Advisory Community Engagement Team, CBM Australia

  • 6 Month Fixed-Term (3 days a week)
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • Perfect role for a recent graduate

About us

At CBM Australia, our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and disability. Through our programs, technical advice, and advocacy, we help millions of people transform their lives each year. As Australia’s only international development organisation focused on disability inclusion our work improves the quality of life of people with disabilities living in the poorest countries.

Partnering with local organisations we build and promote an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

About the role

We have a rewarding opportunity for an enthusiastic Policy and Research Officer to join CBM Australia.

Working closely with colleagues and external stakeholders to identify emerging evidence, explore what it might mean for CBM’s policy and advocacy efforts toward disability inclusive development and communicate this effectively to a range of audiences.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Advocacy, you will be working within a welcoming close-knit team of six.

The successful applicant will:

  • Undertake desktop research and literature reviews and produce reports and briefing documents on relevant issues.
  • Collect, collate, and analyse data to inform policy and advocacy.
  • Produce communications and resources to support the translation of knowledge and evidence into policy and practice.
  • Contribute to the development of submissions, responses to consultation, messaging and policy advice (informed by evidence, practice expertise and lived experience).
  • Build relationships within and outside of CBM to enable information flows to inform policy and advocacy.

Please refer to the full Position Description for more details.

About you

We want someone who is unique, resourceful, courageous, and energetic – someone who is driven and is keen to work with an amazing team to do essential work EVERY day; we want the whole package!

This role would be perfect for someone who has recently graduated, has an interest in international development and is wanting to develop their career at a meaningful organisation.

To be considered for this role you will have:​

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline – for example Public Policy, International Development, Gender Studies, Social Sciences.
  • Experience conducting desktop research or contributing to primary research processes.
  • Well-developed analytical skills, including the ability to source, synthesise and critically evaluate data and evidence from diverse sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality written materials and communications in a variety of formats.
  • Project management capabilities and demonstrated capacity to deliver quality work deliverables within defined timelines and to
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team.
  • Ability and desire to be flexible and adapt in response to shifting context and needs.
  • Alignment with CBM’s values.
  • Applicants with lived experience of disability will be highly regarded.

What we offer:

  • The chance to make an impact that matters in a team of like-minded professionals.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid role with designated office days
  • 5 additional days of leave (pro-rate for part time)
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 + up to $2,650 for meals and entertainment.
  • A work environment and values-driven culture that employees state in their feedback, is one of the most inclusive, caring, and enjoyable that they have ever worked in.


If you the above criteria, please submit a resume via Ethical Jobs


Applications will be considered as soon as they are received.

CBM Australia is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability. Please contact using the subject line: Senior Disability Inclusion Advisor enquiry via Ethical Jobs for confidential support to ensure an equitable, barrier-free application process. We ensure that any information provided to the contact is private and confidential, will only be used to provide accommodations and will in no way determine the outcome of an application.

CBM Australia is committed to the safety and best interest of all children accessing CBM supported services and programs and workplace. Preferred candidates are advised that they will be required to sign the CBM Child Safeguarding Standard, and we reserve the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures prior to employment being confirmed.