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Director - Operations

1 Opening(s)
The Association of People with Disability
Job Summary
Experience Required : 12 Years
Location : Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Opening Date : 16 May, 2017
Closing Date : 30 June, 2017
Compensation : Rs. 90,000.00 per month
Sector : Non Profit
Functional Area : Social Care / Development
Job Type : Full time
Desired Job Profile

Profile of  Director -Programs, APD


  • Director - Programs

Reporting to

  • Chief Executive Officer


  • APD, Lingarajapuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka


  • Postgraduate – preferably in Social Science &  Development        


  • 12 - 15 years; at least 8-10 years in development sector.


  • Age 40 to 50 years; Woman and/or Person with   Disability preferred
Tasks and Responsibilities

In the role of Director – Programs shall be accountable and responsible for end to end Program Management -design, delivery, service excellence, leadership development and community impact in specifically Education, Livelihood, Policy Advocacy in disability and the District teams  and RSO management.

Broad role/responsibility includes:

  • Support CEO to prepare strategic plans and provide programme directions to programme leaders
  • Preparing the Operational Plans and Budgets aligned with the Strategic directions, Aims & Objectives of the Association
  • Providing  thought leadership and innovative ideas for programme growth and development
  • Driving execution of strategy and plans to ensure programme excellence, specifically focusing on Quality, Stake-holder satisfaction and Impact.
  • Setting up Standards and Procedures for Program activities and ensure compliance.
  • Coaching , Mentoring, Guiding senior leaders and create enthusiastic team working, promote staff morale and performance.
  • Day to day functional relationship with Director – technical to ensure the programmes operates with focused quality and team work
  • Engaging effectively with other stakeholders, viz., Government, NGOs, Domain Experts, Institutions, Corporate Sector  & most importantly with user partner – People with Disability (PwD’s), their families and care givers
  • Collaborating  with senior leadership and senior management team ;engage in high level interactions with APD Board, along with CEO
  • Support in Fund Raising for programmes, developing concept notes and proposals 


  • Postgraduate – preferably in Social Science & Development
Minimum Experience
  • 12 - 15 years; at least 8-10 years in development sector.
 Key Skills Required:
  • Strategic - Grasp sector dimensions, Eco-system and lead, guide strategic plans.
  • Domain Expertise –Provide domain knowledge in disability work with exposure to community and institutional approaches
  • Monitoring and Evaluation expertise: Develop programme frameworks, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools
  • Strong understanding of Financial Statements-with specific context to NGOs and other support functions viz., Human resources, MIS, IT
  • Leadership- Lead a team of Senior Leaders and manage large multi-faceted operations, functions.  
  • Advocacy and lobbying Skills – Have effective discussions with Senior Officials in the Government, NGOs, Corporate Sector and Civil Society leaders
  • Good negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Resource Mobilisation from multiple sources
  • Effective/Good communication skills –both English & Kannada language
  • Enthusiastic to work in the community and travel extensively outside Bangalore.

A strong inspirational leader with inclination and willingness together with ‘Team APD’ can make a substantial difference to the Disability Sector in the coming years!

How to Apply

Contact Details
Company Name : The Association of People with Disability
Contact Person : Roshna Leonard
Email :
Contact Number : 9886327835