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Disability and Inclusion Advisor


  • Organization: The HALO Trust
  • Location: Reading
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date: Closed


Permanent. Full Time position

Location – Carronfoot Dumfries, Thornhill or Wilton, Wiltshire.

Salary – Between £38,063 - £45,341 depending on experience.

About HALO

The HALO Trust (HALO) is the world’s largest and oldest international humanitarian mine action non-government organisation (NGO). Our mission is to lead the effort to save lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by conflict. HALO is known for its work to clear landmines but is very much involved in the disposal of other explosive hazards such as bombs, rockets, missiles, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). HALO was established in Afghanistan in 1988 and now employs over 12,000 staff in 28 countries and territories.

HALO has a new and exciting opportunity for a Disability and Inclusion Advisor to lead HALO’s commitment to be a more inclusive employer as well as to ensuring more disability inclusive programmes that mean we can ensure in working with communities affected by conflict that no one is left behind because of a disability or impairment.

The Disability and Inclusion Advisor will support the country programmes’ efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion in both programmes and operations, with a strong focus on disability inclusive programming, as well as more inclusive employment practices. The role is set within the context of transformational change in the The HALO Trust and has a key role to play in ensuring that principles and practices of inclusion, and equity are embedded in the management of the workforce in a decentralised, regionalised structure.

Core responsibilities of the incumbent include: providing expert advice, conducting studies and outreach, leading working groups, and developing recommendations and evidence-based findings on inclusion and diversity practices in order to provide support to managers and the wider HALO Trust.

HALO needs to improve its disability and inclusion in the following areas:

  • Organisational Oversight
  • Programme Delivery
  • Partnerships and Advocacy

Role key Responsibilities

Disability Inclusion Organisational Oversight

  • Develop disability and inclusion guidance to be used by HALO at global, regional and programme level, covering all aspects of operations, especially HR, but also including requirements for logistics to adapt work places and working environments to ensure inclusion of people with disabilities

  • Collaborate with HR and other relevant departments and program teams on ensuring greater gender balance, inclusion, and representatives on the staff, including by conducting disability inclusion analyses of HR data and policies, ensuring recruitment and career support processes are aligned with disability inclusion values and principles, and delivering anti-bias training to HR staff and hiring managers

  • Collaborate with HR and other relevant colleagues on the implementation of anti-harassment, respect at work, and safeguarding policies (against abuse and exploitation of adult and child clients with disabilities, against harassment and bullying among staff)

  • Collaborate with the Programmes Group to conduct disability-sensitive and inclusive Security Risk Assessment and develop effective plans where necessary.

  • Conduct awareness-raising and training for staff and building the capacity-building of managers and leaders to foster an inclusive and disability-sensitive culture and lead by example.

Disability Inclusion in Programme Delivery

  • Disability Data Collection: Conduct disability analyses, including ensuring the appropriate inclusion of Washington Group Short Set questions into household and pre-Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) session surveys of beneficiaries, as well as establishing baseline data for the communities where we work.

  • Adapting Programme Delivery: Provide technical assistance for adapting delivery based on data collection and finds, such as adapting EORE materials to suit people with disabilities; or, ensuring the voices of people with disabilities are included in prioritisation of land release tasks.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Support quality control, monitoring and evaluation of programmes with a disability inclusion lens.

  • Incorporation of disability data into proposals and reports: Collaborate with programme teams to ensure disability inclusion considerations and goals are incorporated into proposals and reports.

Disability Inclusion Partnerships

  • Working with Global Partners: Review existing and new partnership arrangements with global partners to ensure disability inclusion matters are given appropriate consideration.
  • Working with Local Partners: Advise programmes on development of new partnerships with local partners to ensure programme delivery is inclusive of people with disabilities, and that partners have appropriate systems and safeguards in place.

Advocacy, Communication and Networking

  • Participate in and representing The HALO Trust at relevant coordination structures and forums that relate to the topic of Disability and Inclusion
Produce and disseminate disability inclusion-related materials externally, including information about the country programmes’ efforts and good practices.


All HALO staff are expected to undertake the following general duties:

  • Work within the framework of HALO’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement.
  • Work towards achieving programme and/or group business plan objectives.
  • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all HALO policies and procedures and keep informed of HALO activities.
  • Travel overseas as and when required.
  • To discharge duties and responsibilities under HALO’s Health and Safety Procedures which may include Risk and COSHH Assessments and participation in evacuation procedures as necessary.
  • This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All HALO staff are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.

Who we’re looking for:


  • Demonstrable success of working within an equality, diversity and inclusion role
  • In-depth knowledge of diversity and inclusion best practices, concepts and programming
  • A track record in supporting the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Experience representing and speaking at external forums
  • Knowledge and understanding of policy and advocacy
  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning


  • Experience of working in the international development and humanitarian sector
  • Understanding and knowledge of the Humanitarian Mine Action sector
  • Experience carrying out similar work in complex international organizations or large global corporations with locations in multiple countries
  • Experience developing relationships with donors


Benefits of working at HALO:

  • Salary of £38,063 - £45,341 dependent upon experience
  • Annual Leave: 25 days plus 8 statutory holidays
  • Non-contributory life assurance
  • Pension contributions matched by HALO up to 5%
  • Emergency medical insurance when travelling overseas
  • Flexible working policy

The HALO Trust strongly encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply to this role.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and cover letter(no more than 2 pages) detailing why you are suitable for this role, before the closing date for applications which is 10th April 2023. If there is a sufficient calibre of applicants, we reserve the right to close the role earlier than the date noted

The HALO Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. The HALO Trust is committed to a culture that is both diverse and inclusive and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people form a diverse candidate pool.

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