Current Vacancies

THE APPLICATION PROCESS HAS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS ROLE. ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 5PM ON 15H FEBRUARY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Job title: Communications and Development Officer

Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 (depending on experience)

Job Description: Disability Africa is at a very exciting stage of its development and is looking for a Communications and Development Officer (CDO) to work closely with the Director and the Project Development Officer on a range of projects. We are looking for a diligent and dedicated person to work with our small team to strengthen and expand our Inclusive Community Development work.

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The CDO will be based in our UK office but there will be occasional opportunities to visit and evaluate projects across Africa.

With two well established projects in The Gambia and Zambia, in addition to two younger projects in Kenya and Sierra Leone, Disability Africa is supporting hundreds of disabled young people and their families across the African continent. With our ambitions to strengthen our existing projects and expand further, we need someone who is keen to learn new ideas and willing to work on a wide variety of tasks. These include,

  • exploring the challenges which prevent the inclusion of disabled young people in communities in African countries

  • learning about the needs of disabled young people and to develop resources and programmes to promote their rights and meet identified needs

  • communicating Disability Africa’s template and vision clearly to a wide-variety of stakeholders

  • helping to develop fundraising projects, including making applications for funding

Person requirements: Candidates must have exceptional writing skills and the ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and compelling way.

Previous experience working with disabled people and an understanding of the "Social Model of Disability" is desirable, though not essential for the right candidates.

A desire to learn is valued over past experience but some experience working for an organisation in the Third Sector is desirable.

Degree requirements: A degree in International Development, or any degree in the social sciences which demonstrates the abilities to research, analyse and write well-constructed reports which display balanced argument and present clear conclusions, is ideal.

Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK

Hours: Full time (35 hours a week), permanent

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to Ric Law at Disability Africa, Albany House, Woodbridge Meadows, Guildford, GU1 1BA or email director@disability-africa.org

Closing date: Friday 15th February 2019