Regional Health Project Coordinator (Africa Region)

Open to Kenyan nationals

Location:  Nairobi with frequent travelt to the field

HelpAge International (www.helpage.org) 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.

HelpAge aims to ensure older people have access to appropriate and affordable health and care services, and that governments are prepared for an ageing population by putting in place health policies and programmes to tackle age related illnesses.  HelpAge works to strengthen the health care systems to provide age friendly health services, promote healthy ageing among older men and women and improve ways of measuring healthy ageing, through research and data collection.  Furthermore, HelpAge works with older people promoting their participation in monitoring the quality of health services enabling them to raise their voices so their rights to adequate and quality health care services are respected.

HelpAge International Africa region seeks to recruit a Regional Health Project Coordinator who will provide support in the day to day management and coordination of a health programme that will be implemented in Kenya and Mozambique.   This will entail working with country project coordinators to ensure effective implementation of project activities, budget monitoring, donor compliance and the generation of relevant learning and evidence for policy influencing.

The post-holder will have experience of designing, implementing and managing Health and Care programmes, at a regional level;  has  strong understanding of and commitment to key international health frameworks such as WHO Strategy on Health and Ageing and relevant national health systems, principles, standards and instruments, frameworks and codes of conduct that govern Health Systems Strengthening.

Candidates need to have demonstrable people management skills, understanding of complex multi-year/currency budget with ability to work effectively across teams in a culturally diverse organization.

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

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

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