The International Disability Alliance is seeking an Executive Director

The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is a network of global and regional organisations of persons with disabilities. Its mission is to promote the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). IDA is committed to non-discrimination on all grounds. The applications of persons with disabilities are especially welcome.

IDA is seeking a qualified professional to the function of Executive Director for the daily management and the administration of its assets, who will be based in the New York office. Travel between the Secretariat offices of New York and Geneva will be required.

The ideal candidate is committed to the human rights of persons with disabilities. Candidates will have at least ten years experience in the field of the rights of persons with disabilities, including at least two years experience within the UN system (either New York or Geneva) and in executive/managerial experience in a non-governmental organisation/ organisation of persons with disabilities.

Ability to work effectively in English is a prerequisite. Knowledge of another language is an asset.

IDA especially welcomes applications from persons with disabilities.

Gross starting salary: Commensurate with experience of the candidate.

Contract: Indefinite (with a 6 months’ probation period)

Closing date for receipt of applications:  April 20, 2014 midnight New York time 

Applications: Only completed and signed application forms will be taken into consideration.  A CV of no more than 5 pages may be attached. Please provide the application and any attachments as word documents. 

Date of interview: Interviews will take place, electronically or otherwise, before end of June, in accordance with the decisions of the recruitment panel and the recruitment policies of IDA. Only short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. 

Starting Date:  August 1, 2014 

The holding of a valid United States Work Permit by the applicant is desirable. 

You can find all the details in the application[C1]  pack. Click here

If you are interested, please send the completed application form by e-mail to the IDA Secretariat at indicating in the subject line: “IDA Recruitment- Executive Director” by 20 April 2014.