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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

    Terms of Reference

    CONSULTANCY TITLE: Programme Funding Advisor

    LOCATION: London

    DEPARTMENT: Resource Development

    RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Fundraising

    DURATION: Short-term consultancy: Up to 12 weeks (May - July 2017)

    Purpose

    To support the institutional fundraising efforts of HelpAge International’s regional and country offices, across the programme funding cycle. The role will entail supporting colleagues in project design and proposal development, report writing, training and capacity building of staff and partners, and supporting proactive donor research. The role will predominantly focus on supporting our Asia-Pacific regional team, although this support may extend to our Africa and EurAsia Middle East regional teams as required.

    Responsibilities and key tasks

    • To work with the UK-based Resource Development Team, and with the staff of regional and country offices, to develop and implement funding plans and strategies to meet agreed funding needs

    • Ensure that funding proposals and reports submitted to donors are of the highest quality and consistent with plans and capacities

    • To facilitate input from and work collaboratively with technical and finance staff on the development of proposals, budgets and reports for submission to donors

    • To disseminate information and provide guidance to relevant global teams on funding opportunities and donor compliance

    • To liaise with Supporting Members of HelpAge International’s Global Network through the provision of information and support to proposal development and report writing

    • To monitor and support compliance with internal approval and quality control systems

    • To contribute to the development and maintenance of grants management systems and systems to co-ordinate HelpAge International’s fundraising activities

    • To support the fundraising efforts of relevant regions/countries in the event of a rapid onset emergency

    • To research and identify new donors and support the development of new funding relationships

    Consultant specification

    Essential

    • A good understanding of international development and project planning and implementation
    • Proven experience of preparing and presenting project proposals, and donor reports, and demonstrable experience of working with a range of institutional donors in both development and humanitarian contexts
    • Experience of supporting the development and implementation of fundraising strategies and plans
    • Experience of cross-cultural capacity building and training
    • Proven analytical and research skills and the ability to think strategically in relation to funding
    • Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to work proactively and supportively within a team
    • Able to manage and coordinate multiple and complex tasks and work under pressure in a deadline-focused environment
    • Good word processing and spreadsheet skills
    • A degree calibre level of education or equivalent in experience

    Desirable

    • Experience of supporting fundraising for humanitarian responses (rapid on-set or protracted crises)
    • Experience working in Asia/supporting programmes implemented in Asia
    • Experience working on European Commission and DFID funding
    • Able to travel to, and work with, staff in HelpAge’s overseas programmes, sometimes at short notice

    How to apply:

    http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/consultant-programme-funding-advisor/


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    HelpAge International

    HR volunteer position description

    Volunteer role: Human Resources volunteer

    Department: Human Resources

    Contract: Minimum of 4 months for one day per week

    Start Date: April 2017

    Location: London (Flexible hours)

    Pay: Lunch and Travel Expenses

    Responsible to: HR Business Partner

    Why we want you

    Do you want to work with managers and staff to support good people management in a global HR team? Are you interested in looking for flexible volunteering that fits in with your existing commitments? If yes - this is a great role for you. We’re looking for an enthusiastic volunteer like you to join our HR team to provide an efficient general and administrative HR support service to staff and managers.

    What you will be doing

    · Support and co-ordinate recruitment campaigns including drafting ads, placing jobs on the job boards, organising interviews, liaising with candidates

    · Issue all related paperwork and follow up on reference checks for all new employees

    • Maintain appropriate HR administration systems including HR information database

    · Support in the organisation of training events when required

    · Be responsible for updating the organization charts

    · Provide administrative support to the HR team

    · Contribute to ad hoc projects as requested

    • What’s in it for you

    You will:

    · Enhance understanding of Human Resources and its principles

    · Exposure to multiple activities and opportunity to work with a wide variety of internal/external customers

    · Gain experience in HR systems, processes and procedures

    · Learn about recruitment and selection

    · Feel the satisfaction of being part of a global HR team collaborating to support our staff and managers

    Your skills and qualities

    You have:

    · Degree qualification ideally in a HR related discipline

    · Demonstrable interest in Human Resources management

    · Enthusiasm for HelpAge’s aims and are interested in what we do

    • Can demonstrate an appreciation of confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills
    • Ability to multitask and meet critical deadlines
    • A methodological and can do approach to work
    • Familiarity with Outlook, Word and Excel
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with good communication skills

    The post holder may be asked to undertake additional tasks, commensurate with status, after consultation and the provision of necessary support and training as appropriate.

    HelpAge International

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

    Our vision

    Our vision is a world in which all older people fulfill their potential to lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.

    Our mission

    Our mission is to promote the wellbeing and inclusion of older women and men, and reduce poverty and discrimination in later life.


    How to apply:

    http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/how-to-apply-for-a-job-at-helpage/


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: United Republic of Tanzania
    Closing date: 07 May 2017

    Based in Kibondo, Tanzania

    Open to International [unaccompanied] and Tanzania Nationals

    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.

    HelpAge International in Tanzania is looking for a Protection and Inclusion Specialist to support the implementation of Protection Policy and global humanitarian protection mainstreaming standards within HelpAge’s own response to the Burundi Refugee Response Programme. The post holder is expected to carry out effective advocacy for the protection of People with Specific Needs (PSNs) and influence the humanitarian community to address barriers that limit the inclusion of most vulnerable groups in the ongoing humanitarian response in North Western Tanzania. The candidate will have demonstrable ability to develop the capacity of national and community-based protection actors/networks by assess existing services, identifying gaps and recommending strategies that promote inclusion through quality and accountable services that meet the needs of PSNs.

    The candidate will have substantial experience managing protection programmes in large scale refugee operations, including chronic complex emergencies, with sound knowledge of international legal frameworks for protection, excellent skills in advocacy, negotiations and diplomacy with ability to influence actors at operational and national levels. The candidate is able to work well within a diverse team and contribute to capacity building of HelpAge and staff of other organisations. Has the ability to interact at multiple levels of government authorities, and able to network with UN agencies and humanitarian organization.


    How to apply:

    For a full job description and instructions of how to apply, please follow this link - http://www.helpage.org//protection&inclusionspecialist


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
    Closing date: 05 May 2017

    JOB TITLE: Strategy and Planning Advisor

    LOCATION: London, UK

    CONTRACT: Fixed Term for 6 months

    RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive

    DEPARTMENT: CEO offict

    GRADE & SALARY: E

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Board of Trustees, Directors Group, Heads of teams, regional Heads of Programmes

    BACKGROUND

    Hel HelpAge International's vision is one of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the Secretariat of the HelpAge network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

    HelpAge’s goal is global change. We want a world where everyone, whatever their age, can say:

    • I have the income I need

    • I enjoy the best possible health and quality of life

    • I am safe and secure, free from discrimination and abuse

    • My voice is heard.

    JOB PURPOSE

    · To facilitate the HelpAge International strategy review and refresh process in 2017/18 across the organization and network, to deliver a revised strategy and a draft organisational business plan.

    · To lead the organisational planning for a HelpAge International global staff conference in 2017/18 working with an internal steering group.

    · To ensure clear communications with internal and external stakeholders throughout, prior, during and post process to ensure clarity of steps, areas for engagement and outputs.

    AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

    Strategy review

    · Coordinate and facilitate the strategic review through to completion engaging HelpAge International network, Regional hubs, country programmes, board, partners and older people.

    · Determine the most effective mechanism to engage with internal and external stakeholders throughout the process.

    · Create, share and use knowledge and learning to drive HelpAge International Strategic review

    · Develop and nurture relationships with network members, partners and OPAs to enable an effective strategic review and refresh process

    · Scan the horizon, work with peers across the organisation, network and sector to consider and determine future trends that could potentially affect HelpAge International’s work negatively or positively.

    Global Conference

    · Engage with the external facilitator and the steering committee to deliver a HelpAge International global staff conference in September 2017.

    · Contribute to design, preparation and delivery of the global conference in line with the project plan to be developed

    · Organise and facilitate scheduled meetings and / or conference calls for steering committee and Regional Directors as required to provide input

    · Consult actively with other colleagues to inform the design and preparation of the event, and ensure relevant feedback is flagged with other steering committee members

    · Work with communications team and the steering committee to develop and circulate pre-conference materials as needed

    · With the external facilitator oversee the organisation of the conference delivery / facilitation sessions

    · Ensure documentation of session outputs and drive any post-conference review / lesson learning exercises.

    Communications

    · Support the Regional Hubs to engage with both country progammes and network members within the region ensuring HelpAge’s strategy review parameters are understood

    · Disseminate regular updates through different approaches internally and externally to make certain all stakeholders are fully aware of developments and opportunities to engage.

    · Provide regular online and face to face opportunities for staff at each of the regional hubs to go through questions and answer sessions on the strategy review process and the conference

    · Design and roll out a communication plan for the revised strategy and conference outputs across the network and the organization once completed and finished.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Essential:

    · Experience at having successfully designed and delivered a strategy and/or an organisational design process

    · Involvement in designing and managing the delivery of a major organisational change programme.

    · Demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a network setting.

    · Experience of planning, driving and/or managing people and major projects.

    · Proven experience of cross-functional management including international operations, support functions, engagement across a range of audiences and disciplines.

    · Advanced understanding of management roles and dynamics in small and large organisations

    · High-level representation, communication and influencing skills.

    · Flair and liking for collaborative working, and ability to work in a decentralised, matrix management structure

    · High level understanding of fundraising, brand & communications and programs

    · Excellent planning, organisational and administrative skills.

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English.

    · Commitment to the goals and values of HelpAge International, and a deep empathy and enjoyment working with older people

    · IT skills of a good standard (including WP, spreadsheet and database)

    · Able and willing to travel overseas

    Desirable:

    · Fluency in another language.

    · Knowledge of ageing issues in an international development context.


    How to apply:

    http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: Ethiopia, Kenya
    Closing date: 14 May 2017

    Project Manager – East Africa Drought response

    Open to international candidates [unaccompanied] and national candidates from Kenya and Ethiopia

    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. We aim also to ensure older men and women are able to address their needs during humanitarian crisis.

    Following the recent famine crisis in the East and Horn of Africa Region, HelpAge’s International’s Africa Regional office through country teams and partners, are delivering integrated cash transfer program to address the immediate food, nutrition and livelihoods needs for older women and men in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan. HelpAge International is therefore seeking to fill the following position.

    He/she will be responsible for managing and coordinating the regional response in Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

    The post-holder will have 5-7 years’ humanitarian experience in an international NGO preferably a regional position within a multi-cultural setting, experience in developing collaborative partnerships, managing multi-sector emergency projects funded by institutional donors, a good understanding of donor compliance as well as experience in collaborating with and supporting international/local partner organisations. A strong understanding and commitment to core humanitarian standards, principles, instruments, frameworks and protocols, and codes of conduct that governs humanitarian action is essential to this role as is experience of working in insecure environments.


    How to apply:

    For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please follow this link http://www.helpage.org//pmdroughtresponse


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania
    Closing date: 14 May 2017

    Regional Humanitarian and Inclusion Coordinator

    Open to international candidates [unaccompanied] and national candidates from Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia

    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. We aim also to ensure older men and women are able to address their needs during humanitarian crisis.

    Following the recent famine crisis in the East and Horn of Africa Region, HelpAge’s International’s Africa Regional office through country teams and partners, are delivering integrated cash transfer program to address the immediate food, nutrition and livelihoods needs for older women and men in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan. HelpAge International is therefore seeking to fill the following position.

    He/she will spearhead capacity building and advocacy on inclusion of older people and disability work in emergencies within the organisation and with various humanitarian players and stakeholders. The post-holder will offer inclusion technical support in the implementation of the DEC program in Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia and assist in mainstreaming of age and disability in regional emergency programs.

    The potential candidate will have at least 5 years’ proven experience in implementing humanitarian programming in inclusion work, protection, cash transfers, food security and livelihoods, at national or regional level; and has at least Bachelor’s degree in either Law, Disaster/ humanitarian studies, Development studies, International relations, social sciences or other related fields. Experience of working in the UN cluster system and in particular the role of cluster lead agencies, technical and managerial competence in implementing humanitarian programming throughout the project cycle - from needs assessment to monitoring and evaluation. Experience in Humanitarian Advocacy ad influencing are key to this role.


    How to apply:

    For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please follow this link http://www.helpage.org//inclusioncoordinator


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 29 May 2017

    · Permanent, full time

    · Salary range £39,000 – £44,178 plus 8.5% employer pension contribution and other benefits

    · Scope for flexible working, including working from home

    · Opportunity to work for a leading humanitarian charity

    All candidates must have the existing right to work in the UK

    If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.

    Our employees have a wide range of benefits including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.

    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 network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

    We are currently seeking a Humanitarian Programme Manager (cash and emergency preparedness) to join the team to respond to large and medium scale humanitarian crises by initiating, leading and supporting a humanitarian response with emphasis on assisting older people affected by the crisis.

    Key responsibilities

    Working in HelpAge International’s London based humanitarian team, you will work closely with regional and country teams and partners to initiate and implement emergency responses to humanitarian crises. You will also advise and support on strategies and activities for cash assistance including identifying vulnerable older people for assistance, needs assessment, programme design and monitoring. It is expected that you will build and strengthen the capacity amongst HelpAge staff and partners to deliver HelpAge’s humanitarian response and cash programming.

    Essential skills, knowledge and experience expected

    The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of developing and implementing innovative cash programmes in humanitarian contexts including conflicts and natural disasters. You will be able to create and maintain external networks with organisations and institutions.. You will have experience in providing technical advice and support to emergency and recovery programmes, including needs assessments, programme design & monitoring and evaluation.

    You may have to travel at short notice and for up to a maximum of three months, though deployments are more typically between two and four weeks.

    The ability to work in one or more of French, Spanish or Arabic would be a significant advantage.

    Closing Date: 29th May 2017 but candidates may be selected on a rolling basis so early application is encouraged.

    Start Date: ASAP

    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. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign.


    How to apply:

    http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 29 May 2017

    • Permanent, based in London
    • Competitive salary, 8.5% pension contribution and other benefits
    • Scope for flexible working, including working from home
    • To work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK.

    If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.

    Our employees have a wide range of benefits including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.

    About the role
    The Campaigns Officer will play a crucial role in HelpAge’s global campaigns to ensure our partner organisations and campaigners are effectively campaign for the rights of older people around the world. You will work with teams across the organisation to deliver integrated global campaigns.

    HelpAge is looking for a resourceful Campaigns Officer to support the Communications and Campaigns team:

    · to manage global campaign activity that aims to change policy and improve the lives of older people

    · to support the organisation’s global advocacy agenda through the campaign team’s activities

    · to work effectively with campaign partners in building advocacy capacity and to develop campaigning resources

    · to create online and communications content to support campaigns work

    · to seek out new opportunities to ensure the voices of older campaigners are heard through various communications and campaigns platforms

    · to lead on the development of the Age Demands Action steering group, a group of older campaigners from around the world who provide direction for our campaigns work in order for us to be accountable to older people

    · to be responsible for managing campaign volunteers

    About youare looking for a proactive individual, with experience of developing and delivering successful campaigns to achieve meaningful change. You will have worked in an international environment in previous roles. You will have excellent communication skills that will enable you to communicate with partners and colleagues around the world, be able to write compelling communications content and have good social media skills. You will be willing to travel.

    Closing date: 29 May

    Interview week: 5 June

    Start date: ASAP

    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. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign.


    How to apply:

    http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/campaigns-officer/


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 26 May 2017

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

    Job Purpose

    The Asia Regional Office is based in Chiang Mai Thailand, where there is a team of Regional Programme Advisers, providing technical leadership in a specific sector. The Regional Programme Advisers have 8 key functions:

    1. Providing cross-country technical support to country offices and network members;

    2. Project management, as defined thematically or geographically;

    3. Network development in their thematic area of geographic area of responsibility;

    4. Regional advocacy and representation in their technical field and their geographical area of responsibility;

    5. Resource development in their technical field, in collaboration with Regional Resource Development Manager;

    6. Knowledge management in their technical field;

    7. Team based support for other sectorial work of the regional or global offices;

    8. New initiatives and contribution to other areas of work in the scope of multifunctional approaches.

    The Regional Programme Adviser – DRR and Humanitarian Response specifically will be responsible for regional leadership of HelpAge’s emergency preparedness and humanitarian responses, and provide global leadership to the Disaster Risk Reduction portfolio. This includes offering high quality technical advice, training, capacity building and engagement in national, regional and global advocacy and policy work. A core element of the role will be to oversee the initial phases of regional humanitarian responses. The post-holder will be based in Chiang Mai. He/she will be required to spend at least 30-40% of the time providing hands-on support to HelpAge and network partner staff in the region.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Providing technical advice in inclusive and integrated Humanitarian Response, DRR and Resilience to HelpAge, network members and implementing partner staff;

    • Lead regional emergency preparedness implementation and initial phase of humanitarian responses.

    • Developing and delivering a regional advocacy and policy influencing strategy promoting inclusive and integrated programmes and representation of the HelpAge network in national, regional and global forums

    • Supporting programme and project design and delivery, particularly of training and capacity building for community based organisations, HelpAge and network partners’ staff, implementing partners and third-party organisations;

    • Supporting project and programme monitoring, evaluation and learning in collaboration with country staff;

    • Facilitate HelpAge’s global working group on DRR and Resilience

    Essential skills, knowledge and experience

    ­ Understanding of international development and disaster risk management, climate change, and humanitarian interventions;

    ­ At least 10 years of experience in project management in the field of DRR and humanitarian responses, preferably in Asia;

    ­ Strong technical knowledge in community based organisations, disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management at grassroots levels;

    ­ Essential work experience and proven knowledge of DRR/humanitarian issues and challenges in context of countries within Asia region;

    ­ Capacity to design project concepts, draft project outlines, proposals and budgets;

    ­ Proven ability to influence others to advance towards successful outcomes, including government, UN agencies and donors through successful advocacy;

    ­ Experience and capacity in developing research and learning work

    ­ Experience in strategic planning and reporting;

    ­ Fluent in English with strong writing and organisation skills;

    ­ Ability to work in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic teams;

    ­ Ability to travel extensively at short notice.

    • Desirable:

    ­ Knowledge and experience working with older people’s issue;

    ­ Experience working international network, globally or in the context of Asia.
    http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/regional-programme-adviser-disaster-risk-reduction-and-humanitarian-response-/


    How to apply:

    To apply for a job at HelpAge – Asia Pacific Regional Office, please submit the following documents:

    • A covering letter (which should refer the person specification for the job).
    • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum).
    • Three referees, including your most recent employer.

    Please help us monitor the effectiveness of advertising sources by clearly stating where you first learned about this vacancy.

    Please email your application to hr@helpageasia.org before the closing date to be considered for the shortlist.

    With a view to minimising our administration costs we are unfortunately only able to contact again those candidates that have been shortlisted for interview.

    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. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign.


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Closing date: 23 May 2017

    1.Programme background:

    HelpAge International has been implementing a two years, seven month (November 2014 to June 2017) regional project on inclusive disaster risk reduction in Bangladesh and Nepal, and emergency response in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

    The project aims to address key challenges, including:

    · the increase in disaster risk in South Asia

    · the growing number of older people who are particularly vulnerable to such disasters

    · the lack of inclusion of older people in community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) initiatives.

    The key approaches adopted by the project are:

    · working with communities to increase their capacity to assess and mitigate disaster risk faced by older people

    · improving the ability of actors to deliver inclusive humanitarian assistance

    · establishing a regional emergency fund (REF) to make seed funding more readily available for low-profile natural disasters.

    The project is in its last quarter of implementation, working with local implementing partners in Bangladesh are Bahubrihy, working in Lalmonirhat and BITA, Ramgoti Upazila of Lakshmipur district and in Nepal, Faya in Kailali and Bardiya and CSG in Pokhara and Tanau districts. Other than these direct partners, HelpAge International has collaborated with different local and national stakeholders including INGOs and government.

    This project is working to change the lives of older people through the following key outcomes:

    (a) Older people actively contribute to disaster resilience planning and their needs are reflected in community action plans in Nepal and Bangladesh.

    (b) Improved ability of a range of humanitarian actors, including local, national and international NGOs, UN agencies, governments and donors in Nepal and Bangladesh, to promote and deliver older people-inclusive humanitarian assistance.

    (c) Livelihood practices of older people in communities in Nepal and Bangladesh demonstrate greater disaster-resilient characteristics.

    (d) Practical evidence, lessons learned and best practices are generated on the age-inclusive CBDRR model and HOPE training in Nepal and Bangladesh to educate and inform decision makers on a national and international level.

    (e) More low-profile natural disasters in the South Asia region are responded to in a timelier manner.

    2.Project objectives

    · Objective 1: 68 target communities (18 older people’s associations and 50 community-based organisations), 11 community institutions (5 union disaster management committees and 6 local disaster risk management committees), and village development committees have increased capacity to assess and mitigate disaster risks faced by older people, improving the resilience of up to 6,200 older people and their families (up to 23,900) in Bangladesh, and up to 771 older people and their families (up to 3084) in Nepal.

    · Objective 2: Up to 200 humanitarian staff in Bangladesh and 380 humanitarian actors in Nepal will have improved knowledge and strengthened capacity and access to relevant tools to develop and deliver older people-inclusive humanitarian response.

    · Objective 3: The capacity of up to 250 older people and their families (up to 1,000) in Bangladesh and up to 600 older people and their families (up to 2,040) in Nepal to protect them from the environment, adapt to climate change and enjoy disaster proof livelihoods is increased.

    · Objective 4: Increase the evidence base and learning on the age-inclusive CBDRR model and HOPE training.

    · Objective 5: A REF is established to ensure the availability of seed funding for lower profile disasters in South Asia.

    To conduct an end evaluation for the above project, HelpAge International is looking for an individual, team or consulting firm with relevant skills and track record. The details about the evaluation are described below in different sections.

    3.Objective of evaluation:

    i. To understand programme effectiveness and enhance learning of HelpAge and partners on older people-inclusive disaster risk reduction programming.

    ii. To evaluate the achievements of each objective and outcome, and also compare and analyse with baseline data (knowledge, attitude and practice), mainly qualitatively from an external perspective.

    iii. To provide a list of recommendations and reflection for HelpAge and partners on project cycle management and the effectiveness of older people-inclusive DRR approaches.

    4.Evaluation scope

    The evaluation will interrogate and assess the strengths, weaknesses and substantial achievements of the DRR project objectives, and its strategies over two-and-a-half years. This will compare and assess the findings with baseline data. The consultant will conduct an evaluation and knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) survey in selected areas of Bangladesh and Nepal, developing a report on the findings. They will develop a methodology in consultation with HelpAge International staff from the teams in Bangladesh, Nepal and the regional office in Thailand.

    Based on the agreed methodology/framework, they will conduct interviews, KIIs and FGDs covering at least 10% of older people associated in older people’s associations and local Disaster management committees/union disaster management committees and municipality. However, the methodologies included in the baseline survey can be adopted and adjusted wherever deemed relevant, and subject to mutual discussions and agreement with HelpAge. The findings are expected to be comparative between baseline KAP and end-line KAP.

    The methodology of evaluation will take account of the resilience characteristics outlined in the project document. The consultant will review and identify the good practices followed by the resilience characteristics and also recommend any further improvements to align with the resilience approach of HelpAge. Given the project structure, the design of the evaluation will in part be pragmatic, and strategic. Evidence from communities and stakeholders will be of particular importance to show what the project has achieved so far.

    The evaluation report will be shared and used internally within HelpAge International at country, region and international level. Externally it will be shared to project partners and funding agencies. The relevant learning and recommendations will be shared with community and stakeholders as part of our accountability.

    The consultant is expected to produce a comprehensive evaluation report by applying relevant tools of qualitative and quantitative research and well-expressed data analysis, and submit a well-detailed report to HelpAge International. Any subsequent use of the report, including property and intellectual rights, will be with HelpAge.

    5.Evaluation Methodology:

    i. Desk review.

    ii. Semi-structure interview with HelpAge’s staff in Bangladesh, Nepal and the regional office in Thailand.

    iii. Semi-structure interview with partner staff.

    iv. Questionnaire survey to selected stakeholders – (INGOs/local government and beneficiaries)

    v. Field visit in the project locations (Bangladesh and Nepal).

    vi. Workshop - HelpAge team and partner team.

    6.Evaluation Criteria and Questions

    This independent evaluation will be carried out following the criteria and approaches as established by HelpAge to generate coherent evidence against the main evaluation questions. The evaluation will, at a minimum, assess the achievement of 05 outcomes and its projects using data from HelpAge and partners to answer the questions under each evaluation criteria.

    Evaluation criteria

    Key areas of discussion/key questions

    Relevance

    To what extent was the project relevant to identified priorities, needs and rights, especially of older people? How well did the project relate to HelpAge priorities? Did the project adapt to changes in the context and from learning as the project progressed?

    Effectiveness

    How well did the project achieve the expected results (objectives and outcomes) in the project plan? Which results showed significant over- or under-achievement, and what were the major factors influencing this? How many people have benefited from the intervention (disaggregated by gender and age)?

    Efficiency and value for money

    Were procurement, management and partnership arrangements appropriate to achieving the desired quality, quantity, and timeliness of outputs? Were the benefits delivered by the project proportionate to the costs? Could more have been achieved with the project resources?

    Sustainability

    What are the implications of the project on the environment and for adaptation to climate change? To what extent will the benefits of the project continue after funding ceases? What are the options once the project ends and what preparations have been made to promote sustainability?

    Impact

    What are the positive and negative changes produced by the intervention, both directly and indirectly? What changes have occurred as a direct result of the project at different levels, and for different stakeholders? What are the unintended consequences of the project (positive and negative)?

    Equity/gender, disability and ageing

    To what extent did the project address social differentiation (by gender, ethnicity, poverty/vulnerability, disability and age)? How well did project activities identify and address the different needs, priorities and inequalities experienced by these groups?

    Accountability and Learning

    To what extent were stakeholders – especially intended beneficiaries – involved in project design and provided with opportunities for feedback (including the right to complain)? How well did monitoring and evaluation systems function in terms of guiding project implementation and reporting on progress? Were key risks identified and managed? How well did the project generate and communicate evidence and learning for future policy and practice?

    7.Specific tasks and deliverables

    · Undertake a document review to become familiar with the project.

    · Develop an action plan to carry out the evaluation.

    · Develop an evaluation framework and methodology, and jointly endorse these with the project team, considering the requirements of the evaluation scope in above section four.

    · Develop the evaluation plan and endorse this with the project team.

    · Develop the evaluation tools and conduct validation and field testing; development of tools will consider the technical approach and requirements mentioned in section four.

    · Undertake data collection and analysis according to HelpAge guidelines on evaluation quality.

    · Present draft findings and recommendations to project stakeholders.

    · Prepare a draft report for review, circulate and consider comments.

    · Prepare and submit a final report according to HelpAge guidelines on length and agreed template

    8. Submit all collected data to HelpAge. Expertise required

    · A postgraduate qualification (masters or above) in social sciences or in a discipline relevant to this assignment, with a minimum of five years experience.

    · Proven experience and understanding of the resilience approach to age and gender-inclusive disaster risk reduction.

    · Proven experience in research methods, and in the evaluation of DRR and resilience projects, conducting KAP studies before and after projects.

    · Conceptual understanding and hands-on experience of latest resilience and DRR approaches adopted by INGO/UNs.

    · Strong communication skills, proficient in working across all levels of institutions, with experience of conducting interviews sensitively in a range of contexts. · Excellent report writing skills in English.

    9. Timeline: The evaluation should be commenced from the first week of June and completed by first week of July 2017. It is anticipated that the evaluation will take no more than 30 working days, including preparation, travel, briefings/debriefings and external meetings, presentation/revision of findings to HelpAge and other stakeholders, and preparing draft and final reports. A detailed action will be prepared jointly by the evaluator/s and HelpAge team after signing the contract.

    10. Budget: To be negotiated

    11.Project location:

    A) Nepal: Pokhara, Kailali, Tanau and Bordiya

    B) Bangladesh: Laxmipur, Kurigram and Lalmonirhat
    http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/consultant-to-conduct-external-evaluation-of-the-inclusion-of-older-people-in-disaster-resilience-in-south-asia/


    How to apply:

    Submit all necessary information in their proposals outlining how they are qualified to carry out the evaluation, with accepting terms, conditions and following documents by 23 May 2017 via email to hr@helpageasia.org with the subject line: Expression of interest for ‘inclusive disaster resilience project evaluation’

    a. A cover letter

    b. CV and including three references

    c. One evaluation report of previous work with international INGO, donor or development agency

    d. Technical proposal (maximum five pages) illustrating the applicant’s understanding of the terms of reference and the task to be accomplished, plus a draft evaluation framework and plan including any logistic support required

    e. A financial proposal providing cost estimates for services rendered, including daily consultancy fees


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: Ukraine
    Closing date: 06 Jun 2017

    Job Title: Country Director, Ukraine
    Grade & Salary: ISC & £36,093 gross per annum (Negotiable depending on experience), plus benefits
    Location: Based in Kiev, Ukraine
    Department: Programmes

    Responsible to: Regional Head of Programmes, Eurasia and the Middle East, HelpAge International.
    Responsible for: Ukraine emergency programme team; Ukraine development programme team.
    Relations with others: Affiliates and partners organisations in country and Eurasia and Middle East (EME) Regional Office staff with technical support as needed from London hub.
    Terms and Conditions: 1 year international contract (extension depending on funding), accompanied position.
    Background
    HelpAge International is a global network of not-for profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. With over 70 members and 300 partners across more than 70 countries the HelpAge network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide. HelpAge has a secretariat with a hub in London, four regional centres in Africa, Asia, Eurasia and Middle East, and a coordination hub in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    HelpAge has been operating in Ukraine since 2013, supporting its local affiliate, Turbota pro Litnih v Ukraini (TLU), the largest local organization focusing on older people, to develop and manage joint development programmes focused on good governance, accountability, and development of local networks. With the onset of the current crisis, HelpAge launched a humanitarian assistance programme in November 2014 that focuses on providing essential relief items, psycho-social support and protection to older people affected by the conflict in the east of the country.
    To date, more than one million people have been internally displaced in Ukraine: the United Nations estimates that 60% of them are older people.
    Job Purpose
    The Country Director is responsible for managing and developing the existing humanitarian programme in Ukraine, in line with the HelpAge global and regional strategy. In cooperation with HelpAge’s Regional Office for the Middle East and Eurasia (based in Amman, Jordan), the Country Director will contribute to supporting HelpAge’s local affiliate, TLU, in developing and managing joint programmes with HelpAge International as appropriate. He or she will also be responsible for pursuing strategic opportunities with other partners, and local and national authorities in support of the health, wellbeing, and rights of older people.
    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Working with the Regional Office in Jordan to define an appropriate and effective strategy for HelpAge’s humanitarian and development work in Ukraine, ensuring it contributes to HelpAge’s global strategy.
    2. In collaboration with the Regional Office, to produce regular programme plans and reports in accordance with approved strategic plans.
    3. To manage HelpAge’s humanitarian intervention in Ukraine, ensuring an effective and efficient response for older people that is accountable to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders.
    4. To support the delivery of the advocacy plan to ensure the inclusion of older people in the humanitarian programmes of other humanitarian actors responding to this crisis.
    5. To explore new operational and strategic opportunities for the programme and develop plans for current emergency intervention in Ukraine.
    6. To identify, develop and manage the financial resources required to support the programme including proposal development, maintaining good donor relationships and donor reporting.
    7. To manage and develop HelpAge’s partnerships and relationships in Ukraine with partner agencies, local and international.
    8. To represent HelpAge in relevant Clusters, UN inter-agency meetings and other coordination fora and ensure that programme activities are coordinated with relevant authorities, UN agencies and NGOs.
    9. To be responsible for staff management, including recruitment, development, capacity building and appraisal.
    10. To ensure HelpAge’s practice complies with the Ukrainian laws and NGO regulations, including labour law.
    11. To maintain the security policy and plan for HelpAge staff and ensure staff safety through adherence to security guidelines and evacuation plans and to ensure the security and maintenance of HelpAge property in Ukraine.
    12. In cooperation with finance and programme staff, to provide monthly financial reports and monthly and quarterly narrative updates on programme activities and relevant contextual developments, and to monitor overall project expenditure and project progress.
    13. In cooperation with programme staff, to document evidence and learning from the programme so that it can be shared within HelpAge and also developed as external advice, advocacy and communication materials.
    14. To ensure public communication materials on the Ukraine programme are provided regularly for the HelpAge website, intranet and other outlets.
    15. To undertake project/ programme monitoring and evaluations, in collaboration with partner organisations.
    16. To undertake travel both within and outside Ukraine as necessary in order to fulfil the above.
    17. To undertake any other responsibilities and tasks in furtherance of the goals of HelpAge International as required.
      Extent of Authority:
      The post holder is authorised to make decisions within the framework of the agreed budget and programme proposals within the limits defined in HelpAge’s procurement and finance policies.
      The post holder is expected to operate within all HelpAge policies and procedures.
      PERSON SPECIFICATION
      Essential
       Substantial experience of managing international development and humanitarian programmes and a strong understanding of humanitarian policy and principles and challenges
       Demonstrable knowledge and experience of major bilateral and multilateral donors, specifically the EC, ECHO, UN agencies, DFID, OFDA including excellent understanding of contract compliance
       Substantial professional experience in at least one of the following fields in humanitarian contexts: protection, public health, livelihoods
       Creative, entrepreneurial approach to programme development, proposal development and fundraising, including excellent knowledge of project cycle management and logical framework analysis
       A self-starter with the capacity to work with limited supervision and support
       Strong communication and diplomatic skills including representation, networking and negotiation
       Experience of leading and managing teams, including international and national staff in different locations
       Proven capacity to develop and manage budgets with multiple funding sources
       Strong analytical and numerical skills
       Experience of working with local partner organisations and of working in collaboration with other INGOs, including large consortia
       Experience of working in insecure and politically sensitive environments and willingness to work in difficult conditions
       Experience of managing security policies and protocols to ensure the safety and security of programme staff and beneficiaries, including remote management experience
       Able to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines
       Fluent written and spoken English
      Desirable
       Relevant post-graduate degree
       Experience of working in Ukraine and/or post-Soviet region
       Knowledge and experience of ageing and issues facing older people in emergencies
       Russian and/or Ukrainian language skills

    How to apply:

    http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/how-to-apply-for-a-job-at-helpage/


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 02 Jun 2017

    Programme Manager, Age & Disability Capacity Programme(ADCAP)Maternity Cover

    • Salary is between £37,000 - £39,000 gross per annum based on skills and experience
    • 8.5% employer pension contribution and other benefits
    • Scope for flexible working, including working from home
    • Opportunity to work for a leading humanitarian charity

    All candidates must have the existing right to work in the UK

    If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.

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

    HelpAge is the lead agency of the Age & Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP). The ADCAP programme is funded by DFID and OFDA and is part of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), a portfolio of capacity strengthening programmes run by the Start Network. It is delivered by the Age and Disability (A&D) Consortium that also includes Handicap International, CBM, IFRC, RedRUK, Oxford Brookes University and DisasterReady.org.

    We are currently seeking to recruit a Programme Manager to support the implementation of this multi-country, multi-agency, collaborative capacity building and mainstreaming programme. This is a maternity leave cover role from Monday 31 July through Friday 2 March 2018, full time.

    Key responsibilities

    Working in HelpAge International’s London-based humanitarian team, you will work closely with country teams and partners to ensure successful implementation of the programme including monitoring, learning and evaluation activities, in coordination with Age and Disability Consortium members, ensuring that the objectives are completed within the timeframe and budget and in accordance with the contractual requirements.

    Essential skills, knowledge and experience expected

    The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in humanitarian, emergency or development work, ideally in a management role. You are familiar with humanitarian standards and have experience in advocacy and policy work. Experience of managing multi-agency, multi-stakeholder programmes, including management of partners or subcontractors, preferably in a leadership role, is required. You will have demonstrated competence in complex grant programme management and knowledge of institutional donor compliance requirements (in particular OFDA and DFID), as well as experience in developing proposals for multi-stakeholder, complex projects, and engaging with donors to secure funding.

    Please see further details in the job description.

    Closing Date: 2 June 2017

    Start Date: Monday 31 July

    Our employees have a wide range of benefits including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.

    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. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign


    How to apply:

    To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:

    • A covering letter (which should refer the person specification for the job).
    • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum).
    • Three referees, including your most recent employer.
    • Equal opportunities form.

    Please help us monitor the effectiveness of advertising sources by clearly stating where you first learned about this vacancy.

    Please email your application to HelpAge-HR@helpage.org before the closing date to be considered for the shortlist.

    Alternatively, post your application to:

    Human Resources
    PO Box 70156
    London
    WC1A 9GB

    With a view to minimising our administration costs we are unfortunately only able to contact again those candidates that have been shortlisted for interview.

    If you have any queries regarding any vacancies, please contact email Human Resources


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    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 09 Jun 2017

    Humanitarian Advocacy Manager

    Permanent, based in London with overseas travel

    Salary is between £39,000 - £44,178, 8.5% pension contribution and other benefits

    Scope for flexible working, including working from hom

    Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally

    All candidates must have the existing right to work in the UK

    If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.

    Our employees have a wide range of benefits including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.

    The organisation
    HelpAge International's vision is of 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 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

    Key responsibilities

    We are currently seeking a Humanitarian Advocacy Manager to guide and develop HelpAge’s global humanitarian advocacy. You will be responsible for HelpAge’s strategic plans and priorities to ensure global humanitarian policy decisions reflect the rights and needs of older men and women affected by emergencies, and that HelpAge’s global advocacy integrates and represents humanitarian and age issues effectively. You will also be responsible for supporting HelpAge staff at global, regional and national levels to implement advocacy plans.

    Essential skills, knowledge and experience

    The ideal candidate will have strong understanding of humanitarian policy, humanitarian coordination structures and current debates and processes. You should have practical experience of working in low- or middle-income countries on humanitarian programmes. You should also have experience of working in advocacy and demonstrated skills for influencing decision-makers, national and international institutions. ,

    An understanding of policy and/or practice related to population ageing and older people is highly desirable.

    Please see further details in the job description.

    Closing date: 09 June 2017

    Start date: ASAP

    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. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign.


    How to apply:

    To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:

    • A covering letter (which should refer the person specification for the job).
    • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum).
    • Three referees, including your most recent employer.
    • Equal opportunities form.

    Please help us monitor the effectiveness of advertising sources by clearly stating where you first learned about this vacancy.

    Please email your application to HelpAge-HR@helpage.org before the closing date to be considered for the shortlist.

    Alternatively, post your application to:

    Human Resources
    PO Box 70156
    London
    WC1A 9GB

    With a view to minimising our administration costs we are unfortunately only able to contact again those candidates that have been shortlisted for interview.

    If you have any queries regarding any vacancies, please contact email Human Resources


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