We are looking for a consultant or team of consultants to support the development of our funds for participatory grant making by and for persons with disabilities in Africa.
Contract: approximately 30-50 days over the next 6 months
Location: Flexible, however, must be available to facilitate online engagements in a range of time-zones (from GMT to EAT), as well as periodic planning meetings with the wider team who are also based across various time zones.
The key project the consultant will lead on will be the set-up and initiation of a new fund for participatory grant making by and for women-led disability justice organisations in three countries in Africa: Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.
The key tasks for the consultant include the following:
- Establish and run the panel selection process for the Participatory Fund for women-led disability justice organisations in three countries.
- Support the panel to design the key aspects of the fund and then lead their set up and operation.
- Work with our finance team to help us finalise the budget for the fund and to document learning from this.
- Contribute to the work of our internal group on ADD’s new participatory grant making organisational guidelines and systems.
- Help us think about the accompaniment support that is provided alongside the grants.
- Document your approach so that ADD can learn from it.
- Virtually support the grant making mechanism we are currently running in Sudan as needed.
- Exchange learning with those leading other participatory grant making pilots in ADD.
- Lived experience of disability.
- Experience in building and running participatory grant making processes, ideally in Africa.
- Commitment to recognise and support persons with disabilities as dynamic agents of change, including those often excluded even within disability movements, so that they drive grant making design and decision-making and ADD’s systems match their rights and needs.
- Commitment to approaches that seek to support collaborative approaches, movement strengthening and transformative change (rather than a lot of separate short-term projects).
- Experience of running participatory grant making/group decision making ‘virtually’ on-line especially across people in different countries, potentially with different language and communication profiles.
How to apply.
Interested individuals should submit the following application documents:
- Their CV (max 3 pages)
- Details of how you would approach the assignment (including whether there are any aspects of the assignment you don’t feel well-placed to lead)
- Examples of relevant past work that speak to the role/required skills/expertise
- An indicative budget and timeline, based on the approach put forward
- 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)
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Please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date specified below.
- Application deadline: 12pm (UK time) on 19 December2023.
- Interviews will be held virtually in the first week of January with the intention that the work will start soon after.