Emergency & Recovery Programme Manager

Open to national and international [unaccompanied] applicants

Based in Kigoma, Tanzania

HelpAge International is a global network striving for the rights of disadvantaged older people to economic and physical security; healthcare and social services; and support in their care-giving role across the generations. In Africa, HelpAge has a network of more than 60 partner organizations. Our vision is of a world in which all older people fulfil their potential to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.

HelpAge’s strategic aim for its emergency work is that older people are targeted in plans and activities of African governments and humanitarian organisations in emergency preparedness, response and recovery programmes. The Africa Regional strategy specifically aims to ensure that the needs, rights and contributions of older people are responded to and included in the disaster risk reduction strategies and emergency response of governments and humanitarian agencies.

Towards fulfilling this mandate, HelpAge International Tanzania Country Programme seeks to hire an Emergency and Recovery Programme Manager.  He/she will be responsible for the design, planning, implementation, management and administration of HelpAge International’s humanitarian programme in the refugee camps and host communities in Kigoma Tanzania. The post-holder will take a leading role in engaging international humanitarian community in Kigoma in the protection and assistance of People with Specific Needs (PSN) including older people in the current chronic crisis and, building the capacity of national staff members and local implementing partners to take the role in humanitarian programming and implementation for sustainability. He/she is a key member of the senior management team in Tanzania and will participate actively in the Country Management and other strategic country meetings. 

The successful candidate will have a degree in Social Studies or Conflict Management/DRR or any other related field, technical and managerial experience in programme design, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian assistance programmes in Africa with at least 3 years in the field as well as an understanding of key technical issues in one or more areas of humanitarian protection, livelihoods and food security, health, nutrition and HIV, resilience, disaster preparedness and recovery. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to travel at a short notice as well and communication and advocacy skills are essential to this role.

For a full job description and detailed information on this role, please see job description at the right side of this page.

To apply, send your cv and cover letter, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role to jobs.africa@helpage.org by 16th September 2017.

 

Please note appplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Interested applicants are therefore encouraged to send their applications as soon as possible.

 

 

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