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Inclusive Governance Specialist

The Inclusive Governance unit is part of the Social & Inclusion Technical Direction and made up of 1 Manager, 3 Specialists. The unit provides technical guidance & quality of HI actions worldwide within 4 different thematic areas:

  • Empowerment and capacity-development of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities
  • Inclusive decision-making processes and support to policy-making and policy analysis
  • Political participation, access to justice and citizenship, human rights monitoring
  • Inclusive Local Development and Community-Based Rehabilitation

Main responsabilities

Support the definition and effective implementation of HI technical frameworks, standards and approaches related to inclusive governance and inclusive development (60% of time)

  • Contribute in the development and deploying of consistent global specific frameworks and tools on strengthening civil society, inclusive governance and dialogue mechanisms, disability inclusive development, participation of Persons with Disabilities in the decision-making process, evidence based advocacy work and inclusive access to services for all persons with disabilities
  • Provide technical inputs to develop HI’s global expertise and technical guidance in link with other units on disability inclusive development from grassroots to international level, with a specific focus on Technical Assistance projects & support to inclusive policy-making
  • Contribute to the further development and implementation of a solid and joint HI inclusive approach on Nexus
  • Contribute to some major opportunities and business development on these thematic
  • Pilot the design of Innovation, research, studies and collection of collection of lessons learned and best practices in the sector
  • Animate the professional channel/talent pool of the unit
  • Contribute to the implementation, monitoring and follow-up of the STRATECH of the S&I Division
  • Actively participate in the development of the internal BeHInclusive initiative by developing awareness-raising and training sessions on disability fundamentals and basics of inclusion

Provide technical support to projects focusing on inclusive governance, ensuring capacity-development to partners and field teams and enhancing the impact and quality of HI interventions – this part includes regular field missions (30% of time)

  • Provide regular technical support to the design, implementation and evaluation of projects with a focus on projects related to technical assistance on disability inclusion
  • Provide technical guidance to HI staff and partners on the different thematic covered by the unit and foster capacity development strategy
  • Advise the development of Stratops (strategies at program level)
  • Actively engage DPOs and CSOs in this process and liaise up with relevant stakeholders to enhance people with disabilities’ participation in decision making at local, national and international levels
  • Take part in the identification, recruitment and evaluation of Technical staff working on these thematic on the field
  • Actively support the development of Technical Assistance projects and methodologies in this sector in the field

Ensure an active follow-up of innovations and developments in this thematic area, develop professional networks and HI influence (10% of time)

  • Analyze and influence existing networks and identify opportunities for development and collaborations
  • Support HI desks and programs to identify and/or formalize partnerships with regional DPOs networks or Human Rights networks
  • Identify relevant innovations, practices and trends enabling better support to projects strengthening the disability movement and inclusive policy-making
  • Take part in relevant international conferences/ events and represent the association and its technical expertise when required
  • Contribute to specific advocacy campaigns


  • You hold a Master Degree or equivalent in Human Rights, Disability Studies, Development or Political Science …
  • You demonstrate relevant experience in at least two different areas: inclusion of marginalized groups, governance and policy-making, capacity development, human rights promotion and monitoring, advocacy and community mobilization, inclusive public policies, access to services.
  • An experience with HI and/or working experience on disability field is a plus.
  • You are recognized for your strong organizational skills
  • You are experienced in capacity development and coaching
  • you have strong communication skills (oral/written), are a team player,
  • You are flexible and available for field missions
  • You are fluent in English and French. Good knowledge of Spanish is desirable


  • Starting date: Summer 2020
  • Type of contract : Open Ended Contract
  • Additional benefits: meal vouchers and health insurance
  • Working hours: 38 hours a week for Brussels - 39 hours a week with 22.5 days of RTT (work time reduction) to be taken each year for Lyon
  • 5 weeks of annual leave


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Closing date for applications: 25th of June 2020