Validity (formerly the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre), a premier international advocacy organisation advancing the human rights of individuals with mental disabilities, seeks a dynamic Executive Director with strong leadership, management and fundraising skills to take the organisation forward as it transitions to a new identity and approach, leveraging its strengths to address today’s global challenges and opportunities.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director of Validity will lead the organisation, working closely with staff and key stakeholders, and be responsible for its overall direction, strategy, management and performance. We expect the next Executive Director to provide strong leadership for an organisation with a track record of past success, a hard-working and deeply committed staff, an engaged board of directors and the ambition to facilitate the team to re-engineer our operations to make the most of our strengths in a changing world. The position will be based initially in Budapest.
The ED shall bring a positive and inclusive approach to management of the origination’s operations and, in close collaboration with senior staff, ensure the active involvement of all staff in setting the organisation’s priorities and directing its work. The ED shall promote both internally and externally the organisation’s core values of respect, cooperation, creativity, accountability and professionalism. The ED will be expected to ensure that Validity promotes respect for diversity, collaborative working, human rights in practice, equality, autonomy and accountability.
Persons with disabilities who hold relevant experience and qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.