Manager, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations

Montreal, Canada
29 Jan 2019
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


The Manager, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations will be responsible for the development and management of Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (RADOs) as well as contributing to the Department’s program development activities, including working with National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and the development of anti-doping programs at both a national and regional level.




  • Identify needs of the NADOs and RADOs and the individual RADO member countries and develop plans to address these needs;
  • Coordinate the logistics related to RADO Board meetings, including the facilitation of Board meetings;
  • Provide day to day assistance and guidance to the RADO Offices and RADO member countries in the understanding and development of their anti-doping programs;
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders in each region and country, including governments, National Olympic Committees, NADOs, National Federations and International Federations;
  • Work closely with WADA Regional Offices in aiding the anti-doping programs in the regions;
  • Assist in the development of strategic and operational plans for NADOs, RADOs and RADO member countries for implementation into their own programs;
  • Develop strategies on how to assist countries in maintaining compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code;
  • Ensure RADO member countries are aware of their obligations under the World Anti-Doping Code and aid in developing plans which will help ensure Code Compliance;
  • Monitor costs of NADO and RADO meetings to ensure they fit in the departmental budget;
  • Manage the NADO and RADO meetings through presentations, training sessions, provision of materials, etc to the member countries in the understanding and development of their anti-doping programs;
  • Inform and educate stakeholders on their responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code, International Standards and the UNESCO Convention;
  • Day to day support with the RADO Offices to ensure they are functioning properly.
  • Assist countries and RADOs in the applications to the UNESCO Voluntary Fund;
  • Under the direction of the Director, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations, work with key partners such as continental associations, NADOs and Governments to support the development of Anti-Doping Organizations and programs;
  • Promote NADOs and the RADOs to all stakeholders, including International Federations, Major Event Organizations, Athletes, Media, etc.;
  • Contribute to the development of NADOs who are not part of a RADO;
  • Support Departmental activities related to the other WADA Departments and activities as requested by the Director, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations;
  • Assist/Support other organizational activities to ensure that the Code and the International Standards are being observed/respected by signatories to the Code;
  • Contribute to other initiatives, as required;




  • University degree in Sport Management, and/or Sport Law, and/or International Relations or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience in anti-doping;
  • Experience working for a National Anti-Doping Organization is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of anti-doping, the World Anti-Doping Code and the International Standards;
  • Knowledge of the structure of international sport;
  • Formal training and/or experience in international project management;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Ability to work within a team;
  • Experience working in an international and multi-cultural environment;
  • Strong organizational skills and proven record of effective management of projects;
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office applications;
  • Ability to travel extensively;
  • Excellent oral and written skills in one of the two WADA official languages (English/French) and very good command of the other official language; Additional languages would be an asset;
  • Periodic evening and/or weekend work expected;
  • Fit with organization culture and values (e.g. teamwork, team spirit and love of sport).


Vision: WADA’s vision is a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.

Mission: WADA's mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.  

Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence

About us: WADA is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and has regional offices in Cape Town, Lausanne, Montevideo and Tokyo. As of January 2019, the Agency employs approximately 120 employees and is represented by 48 nationalities. We value the diversity of our employees – current and future – that, as a global team, endeavor every day to protect the rights of clean athletes worldwide.