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Regional CBID Advisor Americas

  • published till: 2024-06-05
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About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.
For our CBID (Community based Inclusive Development) initiative, we are looking for a Regional CBID Advisor – Americaspart-time (50% – 20h a week on average).

This position is based on Guatemala City (preferred), Honduras or Nicaragua. With local contractual conditions. An expatriation is not intended.

These are your responsibilities

  • Support the global work of the CBID Initiative.
  • Implement the CBID Initiative plan in the Americas in alignment with other CBID advisors in the region.
  • Contribute to the continuous development and implementation of the CBID Capacity Development & Training programme with local partners.
  • Contribute to the development and review of tools, guidelines, technical documents of the CBID Initiative as relevant with local partners in the region – Americas.
  • Strengthen CBID capacities in the Americas.
  • Provide direct technical support to CBM Country Offices and partners’ staff on CBID: Conduct field / monitoring visits, Organise and run face-to-face and online CBID capacity development workshops and trainings alongside Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs).
  • Participate in the development of CBID proposals for Legally Contracted Designated Funds (LCDF) funding opportunities.
  • Support Country Offices in building strategic alliances with key actors internally and externally to advocate for Disability inclusive programming.
  • Facilitate evidence based CBID-practice linked with programmatic interventions.

These are your qualifications

  • Master degree in social science or related field will be an advantage.
  • Professional experience of ten (10) years in national or international NGOs, working in human rights with preference in inclusion and disabilities, in management of development projects/programmes at a senior level.
  • In-depth knowledge in development and inclusion theory and practice and community development.
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering technical assistance for civil society organisations, including organisations of persons with disabilities and/or public administration.
  • Experience in developing and managing large scale institutionally funded projects (USAID and EU mandatory). Experience of managing complex consortium an advantage.
  • Disability-related training / knowledge in inclusion and inclusive project cycle management.
  • Proven experience in training professionals, practitioners, and other groups.
  • Experience in advocacy for inclusion advantageous.
  • Experience in the livelihood or education sector advantageous.
  • Spanish (Compulsory) / English (Professional Proficiency, strong written and conversational skills)
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Confident user of e-conferencing tools (Zoom, Teams, GoToMeeting, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills and teamwork.
  • Identification with the Christian values and mandate of CBM.

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world’s leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions in the country you apply for
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit

How to apply

We are pleased to have retained Estrategas and to partner with them for this specific search.
Please apply exclusively through our consultant e-mail [email protected]
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.

Closing date: June 5th, 2024

We look forward to receiving your application!

Your contact person: Vanessa or Carol – [email protected]

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.
*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!
 

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