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

Upcoming assignments through Australian Volunteers International for assignments in the disability sector in the Pacific:

  1. Deaf Employment Skills Advisor, Samoa – https://www.australianvolunteers.com/opportunities/10539463/
  2. Project Support Officer, Vanuatu – https://www.australianvolunteers.com/opportunities/10539450/
  3. Audiology Advisor, Samoa – https://www.australianvolunteers.com/opportunities/10539464/
  4. Physiotherapy Trainer, Samoa-https://www.australianvolunteers.com/opportunities/10539472/
  5. Physiotherapy Trainer, Tonga-https://www.australianvolunteers.com/opportunities/10539429/
  6. Voice of Person Disability (VPD) Radio Advisor, Cambodia – https://www.australianvolunteers.com/opportunities/10539391/
  7. Quality Program and Strategic Development Advisor, Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation (CDPO) – https://www.australianvolunteers.com/opportunities/10539627/

The application deadline for these assignments is Feb 21

Disability Assessment Consultant, PNG, Australian Lutheran World Service

Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) is the overseas aid and resettlement agency of the Lutheran Church of Australia. It is a partner with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG) in the Church Partnership Program (CPP) in Papua New Guinea, funded by the Australian Government.

ALWS and ELCPNG are seeking a consultant to carry out a Disability-inclusion Assessment with a gender focus with the 7 partner churches in the CPP. These churches are at different stages in their disability-inclusive development work both organisationally and in their programming. The Assessment will involve in-country consultations with partner churches and other stakeholders, based in Port Moresby, Goroka, Mt Hagen and Lae.

More information is available on their website

Application deadline is COB on Friday 2nd March 2018


Australian Network on Disability: Program Coordinator (Melbourne)

Are you seeking a role where you can use your administration, organisational and people skills to make a difference? If so, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for a Program Coordinator to work closely with the Program Manager (Melbourne-based), Sydney-based Program Coordinator and Relationship Managers to contribute to the success of AND’s Stepping Into Internships and PACE Mentoring programs.

Find out more about the Program Coordinator role.


Other funding opportunities

Opportunity to attend the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC38), June-July 2018

At the DFAT-NGO Forum on Human Rights on 8 February 2018, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, announced that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is pleased to support the attendance of one Australian civil society representative at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC38) in June-July 2018.

Australia will serve as a member of the Council for the term 2018-2020.  While Australia has been an active participant in the Council since its establishment in 2006, 2018-2020 is the first time Australia will be a member of this body.  Throughout our term as a Council member, Australia will focus on a range of issues, including fostering gender equality and protecting civil society participation.

The Council meets three times annually in Geneva (February/March, June/July and September). The June Session of the Council traditionally focuses on gender equality and women’s rights.

Further information about this opportunity and Expression of Interest process can be found on the DFAT website:



National Disability Conference Initiative

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open process to apply for the Disability, Mental Health and Carers Program – Disability and Carer Support – National Disability Conference Initiative. The initiative provides funding of up to $10,000 for disability-related conferences with a national focus planned for the 2018-19 year to:

  • assist people with disability with the costs of attending conferences, (for example, conference fees, accommodation, travel for domestic participants); and/or
  • assist family members or carers providing support to a person with disability attending a conference (for example with costs associated with conference fees, accommodation, travel for domestic participants); and/or
  • facilitate access so that people with disability can participate in conferences (for example, by funding accessible materials, Auslan interpreters, assistive computer devices or software, aids or appliances or other costs of ensuring venue accessibility).


  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Company
  • Incorporated Association
  • Cooperative
  • Partnership
  • Statutory Entity
  • Trustees on behalf of a Trust

Total Amount Available (AUD):   $315,000.00

Instructions for Lodgement:

To Apply: NDCI Application Form

Close Date & Time: 20-Mar-2018 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)