ALERT Project Manager


Based in London with travel
• Full time; fixed term until end of March 2018
• £34,712 to £44,178 gross per annum, 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



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.

The organisation
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 global network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

Key responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Project Manager to lead the implementation of the international testing and development phase of the ALERT project –an innovative and ambitious initiative to develop an information management system on emergency preparedness for the humanitarian community. You will maintain an oversight of the implementation and sustainability of the ALERT system and ensure delivery of the project objectives. You will be expected to lead the testing of the ALERT system in six focus countries and manage the research, learning, training, communications, monitoring, evaluation and development components of the project.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience in management of complex programmes/projects with solid experience in budget and financial management. You must have demonstrated knowledge and competence of grant programme management and knowledge of institutional donor compliance requirements. Demonstrable experience of good practice in staff supervision and management is required for the role.

It is essential that you have experience in humanitarian programming, ideally in a management role and sound knowledge of the humanitarian sector and emergency preparedness. To be successful in this role, you will also have strong communication, networking, influencing and analysis skills.  

Closing date: 2 April 2017, 23:59pm

          Start date: ASAP

          HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer



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