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.
The UN Secretary General is to be commended for recognising older people’s needs in humanitarian responses but more needs to be done, says HelpAge International.
“The rise of ageing populations and its consequences for humanitarian work have not been adequately considered in the Secretary General’s report for the World Humanitarian Summit,” said Marcus Skinner, humanitarian policy advisor with HelpAge International.
Heads of state arriving in London this week for a high-level donor conference on Syria need to commit to long-term humanitarian funding for vulnerable people in Syria, including older people, says HelpAge International.
"For this conference to be a success we need donors to recognise the increased challenges faced by older people, those living with a disability or who are injured, in accessing basic services," said Toby Porter, Chief Executive, HelpAge International.
Addis Ababa, Friday 22nd January 2016: HelpAge International is urging African Union member states to protect the rights of older women across the continent as they meet at the 26th Africa Union Summit. (21-31 January) The summit marks the start of the African Year of Human Rights, with particular focus on the rights of women.
“The focus on women’s rights is a huge step forward for gender equality across Africa,” said Dr Prafula Mishra, Regional Director at HelpAge International, welcoming the focus on women’s human rights by the AU.
Leading aid agencies have written to the UN humanitarian chief, criticising the omission of marginalised groups from the preparatory statement for the World Humanitarian Summit next year.
The agencies, including Oxfam International, Save the Children, Christian Aid, HelpAge International, Action Against Hunger, CBM, Islamic Relief and Plan International, were among 23,000 people who shared their views in a two-year worldwide consultation with those affected by humanitarian crises, such as humanitarian organisations, civil society, governments, the private sector and others.
- £34,031 - £43,312 depending on skills and experience
- Permanent post
- This post can be based in two possible locations: London, UK (preferred) and Nairobi, Kenya
- National post
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE COUNTRY THEY INTEND TO WORK FROM
2 year fixed term contract
Based in Santiago, Chile
HelpAge International (HelpAge) 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.
Competitive salary plus benefits
Full time post
2 year Fixed-Term contract, Accompanied position
HelpAge International is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. With over 70 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50 countries the HelpAge network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide.
Purpose of the job
To ensure the development and implementation of high quality project-wide monitoring and impact assessment. Coordinate the activities among the selected local partners of the project and focuses on developing and implementing an M&E framework. Specifically:
· Provide guidance on approaches and methods for monitoring and impact assessment
· Develop these skills in a number of key staff across all regions
- Manage and update office monthly accountancy and follow-up with partners on submission of their monthly reports.Respond to queries from regional office related to monthly accountancy and communicate with partners on any quires for their monthly financial reports.
- Ensures the correct filing of all the finance / administrative documents and of employees files, and ensures the confidentiality of all the documents related to personal files.Keep records of annual leave and public holidays for local staff.