Sep 05, 2018

Director of Programmes and International Relations

  • Zenex Foundation
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The African Disability Alliance (ADA) was initially called the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disability (SADPD). The organisation’s name was changed with effect from 11 April 2014. The registration of ADA launches a new phase in the development and maturity of the organisation as a disability-led technical agency deriving its mandate from the human rights movement of organisations of persons with disabilities that constitute its membership. ADA’s mission is to be an African knowledge-based organisation that works in partnership with the AU, UN, African governments, CSOs, Academia and DPOs to promote inclusive development and human rights for persons with disabilities.

Based in Pretoria, the ADA seeks to fill two vacancies:

Director of Programmes and International Relations

Key responsibilities of this position include:

Designing, communicating and training stakeholders on the project methodology as well as start-up work including participation in the definition of baseline for the project
Managing of Project Officers and communication with key stakeholders
Ensuring all work packages are being implemented and monitoring progress thereof
Maintaining statistical records and other project documentation in preparation for reporting and auditing
Preparing consolidated quarterly and annual narrative reports
Managing the full value chain of advocacy campaigns and inputs

The Director of Programmes and International Relations must meet the following criteria:

University degree in Disability Studies, or Development Studies or other disability-related field, or human rights law, political science, social sciences or disciplines related to project management, human rights and disability.
At least 10 years of related experience in the disability and human rights field at a senior management and programming level
Experience working within human rights organisations of persons with disabilities
Experience of mainstreaming/inclusion disability in policies, strategies and legislation of inter-governmental political structures (e.g. African Union, Pan African Parliament (PAP), African Commission for Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR)), government systems and programmes
Experience in working on programmes/projects funded by international donors particularly the European Union
Experience of managing diverse stakeholders, sub-grantees, senior and middle-level managers at Head Office and in distant offices
Ability to maintain updated statistical records and other project documentation in preparation for reporting/auditing and to prepare consolidated quarterly and annual narrative reports.
Ability to manage mid-term review, external final evaluation and
Implement sustainability and risk management strategies
Excellent programme design, proposal writing and fundraising skills
Good stakeholder management skills

ADA is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, eligible non-South African citizens can also apply if compliant with South African laws. Full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application to us via email address below

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