Head of Transformative Partnerships & Influencing

ADD International
  • Location
    Remote, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jun 20

Position description

This is a global role open to applicants based anywhere. You must have an existing right to work in the country you wish to be based.

If you are based in a country where we have an existing office you can choose to work from the office, from home, or a combination. If outside of these countries, you will be expected to work from home. In these situations, we would look to identify an organisation who can employ you on our behalf through a secondment arrangement.

The line manager for this role is based in the UK so you would need to overlap to some extent with the UK time zone of 9am to 5pm. Exactly how this would work can be discussed once an offer is made, depending on your location.

Salary: Salaries are based on location. Please see our Global Salary Scales for more information on salaries payable in countries we are currently registered. This role will be paid at the rate for Grade F in these scales. If you are based outside these countries, we will confirm salary upon offer. To avoid exacerbating inequity inherent within salary negotiation processes we do not negotiate on salary but make a best offer regardless of who is offered the role.

Contract: Full-time, permanent (though we are open to considering applications from those who want to work on a part-time or job-share basis)

Reports to: Director of Funding, Communications and Transformative Partnerships (based in the UK)

Closing date: 3 July 2024 5pm UK time

As an organisation that works with disability justice activists in Africa and Asia we are clear that lived experience of disability is hugely important to our mission. Priority for this role will be given to disabled people.   We want to see you at your best and so please let us know if there are any adjustments at all that we can make to the recruitment process to ensure that it works for you. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations throughout recruitment and employment. 

Job Purpose.

We are looking for a Head of Transformative Partnerships and Influencing to lead both our institutional fundraising and influencing work.   

This role will help us to reimagine our partnerships with institutional funders and partners (primarily medium to large trusts and foundations, bilaterals in the UK, Europe and the USA and INGOs); nurturing and expanding them to enable more resources and opportunities to flow to disability justice movements in Africa and Asia.

The post holder will ensure that these transformative partnerships lead to fairer funding for disability justice; including significant investment for ADD’s strategy and transformation.

This role will also lead’s ADD’s mission to inspire the sector more broadly on issues that our central to our transformation and strategy such as; INGO transformation, decolonisation, justice, equity and participatory grantmaking.

Hear more about the role from our Director of Funding, Communications & Transformative Partnerships



  • You are a successful, senior fundraiser with a track record of securing large, (ideally flexible) grants from trusts, foundations and bilateral funders.
  • You are not happy with traditional approaches to international development, and you believe in shifting power to activists and organisations in the majority world.
  • You are passionate about social justice and/or human rights, and you understand at least a little bit about disability justice.
  • You are looking for more meaning to your fundraising career.
  • You are fed up with the transactional nature of funding partnerships and you believe that the funding system could be fairer.
  • You have the passion and energy to do something about it.

If these statements sound like you, then we highly encourage you to apply for this rare and exciting job opportunity at ADD.

Please see the job descriptions below for further information on the role and what is required.

Application instructions

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