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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26 May 2017 description

Inadequacy of healthcare in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe revealed in new HelpAge report

By Ben Small

The provision of and older people's access to health services across Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe is wholly inadequate, a new report from HelpAge International and Age International has found.

20 Apr 2017 description

Lodwar/Nairobi April 19, 2017: HelpAge International has began providing assistance to vulnerable older people and their families most affected by the devastating drought in Kenya’s Turkana County.

Described as the worst in decades, assessments by HelpAge and its partners found that water purification and livestock feed are needed urgently, and HelpAge will be providing cash assistance to households that include older people.

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.

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Jobs

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23 Jun 2017 description
job Closing date: 10 Jul 2017 HelpAge International

Communications Coordinator

Permanent, Full Time based in London

Salary is between £30,626 - £33,984 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 an organisation working with and for older people globally

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

19 Jun 2017 description
job Closing date: 09 Jul 2017 HelpAge International

Evaluation and Learning Officer (Emergency Preparedness)

Salary is between £34,000 - £36,000 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

19 Jun 2017 description
job Closing date: 05 Jul 2017 HelpAge International
  • Permanent, based in London
  • Salary is Band F, 8.5% employer pension contribution and other benefits

· Scope for flexible working, including working from home

  • 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.

19 Jun 2017 description
job Closing date: 05 Jul 2017 HelpAge International

Logistics Assistant\ Driver, Jordan
Based in Amman, Jordan
Scope for flexible working hours
Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally

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

18 Jun 2017 description
job Closing date: 05 Jul 2017 HelpAge International
  • ## Senior Finance Officer, Jordan
  • ## Based in Amman, Jordan

· Scope for flexible working hours

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

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