HelpAge
Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Updates

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05 Dec 2014 description

By Sarah Marzouk

Tens of thousands are seeking shelter as Typhoon Hagupit, local name Ruby, heads towards the Philippines.

Hagupit is due to make landfall tomorrow, 6 December, hitting north Samar, where Typhoon Haiyan caused so much devastation last year.

Ian Clarke, HelpAge-COSE Programme Director in the Philippines, said:

"We are taking all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our staff; briefing them about safety measures, emergency hotlines and evacuation centre information.

07 Nov 2014 description

The programme, 'Assistance to specific vulnerable groups affected by the Syrian crisis in Jordan,’ is being implemented by HelpAge International (HelpAge) in partnership with Handicap International (HI) from April 2013 to September 2014. It is funded by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) (£318,735); Age International (AI) (£250,000); and the Elsie Pilkington Trust (£10,000).

23 Oct 2014 description

Executive Summary

Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.

13 Oct 2014 description

13 October 2014, GENEVA – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and HelpAge International today issued a joint call for greater involvement of older persons in disaster management efforts worldwide in order to bring down death tolls among those over 60.

Jobs

4 entries found
15 Dec 2014 description
job Closing date: 11 Jan 2015 HelpAge International

Disability Advisor “Age & Disability Capacity Building Programme”

£33,528 gross per annum

Fixed Term Contract till September 2017

Based in London

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

Please note the job description has been reviewed and amended

11 Dec 2014 description
job Closing date: 22 Dec 2014 HelpAge International

Background:

HelpAge Kenya and HelpAge International have successfully partnered at championing for the rights and welfare of older persons in Kenya for a span of 30 years. HelpAge Kenya together with other 3 affiliates played a significant role at spearheading the formative stages of HelpAge International. On her part, HelpAge International has played a key role of provided technical and resource capacity to HelpAge Kenya.

11 Dec 2014 description
job Closing date: 21 Dec 2014 HelpAge International

HelpAge began a new policy oriented project funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) in 2014, called Strengthening the Ministry of Social Welfare To Fulfil Its Role in Expanding Social Protection. The project is addressing gaps in social protection capacity through support to and collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement which is set to play a central role in the extension of social protection systems.

17 Nov 2014 description
job Closing date: 21 Dec 2014 HelpAge International

Salary £34-36,000 gross per annum

Permanent

Full time

Based in London

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