Programme Officer Social Protection

  • Jordan
  • Work experience
  • published till: 2025-04-14
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About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

To expand our Eastern Mediterranean Team we are looking for a

                             Programme Officer Social Protection

The position is a fulltime position with 40 h/week.

This position is only filled locally. With contractual conditions of the respective country. An expatriation is not intended.

These are your responsibilities

CBM is gearing toward implementing its new Strategy 2030 which puts a focus on Community Support Services and Systems (CSS)for persons with disabilities. Strengthening social protection systems to actively include persons with disabilities will form a core part of our systematic approach to CSS, which will be rolled out to the countries we work in.  Our objective is to concretely contribute to disability inclusive social protection systems that help manage risks and protect persons with disabilities from falling deeper into poverty and that help them weather stresses and shocks.
We are seeking to hire a Country Programme Officer, Social Protection who can contribute to an in-depth understanding of social protection/safety net schemes that are or could be accessible to people with disabilities (as well as inclusion of refugees, IDPs and stateless persons), identify the gaps, and then support, advise and helps us shape and implement our inclusive social protection engagement in the country.
  Provide technical, and programmatic leadership at the country level on inclusive social protection, including programmes for refugees and other POC in social protection programmes, strategies, and financing in coordination with CBM’s inclusive humanitarian projects. Capacity building of country level partners and other stakeholders in inclusive social protection. Supporting Organisations of People with Disabilities (OPDs) and partners to advocate for improved inclusive social protection systems, including management of information.

Main Tasks

  • Lead focal point for social protection in country office programmes
  • Build capacities of country team and partners in social protection, including contextualisation within Community Support Services and Systems (CSS)
  • Support and advise in building linkages between programmes and existing (formal and informal) social protection schemes and systems.
  • Advise and engage with stakeholders including government on making social protection schemes inclusive of persons with disabilities and engage in respective country-level technical conversations with LCDF donors.
  • Provide technical support to projects (including operations) on disability inclusive social protection.
  • Support the country office in maintaining strong collaborations and diversifying partnerships, alliances, and relationships with a focus on social protection.
  • Support the programme team to conduct initial and regularly updated organizational capacity assessments and/or partnership reviews on social protection, jointly develop plans to address capacity gaps, identify solutions, monitor implementation, and document learning.
  • Work with partners to gather and share quality project information and content to support CBM’s internal and external communication to demonstrate the impact of disability inclusive social protection with good practice documentation and success stories.


Your Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree (preferably Masters) in social sciences, international development, humanitarian studies, social policy or related field.
  • Professional experience of three to five years working in national or international NGOs or other organisations, including government, with a track record of work in programmes (ideally development) with a focus on or an area related to social protection.
  • Experience in developing and managing projects, ideally in an area related to social protection.
  • Knowledge of social protection schemes (mainstream or disability- specific) in Jordan
  • Experience in results-based management and project cycle management, including assessment, monitoring and evaluation, with an understanding of log frames and budgets. Project finance experience advantageous.
  • Experience in managing internal and external relationships, particularly with government, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders working in or at the margins of social protection.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills and teamwork.
  • Persons with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Arabic 
  • Other language e.g German (Advantageous)Proficient in MS Office

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world's leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions in the country you apply for
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY NOW).
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

Your contact person: Ms. Anke Zimmer, Tel.: +49 (0) 6251 131 260

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.

*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!