· Permanent, full time
· Salary range £39,000 – £44,178 plus 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.
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 a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.
We are currently seeking a Humanitarian Programme Manager (cash and emergency preparedness) to join the team to respond to large and medium scale humanitarian crises by initiating, leading and supporting a humanitarian response with emphasis on assisting older people affected by the crisis.
Working in HelpAge International’s London based humanitarian team, you will work closely with regional and country teams and partners to initiate and implement emergency responses to humanitarian crises. You will also advise and support on strategies and activities for cash assistance including identifying vulnerable older people for assistance, needs assessment, programme design and monitoring. It is expected that you will build and strengthen the capacity amongst HelpAge staff and partners to deliver HelpAge’s humanitarian response and cash programming.
Essential skills, knowledge and experience expected
The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of developing and implementing innovative cash programmes in humanitarian contexts including conflicts and natural disasters. You will be able to create and maintain external networks with organisations and institutions.. You will have experience in providing technical advice and support to emergency and recovery programmes, including needs assessments, programme design & monitoring and evaluation.
You may have to travel at short notice and for up to a maximum of three months, though deployments are more typically between two and four weeks.
The ability to work in one or more of French, Spanish or Arabic would be a significant advantage.
Closing Date: 29th May 2017 but candidates may be selected on a rolling basis so early application is encouraged.
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.