2024, with the objectives outlined in the NZ MFAT proposal being the key deliverables in the person’s 2024 KPOs.

For effective monitoring and management of the Disability Inclusion Advisor in 2024, this role will be closely working with our partner CDD, and Rohingya Response Manager in Cox’s Bazar, following the regular strategic guidance and leadership from the Humanitarian Manager, and reporting to the Country Director.  

Based:  The Disability Inclusion Advisor will be based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh for at least the 1st year/2024. She/he will spend his/her 75% time in Cox’s Bazar to focus on DI advisory support to the humanitarian action, and travel and spend 25% time in Dhaka to support other DI advisory support requests. After the 1st year/2024, we may re-evaluate the focus/remit of the position.

Hours:  Full-time

Salary range: Competitive

Responsibilities and Duties (this is a summary of the role and not limited to perform):
 
·       Support to the Rohingya Response Strategy through a combination of direct engagement in Cox’s Bazar; scoping opportunities, providing advisory, etc., and technical support to the Disability Inclusion focal points based in Cox’s Bazar to implement advisory projects and open doors for more advisory work.

·       Support to the Country Humanitarian Preparedness Strategy through proactive engagement with the country team members to implement the DI Advisory priorities.

·       Develop and implement Bangladesh Country Office Disability Inclusion Advisory strategy aligned with CBM Global Federation External Advisory strategic goals.

·       Collaborate with leadership to integrate disability inclusion into the Bangladesh country strategic objectives and plans.

·       Review and enhance existing policies within CBM Global Bangladesh Country Office, its humanitarian and development interventions, and external stakeholders to ensure they align with best practices for disability inclusion.

·       Draft new policies and procedures that promote a barrier-free and inclusive environment within the organization and its humanitarian and development interventions.

·       Conduct disability inclusion technical support plan and accessibility audits to identify and address potential barriers.

·       Motivate Bangladesh country team members to implement necessary changes and improvements within the organization, its humanitarian and development interventions, and external stakeholders.

·       Serve as a resource for CBM Global for disability inclusion in humanitarian and development interventions.

·       Engage in continuous learning and upskilling and contribute through sharing learning as widely as is required for disability inclusion advisory work.

·       Establish and maintain relationships with disability movement and external stakeholders to stay informed about the best practices and emerging trends, and to deliver constructive disability inclusion advisory in collaboration.

·       Represent Bangladesh country team within the wider IAG network and in external forums focused on disability inclusion.

·       Scope out disability inclusion advisory opportunities with organizations operating humanitarian and development interventions in Bangladesh.

·       Provide disability inclusion advisory to external stakeholders as per plans in collaboration with partners and/or disability movement.

·       Track and document changes and improvements in disability inclusion components of Bangladesh Country Office field programmes in alignment with programme quality framework and disability inclusion standards applicable for humanitarian and development interventions.

·       Perform any other tasks delegated by the Country Director and senior management team members.

Safeguarding Role

Management, Leadership roles:

Knowledge 

Understands what safeguarding means for the teams/departments they manage and the work they do. Understands power imbalances and ways in which team/organizational culture may be reinforcing negative stereotypes and biases, and the impact of these dynamics on the vulnerable and marginalized.  

Skills 

Leads teams to develop the necessary skills and expertise to undertake their roles and responsibilities for safeguarding. Explicitly and visibly challenges power imbalances, inequalities, gender bias, and discrimination in organizational systems and processes. Leads on organizational change within their teams to embed safeguarding in their work and processes. Develops indicators and frameworks for measuring how well teams are delivering on roles and responsibilities for safeguarding. Creates organizational mechanisms that strengthen accountability to communities, Members, and donors on safeguarding. 

Behaviours 

Holds teams accountable for delivering on safeguarding standards. Articulates and promotes the strategic importance of safeguarding all aspects of the organization’s work. Demonstrates leadership in ensuring that staff, Programmes, and operations are safe for all Programme participants, staff, and volunteers. 

Key outcomes expected from this role

  1. Advisory strategy developed, documented, and adjusted as needed.
  2. Mutually beneficial relationships developed with OPDs in relation to disability inclusion advisory.
  3. IAG and Bangladesh country team is well represented within local development and humanitarian networks.
  4. Bangladesh is well represented and participates in the global IAG, including accessing support and participating in peer review and other peer learning and quality processes.
  5. New opportunities for disability inclusion advisory work generated and delivered at high quality.
  6. Promoting disability inclusion advisory to external stakeholders and advocacy platforms in Bangladesh
  7. Develop business plans on disability inclusion advisory for Bangladesh for 5 years 2024 – 2028.
  8. Contribute to generating in-country funding and consultation fees through disability inclusion advisory work.

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.
 
Experience and knowledge

·       At least 5 years of working experience with NGOs and INGOs

·       At least 3 years of experience in supporting organizations and field programmes on disability inclusion

·       Experience in design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of human rights-based development and/or humanitarian programs and policies, preferably including experience working on disability-inclusive programs and policies

·       Understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its application to country policies and programs.  

·       Demonstrated training and capacity development skills and experience

·       Proven experience in raising funds through disability inclusion advisory*

·       Proven experience in designing and delivering for disability inclusion advisory*

·       Proven experience in OPD-led disability inclusion advisory and advocacy work*

Skills/competencies/personal qualities

·       Excellent communication skills (written and spoken), including the ability to adapt the pitch, style, and content of messages for different audiences, and to communicate in an inclusive manner

·       Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain networks of communication with a range of stakeholders.

·       Ability to work as a member of a team, as well as the ability to work in a self-directed manner.

·       A willingness to contribute to the growth and development of CBM Global, and IAG.

·       Ability to manage shifting workloads and priorities and deliver high-quality work on time.

·       Strategic thinking and creativity

·       Disability Inclusion Expertise,

·       Analytical Skills,

·       Facilitation Skills,

·       External Engagement and Collaboration,

·       Accessibility Assessment*,

·       Capacity Building,

·       Flexibility*,

·       Business Development and Planning

Qualifications, training, and education
 
·       Master’s degree in disability studies, gender and development studies, rehabilitation sciences, social sciences, humanities, or any other relevant disciplines

·       Any relevant studies, training, and certifications on Disability, rehabilitation, Inclusion etc.*

Employee Benefits

·       As part of its commitment to its work with people with disabilities, CBM Global aims to help successfully employ and retain people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy.

 
Useful Information
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Shortlisting and Interviews

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

Closing date: 02 March 2024

Please:

Use this link: https://cbmglobal.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=6830eed9-133d-4cee-9484-65343a18b05c to apply
Prepare your CV in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
Download and complete the Application Form in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
No email applications will be considered. If you have any problems with the system, please redirect them to our email address hr.cbmg-bco@cbm-global.org with the following format: (Family Name First Name, Position Name, Bangladesh)

We also welcome informal enquiries, which should also be sent to the above email address.