Vacancy Program Coordinator Disability Inclusion

Leprazending/The Leprosy Mission Netherlands (TLM) is an international Christian organisation that strives for a world without leprosy and where people with a disability are fully included in society.

TLM is partner in the We are Able! (WAA!) consortium. The We Are Able! program, that runs from January 2021 to December 2025, is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands within the Power of Voices framework. We are Able! focuses on creating increased food security opportunities for women, men and youth with disabilities and other excluded groups. This is done by strengthening the lobby and advocacy capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs), specifically disabled people organisations (DPOs), resulting in more inclusive laws, policies, practices and norms. The program will be implemented in six African states (Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda) as well as in the Netherlands.

Within We Are Able! TLM is responsible for the capacity development of CSOs on lobby and advocacy and on disability inclusion and mainstreaming. Additionally, TLM will execute capacity development and lobby and advocacy activities on disability inclusion to internal and external stakeholders in the Netherlands.

Are you looking to become an expert in disability inclusion and are you experienced in coordinating  programs? We are currently recruiting an ambitious

Program Coordinator Disability Inclusion
(Apeldoorn, 32 – 40 hours/ week)


As Program Coordinator you are responsible for coordinating the successful implementation of the TLM part of the WAA! program in DR Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and the Netherlands. In cooperation with your colleagues at the Apeldoorn office and abroad you supervise and contribute to the development of the annual plans. You participate in and represent TLM in several consortium working groups, thematic (international) disability networks and platforms. You are instrumental in strengthening  TLM as an expertise organisation that actively contributes to the TLM Global Fellowship disability inclusion community. You are able to visit our country offices several times a year.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Coordination and development of the TLM program
  • You coach our TLM country teams and provide technical support to our country level disability inclusion advisors and program coordinators
  • You support effective relationships between our country offices and local DPOs and CSOs
  • You advocate for disability inclusion and provide technical expertise and training on disability inclusion
  • You gather, produce and process information around disability inclusion and lobby and advocacy as input for linking, learning and lobby activities in the Netherlands

Success factors

  • Relevant university degree
  • Proven experience coordinating programs
  • Experience with or strong affinity with disability inclusion
  • Familiarity with an expert role
  • Affinity with international development, preferably with field experience
  • Experience working in an international and cross cultural setting
  • Good command of English and French, preferably command of Dutch


  • Communications skills
  • Cooperation
  • Planning & organising
  • Negotiation
  • Initiative
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Quality orientation

What’s in it for you?

When you become part of TLM we offer:

  • A unique platform to help eradicate leprosy and have persons with disabilities included in society
  • The opportunity to become an expert in disability inclusion
  • A chance for further personal and professional development
  • A challenging, dynamic and international work environment
  • A team of enthusiastic and dedicated expert colleagues and volunteers that like you adhere to the Christian faith
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home
  • A 1 year contract, with the intention to extend for the full 5 year program duration
  • A suitable salary (€3,000 – €4,235 gross per month, full time employment) and matching benefits, such as an employer paid pension plan

How to apply?

Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter and resume (both in English) no later than January 9th, 2021 to David Karelse at In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to join Leprazending, being a Christian organisation. Please be aware that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date. Should you wish to apply you are kindly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

For more information about this position, please contact David by mail or via +31682568838.

All staff are required to sign and adhere to the TLM Code of conduct. Recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including references and criminal records checks.