United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Programme Advisor – Social Inclusion and Disability
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Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 09 Oct 2015
Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for a Programme Advisor to join our Strategic Programme Innovations, Development, Evidence and Research Directorate and providing technical expertise and strategic direction in designing and delivering programmes aligned to the social inclusion strategic framework.
You will be responsible for facilitating the capacity strengthening of country, partner and global teams in the design and implementation of social inclusion programmes. Providing regular project management support through maintaining contact with country office programme staff on site and remotely. A key role will be working to facilitate the close collaboration of interdepartmental teams in developing and piloting new strategic initiatives and innovative approaches to improve and enhance the quality of Sightsavers’ work.
The successful candidate will ideally be:
· A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field (social work/social inclusion; disability studies, public health, international development etc.)
· Significant and demonstrable experience of working in international development, in particular of working overseas
· Experience in the field of ‘rights-based’ development and excellent knowledge of current issues and best practice in social inclusion, disability and development. Familiarity with international legislation and policies in the field of disability and human rights – in particular the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
· Demonstrable experience of supporting capacity strengthening initiatives and programmes with people with disabilities in low-resource settings
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To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack fromhttp://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies
As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
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