Senior Advisor, Disability Inclusion

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the– Senior Advisor, Disability Inclusion in Save the Children Country offices preferably in Nigeria, Nicaragua, Albania, Egypt and Bangladesh) The Disability Inclusion Technical Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between the Save the Children’s global and country level technical work on Disability Inclusion. It is anticipated that 70% of the role will be global in nature and focus on leading the Disability Accelerator (50% year 1 and 60% year 2), and support the global help desk for disability inclusion through the Disability Inclusion Technical Working Group (20% year 1 and 10% year 2). The Disability Accelerator is designed to support a culture of Disability Inclusion in Save the Children country teams and foster meaningful partnerships directly with organisations of persons with disabilities (OPD). Each Accelerator runs for six months in each country and consists of three parts: internal self-assessments and baseline exercise on Disability Inclusion; a week-long interactive training co-facilitated with a prominent national disability rights activist, and subsequently; the development and roll-out of a pilot project implemented together with the local Disability Movement.

The other 30% of the role will be providing support to the Country Office where the position is located (to be determined by the location of the successful candidate).

This role also includes external representation on priority issues including disability rights, inclusive child participation and monitoring of rights, disability data, meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action, disability inclusive health, nutrition, child protection, climate resilience, education and social protection. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


Masters degree in Disability Studies or related degree in international development, social work, education, psychology, sociology or related area



  • At least 5 years’ experience of leading the design and implementation of humanitarian and development Disability Inclusive programmes
  • Significant experience in designing and delivering training, capacity building, and mentoring on Disability Inclusion across different thematic areas such as health and nutrition, child protection, education, social protection, early intervention etc.
  • Demonstrated disability inclusive program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience working with organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and good relationship and wide network with disability experts and OPDs in at least one country where Save the Children works
  • Experience working directly with children with different types of disabilities and their families.
  • Experience designing and facilitating capacity building trainings on disability rights and inclusive programming
  • Strong understanding of the Disability Rights sector, policy priorities and the situation for adults and children with disabilities in at least one country where Save the Children works, and internationally in both humanitarian and development contexts
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Disability Inclusive Programming, The IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action, Disability Disaggregated data and MEAL, Universal Accessible Construction standards
  • Experience of leading context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights and rights of adults and children with disabilities. Familiarity with Disability Situation Analysis, Barrier Analysis, CRPD monitoring and Disability Data.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children with disabilities, especially disability disaggregated data
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.

Working eligibility in the preferred countries is required.“If you need any support or adjustment based on disability or health condition to apply for this job or during recruitment processes, kindly send an email to outlining the type of adjustment or reasonable accommodation you may need (for example, ‘I will need sign language interpretation for potential interviews’).

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 30 Mar 2021

Closing date: 21 Apr 2021 - 23:59 BST

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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