Disability Technical Specialist

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Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Disability Technical Specialist

About the Role: 

The Disability Technical Specialist will uplift work with children and youth with disabilities (CwDs/YwDs). Save the Children’s Country Strategic Plan and related assessments have outlined the need to develop appropriate approaches to tackle issues faced by children/youth with disabilities including lack of or insufficient services, marginalization, weak government systems, and public awareness.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Postgraduate or equivalent in the field of education, psychology, sociology, social work or related area;
  • Minimum seven years of work experience in disability inclusion, disability rights, and with practical experience in child-focused humanitarian and/or development programming;
  • Has a good relationship and wide network with disability experts and OPDs in Rwanda and beyond;
  • Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of rights-based approach, children’s rights, and rights of persons with disabilities;
  • Excellent ability to anticipate and design operational advice and technical capacity building on disability mainstreaming within health, education, humanitarian, child protection and child rights reporting programming.
  • Understanding of Rwandan context and issues of CwDs in humanitarian and development programming;
  • Results oriented, with excellent ability to work under the pressure. The position requires effective time management, multi-tasking and strong coordination and planning skills;
  • Experience supporting strategic planning, programme design and proposal development;
  • Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnership;
  • Experience in designing and implementing capacity building programmes, as well as providing capacity building support and facilitation;
  • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at various levels;
  • Excellent networking, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda.

Contract type: Open Ended

Location: Kigali

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3:  The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information: https://rwanda.savethechildren.net/careers/details?jid=43570

Deadline for receiving applications is February 28th, 2020

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*