Global Technical Lead – Disability-inclusive Economic Empowerment UK NGO Jobs – Sightsavers

Organisation: Sightsavers
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Sightsavers is an International
Development Organization which works with partners to eliminate avoidable
blindness and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities in
over 33 developing countries across Africa, Asia and America. Sightsavers seeks
to achieve a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where
visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve
the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers
offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.
Job Summary: The Global
Technical Lead – Disability-inclusive Economic Empowerment will 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant must hold a postgraduate qualification, or similar, in a
    relevant field.
  • Excellent
    knowledge of economic empowerment, livelihoods, social protection and
    financial inclusion.
  • Broad
    knowledge and 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.
  • Excellent
    leadership and communication skills.
  • Proven
    ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional teams, build
    capacity and to develop and adapt programming guidance tools is essential.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send a filled application
form
 and equal
opportunities form
 to jobs@sightsavers.org indicating the position
title on the email subject line.
Deadline: 22nd April 2018
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