Handicap International UK

Handicap International (HI) is an independent international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we take action and raise awareness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respects for their dignity and fundamental rights.


HI UK is looking for a committed, specialised and highly organised Disability and Advocacy Officer. You will join a dynamic organisation, influencing UK stakeholders to include the most vulnerable, including people with disabilities, in their programmes and policies. As part of our ambitious strategy, Handicap International UK is strengthening its strategic engagement with key UK stakeholders, both to promote the inclusion of the most vulnerable (including people with disabilities) and to secure relevant strategic partnerships.


As part of an international federation, you will be responsible for:

  • Building the visibility, reputation and influence in the UK, of Handicap International’s distinctive inclusion approach and programmes
  • Using your technical expertise in inclusion to engage both at policy level and provide practical support to leading national and UK-based international stakeholders, specifically on the inclusion of the most vulnerable in humanitarian and development programmes
  • Coordinating aspects of HI UK’s strategic engagement with UK stakeholders, DFID in particular


Fluent in English, you will use your disability inclusion expertise and proven track record of influencing to take our strategic engagement with UK stakeholders to the next level. Promoting inclusion across humanitarian and development contexts, and with a particular focus on DFID, you will develop and disseminate policy briefs, implement workshops and design relevant advocacy tools, demonstrating your technical, writing and communication skills.


Handicap International UK values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities.


For more information, please visit the 'Work for Handicap International' section of the HI UK website or download the full application pack for this role.


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter highlighting how you best match the person specification, skills and experience required to or by post to: Handicap International UK (Recruitment), 9 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB.

Please also make sure to fill out our Diversity Monitoring form, and send it back along with your application.


Deadline for applications: 11th January, 2015.


You must have the right to work in the UK