Regional Head of Programmes - Asia

•        Salary £ 36,815 - 44,178 based on skills and experience

•        Competitive pension contribution and other benefits

•        3 year fixed term with possible extension

•        Accompanied position

•        Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand


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 110 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.


Key responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Regional Head of Programmes for Asia to be responsible for providing strategic leadership in programmes as well as managing country programmes, resource development, humanitarian and disaster risk reduction work. The Head of Programmes deputises for the Regional Director in his absence and is member of the global leadership team.


Essential skills, knowledge and experience expected

As the ideal candidate, you will have university qualification and substantial experience in international development and humanitarian work, having successfully designed or delivered at scale strategies for programmes, country or regional offices. You will have proven leadership skills and the ability to manage, connect, motivate and inspire a diverse regional team. You will be able to influence others to achieve successful outcomes, including government, UN agencies and donors through successful advocacy. Work experience in Asia is desirable.


Closing Date: 19 January 2018

Start Date: 01 April 2018 or as soon as possible


How to Apply:                    

- Please submit the following application documents:

•        A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role

•        An updated curriculum vitae (CV)

•        Provide three referees, including your most recent employer

- Please put the covering letter and CV in one file and send by email to before the closing date.


You can download Job Description HERE


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.

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