DID Sector Jobs and Grant opportunities

A list of current opportunities for consultancies, employment and other funding in the disability-inclusive development (DID) sector

Employment and job opportunities

Call for Job Application – UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities

UNDP and UNV have launched a new joint programme to recruit Young Professionals with disabilities to work in the UN System. The Programme will offer young people with disabilities the opportunity to acquire practical work experience and exposure to the work of the UN Development System through assignments with the country, regional or headquarters offices of UNDP and other UN entities. The first set of positions under the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities is now advertised and open for applications. Please see the vacancy announcements here:

Young people with disabilities from the global South are among the most marginalized and underrepresented populations in the world. If you find a talented young professionals with disabilities who fulfil the eligibility criteria, please encourage them to apply. For further clarity, please contact Maria Teresa Lago Lao maria.teresa.lago.lao@undp.org and Niels Lohmann niels.lohmann@unv.org.

The deadline for applications is 12 August, 2018


 Quality Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

0.6/ 2 year contract

CBM Australia is looking for a Quality Officer – Monitoring Evaluation and Learning. We are seeking someone with an excellent eye for detail, and with an analytical mind and love for all things data, as well as a heart for the most marginalised people in the world. This role is an opportunity to work across our Inclusive Development as well as International Programs departments to ensure we are meeting framework and contractual agreements. If you are interested and want to make a difference, then this role could be for you.

For more information and details on how to apply download the Job Advertisement and Position Description for this role.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday 8 August 2018, 9pm (AEST)


Program Officer (Pacific Islands countries), Disbility Rights Fund

The Program Officer is an exciting position working closely with the disability rights movement in Pacific Islands countries (PICs). The Program Officer will help support the grantmaking of the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund in the Pacific Islands region (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu), as part of a wider international team.  Candidates from the Pacific Islands region are strongly preferred, but we will accept candidates from Australia / New Zealand. Download the job description.

Deadline to apply is August 7, 2018.




Other funding opportunities

Disability Rights Fund Grants

The Disability Rights Fund is a grantmaking collaborative that supports persons with disabilities around the world to build diverse movements, ensure inclusive development agendas, and achieve equal rights and opportunity for all.

The second funding round for 2018 is current open for selected countries. More information regarding selected countries and the application process can be found on their website.

The deadline to submit proposals is August 22, 2018

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation 2018 International Policy Fellowships

The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is pleased to announce the next round of its International Public Policy Fellowship Program.

The 2018 Fellowships will focus on either the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in inclusive education systems or on the full respect of the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities.  The Foundation is seeking Fellows for the following placements:

  • UNICEF Country Office, Kathmandu, Nepal (Fellowship in inclusive education)
  • UNICEF Headquarters, New York, USA (Fellowship in inclusive education)
  • Office of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Geneva, Switzerland (Fellowship in disability rights)

The application deadline for 2018 is September 15, 2018 by 5:00 P.M. EST (USA)

See attached flyer for full details.

JPKF Fellowship 2018 brochure

 2019 USP Regional Disability Scholarship

Applications for The University of the South Pacific’s(USP) 2019 Regional Disability Scholarship are now open and will close on 31 October 2018.

Please disseminate the information to relevant organizations and persons with disabilities who are interested to pursue further education at the University of the South Pacific. Applicants are encouraged to visit any USP Campus close to them for assistance. Please note that the scholarship is specifically for persons with disabilities.

Disability Scholarship supplementary form

2019 Disability scholarship ad

Regional Disability Ad 14 page – Sat 9 June (003)

For further information please email disabilitycentre@usp.ac.fj or qeleni_m@usp.ac.fj or call (679) 3237182 or (679) 3231832