Head of Learning & Impact

Join our team!

Salary: Please see our Global Salary Scales for more information. This role will be paid at the rate for Grade F in these scales. We do not negotiate on starting salaries.

Location: Office based or remote working (or a combination of the two) from anywhere ADD has an office (Cambodia, Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan or UK). Applicants must have a right to work in the country they wish to be based and we generally hire nationals of the country in which we work.

Contract: Full-time, permanent (though we are open to considering applications from those who want to work on a part-time or job-share basis)

Reports to: Director of Funding, Communications and Transformative Partnerships (based in the UK)

Closing date: 29 April 2024 9am UK time

As an organisation that works with disability justice activists in Africa and Asia we are clear that lived experience of disability is hugely important to our mission. Priority for this role will be given to disabled people.   We want to see you at your best and so please let us know if there are any adjustments at all that we can make to the recruitment process to ensure that it works for you. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations throughout recruitment and employment. 


Job Purpose.

To shape and lead an innovative new organisational approach to learning and impact that is fit for our new identity as a participatory grant-maker for disability justice.

This is a new position that will lead our work in reimagining how we think about learning and impact as we implement our new ten-year strategic framework (2024 – 2034). This marks a radical shift in our approach to MEL and the postholder will need to collaborate with others across ADD to influence, engage and support staff across the organisation to think differently about this area of our work. There will also be an external element to the role ensuring we share learning with external audiences such as activists and funders. The role will sit in the Funding, Communications and Transformative Partnerships Team which is responsible for public and institutional fundraising as well as overall communications and influencing the sector. 

About you.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about disability justice and shifting power and resources to activists.

You will have extensive leadership experience in developing and implementing innovative learning and impact frameworks, as well as experience of participatory grant-making monitoring mechanisms. You will also have strong leadership and collaboration skills and an understanding / experience of feminist and decolonial MEL approaches.

Please see the job descriptions below for further information on the role and what is required.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send the following attachments by email:  

Please also send your answers to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words or in an audio or video recording of no more than 6 minutes. Please note these will be anonymised and reviewed before we look at the CVs of candidates (so please send as a separate document within the same email, but do not include your name on this document). Audio/video recordings will be transcribed before being shared with the recruiting panel to maintain anonymity.

Please send your application to: recruitment@add.org.uk by the closing date specified below.  

If you need an accessible format, please contact recruitment@add.org.uk and specify which format you require.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We are unfortunately only able to reply to those shortlisted.