Senior Advisor, Inclusion Advisory Group


Use your expertise and experience in inclusive community development to help shape the vital work and future direction of CBM Global Disability Inclusion; a dynamic INGO that works alongside people with disabilities in the poorest places in the world to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives.

Reports to:

Director, Inclusion Advisory Group

Job Overview

The post holder is a member of the IAG Global team and will accordingly contribute at a high level to the development and implementation of the Inclusion Advisory Group strategy and operations. The CBM Global IAG exists to help others put inclusion into practice. We partner with the disability movement to influence humanitarian and development organizations, institutions and systems to realize the rights of people with disabilities. This is done through a tailored mix of technical assistance (TA) on policies and programs, facilitation of change, capacity building and proof of what works.

As a member of the IAG Global team, the incumbent will help ensure that the IAG program is of good quality, develops in line with CBM Global’s approach, has appropriate resources and is promoted both internally and externally. This will be done through a combination of activities aimed at:

  • develop and animate the IAG network through the coaching and support of local teams and the development of resources; and
  • through the provision of quality and tailored technical advice to global development and humanitarian actors (e.g. UN entities, donors, international NGOs).

Our current work plan and opportunities mean that we are particularly keen to hear from people with a strong background in capacity development and humanitarian development/programming.

Although the Advisor is expected to work relatively independently, they will work collaboratively with the IAG Global team, including on our country programs, and with other IAG colleagues internally and externally. from CBM Global. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate initiative, develop and maintain partnerships with IAG clients and delivery partners, and mentor IAG development partners and advisors in delivering quality inclusion advice .

Based: The position will be based in a CBM Global country, on a local contract. Remote work is welcome. Ideally, the candidate can work at least part of their working day with an overlap with GMT.

Hours: The role is full time. The global nature of the role involves working flexible hours to accommodate meetings with IAG colleagues and partners in different time zones.

Wage scale: The salary offered will be competitive and determined according to skills and experience.

responsibilities and duties

  1. Contribute to the cohesive functioning of the AGI global team and the AGI program through clear communication around work plans and individual commitments, participation in regular team meetings, and contributing to the monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  2. Monitor and analyze the consultative context, opportunities and resource requirements to inform AGI strategy, decision-making and implementation. Including providing technical input to proposals, investment concepts, etc.
  3. Provide quality inclusion advice to humanitarian and development partners, including advice on policy, programming, research and evidence and/or capacity development at national, regional and international levels.
  4. Represent IAG at meetings, conferences and other events, in agreement with the manager.
  5. Model and promote inclusive approaches in day-to-day work, aligned with CBM Global’s commitment to genuine partnership with people with disabilities and their representative organizations.
  6. Directly support the development of local AGI teams through a combination of facilitating strategy development and work planning, providing technical assistance for the assessment and pursuit of new advisory opportunities, setting up relationship or design of relevant resources, and development support for local AGI staff and associates.
  7. Develop resources, including but not limited to internal resources to support the growth of the AGI (e.g. policy briefs, communications) and available external resources (e.g. publications, training material, etc. from contracts, arising from IAG ME&L, etc.,) .
  8. Actively participate in AGI capacity and quality development processes, including reviewing and having work reviewed by colleagues and associates, designing and delivering workshops, webinars, etc.

Main expected results of this role

  1. Develop strong and respected partnerships for inclusion advisory work:
    1. Internally – within CBM Global (e.g. with advocacy and humanitarian teams) and across CBM Global’s three levers of change (advocacy, advisory and field programs)
    2. Externally – with potential and current AGI clients and other implementing partners, including Disabled People’s Organizations and other AGI Associate Advisors.
  2. Contribution to a coherent and relevant strategy, development and implementation of a business plan for IAG – including for the IAG, the global team and certain IAG markets for which the person is the point global focus.
  3. Contribute to broader CBM Global strategy and operations in line with the manager.
  4. Advance the learning and development of AGI Advisors through a combination of resource development, coaching, peer reviews and other capacity development initiatives.
  5. Provide and support the provision of high quality technical advice to IAG customers.
  6. Contribute to monitoring, evaluation and learning in relation to AGI.
  7. Contribute to raising the profile and reputation of IAG to support growth.

Person specification

All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with * where desirable, and will be assessed from a combination of information provided by the application form and the interview process.

CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.


  • Demonstrated experience in a policy, program and/or capacity development advisory role to governments and/or multilateral organizations.
  • Applied experience in humanitarian and/or development sector(s) (e.g. education, livelihoods and social protection, health, WASH, governance, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience and networks in the field of disability or other generally excluded groups, including knowledge of and contribution to the realization of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or similar human rights instrument ‘man.
  • Demonstrated experience in different forms of capacity development and facilitation, ideally including program design
  • Experience working with people with disabilities and/or their representative organizations in advisory work, or in other humanitarian or development contexts, or experience practicing and promoting inclusion for other groups generally excluded*
  • Experience in organizational development and/or experience working in a start-up or organizational scaling is welcome*
  • Demonstrated experience in different aspects of accessibility is an advantage*

Personal skills/competences/qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and support strategy development.
  • A high level of English proficiency (written and spoken, suitable for governmental and intergovernmental forums).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multilingual and culturally diverse environment with strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain networks, build partnerships and alliances, and influence the policy and practice of individuals and organizations
  • The candidate will have the ability to travel internationally if necessary.
  • A good written and oral command of another language (in particular French or Spanish), or of an international or national sign language) is an advantage*


  • Extensive academic or applied training in humanitarian and/or development studies, disability studies, social sciences, or other relevant qualifications.
  • Postgraduate degrees in the above fields are an advantage*

How to register

To apply:

Please click here Senior Advisor, Global Team, Inclusion Advisory Group | CBM Global ( for more information and to find out how to apply. For any request, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

Deadline: Friday August 19, 2022


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