HelpAge International (www.helpage.org) supports a global network which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men nationally and/or internationally. The global network was established in 1983, founded by five organisations including HelpAge Kenya, that believed a global secretariat was necessary to link up and learn from civil society working with older people on ageing issues as demographic ageing began to emerge. Since 2002, the network has brought together over 157 organisations across more than 90 countries of which 37 are African members working in 23 countries.
Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people – including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.
To achieve this, we recognised that we need to widen our network and partnership and transform how we enable and empower our network members and partners to collaborate, strengthen and learn from each other. In the Africa Region we will deliver this through a combination of programme, policy and communications work focused on our core themes of social protection, health and care, violence, neglect and abuse and humanitarian work
Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.
HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
The post-holder will be responsible for development & delivery of HelpAge network development strategy across the Africa region, develop and coordinate a strong Africa Age Network with diverse members, pursue strategic and long term fundraising to sustain and grow the Network approach, identify areas of policy and practice shift and institutionalise systems for learning on thematic engagement within the network model.
Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and cover letter detailing how they meet the criteria for this role to [email protected] by 17th February, 2020. Please do not email any of your personal details (such as date of birth, marital status and religion)