Manager: Programme Development and Resource Mobilisation – ADD International

Organization: ADD
Kampala, Uganda
Country Director
International (Action on Disability and Development International) works for
independence, equality and opportunity of disabled people living in poverty in
Africa and Asia. With 30 years of experience working with Disabled People’s
Organisations, we challenge the barriers and negative attitudes that limit
opportunities for disabled people within their families, communities and wider
society.  We provide tools and resources
for disabled people to live life to the full and campaign for their rights.
International has been working in Uganda since 1987 and its country strategy
for 2013-20 focuses on the following areas:
HIV and disability
Preventing and responding to violence against
disabled girls and women
The promotion of enjoyment of human rights by
under-represented categories of disability
Cross-cutting issues such as livelihoods, child
protection and capacity building for disabled peoples organizations.
Right now,
disability is arguably the hottest, fastest rising issue in international
development and ADD is at the heart of this, cutting through to ensure that the
voices of disabled people grow ever louder. This rise is taking place from an
incredibly low point – there are approximately 1 billion disabled people in the
world according to the World Health Organisation – and around 150 million with
very high levels of need. Shockingly small numbers of disabled children go to
school leading to low literacy and low employment, and, for most disabled
people, even basic health services are inaccessible. Disabled people are
frequently discriminated against, stigmatised, and excluded from wider society
– often by their own families. Based in the UK we work out of 5 offices in
developing countries in Africa and Asia with a staff team of approximately 100
people and a turnover of over £3m.
The Manager: Programme Development and Resource Mobilization will
support ADD International by being responsible for:
Steering the
development and design of programs/projects based on ADD’s theory of change and
the priorities of persons with disabilities.
Overseeing ADD’s
fundraising work in Uganda.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Development and Design of
programs/projects: (40% of time)
Actively participate in the review/development of
ADD’s theory of change, global, country and other strategies.
Conduct/commission and supervise
research/situational/contextual analysis to generate the body of evidence for
developing “robust” projects/programmes.
Actively participate in Learning and reflection
meetings within ADD in order to apply evidence generated through the
monitoring, evaluation and learning system to the design of
Take part in experience sharing events of disabled
peoples organizations and other forums in order to develop good understanding
of the priorities of the disability movement and persons with disabilities and
apply it to programme design and development.
2. Lead ADD’S fundraising work in uganda.
Develop fundraising plans for the country
programme with clear targets and strategies in line with the global fundraising
Actively monitor trends, policies and priorities
of development partners including INGOs, to identify funding opportunities for
ADD’s programmes in Uganda.
Work closely with the Country Director and
relevant UK colleagues to identify and nurture relationships with development
Oversee the development of competitive
applications in response to calls for proposals proactively
Develop opportunities for collaboration and
working in consortia with other organizations to increase ADD’s leverage for
resource mobilization.
Build and maintain healthy working relationships
with the ADD UK based institutional and public fundraisers to ensure effective
synergy between headquarter and country programme fundraising initiatives.
Prepare periodic updates on the status of
fundraising initiatives for the senior management team. 
3. Member of Senior Management Team:
Oversee the recruitment of fundraising staff and
Conduct regular appraisals and organize capability
development programmes for staff under direct line management.
Participate in problem-solving during instances of
conflict between ADD and partner organizations during the implementation of
mutual programs.
Play a focal role in participatory decision-making
both within the country programme and where required in the global leadership
of ADD International.
4. Cross-organisational Learning:
Participate in joint activities such as learning
forums with other ADD colleagues to create a strong “networked” organization
where colleagues support, strengthen and learn from each other.
Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate must hold a goo University degree
from a reputable university. Possession of a Post graduate training in
fundraising/resource mobilization/grants management is desired
Demonstration of significant involvement in the
writing of successful technical proposals within the international development
sector such as DFID; EU; USAID; and other donor agencies.
Experience of managing/supervising expert’
Broad knowledge and understanding of good practice
in developing projects/proposals for example application of , Theory of Change,
Value For Money and full cost recovery Concepts.
Excellent track record of raising funds for
projects within one (or more) of ADDs thematic programmes for Uganda such as
capacity building, prevention of violence against women, HIV/AIDS, inclusive
education, livelihoods, civic education, human rights for vulnerable persons,
Broad understanding of the trends in the
fundraising environment for international development
Experience of working in consortia and other
networks for the purposes of joint resource
Flexibility to handle competing priorities and
deadlines with efficiency, without compromising quality
Detailed working knowledge and understanding of
rights-based development and the work of people’s movements
Ability to motivate and collaborate within diverse
Excellent oral and communication skills in English
Excellent interpersonal, communication and
negotiation skills in person and on the telephone
Excellent writing skills
Computer literate in MS Office
The lived experience of being a disabled person is
An understanding of – and commitment to –
disability as a human rights issue is an added advantage
Readiness to travel overseas and within the
country is also desired
Readiness work flexible hours and occasional
evenings, including is also desired
Respect for diversity and for the inclusion of
disabled people inside and outside ADD is an added advantage
This vacancy does not meet the minimum requirements for work permit recruitment
therefore we can only accept applications from people who are currently
eligible to work in the UK.
to Apply:  
All suitably qualified
and interested applicants should send the following attachments by email:
Updated CV (max 4 pages)
Letter of motivation (max 2 pages), illustrating
how you fit the requirements for the position and your current salary range.
Completed equal opportunities form, download
The names, contact numbers and addresses of 3
professional referees (one of whom should preferably be your current line
Please send your application to the Finance and
Administration Manager: by the closing date specified
4th January 2015
All shortlisted candidates will be notified by: 8th January 2016

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