Global Technical Lead - Social Inclusion and Mainstreaming

  • Location
    Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 14

Position description

We seek a Global Technical Lead – Social Inclusion and Mainstreaming, with expertise in addressing inequalities, to join our team of social inclusion professionals. The post-holder will be responsible for providing technical support in the design of new projects, the provision of technical expertise to ongoing initiatives and will also play a role in shaping the strategic direction of Sightsavers’ approach to disability inclusive decision-making, gender mainstreaming, and supporting our policy and global advocacy priorities.

The Global Technical Lead – will support the Deputy Technical Director, Social inclusion in delivering Sightsavers’ work in inclusive decision-making. This will include working closely with country office staff to deliver our West Africa portfolio of projects addressing inclusive citizenship and political participation (CPP). Inclusive democracy is an area of growth for Sightsavers, and the post-holder will have a significant role in contributing to growing the portfolio.

Principal accountabilities will include:

  • Providing Sightsavers staff and our partners, technical leadership, support and guidance in the area of disability inclusion across our thematic area of citizenship and political participation
  • Identifying the capacity building needs of Sightsavers’ staff and partners globally to deliver social inclusion programming
  • Working with Global Technical Leads and other teams to identify new strategic initiatives and innovative approaches in social inclusion including in fragile environments and promoting locally led development
  • Developing tools and guidance around disability mainstreaming
  • Representing Sightsavers externally and strengthening partnerships with relevant stakeholders
  • Working with fundraisers to generate additional financial resources.
  • Contributing to the design of new opportunities
  • Actively engaging in the Social Inclusion Thematic Group
  • Contributing to communications about our work - internally and externally

Skills and Experience

This is an ideal opportunity for someone enthusiastic about leading our efforts in disability mainstreaming across a number of key projects as well as designing new programmes in the future.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Significant and demonstrable practical experience in a relevant field (social work/social inclusion; gender studies, disability studies, international development etc.)
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practice in social inclusion, gender, disability and development
  • Experience in social inclusion and rights-based programming in low-resource settings
  • Experience in developing and adapting programme guidance tools and other resource materials
  • Experience in collating, synthesising and disseminating best practice guidance, research and programme learning
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting capacity strengthening initiatives and programmes with marginalised groups in low-resource settings
  • Good knowledge of the key international networks and organisations working on social justice and inclusion
  • Experience of representing an organisation at conferences and events
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English and French
  • The ability to travel for up to 12 weeks a year
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people

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