Global Adviser - Violence, abuse and neglect (Open to National and International candidates)


·         Based in Amman, Jordan

·         Permanent

·         Competitive salary with benefits based on experience

·         Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally




If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.

Our employees have a wide range of benefits including generous holiday package, life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.

The organisation
HelpAge International's vision is a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge global network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

Key responsibilities

We are currently seeking Global Adviser – Violence, abuse and neglect. You will be part of the Global Technical Unit, which provides strategic leadership to HelpAge and network members in core thematic areas, social protection, health and care, and protection. As part of the protection team, the Global Adviser - Violence, abuse and neglect will be responsible for shaping the direction and focus of HelpAge’s global response to issues of violence, abuse and neglect in older age, under the supervision and with the support of the Humanitarian Protection Advisor and in line with its organisational strategy and Theory of Change. The role requires up to 60% travel.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience

The ideal candidate will have Masters-level degree preferred (Social Work, International Relations/Development, Humanities, International Law, or related field). Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other protection or violence, abuse and neglect staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner. It is essential that you have experience working in difficult locations and the ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment.


We will potentially screen and interview suitable candidates before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.


Closing date: 6th April 2017

Start date: ASAP


HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.

HelpAge International is committed to providing our staff with continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to thrive within an inclusive and diverse environment. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign.




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