Location: DFID London Whitehall Secondment
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 08 March 2020
Specific Hours: Standard Hours of Work
Sightsavers’ programming in disability inclusion is growing and included in our portfolio are a number of DFID-funded consortia delivering programmes committed to disability inclusion and the Leave No One Behind Agenda. As a result of this collaboration we seek an experienced humanitarian adviser to be seconded into DFID’s Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department (CHASE) to support DFID’s delivery of the Disability Inclusion Strategy and wider commitments on inclusive humanitarian action, including the Strategic Vision for Gender Equality, World Humanitarian Summit commitments and UK Humanitarian Reform Policy.
Job Location: Department for International Development (DFID) London and Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Contract: 12-month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension
DFID has committed to promote a fully inclusive humanitarian response, within DFID and across the broader system, which is evidence-based, equitable, inclusive in design, and founded on the principles of dignity, safety, empowerment and protection.
This post would focus on supporting delivery of DFID commitments on inclusive humanitarian action, drawing together sectoral commitments on disability inclusion, violence against women and girls and gender equality.
The purpose of this role is to provide high quality advice and support to DFID’s humanitarian teams and to enhance DFID’s programming, and policy development, related to putting people back at the centre of humanitarian action. Full details may be found in the accompanying job description. The post-holder will report to CHASE and be responsible for a specific set of objectives and deliverables.
Objectives of the role will include:
We are seeking applicants who have:
This is an exciting and involved role so please read the full job description for further details. This would be an initial 12-month post with the possibility for extension.
The post-holder would be based in DFID Whitehall for the majority of their time – but may also work periodically from the headquarters of Sightsavers, in Haywards Heath.
The assignment might require limited travel to DFID country offices to review specific programming and provide technical advice and expertise.
We anticipate that interviews will take place mid-March 2020 at our offices in Haywards Heath and a pre-interview written task may form part of the assessment.
Closing date: 8 March 2020