For over 35 years ADD International has been supporting some of the world’s most remarkable disability activists working on the frontline of discrimination. We give them and their organisations the tools and resources to build powerful movements for change; and we make sure their voices are heard by global leaders and people with the power to make real change. Based in the UK, we have 5 offices in East Africa and Asia with a staff team of approximately 100 people and a turnover of over £3m.
Salary: 900 USD monthly gross salary
Supervisor: Prgramme manager
Duty Station: Khartoum with multiple travels to the field
Duration: One year contract ( could be renewed)
Closing Date: 10 Jan 2022
For over 32 years ADD International has been supporting some of the world’s most remarkable disability activists working on the frontline of discrimination. We give them and their organisations the tools and resources to build powerful movements for change; and we make sure their voices are heard by global leaders and people with the power to make real change. Based in the UK, we have 5 offices in East Africa and Asia with a staff team of approximately 100 people and a turnover of over £3m.
Duties and responsibilities:
Key areas of responsibility.
Support DPO organisational capacity assessment and planning
Identify DPOs’ organisational capacity building needs and develop shared capacity building plans:
- In close collaboration with the MEL manager and other programme staff, carry out CB assessment/planning processes with DPO partners, using ADD’s Three Circles and Gender Assessment Tools.
- Ensure that these assessments are used as a learning opportunity to build DPO understanding of organisational capacity, and of ADD’s contribution to the CB process.
- In collaboration with the Finance team, ensure that DPO contracts/ MOUs identify clearly the CB support ADD will provide/ over what period/ with what outcomes.
Ensure the delivery of a ‘package’ of capacity building support to each DPO partner
Based on the CB plans agreed with DPOs, deliver specific CB inputs, and ensure delivery of capacity building support by all relevant ADD International team members:
Technical support, - direct delivery of training and information on identified capacity topics/ source and manage external technical support where needed/ ensure that other ADD staff deliver training and information on specific issues e.g. MEL/ financial management/ gender etc.
Accompaniment – ensure that relevant ADD staff support DPOs to ‘learn by doing’ by providing advice and coaching at key points throughout the project cycle
Strategic inputs – in collaboration with Finance staff, ensure that agreed strategic funding to cover core costs such as rent, transport, meeting and staff costs are provided on schedule, and spent appropriately
Brokering links – ensure that ADD staff support DPOs to make strategic external links at every stage of the capacity building process, e.g. with local authorities, policymakers, other CSOs and INGOs, etc.
Contribute to building the capacity of ADD’s teams to be effective capacity builders.
- Identify range of skills, aptitudes, knowledge and support needed by staff to become effective capacity builders
- In collaboration with the Programme Manager, design and deliver a programme of support to staff to improve their skills, knowledge and practice in capacity building
- In collaboration with the programme manager, ensure that Job Descriptions, recruitment and induction emphasise and support the capacity building element in all posts
Support accountability and learning processes in relation to capacity building
- Support the MEL Manager in monitoring and evaluating progress against CB plans for individual DPO partners, and for the programme as a whole
- Participate in quarterly and annual review and evaluation processes, contributing evidence and analysis on ADD’s CB work
- In collaboration with other Programmes staff, gather evidence of the longer term impact our CB work through individual case studies, quotes and stories of impact from stakeholders at all levels
- In collaboration with other colleagues (specifically the MEL Manager), participate in ‘purposive learning’ initiatives which identify and address specific learning questions in relation to CB
- Work with colleagues to ensure that lessons learned and good practice on CB are well documented for internal and external sharing and are applied within ADD’s current and future projects
- Share learning and good practice on DPO CB with other organisations in the sector, through external meetings and workshops etc.
- Using evidence from ADD’s experience, promote understanding of the CB needs of DPOs/the disability movement among external organisations which can potentially provide support
- Feed learning and evidence from our CB work with DPOs/the disability movement into the policy engagement and influencing work being carried out by other colleagues (Programme Manager, Country Director)
- In collaboration with programmes and finance colleagues, ensure that the CB element of projects are adequately budgeted for in plans, and that spend against these budgets is monitored to ensure CB is carried out economically, efficiently and effectively
- Participate in developing programme team activity plans (including travel schedules) which ensure delivery of CB commitments against project plans, while maximising efficient use of resources
Safeguarding responsibilities examples:
For level two roles it may include but not limited to:
- Act as safeguarding focal point for ADD/your office/country programme, responding to safeguarding concerns in line with ADD’s policy and procedures
- Identify training needs and train staff and partners in your office/country programme on ADD’s child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy. Ensure training is regularly updated and all new staff receive training promptly
- Ensure partners are fully briefed on ADD’s safeguarding policies and procedures including reporting mechanisms
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
- Degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Community or Development studies, or equivalent demonstrated knowledge and experience
- Commitment to - and an understanding of - the Social Model of disability, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities (CRPD), and the rights based approach to development
- Commitment to and understanding of gender sensitivity in programmes (including in capacity building processes)
- Knowledge of current best practice in approaches to organisational capacity building
- Commitment to and understanding of gender and safeguarding sensitivity in CB, including of issues related to violence against women, girls and children
- Proven field experience of designing and delivering training with highly excluded groups at community level
- A minimum of five years’ practical experience in building the organizational capacity of community based civil society organisations
- Lived experience of disability Prior work experience in organisations working with persons with disabilities
Interested applicants should send the following documents to HAC or thourght Sudanjob website
Disabled candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and as a ‘disability confident employer’ ADD guarantees to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria.
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