Senior Policy Officer

ADD International
£30,020 - £37,020
£26,500 - £33,500 plus London Weighting (£3,520), pro rata, depending on experience. Please note we usually hire at the bottom of the salary range but are open to a higher starting point for the right candidate
Closing date: 2 October 2017
Job Type: Paid
Location: Central London, Vauxhall
ADD have been a leading player both globally in developing countries and in the UK on influencing for the inclusion of disabled people in mainstream development. We are looking for an outstanding Senior Policy Officer to help push this work forward

Salary £26,500 - £33,500 plus London Weighting (£3,520), pro rata, depending on experience. Please note we usually hire at the bottom of the salary range but are open to a higher starting point for the right candidate

Location Central London, Vauxhall

Contract 21 hours per week, initially 2-year fixed term contract with possibility for extension

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Disabled candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


ADD International (formerly known as Action on Disability and Development) is a disability rights organisation with 30 years of experience. We fight for independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia.

Whether it is visual, hearing or mobility impairments, neurological conditions, intellectual disabilities, albinism or more, we believe it is not the impairment, but the barriers in society, that limit people from reaching their full potential.

We work in areas of extreme poverty alongside disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) run by disability activists at a local and national level, supporting them with the tools and resources to build powerful movements for change. In this sense, we’re an ally to the disability movement.

We currently work in five countries across Africa and Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan.



  • DFID disability framework and 2030 pledge – disability inclusion in all its work
  • UNDP Disability Inclusive Development – progress towards 2030 agenda
  • SDGs Implementation

DFID have developed a disability framework, but it is not yet being implemented at all levels. UNDP has done an evaluation of their disability inclusion and made recommendations, but these now need to be implemented. We will work with DFID and UNDP to improve the inclusion of disability in their work, in line with the DFID Disability Framework and UNDP response to the evaluation of disability inclusive development. We will work to make progress towards meeting the disability specific targets of the 2030 agenda in three priority areas: voice and participation of people with disabilities, economic empowerment and violence against women with disabilities.

Key responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Director of Policy & Influencing, mapping and assessment of opportunities and challenges in DFID’s and UNDP’s implementation of the disability framework
  • Build and manage relationships with key external stakeholders
  • Collaborate and communicate to test, develop and build consensus on policy messages with UK and Global networks on disability
  • Write policy responses to global/national policy and internal practices of DFID and UNDP on disability inclusion
  • Organize seminars with UK policy makers on mainstreeting of disability in development programmes and side events in UN


You will have:

  • University degree in public policy, development studies, political science, economics, social science, marketing or other relevant field, or can demonstrate the equivalent through combination of experience and training
  • Significant experience of working in policy and with UK policy makers
  • Good understanding of SDGs and 2030 development agenda - international experience would be desirable
  • Experience of providing support to analyse policy and provide policy recommendations based on evidence
  • Established network of contacts within government and key ally organisations, or the ability to develop such contacts
  • Knowledge of relevant policy developments in disability or the awareness of where to find such information
Region: London and the southeast
Location: Central London, Vauxhall

Application notes

Please see the attached document or visit our website for full details -

Interested applicants should then send the following attachments by email:

  • Their CV (max 3 pages)
  • Letter of motivation (max 2 pages), please state your current or most recent salary
  • Completed equal opportunities form
  • The names, contact numbers and addresses of 2 referees (please state if you are not happy for them to be contacted at this stage)

Please send your application to by the closing date specified below.

If you need an accessible format please contact our HR department on +44 1373 473 064 or email

  • Application deadline: 5pm UK time on Monday 2nd October
  • Interviews will be held w/c 16th October

We are unfortunately only able to reply to those shortlisted.

We are keen to promote strong principles of equality and diversity and would welcome applications from all backgrounds. Disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply. In line with our commitment to the ‘disability confident employer’ scheme we will guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for the post.

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.