Program Adviser, international disability rights

Are you interested in disabled people’s rights in an international perspective? Do you want to contribute to the global rights movement? The you might the candidate that we are looking for!

The Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD) works with sister organizations and authorities in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa to contribute to the global disability movement. We are now seeking to hire a Programme Adviser for a full-time, temporary position to work with our country offices and our partners from August 2024 to May 2025, with possibilities for extension.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with international development programs, with good insight into project follow-up and an understanding of development work and preferably the disability rights field. We are particularly looking for people who are interested in monitoring and results follow-up, as well as knowledge of global donor trends and experience writing applications for funding/rigging new programs.

In this temporary position, you will be responsible for following up our country offices and partners to provide professional support and follow-up of the projects. This includes quality assurance and compliance support for all reporting to back donors; technical support on monitoring and results follow-up, including taking part in thematic working groups and supporting ongoing application processes.

Depending on the profile and experience of the candidate we choose, you can have a major role in strengthening our M&E work, providing a framework for resource mobilization or contributing to new thematic areas such as humanitarian work/response.

NAD works work in the fields of inclusive education, economic empowerment human rights advocacy and inclusive climate change adaptation.

We are seeking candidates who are:

• Self-motivated and proactive with a high degree of self-leadership

• Good at getting an overview, seeing connections, and thinking holistically

• Solutions oriented and interested in supporting the team to achieve our results

• Curious and open to development and learning

• Communicates well with different stakeholders with varied cultural backgorunds


• Relevant higher education within international studies/development studies or similar

• Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Norwegian is a benefit, but not an absolute requirement.

• Experience with project collaboration; reporting and budget management

• Professional expertise in organizational development/M&E/humanitarian/human rights is a benefit

• Experience from some of the countries we work in (Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia or other countries in

the region) is a benefit

We offer:

• Varied and challenging tasks in a professionally engaged and exciting environment

• A workplace with committed colleagues and a good work environment

• Possibility to travel to program countries

• Five weeks annual holiday, flexible work hours and the possibility for two days of home office per week.

• Individual adaptation of the work environment is necessary (Reasonable Accommodation)

• Good pension and insurance for staff


NAD is an Inclusive Workplace (IA)-company and with a strong focus on diversity. NAD wants a society for everyone, with zero discrimination. We therefore encourage everyone who is qualified to apply, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, disability, national or ethnic background. We adapt the workplace if you need it. If qualifications are otherwise equal, priority will be given to persons with disabilities.

If you have questions about the position, you can contact the International Director, Eirin Næss-Sørensen at or on mobile 46 92 02 90. CV and application should be sent to:

Application deadline: 24 May 2024