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As always, we don’t vet these jobs, and can’t tell you anything about them.

US:

Facebook is hiring: User Experience – Accessibility (HTML/CSS/JavaScript). You’ll need a FB account to apply for this job.

Are you interested in building products used by hundreds of millions of people? Do you have direct experience working with assistive technology (ie screen readers)? Facebook is seeking an experienced User Interface Engineer that is passionate about building accessible user-facing web applications. This role includes the management of technical accessibility processes as well as ownership over internal and external communication of Facebook’s accessibility strategies. This position is contractual and is based at our main office in Palo Alto, CA.

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As always, these are jobs that I come across in my web-readings, they are not endorsed by anyone here in any way, and I cannot answer any questions about them. I only have two today: The first is in the UK, the second in Canada:

Company Seeks Amputee Actors [UK]

Trauma FX Ltd employs amputee actors – male and female, aged at least 18 years old – and special effects make-up artists who are contacted to work throughout the UK providing Casualty Simulation (CASSIM). Further details at the website linked above

Volunteer Ottawa
Program Coordinator, Volunteers with Disabilities
Application Deadline: February 2, 2010
Volunteer Ottawa is a direct support organization for more than 300 not-for-profit and voluntary organizations in the community and is a critical link between volunteer energy and community need through its promotion of volunteerism to individuals, groups, workplaces and schools. Volunteer Ottawa is a resource for training, consultation and materials for all not-for-profit organizations and public institutions in the Ottawa region, and helps them build their capacity to engage volunteers successfully. Volunteer Ottawa is a leader, partner and educator on issues that impact on the voluntary sector.

Summary
Reporting to the Manager of Programs, the Volunteers with Disabilities Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the Centre’s Volunteers with Disabilities (VwD) Program. The VwD Program Coordinator may also be required to take on other responsibilities relating to the overall functioning of Volunteer Ottawa.

Responsibilities
• Ensures that all contacts made by potential program partners, current program partners, persons with disabilities and other interested parties are responded to effectively and efficiently
• Coordinates the Volunteers with Disabilities Program outreach activities (Fairs, marketplaces and speaking engagements)
• Is responsible for the delivery of workshops and presentations
• Coordinates one on one guidance sessions
• Provides leadership, consultation, advice and guidance on all aspects
of accessible volunteer services management to nonprofit organizations
• Completes member agency site visits to evaluate, assess and make recommendations to increase program accessibility
• Manages volunteer resources, including recruitment, placement, training, supervision and evaluation of program volunteers/students
• Prepares reports and evaluations

Qualifications
• Community college diploma in social services, relevant field or
equivalent experience;
• 1–3 years relevant experience working with persons with disabilities,
such as providing community-based services including outreach, education, and community development, personal experience beneficial;
• Knowledge of the voluntary sector and understanding of the volunteer
management cycle;
• Experience in reporting project deliverables;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Oral fluency, reading and writing ability in English, French an asset;
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Strong computer skills essential
• Ability to multitask and meet timelines
• Able to work independently and as part of a team

Volunteer Ottawa thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Volunteer Ottawa is committed to hiring a workforce inclusive of the diverse population it serves. This is a 19 hours per week, 12 month contract (possibility of extension) @ $18/hour.
Please mail or e-mail a resume and cover letter to:
Joan Anderson
Volunteer Ottawa
Administrative Assistant
402 – 2197 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 7X3
Email: joan@volunteerottawa.ca
For more information visit: www.volunteerottawa.ca

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Disclaimer: None of the jobs in these round-ups are endorsed by anyone at FWD. We can’t answer any questions about them.

United States:

The Perkins Institute for the Blind has a list of job opportunities. The ones that specifically came to my attention were Director, Perkins International Program and Director of International Resource Development.

Hungary:

MDAC is searching for a Legal Officer to develop cases for submission to domestic courts, the European Court of Human Rights and other human rights mechanisms. The Legal Officer will work in close collaboration with the legal as well as policy and advocacy staff, liaise with lawyers and NGOs, carry out legal research and draft cases under the guidance of the Litigation Director. The post is based at the MDAC headquarters in Budapest, Hungary.

Essential qualifications and experience include a university degree in law from a Member State of the Council of Europe and minimum two years of work experience conducting human rights litigation or advising and advocating on behalf of clients regarding issues related to disability or human rights.

The ideal candidate must have excellent legal English language skills and the highest commitment to MDAC’s mission, vision and organisational values. More Information.

Deadline is September 3, 2010.

Buenos Aires:

There is an immediate opening for a full-time position of Latin America Regional Officer for the Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) project.

D.R.P.I. is a collaborative project working to establish a holistic and sustainable global system to monitor the human rights of people with disabilities. D.R.P.I.’s International Coordination Centre is based at York University in Toronto, Canada. In collaboration with Red Latinoamericana de Organizaciones No Gubernatmentales de Personas con Discapacidad y sus Familias (R.I.A.D.I.S.) and its Argentina member organization, Disability Rights Network (R.E.D.I.), D.R.P.I. is establishing a Regional Centre for Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Latin America Regional Officer will work from the Buenos Aires office, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

The D.R.P.I. project is guided by the principle that people with all types of disabilities and their representative organizations should be actively involved in all aspects of disability rights monitoring. D.R.P.I. adopts a holistic approach to monitoring disability rights, focusing on three inter-related areas: individual experiences (gathering information about the personal experiences of people with disabilities), systems (assessing laws, policies and programs impacting the rights of people with disabilities) and societal attitudes (examining the coverage and depiction of disability in the media). Further information may be found on the project website at http://www.yorku.ca/drpi/.

Dr. Bengt Lindqvist (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability 1994-2002) and Dr. Marcia Rioux, Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, M.A. and Ph.D. (Critical Disability Studies), York University co-direct the project.

Duties:

The position will involve working under the direction of D.R.P.I.’s Co-Directors and with the co-supervision of R.E.D.I. to:

* Collaboration with the D.R.P.I. Coordinator and other researchers
* Coordinate a regional disability rights monitoring training including the logistics of organizing the venue; participant travel, board and lodging; printing of materials, etc.;
* Plan and supervise disability rights monitoring projects;
* Liaise with D.R.P.I. project personnel and partners;
* Seek funding opportunities for disability rights monitoring activities;
* Assist national and local organizations of people with disabilities to apply for and secure funding;
* Offer support to disability rights monitoring activities taking place in Latin America;
* Develop and foster partnerships between and among disability rights and human rights organizations in Latin America;
* Assist with the preparation of reports to funding bodies and international and regional human rights monitoring mechanisms;
* Raise awareness of disability rights monitoring activities taking place in Latin America (by, for example, coordinating media campaigns, writing content for the D.R.P.I. website and list serv, attending and presenting at relevant meetings, etc.)
* Maintain accurate accounts of funding and provide periodic reports to D.R.P.I.,
* Other tasks, as required by the D.R.P.I. Co-Directors or their designate.

Qualifications:

Required:

1. Experience in project administration and management, organizing events and writing funding proposals;
2. Experience contributing to effective communication strategies including newsletters, reports, websites, etc;
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish;
4. Able to communicate in English effectively.
5. Understanding of human rights and of disability as a human rights issue; and
6. Willing to travel.

Preferred:

1. A university degree in the area of law, social sciences or other related discipline.
2. Personal experience of disability and/or working with people with disabilities.
3. Fluency in Portuguese is a strong asset.
4. Pan-Latin American working experience.

Salary:
Compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Please note that it will not be possible to cover the cost of the successful candidate’s moving and/or relocation expenses.

We encourage applications from persons with disabilities, women, ethnic minorities and other marginalized groups.

Applications will be accepted until September 5, 2010.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their résumé to Dr. Marcia Rioux at mrioux@yorku.ca. Please indicate “APPLICATION – LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL OFFICER” in the subject line of the email.

For further information about this posting, please contact:
Dr. Marcia Rioux
Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.)
York University, 4700 Keele St., Suite 5021,TEL Building, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
telephone: +1 416 736 2100 extension 22112
email: mrioux@yorku.ca

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Canada:

(This one came over an email list I’m on specifically looking for people with disabilities or ties to the disability community.)

In this newly created position, Flight Centre Accessible Travel is seeking an ambitious Business Development Manager to join their dedicated team in Vancouver.

In this unique role, the successful candidate will use their sales expertise to scout new leads, develop profitable client relationships, and secure fresh business opportunities.

We are looking for an outstanding sales professional with an impressive track record of meeting their targets and winning new accounts. You will use your creative ability to think of new initiatives to make relationships and establish a presence in this undeveloped, vibrant market.

You will be regularly meeting clients in person as well as closing sales over the phone, so to achieve in the people-focused role, you will need to have confidence, charisma, and a way with words.

The ideal candidate will have several years of new business development experience, and have the experience or network of contacts within the disability sector. We encourage applicants from this industry to apply.

We are seeking an ambitious, enterprising individual who has experience in cold calling and generating their own leads. Flight Centre is looking for a highly motivated professional with excellent communication skills that has an insatiable appetite for sales.

In addition, the candidate will need to be an effective communicator with the confidence and energy to develop a rapport with a diverse range of clients and professionals. The successful candidate will therefore require strong interpersonal skills (including skills in relationship building, negotiation and persuasion), and a strong business and commercial acumen.

Your core working hours will be from 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday. However due to the nature of this role you will be expected to attend some after hours company and networking events.

For more information, see this website.

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Toronto, Canada:

The School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health at York University (Toronto, Canada) invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Critical Disability Studies at the Assistant Professor level, effective January 1, 2011. For details, please refer to the job posting.

The closing date for this position is September 30, 2010.

Enquiries regarding this position are to be directed to:

Ms. Regina Pinto,
Administrative Assistant
School of Health Policy and Management
Faculty of Health
York University
Ph: 416-736-5157
E-mail: rpinto@yorku.ca

Bangkok, Thailand:

There is an immediate opening for a full-time position of Asia-Pacific Regional Officer for the Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) project.

D.R.P.I. is a collaborative project working to establish a holistic and
sustainable global system to monitor the human rights of people with
disabilities. D.R.P.I.’s International Coordination Centre is based at York
University in Toronto, Canada. With the support of Disabled Peoples
International – Asia-Pacific Region (D.P.I.A.P.), D.R.P.I. is establishing a
Regional Centre for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. The Asia-Pacific
Regional Officer will work from the Bangkok office.

The D.R.P.I. project is guided by the principle that people with all types
of disabilities and their representative organizations should be actively
involved in all aspects of disability rights monitoring. D.R.P.I. adopts a
holistic approach to monitoring disability rights, focusing on three
inter-related areas: individual experiences (gathering information about the personal experiences of people with disabilities), systems (assessing laws, policies and programs impacting the rights of people with disabilities) and societal attitudes (examining the coverage and depiction of disability in the media). Further information may be found on the project website .

Dr. Bengt Lindqvist (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability 1994-2002) and Dr.Marcia Rioux, Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, M.A. and Ph.D. (Critical Disability Studies), York University co-direct the project.

Duties:

The position will involve working under the direction of D.R.P.I.’s
Co-Directors and in collaboration with the D.R.P.I. Project Coordinator and other researchers to:

* Coordinate a regional disability rights monitoring training including
the logistics of organizing the venue; participant travel, board and
lodging; printing of materials, etc.;
* Plan and supervise disability rights monitoring projects;
* Liaise with D.R.P.I. project personnel and partners;
* Seek funding opportunities for disability rights monitoring activities;
* Assist national and local organizations of people with disabilities to
apply for and secure funding;
* Offer support to disability rights monitoring activities taking place
in Asia-Pacific;
* Develop and foster partnerships between and among disability rights and human rights organizations in Asia-Pacific;
* Assist with the preparation of reports to funding bodies and
international and regional human rights monitoring mechanisms;
* Raise awareness of disability rights monitoring activities taking place in Asia-Pacific (by, for example, coordinating media campaigns, writing content for the D.R.P.I. website and list serv, attending and presenting at relevant meetings, etc.)
* Other tasks, as required by the Co-Directors or their designate.

Qualifications:

Required:

1. Experience in project administration and management, organizing events and writing funding proposals;
2. Experience contributing to effective communication strategies including newsletters, reports, websites, etc;
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
4. Understanding of human rights and of disability as a human rights issue;
and
5. Willing to travel.

Preferred:

1. Citizen or resident of a country in the Asia-Pacific region.
2. A university degree in the area of law, social sciences or other related discipline.
3. Personal experience of disability.
4. Fluency in other languages spoken in the Asia-Pacific region is a strong asset.
5. Pan-Asia-Pacific experience.

Salary:
Compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Please note that it will not be possible to cover the cost of the successful candidate’s moving and/or relocation expenses.

We encourage applications from persons with disabilities, women, ethnic
minorities and other marginalized groups.

Applications will be accepted until 8 September, 2010

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their résumé to Dr. Marcia Rioux at drpi@yorku.ca
Please indicate “APPLICATION -ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICER” in the subject line of the email.

For further information about this posting, please contact:

Dr. Marcia Rioux
Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.)
York University, 4700 Keele St., Suite 5021,TEL Building, Toronto, ON M3J
1P3, Canada
telephone: +1 416 736 2100 extension 20718
email: drpi@yorku.ca

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Brussels: European Disability Forum

The European Disability Forum is looking for a dynamic policy officer with good knowledge in social, employment policies and human rights.

You are committed to a human rights and social model approach to disability, and you have an understanding of social policy in relation to disability policies. You work in both English and French. You are looking for a challenging position to improve the life of 65 million Europeans with disabilities.

This position is based in Brussels and is a unique opportunity to advocate human rights before the European institutions. The knowledge of EU policies, institutions and procedures is an asset.

Gross starting salary: 2800 E/month

Contract: One year renewable
Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 August 2010
Date of the interview: 21 September 2010
Contact: recruitment@edf-feph.org
The European Disability Forum is an equal opportunities employer and believes that its objectives will be better achieved if a significant proportion of its staff at all levels is composed of persons with disabilities.

Location: Belgrade

Seeking Applications for Eastern Europe Regional Officer position – Belgrade, Serbia

Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) is establishing its Eastern Europe Regional Centre in Belgrade, Serbia, in partnership with Centre for Society Orientation – COD and Autism Society of Serbia.

There is an immediate opening for the full-time position of Eastern Europe Regional Officer working from the Eastern Europe Regional Centre in Belgrade. Please see the attached posting for details about the position and the application process. Applications will be received until August 25, 2010.

Please share this information with your networks.
Contact:
Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI)
York University, 5021 TEL
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 20718 fax: 416-736-5986
e-mail: drpi@yorku.ca
web site: DRPI

Once-a-week Job Search Roundup

Here’s a list of potential jobs that explicitly seek people with disabilities/disabled people, or are explicitly invited to apply, that have come across my desk this week.

Please note: I have no knowledge of these jobs, don’t endorse them, and can tell you nothing about them.

United States: Jobs for College Grads with Disabilities is a portal site for job seekers in the US.

Uganda: Handicap International is looking for a Victim Assistance Technical Advisor in Uganda (As of today it is the final job offer listed on the site):

HI is currently assisting the Ugandan authorities to prevent disability from contamination of ERW, protect most at risk groups until clearance and return is possible, and contribute to victim assistance in Western Uganda.

Based in Kampala, Uganda, with regular visits to western and northern regions, and under the supervision of the Head of Mission, the Victim Assistance (VA) Technical Advisor is responsible for supporting the Uganda Mine Action Centre (UMAC), the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD), the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other relevant national stakeholders in the development of the below-mentioned activities.

PDF Link: There is an immediate opening for a full-time position of African Regional Officer for the Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) project. [Alternate Link]

The position will involve working under the direction of D.R.P.I.’s Co-Directors and in collaboration with the D.R.P.I. Project Coordinator and other researchers to:

* Coordinate a regional disability rights monitoring training including the logistics of organizing the venue; participant travel, board and lodging; printing of materials, etc.;
* Plan and supervise disability rights monitoring projects;
* Liaise with D.R.P.I. project personnel and partners;
* Seek funding opportunities for disability rights monitoring activities;
* Assist national and local organizations of people with disabilities to apply for and secure funding;
* Offer support to disability rights monitoring activities taking place in Africa;
* Develop and foster partnerships between and among disability rights and human rights organizations in Africa;
* Assist with the preparation of reports to funding bodies and international and regional human rights monitoring mechanisms;
* Raise awareness of disability rights monitoring activities taking place in Africa (by, for example, coordinating media campaigns, writing content for the D.R.P.I. website and list serv, attending and presenting at relevant meetings, etc.)
* Other tasks, as required by the Co-Directors or their designate.

If you know jobs that should be included in this round-up, please email us at admin at disabledfeminists dot com.

Once-a-Week Job Search Roundup

Here’s a list of potential jobs that explicitly seek people with disabilities/disabled people, or are explicitly invited to apply, that have come across my desk this week.

Please note: I have no knowledge of these jobs, don’t endorse them, and can tell you nothing about them.

European Network on Independent Living (Policy) Intern Dublin, Ireland: “In conjunction with the support offered to ENIL by the intern, the primary purpose of the Policy Internship is to give applicants an opportunity to learn about equality, community development, programs, policies, and practices first-hand. By the end of the internship, the intern will have been supported to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work in and contribute to the community/voluntary sector in the future.”

Support to the Disability and Rehabilitation Department of the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan “To support the MoPH in its stewardship role of fostering policies and strategies for equal opportunities and full participation of children, women and men with disabilities in the process of the reconstruction of Afghanistan.”

If you know jobs that should be included in this round-up, please email us at admin at disabledfeminists dot com.