The World Federation of the Deaf is looking for an Interim Executive Director

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is seeking a Interim Executive Director for a time-limited period until December 2020.

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international non-governmental organisation representing and promoting approximately 70 million deaf people’s human rights worldwide.  The WFD is a federation of deaf organisations from 122 nations; its mission is to promote the human rights of deaf people and full, quality and equal access to all spheres of life, including self-determination, sign language, education, employment and community life. WFD has a consultative status in the United Nations and is a founding member of the International Disability Alliance (IDA).  

The Interim Executive Director is responsible for leading the organisation toward attaining its vision, mission, strategic goals and financial objectives. The Interim Executive Director is also responsible for overall management included financial and day to day operations while ensuring compliance with the WFD Statutes, Board directives and Finnish regulatory frameworks.

Contract duration: Approximately 17 months, until December 31, 2020. The successful applicant is expected to attend WFD events in Paris between 16 to 28 July, 2019 and will begin full-time work from Fall 2019.

For more information, please download the Job Description and Application Package. Deadline for Applications: Monday, 17 June 2019.  Applications and supporting materials should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee at