Humanitarian Advocacy Manager
Permanent, based in London with overseas travel
Salary is between £39,000 - £44,178, 8.5% pension contribution and other benefits
Scope for flexible working, including working from home
Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally
All candidates must have the existing right to work in the UK
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 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), 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.
HelpAge International's vision is of 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.
We are currently seeking a Humanitarian Advocacy Manager to guide and develop HelpAge’s global humanitarian advocacy. You will be responsible for HelpAge’s strategic plans and priorities to ensure global humanitarian policy decisions reflect the rights and needs of older men and women affected by emergencies, and that HelpAge’s global advocacy integrates and represents humanitarian and age issues effectively. You will also be responsible for supporting HelpAge staff at global, regional and national levels to implement advocacy plans.
Essential skills, knowledge and experience
The ideal candidate will have strong understanding of humanitarian policy, humanitarian coordination structures and current debates and processes. You should have practical experience of working in low- or middle-income countries on humanitarian programmes. You should also have experience of working in advocacy and demonstrated skills for influencing decision-makers, national and international institutions. ,
An understanding of policy and/or practice related to population ageing and older people is highly desirable.
Closing date: 10 June 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.