Disability Inclusion Advisor NGO Careers – Light for the World

 

Job Title:    Disability Inclusion Advisor

Organisation: Light for the World

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Light for the World
is a global disability & development organization, breaking down barriers
to enrich society and unlock the potential in all of us. Light for the World
(LFTW) is an international disability and development organisation whose vision
is an inclusive society where no one is left behind. We enable crucial eye
health services and help empower people with disabilities in some of the
poorest regions of the world.

 

Job Summary: Reporting
to the Manager of the Disability Inclusion Advisory Unit, the Disability
Inclusion Advisor will promote and facilitate disability inclusive practices
amongst NGOs, Government actors and private sector actors. S(he) will play a
key role in nurturing partnerships with these actors and provide hands on
technical support in the form of training and coaching. The Disability
Inclusion Advisory Unit does not only support disability inclusion in Uganda,
but also supports other countries where Light for the World is active on
approaches on how to build sustainable capacity on disability inclusion at
different levels. Whereas the Disability Inclusion Advisor will be responsible
to train and advise different stakeholders on disability inclusion, (s)he will
largely work through a pool of Disability Inclusion Facilitators. The Advisor
will strategize together with the Facilitators and support them to effectively
tailor their interventions to the particular needs of the organisations. The
Disability Inclusion Advisor that we are looking for is a powerful ambassador
for disability inclusion, a natural networker, an inspirational communicator,
as well as a role model and changemaker.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Networking:
To represent Light for the World in networks of NGOs and/ or government bodies,
as required; to initiate and build relationships with both mainstream and
disability organisations, in order to promote disability inclusion and to
initiate partnerships with organisations interested in disability mainstreaming

·       
Advising
and training: To coordinate learning sessions and working groups; to bring
organisations together in learning platforms; to develop and deliver trainings
and workshops on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development
programming, workplaces and policies; To provide coaching and advise on the
same.

·       
Consolidate
and further expand the Pool of Disability Inclusion Facilitators: In close
collaboration with the Manager of the Disability Inclusion Advisory Unit, the
Capacity Development Officer and the rest of the team, provide training and
support to a growing pool of Disability Inclusion Facilitators; To support them
with preparation, implementation and reporting on their training and other
professional activities; Ensure continuous quality and consistency of all the
activities of the pool of Disability Inclusion Facilitators by monitoring,
facilitation of continuous learning and refresher trainings.

·       
Training
material and tool development: To lead and provide input to co-creation
processes, building on principles of human centred design; to provide content
to training manuals and tools; Pro-actively identify the need for additional
training materials and tools, and support the development of those.

·       
Knowledge
and information management: To gather and disseminate relevant information
regarding disability mainstreaming; To document lessons learned, case studies
and stories of change.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a University Degree or Higher in field relating to
development work, or program management

·       
Five
years of experience working in Non-Governmental Organizations, or Organisations
of Persons with Disabilities, ideally focused on Capacity Development and
Project Cycle Management

·       
Familiar
with Adult learning/ participatory training methodologies

·       
Experienced
trainer and facilitator with experience in designing and conducting
skills-building workshops and other capacity development approaches with a
variety of stakeholders.

·       
High
level of exposure to barriers that persons with disabilities face and practical
solutions to overcome those barriers, either through life experience or through
previous work experience

·       
Excellent
people skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and
experience in an accessible and clear manner.

·       
Excellent
written and oral communication skills.

·       
Commitment
to local capacity building and past experience of engaging and working with
local stakeholders in project design and implementation.

·       
Demonstrated
expertise in implementation of Livelihoods and Disability inclusion is desired.

·       
Show
great initiative and be able to work well in a team and independently.

·       
Ability
to produce timely and deliver high-quality results

 

How to Apply:

All candidate should
apply online at the link below with a complete CV and a letter of motivation
are important parts of this. Please let us know why you would like to join our
team and why you consider yourself suitable.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 26th February 2021

 

NB: We
are an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people with
disabilities to apply for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for an interview.

 

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