Disability Rights Expert


  • Location:  Washington, DC
  • Date Posted: August 30, 2017
  • Application Deadline: October 10, 2017
  • Job Type: Consultant/Contingent on funding 


Eurasia Foundation (EF) is a Washington DC-based international development organization specializing in institutional capacity building, civic engagement, youth development and economic empowerment, with 25 years of successful programming in Middle East and the Eurasia regions.  EF is currently recruiting a Disability Rights Expert to support a new Persons with Disability (PwD) Rights initiative in the Middle East.  The consultant will provide technical expertise on international standards and frameworks as well as advice on best practices to utilize the principles of social entrepreneurship to address PwD basic human rights needs. The assignment is short-term and contingent on funding. The position will report to EF’s Program Director based in Washington, DC.



  • Provide expertise on internationally-recognized methods and innovative tools to promote PwD rights – particularly through social entrepreneurship initiatives that address pressing PwD human rights needs
  • Lead the design of training courses on social entrepreneurship to enhance human rights of PwD  
  • Assess the current disability rights framework in the target country in relation to international norms as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other applicable frameworks. Provide coaching and technical support to local initiative


  • Minimum 8 to 10 years of experience in advocacy for PwD human rights; international experience strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of innovative applications of social entrepreneurship to the field of PwD human rights
  • Demonstrated expertise in online curriculum development 
  • Demonstrated expertise in facilitating remote online trainings preferred
  • Demonstrated experience as a coach/trainer to people with special needs 
  • Familiarity with PwD issues in the Middle East
  • Fluency in English required and proficiency in Farsi or Arabic preferred


To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and other supporting materials such as sample curricula and/or writing excerpts (not to exceed 3 pages) to jobs@eurasia.org with PwD-EXPERT in the subject line. 

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