JOB POST: Making it Work Program Manager, Handicap International, USA
Handicap International is recruiting for a new position in the U.S. office.
Making it Work Program Manager – Washington DC Metropolitan Region
Handicap International (HI), an NGO that works to improve living conditions of people living in disabling situations in post-conflict or low income countries, is launching Making it Work, a multi-stakeholder initiative to create an international knowledge management platform to support the implementation of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The ratification of the UNCRPD sets a major challenge: how to bridge the huge gap between the standards set by this international convention and existing services, systems and policies in developing countries. The central aim for Making it Work is to reduce this gap through information dissemination and exchange, and in doing so, to promote a model for rights-based inclusive development.
Making it Work (MIW) is a two -year initiative that will:
- Build capacities to research services and practices in developing countries as a means to influence national systems and policies;
- Build capacities at local, national and regional levels to promote disability rights and implement policies; and
- Raise awareness on key disability issues and present solutions to the barriers faced by persons with disabilities.
HI is seeking a Program Manager to oversee the successful completion of the three phases of the initiative. Willingness to travel essential. Fluency in Spanish highly desired. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Duration of contract: Six month full-time contract from July to December 2008 & planned extension through March 2010 funding permitting. Salary: $40-$50,000 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Deadline to apply: May 30, 2008.
Also review the Handicap International US web site at http://www.handicap-international.us
Send resume/CV, cover letter and salary history as email attachments to Ed Kenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
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