Programme Officer

CBM Global Disability Inclusion

The Role

Programme Officer

Fixed-Term Contract (3 years) /Full-Time

Reports to:
The Programme Officer will report to the CBM Global Country Director – Bolivia

Job Overview.

The Programme Officer is accountable for implementing programme components of the CBM Global Country Office in line with the CBM Global Programme Strategy, and Country Strategic Plan 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 Office staff, partners, in-country stakeholders, Thematic Teams, and Members to develop, win support for, and ensure effective delivery of projects, across all three vehicles of change detailed in the organization’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.


We welcome applications from those with the right to work in Cochabamba – Bolivia



Salary range:

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

Responsibilities and Duties

1. Support the development and maintenance of authentic partnerships with implementing partners, adopting an approach to partnership that aligns with and supports our partnership principles.

2. Undertake partner assessments as required, following CBM Global’s partner assessment procedures.

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

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

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

6. As directed by the Country Director, work with and support partners to ensure effective and timely delivery of projects, in line with required standards, objectives, activity plans, and budgets.

7. Foster a culture, among implementing partners for effective, sustainable, and inclusive project implementation through proper induction to CBM Global processes and expectations, timely communication, troubleshooting, and effective management of challenges during the partnership, with support from the Country Director for quality and accountability as per CBM Global programme Quality framework.

8. 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.

9. Lead in partner capacity gap identification through effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes, and enhance access to requisite training to strengthen the partner’s capacity to implement successful projects.

10. Ensure partners understand and can adhere to key CBM Global policies and procedures, as detailed in project contracts and CBM Global’s ‘approach to partnership’.

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

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

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

Safeguarding responsibilities:


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

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.


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.

Key outcomes expected from this role

  • A coherent portfolio of projects at the country office delivered through authentic partnerships to an exemplary standard, achieving agreed outcomes and impact.
  • A high-performing implementation team of partners and stakeholders with a culture that reflects CBM Global’s values and programme quality.
  • Authentic and effective partnerships, developed and maintained in line with CBM Global’s approach to partnership.
  • 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 recognized as a driving force for promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and all aspects of society.

Person Specification

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


  1. Professional experience in a national or international NGO with a minimum of 3 years at the Project Officer level.
  2. Experience and a track record in supporting inclusive development and/or humanitarian projects in collaboration with partners, including consortium projects.
  3. Experience in supporting fundraising opportunities successfully, including proven experience in proposal development.
  4. Proven experience in results-based management and project cycle management, including assessment, monitoring, and evaluation, with a sound understanding of budgeting and budget tracking.
  5. Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external relationships and partnerships, particularly with implementing partners and project stakeholders.
  6. Experience in working with local and national government as well as other organizations and donors.

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, a high level of autonomy, and entrepreneurial.
  • Good time management and ability to identify priorities.
  • Diligent, persistent with a can-do, positive attitude.
  • Ability to demonstrate focus, coordination, prioritization skills decisiveness, and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Lived experience of disability and knowledge of disability issues is an advantage*
  • Passionate about effecting change at the national level for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision of CBM Global and sympathetic to our values.
  • Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions, and personal backgrounds.
  • English (professional proficiency), and local language (professional proficiency as relevant).
  • Treat others with dignity and respect.
  • Be assertive in conflict resolution.
  • Acknowledge mistakes and not be afraid to ask questions when s/he does not know or understand something.
  • Seek answers and support from the team and show a proactive collaborative attitude.

Qualifications, training, and education

Relevant university degree in social sciences, project management, international development or related field, or equivalent experience

Employee Benefits

· We offer flexibility and working-from-home arrangements.

· As part of our commitment to inclusion, CBM Global aims to encourage applications from people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy.

Shortlisting and Interviews

CBM Global is an equal opportunities employer, committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly.

All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted we will contact you and invite you to attend an online interview. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.

Diversity Policy Statement

Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration and respect. CBM Global is committed to achieving a truly inclusive environment for all, by developing better working relationships that release the full potential, creativity, and productivity of each individual. CBM Global aims to ensure that all staff, volunteers, donors, partners, contractors, and the general public are treated fairly. This will be regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (including color, nationality, ethnicity, or national origin), disability, medical status, age, religion or belief, political opinion, social or economic status, or ex-offender status.

Employment Checks

CBM Global is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing CBM Global-supported services and programmes. Relevant background checks including working with children, police, and reference checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.

All applicants must have the right to work in the relevant country. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility and satisfactory employment screening, and three references satisfactory to CBM Global.

How to apply

More information about CBM Global Disability Inclusion can be found by visiting the CBM Global website:

Closing date: The position will stay open for applications until we have found a suitable candidate.


Use this link: to apply
Prepare your CV in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
Download and complete the Application Form in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.

No email applications will be considered. If you have any problems with the system, please redirect them to our email address [email protected] with the following format: Family Name First Name: Programme Officer, Bolivia.

We also welcome informal enquiries, which should also be sent to the above email address.

Deadline: 29 Feb 2024

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