Director of International Programmes

ADD International
£48,000 - £60,000
Closing date: 6 June 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: UK based - London, or Frome, Somerset, or home based
The purpose of this role is to provide strategic leadership for the overall development, delivery and learning of ADD’s international programmes. You will lead ADD’s 5 country programme teams to ensure the quality implementation of ADD’s programmes.
  • Salary £48,000 - £60,000 (we would usually expect the post holder to start at the lower end of this scale but salary is negotiable according to skills and abilities).
  • Reports to Chief Executive.
  • Contract Permanent, full time.
  • Location   UK based

The post holder will also be expected to travel to our country programmes across Africa and Asia.

A note about location: For the right candidate we are happy to discuss location and to consider flexible arrangements including working from our London office, or from our head office in Frome, or from home in the UK with the flexibility to attend meetings in Frome and London.

Disabled candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

ABOUT ADD INTERNATIONAL.

ADD International fights for independence, equality and opportunity for persons with disabilities living in poverty in Africa and Asia. With over 30 years of experience working with Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), we challenge the barriers and negative attitudes that limit opportunities for persons with disabilities within their families, communities and wider society.  We provide tools and resources for persons with disabilities to live life to the full and campaign for their rights.    

ADD currently has 5 country programmes in Africa and Asia (Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Bangladesh and Cambodia) with a global staff team of approximately 90 people and an annual turnover of circa £3m.

JOB PURPOSE.

To provide strategic leadership for the overall development, delivery and learning of ADD’s international programmes. You will manage ADD’s 5 country programme teams to ensure the quality implementation of ADD’s programmes of work. You will regularly visit ADD’s country programmes (approx. 25% of time will be spent travelling) as well as managing the UK based members of the International Development team. You will ensure high quality ways of working and communicating exist within ADD’s country teams (and with the UK) as well as engaging externally with relevant organisations, donors and the wider international development sector.

You will have a significant track record in strategic senior leadership positions in the international development sector, including managing large scale programme delivery, as well as staff, from a distance.

Educated to degree level (or with an equivalent level of experience), you will have an up to date knowledge of best practice in the field of international development, with particular strength in both innovation and learning. With experience of building strategic alliances & partnerships, you will have a good general knowledge of the global donor landscape and a track record of working with others to secure funding.

For more information on what the role entails and what is required in the ideal candidate please see the job description.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: UK based - London, or Frome, Somerset, or home based
Sector: Leadership Management Monitoring, evaluation and learning Projects and programmes

Application notes

HOW TO APPLY.

Interested applicants should visit our website www.add.org.uk/jobs to read the full job description and for details of how to apply.

Application deadline: Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 9am UK time

  • First round interviews will be held on Monday 18th June
  • These will be followed by second round interviews on Wednesday 27th June

We are unfortunately only able to reply to those shortlisted.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES.

We are keen to promote strong principles of equality and diversity and would encourage applications from all backgrounds. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. In line with our commitment to the ‘two ticks’ scheme we will guarantee an interview to all persons with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria for the post.

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.