Head of Humanitarian Team

  • Competitive salary
  • London with frequent overseas travel
  • Permanent, full-time


HelpAge International is the world’s leading network of organisations working with and for older people. Founded 30 years ago, we have steadily grown our global network, which now consists of more than 115 organisations, committed to and actively engaged in advancing the rights and improving the lives of older women and men in their own countries and internationally.

HelpAge international is currently looking for a Head of Humanitarian to join the London office. The humanitarian team support HelpAge’s regional offices, country teams and network members to initiate and manage multi-sectoral emergency responses around the world. As Head of Humanitarian, you will lead the team to strengthen capacity across the HelpAge International network to deliver quality responses meeting the needs of older men and women in emergencies.

The successful candidate must have substantial experience in initiating and managing humanitarian emergency responses including rapid needs assessment and programme design. With significant programme management and strategic planning experience, you will have a sound understanding of the global humanitarian system, a strong track record influencing donors and peer agencies, and a proven ability to develop networks.

Finally, you must have experience of managing staff at a distance, strong leadership skills and a willingness to travel.

Closing Date: 5 December 2016

Start Date: ASAP

HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer. 

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