Executive Director

Posted By: Action On Disability And Development India


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

Job Description

ADD India is looking for an Executive Director.

The incumbent will be responsible and accountable for the entire operation of the organization. The Executive Director shall work in association with the Senior Management team (SMT) and all decisions shall be taken by him /her in consultation with the team.

The Director shall be responsible for Program development and delivery; Management and Governance; Communication and fundraising; Finance and administration; Human resource development and documentation.

The person will be based in Bangalore and he/ she should be willing to travel to projects and partners in rural areas.

The remuneration would be basic salary plus benefits, negotiable. The remuneration will be commensurate with experience, expertise and aptitude.

Expected qualifications:


1. Educational qualifications: Preferably Masters in social work/ development studies / human rights and law

2. 10 years of working with persons with disabilities with focus on inclusive community development practices or 10 years’ experience in the development sector with empowerment of marginalized people as the focus.

3. Expertise in:

(i) Project Management, Reporting to funders;

(ii) Project Development including budget and proposal writing;

(iii) Communication and Fundraising;

(iv) Participatory planning and development processes.

4. Demonstrable Record:

(i) To work as a member of teams;

(ii) To build teams in the organization and in the community;

(iii) To learn and to share.

5. Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, Computer and also at least in one south Indian language.


6. In-depth understanding of:

(i) the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, Mental Health Care Act 2017 and the National Trust Act;

(ii) Community based Rehabilitation and Inclusive Development;

(iii) latest policies and programs, legislation in different sectors such as Education, health, social protection and persons with disabilities.

Preferred Age Group: 45 to 55 years.

ADD India follows an Equal Employability Policy and therefore encourages persons with disabilities particularly women with disabilities, members with other intersectional identities to apply for the post.

Accessibility &Reasonable Accommodation:

Adhering to the equal employability mandate, ADD India, fully respects the duty to ensure and accessible work environment and will accommodate the specific requirement of individuals due to their identities (particularly persons with disabilities) on a case-to-case basis and based on the request of the individual.

Persons interested may send their Resume within 15 days to ADD India (19th February 2023) by email: venktesh.bala@gmail.com Persons short listed would be contacted by us.

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Action On Disability And Development India
  • About Organization:Back in 1987, there was hardly any organization working for persons with disabilities in rural areas; to address this dire need, a few persons decided to take up their cause. B. Venkatesh, a person with visual impairment travelled to several villages of Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, to meet persons with disabilities; he encouraged them and supported them to form Sanghas or Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs). These DPOs operate similar to Self Help Groups (SHGs) and advocate for their rights and inclusion in their villages. Chris Underhill, founder of ADD UK, supported Venkatesh to establish Action on Disability and Development (ADD) in India as an independent Society registered in 1989 and thus was born ADD India. As pioneers in the formation of DPOs, ADD India has since 1989, helped form thousands of DPOs reaching out to about 10000 persons with disabilities each year directly and through partnerships with other organisations. Currently, ADD India works in Tamilnadu