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Head of Transformative Partnerships & Influencing

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 lead on nurturing and expanding relationships with institutional funders and partners so that more resources and opportunities can flow to disability justice movements in Africa and Asia.

This is a new role that will lead both our institutional fundraising and influencing work. This role will be responsible for raising significant funds from a range of institutional funders. This role will also lead on the development of a new influencing strategy to inspire funders and organisations in the disability and development sector, to increase funding for disability justice and to fund organisations led by people with disabilities directly.

Finally, this role will also ensure excellent stewardship of our existing strategic investments and partnerships.

About you.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about disability justice and disrupting traditional funding approaches.

You will have extensive experience in relationship-based fundraising and building meaningful relationships with funders and partners as well as experience of developing and delivering influencing and/or advocacy strategies. You will also have excellent influencing, public speaking and networking skills and a strong understanding of flexible funding and its benefits.

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.