This consultancy position offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with a groundbreaking grantmaking initiative supporting the rights of persons with disabilities. The Grants Consultant will help the Disability Rights Fund (DRF) and its sister organization, the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF), build relationships with current and prospective grantees in Indonesia. The main objectives of the position are to support DRF staff with expanding outreach at provincial levels, providing on-the-ground grantee communications and oversight, and reviewing and evaluating Bahasa-language grant applications. The Fund is looking for a candidate who is able to work in a fast-paced environment, is flexible, takes initiative, and is independent, but team-oriented.
About the Disability Rights Fund
Launched in January of 2008 as a project of the Tides Center, the Disability Rights Fund is now an independent grantmaking collaborative aimed at building community capacity to achieve the rights of all persons with disabilities, in collaboration with its sister organization, the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. The Funds make modest grants (USD $5000-100,000) to Disabled Persons’ Organizations in the developing world for advancing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Please see our websites, www.disabilityrightsfund.org andwww.drafund.org, for more information.
About the DRF/DRAF Grants Process
In 2014, the Funds will launch their fifth year of grantmaking in Indonesia (as well as in 26 other countries around the world; in Africa, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda; in Eastern Europe, Ukraine; in Latin America & the Caribbean, Peru and Haiti; in Asia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India and Myanmar; in the Middle East, Lebanon; and 14 Pacific Island Countries). A request for proposals will be posted February 13, 2014; the deadline for applications is in March 2014. Grant applications will be evaluated in a staged process, with the consultant and DRF staff completing a review in March – May and preparing dockets for review of the DRF and DRAF Grantmaking Committee and Boards in their meetings in June 2014.
Current Indonesian grantees (who began projects September 1 2013) will be submitting grant mid-term reports in March 2014. In addition to reviewing proposals, the consultant will aid DRF staff in review of these reports and communications with grantees about their project implementation.
Liaise with DRF staff and Indonesian grantees to ensure that projects are progressing smoothly.
Support DRF staff in grantee report review and communications with grantees about reports.