Inclusive Eye Health Advisor || CBM Global

CBM Global

DUE : 15 JAN 2023

Reports to:
The Inclusive Eye Health & Neglected Tropical Diseases Director

Job Overview
Reporting to the Inclusive Eye Health & Neglected Tropical Diseases Director, this full-time role is responsible for providing Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) technical advisory support and capacity building to CBM Global partner organisations and Country Offices. The IEH Advisor ensures that they are enabled to deliver programmes well, reflecting the technical standards and MEAL approach outlined in the IEH strategic plan, integrating and coordinating with other core areas of work of CBM Global, and in pursuing funding opportunities from institutional and other major donors, in coordination with CBM Global Member Associations and Country Offices. The position holder is part of CBM Global’s core IEH/NTD team that leads this core area of work for the federation globally.

Based: This role can be based in any CBM Global Office, with preference for those countries where our Inclusive Eye Health programmes are delivered. Applications are therefore encouraged from those with the right to work in: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Zimbabwe, as well as Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK.

Hours: Full-time

Salary range: The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience, as well as country of location. We offer a local contract

Responsibilities and Duties
Support country planning processes, ensuring synergy with the IEH strategy, and identification of appropriate country level objectives and indicators
Ensure that IEH project proposals which are developed meet agreed standards of design and quality for them to be presented to donors for funding
Support complementarity and integration across CBM Global’s disability inclusive development and disability inclusive humanitarian work.

Resourcing and Promotion
Work with fundraising teams to develop relevant communication on model programmes and good practice for marketing and fundraising
Identify and pursue funding opportunities from institutional and other major donors, in coordination with CBM Global Member Associations and Country Teams
Pursue opportunities to work in consortia in order to increase income and leverage the impact of CBM Global’s IEH strategy.

Ensure quality assurance of IEH programmes in terms of technical requirements, disability inclusion and developmental good practice
Support the development and use of criteria, tools and guidelines to support project design and development and ensure relevant projects receive technical input
Develop, scale up and document model IEH programmes with good practices to promote replication
Support MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) at partner, country, regional, global levels.

Advocacy & Influencing
Provide regional level representation on IEH on behalf of the CBM Global Federation
Contribute to identifying IEH advocacy priorities
Engage with, support and influence alliance partners and relevant networks as identified in the IEH & NTD strategy in support of its objectives.

Quality assurance
Contribute to developing standards of quality for the IEH strategy
Oversee capacity building at country level as needed to meet these standards, including the delivery of training, coaching and mentoring.

Evaluation & Research
Support partner organisations and Country Office staff in setting up and commissioning independent programme evaluations for informing and further developing CBM Global’s strategy in inclusive eye health
Develop research proposals in order to inform and further develop CBM Global’s work in IEH.
Support country-based staff (eg Programme Officers, Programme Managers) to facilitate good quality IEH work in partners
Assist in identifying local consultants in support of good practice and accountability in CBM Global’s IEH work.

Key outcomes expected from this role
Enable the delivery of IEH strategy
High quality IEH programming
Effective MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning)
Acquisition of institutional funding and working in consortia
Maintain effective relationships across the CBM Global federation
Promote CBM Global’s values and culture within the organisation and its global environment.

Person Specification
All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a * when they are desirable, and will be assessed from a combination of information provided from the application form and interview process.
CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.

Minimum of 5 years working experience in low and middle income countries.
Knowledge and understanding of key donors and stakeholders in IEH programming on global and regional levels
Experience of working with DPOs/or self-help/community led groups *
Experience in operational research *
Clinical experience, as trained as ophthalmologist is an advantage

Skills/competencies/personal qualities
Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and networking with others.
Strong understanding of public health systems in low and middle income countries
Strong understanding of disability-inclusive approaches in line with the CRPD and SDGs and their application in IEH and NTD work
Passionate about effecting change for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision and mission of CBM Global.

Background and relevant working experience in public health ophthalmology and/or Inclusive Eye Health, including in applying relevant tools and methods (PCM, participatory approaches etc).
How to Apply
More information about CBM Global Disability Inclusion can be found by visiting the CBM Global website:

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Prepare your CV in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
Download and complete the Application Form in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
No email applications will be considered. If you have any problems with the system, please redirect them to our email address with the following format: Family Name First Name: Inclusive Eye Health Advisor, COUNTRY.
We also welcome informal enquiries, which should also be sent to the above email address.