Appointment of Vice-President, International Development

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. Based on its values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty both as a cause and as a consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create a society for all. CBM’s vision is: “an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential”.
CBM International Office is now seeking an exceptional Vice-President, International Development to oversee the joint international programme and play an instrumental role in ensuring the Global Development Strategy is built and aligned with the overall CBM Family Strategy. This is a new position on the Executive Leadership Team and sitting as a member of the Federation’s Family Leadership Team, it is expected that the successful candidate will bring thought leadership, working with an international, dispersed team in the International Development Department. S/he will play a key role as an ambassador for CBM internationally, developing relationships with key stakeholders and partners, brokering CBM’s role in alliances and consortia, helping to raise funds, and building a strong profile and reputation for CBM.
The ideal candidate will be strategic and visionary with excellent communication skills and a strong track record of field experience in a development environment as well as experience of working in a networked environment and/or in globally dispersed organisations. S/he will have familiarity with a range of development alliance networks, bringing expertise in disability inclusive development and a solid understanding of good disability practice. They will also share CBM’s passion and embody the strong values-base of the organisation.
To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please click on the apply button, quoting reference 2222. The deadline for applications is 09.00 (GMT) on Friday 30th October, 2015. The role will be based in one of the CBM locations in Europe, and the salary is competitive with market rate and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment. This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a five year fixed-term basis, with possibility for extension. CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.