Project Officer


Terms of Reference


This Ability Trust is a women-led non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the rights and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in Africa. We envision a society in which women and girls with disabilities live fully integrated lives socially, economically and politically, with their rights respected and upheld. We work to increase access to sexual and reproductive health rights for women and girls with disabilities in Kenya, South Sudan and The Gambia.


Women and girls with disabilities are among groups at higher risk of violence given the intersectional discrimination and exclusion, based on their gender and disability, among other status, which include attitudinal, environmental and institutional barriers. A 2012 study found that women and girls with disabilities are three times at greater risk of rape, are twice as likely to be survivors of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence and are likely to experience abuse over a longer period and with more severe injuries than women without disabilities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 15% of the world’s population has a disability, translating to over one billion people globally. The WHO 2011 World Report on Disability found that the female disability prevalence rate is 19.2%. 

For This Ability, this means women and girls with disabilities must be at the center of efforts to end violence against women and girls. Our work focuses on the intersection of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and economic rights, climate justice, governance, education and technology. Our programmatic goals, outputs and outcomes are linked and contribute to our four strategic pillars on Empowerment, Advocacy, Social Norms and Sustainability through our main programs listed below:

  1. Mama Siri is our GBV and SRH toll free referral service for women with disabilities by women with disabilities.
  2. Hesabika, is our USSD registration platform that allows persons with disabilities to self register from any basic application based phone via the short code *548#
  3. Skills, is our eLearning platform that offers capacity building content to women with disabilities and other stakeholders.
  4. SRHRplusD Festival, is our 5 day community festival celebrating the bodily autonomy of women and girls with disabilities

The Role

The Project Officer (PO) will be responsible for supporting project implementation of This Ability Trust projects across the country. The PO will be a member of the Projects Team and report to the Project Manager (PM).. He/she will support the project team in managing the essential aspects of the project cycle for assigned projects including planning, implementation and monitoring of the project. Furthermore, He/she will assist the PM regarding regular updates and progress of the project, correspondence with partners on project and strategic interventions.

Overall Objective:

  • To provide technical assistance in Project Management, Partnership Development, Advocacy and Financial & Resource Management

Required Experience:

  • University Degree in relevant field e.g. Human Rights, Social Sciences, Gender or Development studies
  • Knowledge on disability rights
  • Minimum 5 years experience working experience ideally in a reputable NGO or INGO
  • Previous experience working on policies with government partners 
  • Experience working with women with disabilities is an added advantage

Desired Skills 

  • Analytical Report writing
  • Ability to communicate well in both oral and written (English and Swahili)
  • Good understanding to work with project budgets, forecasts and reports
  • Ability to work in collaboratively with all member of This Ability team

​​Application Instructions

Please send your expression of interest to on or before Friday 24th March 2023.

Late applications will not be accepted.

N.B. Qualified women with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Exclusion Clause 

This Ability Trust has zero tolerance for corruption and fraud. 
This Ability Trust reserves the right to offer comparable assignments to those qualified candidates that may not have been selected for this consultancy assignment for which they applied for. These offers will be based on the needs of the organization, appropriateness, and relevance to the candidate’s educational background and work experience. Only those candidates in whose qualifications and experience the Trust has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interviews.