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Inclusive Development Project Officer

from International Disability Alliance
Closing date: 22 Feb 2019

Under the line management of IDA Program Manager and with close functional links with other International Disability Alliance (IDA) staffs, including the Operation and Finance Manager, Project Officers and Senior Advisors, as well as the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, the IDA Inclusive Development Project Officer is responsible for ensuring the timely and quality implementation of specific IDA projects or IDA components of broader inclusive development projects, with a focus on inclusive education, inclusive livelihoods and inclusive health.

These projects and initiatives aim at advancing the effective realisation of the rights of all persons with disabilities, in compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). They require high degrees of collaboration with a diverse range of development stakeholders, organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) and other partners. The position includes responsibilities in project management, ensuring compliance with donor requirements, partnership development, advocacy and technical guidance to ensure inclusive project management processes with IDA partners, coordination with IDA members, capacity development and technical assistance in areas related to disability-inclusive development policies, programmes and practices.

Key interlocutors: IDA Secretariat Team, IDA Members, IDA partners in particular Sightsavers and International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), donors and external contractors as relevant.

BACKGROUND The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is an alliance of eight global and six regional organisations of persons with disabilities. We advocate at the UN for a more inclusive global environment for persons with disabilities and their organisations. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is our touchstone. We are invested in ensuring that the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are inclusive and in line with CRPD. We support organisations of persons with disabilities worldwide to take part in UN and international human rights processes, and use international accountability mechanisms.

The CRPD and 2030 Agenda have generated great historical global momentum, which now needs greater engagement by the UN and other development agencies in order to effectively support national authorities to translate growing commitments and awareness into meaningful and resourced policy changes for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. In this context, IDA is increasingly involved as partner to guide and advise the implementation of wide-scope inclusive development projects, bringing a DPO perspective and upholding CRPD standards in different areas.

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