Head of Network Coordination and Development (Open to International and National Candidates)

Open to international candidates (accompanied) and national applicants in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania


Location:  Ethiopia/Kenya/Mozambique/Tanzania with extensive regional travel (up to 50%)


HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and/or internationally.  In Africa, we will deliver this through a combination of programme, policy and communications work, focused on our core themes of social protection, health and care.

To achieve this, HelpAge is seeking for a qualified and experienced candidate to fill the role of Head of Network Coordination and Development.
The post-holder will be responsible for development & delivery of HelpAge network development strategy across the Africa region, develop and coordinate a strong Africa Age Network with diverse members, pursue strategic and long term fundraising to sustain and grow the work of Africa Age Network, identify areas of policy and practice shift needed within HelpAge Africa region to enhance its work as a network and institutionalise systems within the network for learning on thematic engagement.

He/she will have experience in development and implementation of relevant strategies and successfully developing networks and / or innovative partnerships. He/she must have extremely strong communication, negotiation and representational skills and ability to work with partners at different levels and substantial experience of international development and/or humanitarian work both at regional and country levels.


Focal points of cross-cutting themes

HelpAge International, Africa office is also looking for applicants who are interested and able to take on the role as focal points for (1) gender, (2) disability and (3) accountability. These themes are identified as organizational priorities and relevant policy frameworks and guidelines have been developed for the same.

These are not full time roles, but rather an opportunity for individuals in the above-advertised positions to provide leadership on issues they have experience on and are interested in, and will be embedded in their roles with clear objectives.  A full terms of reference for the thematic focal points is appended on the job descriptions for above roles.  


A full job description is attached on the right-hand side of this page.


To apply for this role, submit a ‘competency statement’ and curriculum vitae outlining your suitability in line the job description to jobs.ewca@helpage.org 

Closing Date:  22 January, 2017


Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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