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

HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of non-governmental organisations that helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.

Responses to political and natural emergencies are managed either through the local office supported by the Humanitarian Team (HuT) or by HuT directly (the first applies in this case). These may be both “rapid onset” and long term. HelpAge International participates in most UK Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) responses to major emergencies through the membership of Age International.

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29 Mar 2017 description

Older people in Africa are involved in all aspects of the migration chain: they are voluntary or forced migrants themselves, they shape the migration experience of others by funding youth migration and being involved in the decision-making process, they also benefit from remittances. Yet, they remain invisible in migration policy, as well as aid and development planning. This briefing tells the untold story of older people in the migration ecosystem in Africa.

20 Jan 2017 description
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This is a list of essential hygiene items that are appropriate to the specific needs of older people and people with disabilities. Humanitarian agencies undertaking interventions in hygiene promotion should incorporate these items into their general hygiene package so as to target older people and people with disabilities within their response.

Furthermore, the guiding notes also contain tips on what implementing organisations should take into consideration prior to a distribution and after a distribution exercise whilst planning for older people and people with disabilities.

20 Jan 2017 description

Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries

Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.

22 Dec 2016 description

Executive Summary

The crisis in Eastern Ukraine has significantly affected the entire population of the Donetsk oblast. However, given the pre-existing vulnerabilities and a demographic make-up of the buffer zone locations, older women and men have been particularly affected.

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Jobs

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30 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 20 Apr 2017 HelpAge International
  • Competitive salary plus 8.5% employer pension contribution and other benefits
  • London-based with up to 30% travel on deployment
  • Scope for flexible working, including working from home
  • Opportunity 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.

28 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 25 Apr 2017 HelpAge International

· Permanent, full time

· Competitive salary 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.

28 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 07 Apr 2017 HelpAge International
  • Starting salary range: £34,712 to £39,445 gross per annum (negotiable, dependent on experience)

· 8.5% employer pension contribution and other benefits

· London-based

· Scope for flexible working, including working from home

  • Opportunity 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

23 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 03 Apr 2017 HelpAge International

1. Background

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights and challenge discrimination and poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. HelpAge International is implementing ‘The Better Health for Older People in Africa’ programme between, July 2014 and June 2017 with a total budget of GBP 3,910,354 funded by DFID. The programme is implemented in four countries: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

16 Mar 2017 description
job Closing date: 06 Apr 2017 HelpAge International

· Based in Amman, Jordan

· Permanent

· Competitive salary with benefits based on experience

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

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN JORDAN

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