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Subject:

DPI Vacancy - Executive Director of Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)

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Frank Hall-Bentick <[log in to unmask]>

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Frank Hall-Bentick <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 10:32:38 +1000

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 10:41 PM
Subject: DPI Special Announcement


DPI Bulletin
April 5, 2010
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Job Announcement:

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 
Council

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 
activities;

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 
regional councils

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

Donor Relations

Review and develop all elements of project proposals including budget Ensure 
familiarity with and adherence to donor procedures and requirements.

Professional Experience:

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 & 
sponsors.

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

Qualifications

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.

Performance

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.

Remuneration

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: 
http://v1.dpi.org/lang-en/resources/details.php?page=995

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