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Global Action on Disability Network (GLAD) Manager

Sightsavers
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

As the successful candidate you will:
  • Have a master’s degree (or equivalent) in either human rights or development or disability studies, or a subject directly relevant to the position
  • Extensive similar work experience, with sound knowledge of UN human rights mechanisms
  • Experience in project management and strong sense of diplomacy and managing complex and multi-stakeholder communication, excellent inter-personal skills
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English and working knowledge of at least one other UN official language or International Sign
  • Willingness to work occasionally at non-standard hours, including potentially daily communication with GLAD co-chairs, staff and Members in different time zones

Responsibilities

The GLAD Consultant Manager will be responsible for:
Strategic leadership support to the GLAD network
  • Support the network co-chairs in development of the strategic plan
  • Oversee the implementation of the GLAD strategic plan
Strategic and substantive coordination support to the work of the GLAD network
  • Manage and supervise the organization of the steering committee
  • Manage collaboration with the host and co-chairs and preparatory committee.
Management of the GLAD Secretariat
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting on GLAD activities and management of contractual requirements pertaining to GLAD activities
  • Support the effective and strategic external communication on GLAD

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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