Senior Disability Inclusion Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor - Philippines

Long-term contract
Localisation Philippines
No remote
10+ yrs of exp.
Posted on 01-11-2024

CBM Global Disability Inclusion

Working with people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to transform lives & build inclusive communities.

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Job Overview and Core Purpose

The post holder leads the implementation of the Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction – DRR plan and ensures its integration within the Disaster Risk Management framework that aims to merge DRR, Humanitarian Action, Recovery, and Climate Resilient Livelihoods into one. He/she ensures the external representation and engagement of CBM Global in relevant international fora and supports Country Teams and implementing partners DiDRR programmatic delivery, and supports monitoring and evaluation of the program In coordination with all Technical Teams and Members the position holder ensures the DRR plan is resourced and promoted both internally and externally.

The role will be part/support the work of the following internal working groups: Country Coordination Forums, Climate advocacy cluster, Disaster Risk Management, and Inclusion Advisory Group.

Based: This role can be based in any CBM Global Office.

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 Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, 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

Strategy: 15%

  • In coordination and collaboration with other technical areas, set the overall strategic objectives and geographic priorities, based initially on the most at-risk communities and countries.
  • Oversee the delivery of the Global DiDRR plan, as an integral part of CBM Global Programmes.
  • Contribute to DRR and climate change adaptation integration within the Disaster Risk Management framework
  • Ensure support to country planning with priority for those at greatest disaster risk; including approval of country strategic plans, ensuring synergy with the DIDRR plan.
  • Support roll out of the Global level DiDRR impact indicators within DiDRR projects in priority countries.
  • Analyse policies, trends, data & research in DiDRR to influence the external environment and improve and further develop CBM Global’s policies and practices in the delivery of the DiDRR plan.
  • Together with other Technical Teams, collaborate closely and maximize learning with relevant members of communities of practice.

Management: 5%

  • In close collaboration with the DRM knowledge and learning officer, support the creation and running of a Group of DiDRM CBM Global focal points/Community of Practice for the implementation of the DIDRR plan.

Programming: 55%

  • With Country Teams and partners support the development, monitoring, and evaluation of DiDRR projects
  • Support ongoing and new DRR and CCA projects to identify learning objectives in line with key priorities, generate knowledge, and develop knowledge products
  • Support Country Team and partners skills in DIDRR, to implement standards, including training, coaching, and mentoring with relevant training materials.
  • Set standards of quality for DiDRR based on UNCRPD, DRR, and international development framework, and the capacity requirements at different levels of the organization and strategic partners to meet these standards.
  • Coordinate the development of criteria, tools, and guidelines to support project design and development and ensure relevant projects receive technical input in line with DIDRR principles, criteria, and approach.
  • Lead the scale-up and support documentation of DiDRR programmes, which reflect models of good practice, and which can be promoted nationally and internationally.
  • Pursue opportunities to work in consortia to leverage the impact of CBM Global programmes
  • Work with country and international partners and stakeholders in gathering relevant data and baseline studies.

Advocacy, Influencing and external advisory 10%

  • Coordinate with key internal and external stakeholders the advocacy priorities for DiDRR and climate change adaptation and its convergence.
  • Act as Focal Point and resource for UNDRR and the International Disability Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities on inclusive practice and take a lead in International DRR platforms.
  • Facilitate CBM Global & partners’ engagement with International mainstream DRR Networks and ones focused on disability-inclusive DRR.
  • Respond to external requests for input to and attendance at other DRR events.
  • In close collaboration with the Inclusion Advisory Group, identify strategic opportunities to provide disability inclusion technical assistance to DRR actors and support the implementation of specific advisory contracts as per need
  • Be a resource to support the implementation of CBM Global’s climate advocacy roadmap

Evaluation & Research 5%

  • Establish clear guidelines for programme evaluation and indicators, with alignment to CBM Global and international standards.
  • Support evaluation personnel in setting up and commissioning independent programme evaluations for informing and further developing CBM Global’s DiDRR programming.
  • Support research teams in commissioning research in order to inform and further develop DiDRR as an essential component of CBM Global programmes.

Resourcing and Promotion 10%

  • Work with fundraising teams to develop relevant communication on model programmes and good practices for marketing and fundraising.
  • Define HR requirements in support of DiDRR (i.e. country and regional advisors, evaluators, international level expertise) and support HR in the development of relevant HR plans.

Person Specification

All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a * when they are desirable.

CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience.

  • Professional background and relevant working experience and expertise in both Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action and DiDRR.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant working experience in low and middle-income countries, with at least 50% of that time at the strategic and technical management level, with sufficient experience in research and inclusive data collection.
  • Strong understanding and application of key principles of Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Based Disaster Risk Management.
  • Background and experience in development cooperation, including application of relevant tools and methods (Inclusive PCM, participatory approaches, etc.).
  • Proven expertise in advocacy and influencing, with knowledge of key international and continental networks, ideally having played an active part in such networks.
  • Proven expertise in international and national/local cooperation and in building and managing effective partnerships, both disability-specific and in the mainstream sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of international trends and priorities in DIDRR, CBR/CBID; strong understanding of approaches, systems and processes of International NGOs working in development cooperation
  • Experience in working with governments and key international stakeholders in DRR/DIDRR, CBR and/or DID.
  • Proven experience in the programmatic and financial management of large project portfolios.
  • Experience in managing large programmes as well as multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Expertise in capacity development including facilitation skills and coaching.


  • English (professional proficiency, spoken and written)
  • French, Spanish (desirable)

Core Competencies

  • Enabling others
  • Managing performance
  • Persuasive communication
  • Result orientation
  • Decisiveness
  • Fostering teamwork
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Strategic thinking
  • Has initiative
  • Both International and Community Perspectives.

How to apply

More information about CBM Global Disability Inclusion can be found by visiting the CBM Global website:

Closing date: the position will stay open for applications until we have found a suitable candidate.


  1. Use this link to apply
  2. Prepare your CV in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
  3. 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 Cliquez sur candidater pour accéder aux informations. with the following format: Family Name First Name: (Senior Disability Inclusion Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor, COUNTRY.)

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