CFTA Vacancy Announcement "Disability Inclusion Coordinator"

The Culture and Free Thought Association

Vacancy for a Disability Inclusion Coordinator

The Culture and Free Thought Association “CFTA” was established in 1991 as an independent organization playing a leading role in developing a Palestinian civil society that is based on promoting the rights of children, youth and women in the Gaza Strip. CFTA is a development non-governmental organization which, in emergency situations, also provides humanitarian assistance.

CFTA is currently seeking a Disability Inclusion Coordinator-part time contract to help ensure that all practices, programmatic and operational are inclusive and sensitive to individual needs.

Location: CFTA main office in Khan Younis and its 5 centers

Contract period: 3 months (Part time)-maybe extended


  • Reviewing, updating CFTA’s policies, manuals and systems in a HRBA - with a special attention to disability inclusion and leave no one behind principle .

  • Work to apply inclusive practices inside CFTA centres and main office, based on CFTA strategy and disability inclusion action plan.

  • To identify barriers that might hinder people with disability participation on equal foot as their peers with no disability do insider CFTA, and work to overcome it.

  • To assist CFTA technical team in applying advocacy actions that address the interest of people with disabilities.

  • Provide technical support to CFTA and WESSAL network team members to apply disability inclusion and other LNOB practices through coaching and advice.

  • Assist in communicating different stakeholders for the sake of improving access of persons with disabilities to different services. ( networking),

  • Work to build communication with DPOs and INGOs supporting disability inclusion projects.

  • To produce regular detailed reports to the management and identify trends, progress and challenges regarding diversity

  • To produce action plan and recommendations to address identified areas for improvement

  • To assist CFTA with the process of transformation of being an inclusive NGO

  • To coordinate closely with Wessal Network and promote diversity initiatives and sharing best practices

  • To champion equality and diversity of CFTA at the national level

Essential Qualifications

  • At least a BA in a relevant field At least three years at least three years practical experience in the area inclusion of people with disabilities Advocacy and lobbying skills

  • Fluent in English and Arabic oral/written

Essential skills and competencies

  • Previous experience in Projects coordination for people with disabilities

  • Knowledge of participatory development methods

  • Excellent computer skills (Internet, Excel, PowerPoint and Word processing)

  • A good understanding of experiential training methodologies and coaching is a strong advantage.

  • Experience in the area of report and proposal writing

  • Ability to identify opportunities and generate creative solutions

  • Good organizational and time management skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Innovative, flexible and proactive personality

  • Excellent team work competencies and confidently demonstrating a coaching approach in working with others

  • Hard worker and results-oriented

  • Ability to handle work stress, time pressure and difficult situations efficiently

  • Willing to travel in the field, spending extra working hours and possibly working during weekends

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Qualified persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply.


If interested, please submit your CV and   a covering letter in English by mail [email protected] . No later than  Monday, 11 November 2019

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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