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Senior Policy Adviser – Inclusion and Disability at Sightsavers International

Sightsavers International
Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at Sightsavers Tanzania 2022

Senior Policy Adviser – Inclusion and Disability
implements projects in over 30 countries in Africa and South Asia
working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of
people with disabilities. We are looking for a Senior Policy Adviser –
Inclusion and Disability to work closely with the Head of Policy.
Salary: Local terms and conditions apply
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana,
Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi,
Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria – Abuja, Nigeria – Kaduna, Republic of
Sudan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Sweden, UAE – Dubai,
Senegal, Pakistan, Norway, Malawi – Blantyre, Uganda, United Kingdom,
USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Contract: Permanent

Job purpose
Sightsavers’ policy analysis and global influencing on social
inclusion, with a particular focus on the inclusion of people with
disabilities in line with Sightsavers thematic strategies. Line manage,
lead, and empower the Policy Officer – Social inclusion.   

Principle Accountabilities
leadership in delivering Sightsavers’ social inclusion policy
objectives, engage with and influence relevant policies and processes

  • Provide leadership on the
    direction, focus and positioning of Sightsavers’ policy influencing on
    social inclusion, with particular focus on the inclusion of people with
    disabilities in line with Sightsavers Social Inclusion thematic
  • Build relationships with strategic targets including
    governments and relevant bilateral and multilateral agencies to support
    influencing objectives  
  • Identify and prepare responses to relevant consultations and inquiries  
  • Identify
    and participate in relevant networks to collaborate on influencing
    where this strengthens Sightsavers strategic objectives  
  • Produce briefings and papers to support influencing  
  • Support the delivery of Sightsavers policy campaign  
  • Represent
    Sightsavers externally through a diverse range of channels, including
    global level events, media channels, blogs, and social media 
  • Deputise for the head of policy when required 

2. Conduct
high quality policy analysis and generate evidence to support
Sightsavers’ policy objectives in social inclusion and education (35%) 

  • Conduct
    policy analysis on topics relating to social inclusion, including
    analysis of relevant bilateral and multilateral policies and processes 
  • Synthesise and utilise research and evidence to provide technical knowledge on key policy issues  
  • Identify evidence from national level influencing to feed into global processes  
  • Support
    national level influencing through national policy analysis and by
    supporting the implementation of global policy processes at the national
  • Provide policy for the development and delivery of Sightsavers national and global policy campaigns   
  • Provide
    analysis and policy briefings to support Sightsavers engagement in the
    Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

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Lead the professional development of and directly line manage Sightsavers Policy Officer for Social Inclusion (20%) 

  • Provide leadership and direct line management to the policy officer – social Inclusion  
  • Support
    and strengthen the professional development, knowledge, and expertise
    of the postholder – including policy analysis, drafting, engagement with
    stakeholders and influencing 
  • Support the policy officer to develop and deliver the annual budget for social inclusion policy activity 
  • Promote health and well-being in the team and Directorate 

Respond to external factors and actively participate in the Policy and Global Directorate (10%) 

  • Remain
    flexible to additional strategic influencing opportunities as required
    by the Head of Policy, wider Policy and Global Advocacy Directorate and
    other teams 
  • Support the Policy and Global Advocacy Directorate to keep up to date with new developments relating to disability inclusion  
  • Conduct
    analysis and submit evidence for other thematic priority areas, and
    cover other areas of work for the Policy and Global Advocacy Directorate
    as required 
  • Play an active and collaborative role in the
    Policy and Global Advocacy Directorate and wider Policy and Programme
    Strategies Directorate 
  • Draft regular reports on policy
    activity, and proactively share information with colleagues. Support
    monthly management reporting 
  • Draft annual budget for Social Inclusion portfolio 
  • Adhere to and support the adherence to Sightsavers Safeguarding policy 
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This is a varied role, please read the full job description for
further details. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively
encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers
is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people with disabilities
are particularly encouraged to apply.

Jobholder Entry Requirements

  • Managing a team would be advantageous but not essential
  • Creating thematic policy briefs
  • Experience influencing public policy 
  • Providing policy input into the development of advocacy plans, new programmes, and research projects 
  • Understanding of issues relating to social inclusion, human rights, or social development 
  • Previous experience of working within an INGO\NGO
  • Experience and knowledge of the international development sector 
  • Experience
    working on disability inclusion and/or other thematic areas within
    Sightsavers social inclusion strategy would be advantageous  

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Next steps
apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application
via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning
of your motivations for applying.
We anticipate that remote
interviews will take place late November and the evaluation process will
include a task to be completed by shortlisted candidates in advance of
Closing date: 20th of November 2022

As an
equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all
sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader
and qualified people living with a disability are particularly
encouraged to apply.

Sightsavers is an employer that does not
tolerate any form of harassment and has zero tolerance for sexual
exploitation and abuse. All potential candidates will be subjected to
rigorous background checks and controls.


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