Regional Emergency Programme Manager (Open to National Candidates Only)

Open to National Candidates Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania

Location:  Ethiopia/Kenya/Mozambique/Tanzania with extensive regional travel

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 Region, 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 Regional Emergency Programme Manager.

The Regional Emergency Programme Manager will be responsible for strategic leadership of HelpAge humanitarian response work in the Africa region, offer high quality technical support on emergency work to country offices and network, lead in development and management of emergency programs, represent HelpAge in regional and global technical forums and develop strategic partnerships in programming, advocacy, research & fundraising.

The post-holder will have a strong understanding of key technical issues in humanitarian protection, livelihoods and food security, health, nutrition and HIV, resilience, disaster preparedness and recovery, a strong understanding of and commitment to international humanitarian principles, standards and instruments, frameworks and codes of conduct and experience in proposal development, compiling and managing substantial multi-donor budgets in adherence to value for money principles.


Focal points of cross-cutting themes

HelpAge International, Africa region is also currently 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 

Closing Date:  5 March, 2017

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