CBM Global Disability Inclusion Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

CBM Global Disability Inclusion Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Overview

The Programme Officer is accountable for implementing programme components of CBM Global Country Office in line with the CBM Global Programme and Country Strategies, and in close collaboration and coordination with relevant Thematic teams and Member Associations and partners.

As a member of the Programme team, success requires close collaboration with Country Team staff, partners, in-country stakeholders, Thematic Teams and Member Teams to develop, win support for and ensure effective delivery of projects, across all three vehicles of change detailed in the organisation’s programmatic strategy.

S/he will support partners towards high standards, in line with our Programme Quality Framework and the development and maintenance of effective and authentic partnerships in line with our Approach to Partnership. S/he will promote strong capacity in project design, proposal development, effective project implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning within CBM Global projects and partners.

Based: We welcome applications from those with the right to work in Kenya

Hours: Full-time

Salary range: The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience. We offer a local contract

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support the Country Programme Manager with front-facing interaction with partners and stakeholders.

  • Ensure multi-stakeholder engagement including of people with disabilities in the project cycle in line with CBM Global commitment to authentic partnerships.

  • Ensure that the CBM Global programme is holistic and contributes towards our overall theory of change.

  • Support the development and design of new projects and programmes through the identification of new project opportunities, in line with the Project Development and Approval procedures. Working with partners, Thematic Teams and Member Associations, follow an approach that embraces CBM Global’s operating model; programme quality framework; and partnership with the disability movement.

  • Support the identification of funding opportunities for CBM Global’s work and actively participate in fundraising efforts as guided by the Country Programme Manager and Country Director.

  • Support partners to ensure effective and timely delivery of projects, in line with required standards, objectives, activity plans and budgets, as directed by the Programme Manager.

  • Provide proper induction of partners to CBM Global processes and expectations, fostering a culture of effective, sustainable, and inclusive project implementation, in adherence to CBM Global policies and procedures.

  • Support and sustain a high quality and timely documentation culture by CBM Global partners including implementation data, field stories and photographs, statistics and project narrative and financial reports.

  • Lead in partner capacity gap identification through effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes. Enhance access to requisite training to strengthen partner capacity to implement successful projects.

  • Effectively represent CBM Global in-country and elsewhere on collaborative platforms as requested by the Country Programme Manager or Country Director to enhance the CBM Global Brand.

  • Advocate, champion, and model disability inclusion to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society.

  • Ensure that all children and adults who come into contact with CBM Global’s programmes, are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible. Comply with all aspects of the CBM Global Safeguarding policy and associated standards and procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned by line management and those applicable as per the authority matrix.

  • Safeguarding:


  • Understands the incident management framework and their first responder role in recording, responding and reporting incidents.

  • Understands how to incorporate safeguarding into good quality programme design.

  • Knowledge of donor safeguarding requirements and partner capacity.

  • Understands the survivor-centred approach and how to apply it when receiving a complaint or responding to an incident.

  • Knows local support services available in
    the community or region, and how to engage them.


  • Able to listen and accurately document reported concerns and complaints.

  • Able to respect the confidentiality of safeguarding allegations. Able to appropriately apply the survivor-centred approach.

  • Able to source required technical and professional expertise to design and deliver safe programming.


  • Treats the survivor and others involved in an incident with dignity and respect.

  • Be assertive in implementing the initial incident response protocols by gaining the trust and cooperation of parties involved.

  • Always considers safeguarding risks in all activities and interventions.

    Key outcomes expected from this role

  • A coherent portfolio of projects at the country office delivered to an exemplary standard, achieving agreed outcomes and impact.

  • Authentic and effective partnerships, developed and maintained in line with CBM Global’s approach to partnerships.

  • A high performing implementation team of partners and stakeholders with a culture that reflects CBM Global’s values and programme quality.

  • Partners’ compliance with CBM Global procedures and standards relating to project identification, design, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and learning.
    CBM Global and its work with partners is recognised as a driving force for promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society.

    Person Specification

  • All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a * when they are desirable, and will be assessed from a combination of information provided from the application form and interview process.

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

    Experience and knowledge:

  • Professional experience in a national or international NGO with a minimum of 3 years at Project Officer level.

  • Experience in supporting inclusive development and/or humanitarian projects in collaboration with partners, including consortium projects.

  • Experience in supporting fundraising opportunities successfully, including proven experience in proposal development, and proficiency in concept development.

  • Strong project proposal development skills for institutional donors.

  • Proven experience in results-based management and project cycle management, including assessment, monitoring and evaluation, with a sound understanding of budgeting and budget tracking.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external relationships and partnerships particularly with implementing partners and project stakeholders.

  • Experience in working with county and national government as well as other organizations and donors.


  • Understanding of disability inclusion and related legal frameworks and standards, especially with regards to disability inclusive development.

  • Technical expertise and experience in health, rehabilitation, WASH, gender, education, or advocacy.

    Skills/competencies/personal qualities

  • Skilled in sustaining collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders, internal and external.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills.

  • A self-starter. Proactive, resourceful, highly autonomous, and entrepreneurial.

  • Diligent, persistent with a can-do, positive attitude.

  • Ability to demonstrate focus, coordination, prioritization skills and decisiveness, and meeting tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions, and personal backgrounds.

    Qualifications, training, and education

  • University degree in development studies, other social sciences, or related field.

  • Any other training in a development-related field (M&E, PCM, RBM, etc.)

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; CBM Global Disability Inclusion Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

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