JOB POST: Exec Dir Global Partnership for Disability and Development

Posted on 17 September 2007. Filed under: Announcements, Cross-Disability, Jobs & Internships, Opportunities | Tags: , , , , , |

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New Position Opened: Executive Director of Global Partnership for Disability and
Development (GPDD)

Title: Executive Director GPDD

Location: Burton Blatt Institute, Washington, DC, USA

Rate of Pay: Commensurate with Experience

Grade: S7

Hours: Standard University Business Hours

Job #: 023575

Job Description: The position is established as the Executive Director
to manage and promote the development and expansion of the Global Partnership
for Disability and Development through growth of member organizations and the
implementations of the Global Partnership for Disability and Development work
plan to advance the human rights and economic well being of persons with
disabilities worldwide. The position is the lead person working from the Burton
Blatt Institute Washington DC office to serve as a critical communication and
program link to the World Bank, the Global Partnership for Disability and
Development Board of Directors, and the Burton Blatt Institute international
activities that are organized and leveraged to meet mutually agreeable goals and
objectives that benefit persons with disabilities in developing countries.

Qualifications: Minimum post college advanced degree in relevant area
(education, law, management)

Job Specific Qualifications: Minimum post college advanced degree in
relevant area (education, economics, law, management)
Past executive leadership position in an NGO or DPO, with
documented success in organizational development and capacity building.
Practical operational experience in implementing development
projects in developing countries, with experience in advocating for the rights
of persons with disabilities, inclusive education and/or inclusive social and
economic development.
Active involvement in the development and/or promotion of the UN
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Strong writing and communication skills.
Past successful experience with resource development.
Past relevant research experience or collaboration with university
or other research centers.
Other factors that document leadership capacity and accomplishments
to build collaboration among multiple and diverse partners in developing

Responsibilities: Promote the development and expansion of the GPDD
by recruiting various organizations worldwide to become member organizations
that share a common commitment to combat the social and economic exclusion and
impoverishment of people with disabilities and their families in developing
Manage GPDD relations with the World Bank, Member organizations,
BBI and Syracuse University, and external partner organizations including NGOs
and DPOs active in disability and development.
Support the work of the GPDD Thematic Working Groups, and serve as
Secretary to the Board of Directors and to meetings of the Member Organizations,
and coordinate the organization of meetings of the Board, Member Organizations,
and meetings of the GPDD Partners.
Prepare the annual GPDD work program, budget, and Annual Activity
Prepare in collaboration with the GPDD Thematic Working Groups and
submit funding proposals to the Multi-Donor Trust Fund at the World Bank and
other potential relevant funders.
Develop and implement a GPDD Communications Strategy to enhance
recognition of the GPDD and its work, including the GPDD website and list serve.

Develop a system that minimizes conflict of interest to screen and
select proposals for funding submitted by Partner organizations, consortiums,
and other entities that meet the standards and expectations of the Multi-Donor
Trust Funds and other funders.
Facilitate communication between the GPDD Board of Directors and
BBI to coordinate and leverage appropriate human and financial resources of
Syracuse University to sustain and expand the GPDD and to achieve mutually
beneficial objectives worldwide.
Represent and/or facilitate GPDD representation in major
international, regional, or national events related to disability and
Manage the GPDD Secretariat and staff.
Undertake such additional tasks as may be assigned by the Board
and/or BBI to produce maximum return on investment of human and financial
resources to accelerate the integration of disability issues and people with
disabilities in their own and other mainstream social and economic development
policies, programs and budgets in developing countries worldwide.
Continue to design, develop, implement, and evaluate as a process
of continuous improvement activities of GPDD in concert with BBI that a)
strengthen the capacity of organizations of people with disabilities (DPOs) and
governments in developing countries to address disabilities issues of human
rights, inclusive economic development, and education; b) increase knowledge
sharing of promising and best practices among partner organizations and
governments; c) improve and strengthen scope and rigor and relevance of research
by GPDD Member organizations in concert with university research centers and
institutes with a focus on developing countries; and d) expand networks among
GPDD members and national networks for disability and development in developing

Message to Applicants: If you need assistance uploading your application
to SU’s website, please contact Lisa Oliver at or 315-443-5915

Department: Law College-Dean

Job Open Date: 08-31-2007

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Type: Full-time

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