Career and Consultancy Opportunities:
The Sign Language Rights Officer is responsible for leading and implementing the “Securing Access to Sign Language Rights” project.
The project aims to enhance the participation and access of deaf people in their society though the use of their national sign languages, including in situations of crisis and emergencies.
The Sign Language Rights Officer will undertake networking, liaison, research, resource development and training to bring about attitude change, create and disseminate knowledge, and build the capacity of both the WFD and national associations of deaf people across the globe on sign language legislation. This will include the development and sharing of resources and information between national deaf associations, the WFD Secretariat, the UN and IDA; responding to various inquiries and preparing comments, statements and guidelines for the WFD to submit to the UN and IDA; and meeting with relevant stakeholders as needed.
The second role of the Sign Language Rights Officer will be to train leaders and advocates at national associations of the deaf in the chosen project target regions. As part of this work, the Project Officer will develop visual training materials and conduct training in ways benefitting the target group of deaf advocates.