Regional Programme Manager - Protection and Inclusion Programme (Refugees and IDPs)

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Open to national and international (unaccompanied) candidates

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.

Helpage seeks to recruit a Regional Programme Manager – Protection and Inclusion Programme (Refugees and IDPs) for an anticipated programme entitled ‘Advancing the rights and protection of conflict-affected older South Sudanese migrants in Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan’.

The post-holder will have overall responsibility for the management and coordination of the project, supporting and managing relationships with implementing partners, creating alliances with pertinent stakeholders (government, UN organisations, AU and other INGOs in the project locations) and ensuring all activities are implemented effectively across the countries.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of rights based programming and protection issues in conflict as well as protracted emergency setting, understanding and commitment to core humanitarian standards, principles, instruments, frameworks and protocols, and codes of conduct that govern humanitarian action, experience in Humanitarian Advocacy and influencing as well as experience in managing partners and ability to provide guidance and develop capacity of field staff.  Proven leadership skills, strong communication skills and ability to think strategically and analyze information are essential to this role.

For detailed information about this role, please see job description attached of the right-handside of this page.  

Interested applicants to send their curriculum vitae and a competency statement explaining how they meet the criteria of this position to jobs.ewca@helpage.org by 13th January, 2017.

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