Regional Programme Manager - Research, Evidence and Learning (Open to International & National Candidates)

Open to international candidates [unaccompanied] and national candidates in 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, 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 these objectives, HelpAge International Africa Region is seeking to hire a Regional Programme Manager for Research, Evidence and Learning.

The incumbent will develop and implement a robust evidence, research & learning strategy on focussed themes, develop and coordinate ‘Learning & Research group on Ageing’ in Africa, develop knowledge content to inform programming, advocacy, & fundraising, train and support HelpAge and network members on learning strategies and develop a systematic architecture of data collection and management.

He/she should understand the principles of rights based programming and issues of accountability to beneficiaries and stakeholders, have proven experience of designing and developing monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment systems in a development context, excellent facilitation skills and experience in use of participatory methodologies with a wide range of organisations.


Focal points of cross-cutting themes

HelpAge International, Africa office 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:  22 January, 2017

Previous Applicants should not re-apply

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