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Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 10:41 PM
Subject: DPI Special Announcement
April 5, 2010
Executive Director of Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)
Work Type: Full-time
Organization: Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)
Location : Canada
Closing Date: 25/04/2010
Established in 1981, DPI is a global organization, headquartered in Canada,
with National Assemblies (member organizations) in over 135 countries,
operating regional offices in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Arabic, Europe, Latin
America and the North America/Caribbean and working in English, French and
Spanish. Any organization controlled by people with disabilities can be a
member of the National Assembly of that country. Eighty percent of DPI's
National Assemblies are in developing countries. DPI works through building
consensus on issues. It achieves this by gathering leaders together to
discuss issues at various levels.
Disabled People's International (DPI) invites applications from suitably
qualified and experienced people to fill the above position. Ideally a
person with a disability assumes this position. Therefore DPI encourages
people with a disability to apply for the position.
Executive Director's Role
The Executive Director of DPI will undertake day to day tasks that support
world council and accountable to the Executive Council. The position will
have substantial overall management responsibility for 3 years, which may be
extended to additional term.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To act as secretary of the World Assembly, World Council and Executive
2. To develop and implement a strategic plan with the approval of World
Council that will promote the development of a sustainable organization;
3. To develop and maintain strong working relationships with a range of key
stakeholders including National Assemblies, Regional assemblies and offices,
professionals, people with a disability, government and non-government
organizations, academic institutions and UN agencies.
4. To obtain funding from a range of sources for a range of projects and
5. To manage the financial and other corporate functions of DPI
6. To promote DPI so that national assemblies' member organizations are
aware of its existence and the benefits that flow from being a member;
7. To coordinate and monitor with the regional offices
8. To provide advice and support to the DPI councils as well as reporting to
Executive Council on six monthly basis;
9. To hire other staff in accordance with job descriptions and budgetary
guidelines adopted by the World Council.
10. To provide support and direction to the staff members of headquarter and
any other casual staff as required.
11. To draft Job descriptions of the Regional Directors and inform the
12. To prepare annual budget and financial report and submit to the
executive council via the treasurer.
13. To prepare annual plan and progress report and submit to the world
council via executive council.
14. Other duties as directed by the Executive Council and the Chairperson
Review and develop all elements of project proposals including budget Ensure
familiarity with and adherence to donor procedures and requirements.
3.1. At least 4 years experience in the management and development of an
organization in senior position preferably a Disable People Organisation.
3.2. Experience in program/project development, monitoring and evaluation
3.3. Knowledge and understanding of the human rights approach to working
with people who have disabilities
3.4. Experience in fundraising and knowledge of the international funds &
3.5. Knowledge of people with disabilities and development issues
3.6. Excellent networking and partnership skills
3.7. Sound leadership and financial management skills
Tertiary qualification in international development/relations, development
studies and/or organizational development. Fluent writing, reading &
speaking English, and preferably has the ability to understand and speak
Spanish or French.
Annual performance objectives will be set by the World Council and Executive
Council through the development of an annual performance plan as described
in the strategic plan. A review of job performance will be conducted
annually against the objectives outlined in this plan.
Attractive remuneration packages will be given to the successful
applicant/candidate subject to negotiation.
Conditions of employment
The successful applicant/candidate will be required to undergo an initial
6-month probationary period and will be required to sign a common law
contract as per policy of DPI. The successful applicant will also be
required to comply with the DPI roles and procedures.
Mode of Application:
If you meet the above job descriptions and specifications send your
application, including detailed current resume marked ''Confidential'' to
the attention of Abdus Sattar Dulal, Secretary of Disabled Peoples'
International (DPI) via email [log in to unmask] by end of business on
Tuesday, 25 April 2010.
Contact Name: Abdus Sattar Dulal,
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
And CC to:
Giampiero Griffo [log in to unmask]
Rachel Kachaje [log in to unmask]
Jean-Luc Simon [log in to unmask]
Wilfredo Guzman Jara [log in to unmask]
Marie White [log in to unmask]
This is an excellent opportunity to join a global organization in a
leadership role where you are able to positively impact to achieve people
with disabilities' rights. Applicants are encouraged to visit www.dpi.org.
When providing additional documentation (e.g. cover letter or resume), file
types that are acceptable are restricted to Microsoft Word [DOC] and
Portable Document Format [PDF].
For detailed Job Description please view this link:
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