We are creating a roster of suitable international candidates for providing fixed-term expert consultancy services within the remit of our organisational objectives and the scope of our planned 2020-23 programmatic activities. This is an exciting opportunity for interested candidates with relevant experience to be added to our roster of pre-vetted consultants, ensuring quick contracting and deployment when suitable opportunities arise.
The areas of expertise sought are: Child protection and safeguarding; Gender-based Violence; Deaf Awareness Training; Ear and Hearing Care; Education; Economic Independence; and Assessments, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
DeafKidz International (DKI) was founded by Steve Crump, deaf himself, in 2013 after witnessing the appalling abuse suffered by deaf children in sub-Saharan Africa. DeafKidz International seeks to address the vital gaps in meeting the safeguarding and protection needs of deaf children and reducing risk and vulnerability while supporting deaf children, young people and adults to lead their fullest lives ensuring equal and rightful access to health, education and employment as their hearing peers. DeafKidz International merged with Sound Seekers (The Commonwealth Society for the Deaf) in April 2020 and the combined entity is now ‘DeafKidz International’. The merged DeafKidz International combines the 60 years of history, heritage, expertise and experience of Sound Seekers with the passion and innovation of DKI, positioning the new combined organisation to become a global leader in the deafness and hearing loss sector.
Once selected to be on the roster, the successful roster candidates will be matched against the terms and requirements of specific consultancies, when they arise. There is no remuneration for inclusion and retention on the roster. The consultants will need to inform DeafKidz International of any change in their circumstances, once included on the roster.
For details of the profiles sought, please see here.
Interested individuals are invited to complete the DeafKidz International Application Form and submit to [email protected]. Please ensure the title of your email is “Application for Consultants Roster”.
Applications will be accepted until 28th June 2021 and reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews are expected to take place via Zoom on an ongoing basis.
Kindly note that incomplete applications or applications submitted in different formats than the DeafKidz International Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered. Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to all individually and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
DeafKidz International is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender, marriage or family status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any other basis.
DeafKidz International has zero tolerance of abuse, exploitation, inappropriate behaviour or harassment of any kind. We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children, vulnerable adults, beneficiaries and our staff. All staff, consultants and volunteers are required to share in this commitment though our Code of Conduct. We will undertake pre-employment checks as appropriate.