CBM - Christian Blind Mission
Humanitarian Disability Advisor for North East Nigeria (m / f / d)
Organization : CBM - Christian Blind Mission
Grade : Consultancy, Consultancy
Occupational Groups : Disability Rights
Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
Closing Date : 2019-08-26
CBM seeks to recruit a Humanitarian Disability Advisor for North East Nigeria, to be based in Maiduguri / Abuja for six months from September / October 2019 to February / March 2020.
Too many people face poverty, stigma and isolation, denied the chance to go to school or earn a living, just because they have a disability.
And every day people lose the ability to see, hear or walk because of conditions that could easily be treated or prevented.
Driven by Christian values, CBM works in the world’s poorest places to reach those whom others leave behind. Working in partnership with Governments and local partners, we create long-
term positive change : treating and preventing conditions that can lead to disability and supporting people with disabilities to access education and healthcare, earn a living and be included in their communities.
CBM’s support to projects in Nigeria dates back to 1968, where we partnered with eye hospitals, special schools and rehabilitation schools to reduce the burden of disability by providing preventative, curative and rehabilitative services to communities.
Over the years, CBM has expanded its focus to cover other disabling conditions, such as neglected tropical diseases, obstetric fistula, community-
based rehabilitation and mental health and shifted from service delivery to system strengthening and disability-inclusive development initiatives.
CBM currently support projects in 16 States across the six geopolitical zones, with the majority in the north of the country.
CBM was one of the organizations that developed the Minimum Standards on Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action, now launched as the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for older people and persons with disabilities (and hereafter referred to as HIS).
The HIS consist of nine key inclusion standards, derived from the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), and seven sets of sector-
health; and education.
CBM piloted the first draft of the HIS in Kenya and Bangladesh, as part of the Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP).
CBM also used the key inclusion standards, as well as the WASHspecific and food security-specific standards of the HIS principles during the acute phase of the humanitarian response implemented in Borno and Yobe States.
Currently, we are supporting partners to implement a livelihood component focusing on persons with disabilities, older people, female-
headed households and single mothers, and will be drawing most specifically on the key inclusion standards and the food security-specific standards.
In late 2018, a team from CBM and the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) undertook a disability review of the humanitarian response in North East Nigeria under
NENTAD. The review assessed the extent to which people with disabilities are systematically and consistently included in, and benefit from, DFID’s NENTAD humanitarian response in Nigeria, with
DFID’s North East Nigeria Transition to Development programme (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the northeast of
reference to the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards (HIS) and data disaggregation. Funded by DFID Nigeria, this is the first time such a review has been conducted of DFID’s humanitarian programmes, and that the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards (2018) have been used to review programmes, representing an important pilot.
Based on the findings of the review, recommendations have been developed for DFID Nigeria and for NENTAD partners, to build on work done so far and make practices more inclusive in the future.
In order to support the implementation of these recommendations, CBM is recruiting an advisor with experience of disability inclusion in a humanitarian context to work with both NENTAD implementing partners and DFID Nigeria.
Main Responsibilities :
This advisor role will bring international expertise and increase the resourcing of the CBM Nigeria team to support disability mainstreaming amongst NENTAD partners.
Working with each organisation’s focal person for inclusion in Nigeria, the Humanitarian Disability Advisor will support partners to adopt an inclusive project cycle management approach, build staff capacity and work towards institutionalising inclusive systems and processes through mentoring, training and providing technical guidance as required.
Although tailored to specific organisational priorities, this could include work to ensure that :
raising and specific support.
This role will be managed by CBM Country Director and technically jointly supervised and supported by Country Humanitarian Coordinator, the Global Emergency Response Unit and CBM UK programme manager.
Monthly reports on activities should be submitted to the CBM Nigeria Country
Director and CBM UK.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
as well as experience in cross-cutting issues in humanitarian response (gender, age, disability, etc), working with at-
risk groups, participatory approaches, and inter-agency coordination systems.
11), the and other relevant international frameworks.
risk groups), community mobilization, and identification of barriers / exclusion issues.
The job holder will be required to adhere to CBM values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding and Vulnerable Adults Policy.
CBM is an equal opportunities employer, and particularly welcomes expressions of interest from persons with disabilities.
This role will be based principally in Maiduguri, in Borno State, Nigeria (75%), with regular travel to Abuja (25%).
Applications / Expressions of interest
This role is primarily offered as a consultancy service agreement. The possibility of entering in a contract employment relationship will be considered upon the successful candidate s preference and / or interest.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter, indicating availability between September 2019 and March 2020 and salary expectations or fee rates, by 8 am UTC on 26th August 2019.
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