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.

All Updates

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08 Feb 2018 description

Introduction

Globally, around 15 per cent of the population are living with some kind of disability. An estimated 13 per cent of people worldwide are over the age of 60. More than 46 per cent of those who are over the age of 60 have a disability.

05 Feb 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

ADRA Indonesia and HelpAge International conducted an assessment from 17 – 20 December in Bali, Indonesia, to identify the current impact of the Mt. Agung eruption on surrounding communities, and project what the impact would likely be if an eruption similar to 1963 occurred.

02 Feb 2018 description

The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit holding on the theme: ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation’ ended on 29 January 2018, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the adoption of key decisions by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

Among the deliberations that the Assembly agreed upon was the welcoming the signing of a peace pact on 21 December 2017 by the south Sudan warring parties.

29 Jan 2018 description

HelpAge International and 55 of its global network members and partners across Africa are urging African leaders to speed up the ratification of a key protocol on older people's rights when they meet at the African Union in Addis Ababa this week.

The organisations have urged heads of government to follow up the agreement of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Older Persons with the development of plans and strategies to implement the protocol at all levels of African society.

29 Aug 2017 description

Once again, Sierra Leoneans mourn mass deaths of what is estimated to be 1000 deaths due to mudslides that happened slightly about two weeks ago. Coming shortly after the Ebola Virus Disease epidemic that hit the country along with Guinnea and Liberia in 2014 and affected over 14, 000 by January 2016, what lessons can the country draw from her Ebola crisis recovery efforts?

Maps & Infographics

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Jobs

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12 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 09 Mar 2018 HelpAge International
  • One year full time position, fixed-term contract
  • Based in Yangon, Myanmar (with national/regional travel)
  • USD 1000 monthly stipend and USD 750 monthly rent allowance
  • Visa costs and travel to/from home country
  • Local health insurance cover
  • Start date: As soon as possible

HelpAge International is a global network of organisations promoting the rights of older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.

09 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 08 Mar 2018 HelpAge International

· Salary range: £35,406 to £45,062 gross per annum from April 2018 (starting salary negotiable up to £40,234, dependent on experience)

· 8.5% employer pension contribution

· Other benefits, including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay

· London-based with international travel

· Scope for flexible working, including working from home

09 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 23 Feb 2018 HelpAge International
  • Regional Resource Development Manager
  • 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.

05 Feb 2018 description
job Closing date: 22 Feb 2018 HelpAge International

· Starting salary range: £35,406 to £40,234 gross per annum from April 2018 (negotiable, dependent on experience)

· 8.5% employer pension contribution and other benefits

· London-based with international travel

· 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