Humanitarian Programme Manager (Assessment, MEL Accountability)

Humanitarian Programme Manager (Assessment, MEL and Accountability)

Salary is between £39,000 – £44,178 gross per annum based on skills and experience

8.5% employer pension contribution and other benefits

Scope for flexible working, including working from home

Opportunity to work for a leading humanitarian charity

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.

The organisation

HelpAge International is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. HelpAge International works with 90 affiliates and 300 partners in more than 50 countries. In humanitarian crises, HelpAge aims to ensure that vulnerable older people receive the assistance and protection they need and to which they have a right.

HelpAge International is seeking to recruit a Humanitarian Programme Manager with experience in needs assessments, M&E and accountability.  HelpAge’s humanitarian work is led and supported by the Humanitarian Team based in London. The team comprises programme and policy specialists including Humanitarian Programme Managers (HPMs) who support our country and regional teams and our affiliates and partners to respond to humanitarian emergencies

This is a full-time, permanent role. The position is based in HelpAge International’s Humanitarian Team in London with international travel

Key responsibilities

With other members of the Humanitarian Team, initiate and manage emergency operations when there is no existing HelpAge presence or capacity, including immediate response to rapid onset emergencies.

To respond to emergencies during first and second phases in roles ranging from team leader, deputy team leader, cash advisor, or provide direct support to HelpAge teams and network members.

Advise and support HelpAge regional and country offices and partners on strategies and activities for assessment including identifying vulnerable older people for assistance, needs assessment, programme design and monitoring.

Build capacity amongst HelpAge staff and partners in the design and implementation of rapid needs assessment, data management, MEL and accountability mechanisms.

Support HelpAge Country offices maintain a consistent level of emergency preparedness including the development of scenario based response plans.

Support engagement with humanitarian donors and development of high quality proposals.

Represent HelpAge and promote the protection and inclusion of older people in relevant Clusters including the clusters at global and local levels and amongst NGOs, UN agencies and donors.

Contribute to the development and monitoring of strategic and annual plans

Essential skills, knowledge and experience expected

The ideal candidate should have substantial experience and proven record of initiating and leading a rapid and effective humanitarian response in several recent major disasters.

Experience developing and implementing rapid needs assessments, accountability and MEL systems in humanitarian contexts, including conflicts and natural disasters.

Experience of the humanitarian coordination system, humanitarian standards and principles, and humanitarian accountability initiatives.

Desirable experience with working knowledge of ageing and the issues facing older people in humanitarian crises

Knowledge of technology background and experience with using digital technology including digital needs assessments.

Please see further details in the job description.

Closing Date:  Thursday 5th October 2017

The role is advertised on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found.

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 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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