Who we are

CBM Australia’s Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) is a team of international development professionals, working alongside the disability movement to ensure that development and humanitarian programs include people with disabilities. Our goal is to influence the programs of other aid agencies to be more inclusive of and progress the rights of people with disabilities. The Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) is an initiative of CBM Global Disability Inclusion.

What we do

We partner with the disability movement to influence organisations, institutions and systems to realise the rights of persons with disabilities. We believe that tailored input, communicated effectively, with the right people at the table can help make equity and inclusion a reality.

We work with a range of national and international development partners and contractors to support disability inclusion in their work, including by providing programming and policy advice, conducting disability related analysis, research, mentoring and capacity development. This includes government and non-government organisations, managing contractors and universities.

Our work is fast-paced, diverse and growing. Working with us, you could be involved in analysing data, facilitating a workshop, or helping an overseas disability rights organisation plan their strategy (sometimes, all in the same week).

What we’re looking for

We are currently seeking a balance of knowledge, skills and advisory experience to complement our existing advisory team and pool of consultants, to help meet the growing demand for our services.

Our team of Disability Inclusion Advisors is made up of people from a variety of professional backgrounds and life experiences, including allied health professionals, development and humanitarian workers, social workers, human rights lawyers, and former diplomats. We want to work with colleagues who believe their experience and interest aligns with and can help inform our vision and approach.  

To be successful in this role you will have:​

  • Experience in disability inclusion and intersectionality, or the inclusion of other marginalised groups preferably with a background in international development and/or humanitarian action (minimum 10+ years)
  • Higher level qualifications in disability, public health, international development, social sciences or another relevant field
  • Experience advising government, including an understanding of DFAT priorities and development challenges in the Indo Pacific region (preferred).
  • Exceptional analytical and written and expressive communication skills
  • A high level of initiative, strategic thinking and the ability to self-manage
  • A commitment to human rights, equity and inclusion and working in partnership
  • Background experience in the Global South, especially the Pacific
  • Applicants with lived experience of disability will be highly regarded

Additional demonstrated skills and experience in two or more of the following:

  • Advisory experience in gender equality and social inclusion
  • Capacity development, policy analysis, program development, organisational change, strategy development, human rights and/or research and evidence;
  • Climate, Disaster risk reduction and/or humanitarian experience
  • Inclusive economic development and social protection policy or programming

A job description for the Senior Disability Inclusion Advisor role is attached.  

What we offer:

  • The chance to make an impact that matters in a team of like-minded professionals.
  • Opportunity to work on projects and initiatives that might not be possible as an independent consultant, with the opportunity to contribute to and learn from talented colleagues and partners across the globe in blended teams.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid role with two office days (for applicants based in Melbourne)
  • Additional week of leave (pro rata)
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 + up to $2,650 meals and entertainment card.
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave.
  • 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.

More about CBM Australia

At CBM Australia, our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and disability. Through our programs, technical advice, and advocacy, we partner with local organisations to build and promote an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

The Inclusion advisory group works to improve the disability inclusive practice of our partners and the wider development sector. We therefore do not implement or fund our own programs. We see the quality of our partners’ disability inclusive program work, or their own advocacy on disability inclusive development, as evidence of our influence. In influencing other development partners, we work with Organisations of People with Disabilities in developing countries, aiming to amplify the work of one another.


If you meet 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 careers@cbm.org.au 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.