Global Technical Lead – Disability-inclusive Economic Empowerment (2 year Fixed Term Contract)
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 and 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 similar, in a relevant field is required, as is 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 require 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: April 22, 2018
Interview date: Week commencing 30 April 2018