African Disability Forum (ADF): Program Director

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 25 January, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The African Disability Forum (ADF) is the continental membership organization of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (DPOs) in Africa.  As of March 2019, ADF membership included national DPO federations in 42 countries, 4 sub-regional DPO federations and 9 continental DPOs. The ADF Office is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and focuses on regional advocacy, communications and member organizational development and capacity-building activities.
 
 ADF has two primary objectives:

  • To unify and amplify the voice of persons with disabilities, their families and organizations in Africa at national, regional and international levels.
  • To strengthen the capacity of organizations of persons with disabilities in Africa to promote the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities and their families.

Based in Cape Town, Western Cape the African Disability Forum seeks to appoint a

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

The ADF Program Director reports to the ADF Executive Director, and is responsible for organizing, implementing, reporting, monitoring and evaluating the ADF annual Program of activities.  The Program Director is also responsible for the overall oversight and supervision of programs that are implemented by ADF member DPOs and partners in the region and in member countries.
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and implement the ADF annual Program of activities.
  • Supervise the work of Project Officers, Training Coordinator(s), Specialists and other ADF Program staff. 
  • Design, implement, and evaluate program activities to strengthen the capacity of DPOs.
  • Prepare funding proposals to partner organizations and international donor agencies.
  • Prepare Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between ADF and partners to further the objectives of ADF.
  • Prepare quarterly and end of year project reports for ADF’s internal purpose, and for donor partner and local authorities, and validate the reports against attached financial reports and other documentation required as per local authorities and donor requirements guidelines.
  • Ensure all donor partner and other reporting requirements are prepared and submitted on time and are of high quality.
  • Prepare project case studies related to the activities implemented to be submitted each quarter with the reports and/or whenever requested
  • Draft contracts with members and partners for the implementation of ADF work plan activities.
  • Represent ADF in different bodies, meetings and events in country or in the region as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be assigned by the Executive Director.

Requirements

  • First degree in Social Work, Developmental Studies, Disability and Human Rights or related field. MA degree an advantage.
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities and knowledge of Disability Rights is required.
  • At least Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects/programs in one of more sectors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program design, grant acquisition and management, resource stewardship, and cross functional coordination. Training in project cycle management is highly desirable.
  • Language requirement: English, with French highly desirable. Knowledge of International Sign Language an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, develop and foster relationships internally and externally.
  • Excellent administrative, communications, negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Able to provide at least three references.

Persons with Disabilities and Women are highly encouraged to apply.
 
View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Monday 25th January 2021 to callum@actionappointments.co.za

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