Regional Emergency Programme Manager (Africa Region)

Open to Kenyan Nationals only

Location; Nairobi with frequent travel to the field

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.

Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating together can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.  We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people – including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.

As a dual mandated organisation, in the 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 in both development and humanitarian context.

HelpAge International, Africa Region seeks to recruit a Regional Emergency Programme Manager.  The post-holder will offer strategic leadership in humanitarian response, provide technical support to country offices and network members on disaster prevention and emergency response, lead in the development of new programmes and develop strategic partnerships on programming, advocacy, research and fundraising.

The ideal candidate will have regional experience in humanitarian work, have a strong understanding of key technical issues in one or more areas of humanitarian protection, emergency cash transfers, livelihoods and food security, nutrition and Health, resilience, disaster preparedness and recovery. Understanding of and commitment to international humanitarian principles and codes of conduct that govern humanitarian work and experience and building the capacity of local actors is essential.

A full job description for the this role is avaialbie on the right hand side of this page.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria for this position to jobs.africa@helpage.org by 16th August, 2018

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