Global Technical Lead – Disability-inclusive Economic Empowerment


Closing date: 22 Apr 2018

Location: International - Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Bangladesh, UK

Contract: 2 years

Salary: Local T’s and C’s

Sightsavers are offering an exciting opportunity as a Global Technical Lead to drive disability inclusive economic empowerment. The position will be working closely with technical and programme staff throughout the organisation, of which will involve work in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Bangladesh and the UK.

To ensure internal and external evidence and good practice is aligned with Sightsavers thematic programme portfolio on economic empowerment, the post will provide technical leadership at both organisational and programmatic levels and guide the direction, development and delivery for the global strategic programme in collaboration with the Senior GTL.

With an innovative approach to developing strategic initiatives in inclusive employment, the post holder will facilitate the strengthening of country, regional and global teams with the implementation of inclusion programmes.

The right candidate will possess excellent knowledge of economic empowerment, livelihoods, social protection and financial inclusion. An understanding of economic empowerment in developing countries and awareness of the key international networks is vital, as is involvement in representing an organisation and providing influence at an international level.

A postgraduate qualification, or similar, in a relevant field is required, as is excellent leadership and communication skills. The ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional teams and to develop and adapt programming guidance tools is essential. The successful applicant will be require to travel for up to 12-16 weeks a year (regionally and internationally.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Interview date: Week commencing 30 April 2018

Closing Date: April 22, 2018


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