Regional Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Advisor Asia*

  • Contract
  • CBM


About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest regions of the world. Based on our values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

To expand our Advisory team, we are looking for a Regional Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Advisor for Asia.

This is a full-time position based in Sri Lanka. Local contractual conditions of the respective country and in accordance with the national immigration laws apply. An expatriation is not intended.
Special indication: valid work permit (applicable to foreign nationals only)

These are your responsibilities

  • Implement the CBID Initiative Plan in a selected portfolio of Asian countries in alignment with other CBID advisors in the region
  • Contribute to the continuous development and implementation of the CBID Capacity Development & Training programme
  • Provide direct support to CBM Country Offices and partner staff on CBID
  • Conduct CBID assessments on request of Country Offices, the Regional Hub or the CBID Initiative
  • Develop, maintain and disseminate good practice examples and case studies of CBID programmes which can be used for reporting, general communication and advocacy work
  • Participate in the development of CBID proposals for funding opportunities
  • Facilitate evidence-based CBID-practice linked with programmatic interventions (e.g. through collaboration with academic institutions)
  • Support the development and publication of content on CBM’s CBID work across all internal and external communication channels

These are your qualifications

  • At least 10 years of community development experience in Asia, or in a relevant and related field of work
  • Master’s degree in development, social sciences or a related field
  • In-depth knowledge of the domain of disability inclusion
  • Disability inclusion related experience/knowledge of inclusive project cycle management
  • Proven experience in facilitation and building capacity through training for different stakeholders
  • Experience in advocacy for inclusion advantageous
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the Asian continent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive and result-driven
  • Professional proficiency in English, any additional language skills would be advantageous
  • Identification with the values and mandate of CBM

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in a leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions in the country you apply for
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Your contact person: Ms Kerstin Schneider.

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.

*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!

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