Closing date: 1 July 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: Vauxhall, London with extensive travel to West Africa
Disability Advisor – Inclusive Programmes
Located: Vauxhall, London with extensive travel to West Africa
Contract: Fixed term – 3 years
Salary: Circa £45,000 to £49,700
About Leonard Cheshire
Leonard Cheshire is one of the world’s leading charities supporting persons with disabilities. We believe that persons with disabilities should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society. Our international development programmes support children in school and disabled adults into employment across Africa and Asia. We have established local partners in countries of operation whom we have worked with for a number of years. Our ambitious new five year international strategy aims to enrich lives and promote independence for more than 100,000 people with disabilities across Africa and Asia.
About the Role
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be part of a large innovative consortium providing high level technical advice with inputs from our research team, on inclusion in health programmes in Africa.
Informing the programmes technical strategy ensuring the programme is accessible for persons with disabilities is a focus in addition to building the capacity of consortium partners and Disabled Peoples’ Organisations in countries of implementation.
The role also requires leading on programme management.
As well as a Masters Level education your particular skill set will include proven experience in both the disability and health arena preferably with work in Africa as well programme cycle management and impact monitoring.
Working within a large consortium communication and influencing skills will be at a high level along with your experience in developing accessible training materials and training sessions.
You need to be well organised, demonstrate sound judgment and be able to take on a solution focused approach, all within tight timescales
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire and who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of persons with disability and we strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience of disability.
What we Offer
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community, but you must already have the right to work in the UK.
A satisfactory disclosure check may be required for this role.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
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Closing date: 1st July 2018
For more information and to apply, please visit our website: https://careers.leonardcheshire.org/jobs/vacancy/1828/Bond/detail
Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.