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Global Technical Lead – Disability-Inclusive Economic Empowerment

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where people with disabilities participate equally in society. We prevent avoidable blindness by carrying out eye examinations and referring people for treatment to prevent blindness and restore sight. We also work with our partners to treat and prevent debilitating neglected tropical diseases. We support equality for people with disabilities by training teaching staff and supplying specialist learning tools. We educate communities to reduce the stigma around disability, and empower people with disabilities so they can participate fully in society.


-Sightsavers are offering an exciting opportunity as a Global Technical Lead to drive disability inclusive economic empowerment. The position will be working closely with technical and programme staff throughout the organisation, of which will involve work in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Bangladesh and the UK.

-To ensure internal and external evidence and good practice is aligned with Sightsavers thematic programme portfolio on economic empowerment, the post will provide technical leadership at both organisational and programmatic levels and guide the direction, development and delivery for the global strategic programme in collaboration with the Senior GTL.

-With an innovative approach to developing strategic initiatives in inclusive employment, the post holder will facilitate the strengthening of country, regional and global teams with the implementation of inclusion programmes.

-The right candidate will possess excellent knowledge of economic empowerment, livelihoods, social protection and financial inclusion. An understanding of economic empowerment in developing countries and awareness of the key international networks is vital, as is involvement in representing an organisation and providing influence at an international level.

-A postgraduate qualification, or similar, in a relevant field is required, as is excellent leadership and communication skills. The ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional teams and to develop and adapt programming guidance tools is essential. The successful applicant will be require to travel for up to 12-16 weeks a year (regionally and internationally.

-This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Research planning; Programme management; Communication; Strategizing; Business development; Project implementation; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)


Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. We do what we do because 80 per cent of blindness in the world is avoidable, and we think that’s astoundingly unfair. We do it because people with disabilities deserve the same opportunities as everyone else.