Senior Manager, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations

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


The Senior Manager, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations will be responsible for the overall management of the Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) program 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.




  • Develop strategic plans and annual operational plans for the RADO Program;
  • Overall management of the RADO Program (currently there are 16 RADOs world-wide, encompassing 132 countries);
  • Responsible for the development of specific RADOs as agreed with the Director, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations;
  • 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;
  • Organise and facilitate RADO meetings, including Board meetings and training/development sessions;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders in each region and each country, including Governments, National Olympic Committees (NOCs), NADOs, National Federations and International Federations;
  • Work closely with WADA’s Regional Offices in developing anti-doping programs in their respective regions and ensuring good relations with each Regional Office;
  • Develop strategic and operational tools for the RADOs and member countries to use in the implementation of their own anti-doping programs;
  • Ensure RADO member countries are aware of their obligations under the World Anti-Doping Code and assist in developing plans on how they can achieve and maintain compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code;
  • Support the Director, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations in the development and implementation of the Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations budget;
  • Oversee the RADO Grant Programs, including the Testing and Staffing Grants;
  • Promote WADA’s objectives and goals to all stakeholders and encourage them to fulfill their responsibilities, including Code Compliance, ratification of the UNESCO Convention and payment of the WADA contribution (as appropriate);
  • Work with key partners (Governments, NOCs, NADOs) to support the development of anti-doping organizations and programs;
  • Promote the RADOs to all stakeholders, including International Federations, Major Event Organizations, Athletes, Media, etc.;
  • Manage, plan and coordinate the biannual RADO Conference;
  • Contribute to the strategic and annual operational plans for the overall Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations Department;
  • Contribute to the development of NADOs who are not part of a RADO;
  • Support Departmental activities related to other WADA Departments and activities as requested by the Director, Program Development and NADO/RADO Relations;
  • Contribute to other organizational activities to ensure that the Code and the International Standards are being observed/respected by signatories to the Code;
  • Contribute to other departments and projects, as required.



  • University degree in Sport Management, and/or Sport Law, and/or International Relations or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 8 years practical experience in anti-doping;
  • Experience working for a National Anti-Doping Organization is an asset;
  • Extensive 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.