Monday, 24 March 2014
HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. Our work in over 75 countries is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations - the only one of its kind in the world. In December 2013 a new emergency erupted in the form of fierce infighting between the two major ethnic groups in South Sudan the Dinkas and Nur which has caused the additional internal displacement of over 700,000 people and movement of 226,000 refugees into neighbouring Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. HelpAge East, West and Central Africa Regional Development Centre therefore seek an experienced professional to support in the development of a new programme of work to respond to the current emergency situation in South Sudan.
The Emergency Programme Manager will support HelpAge International to develop and manage a new programme of emergency work in South Sudan, networking with international and national partners and advocating for older people’s protection needs within the humanitarian response in South Sudan. A major aspect of the role will be around engaging with potential donors on aspects of the planned programming and developing solid proposals.
The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of proposal development, compiling and managing substantial multi-donor budgets. You will possess excellent networking and representation skills and ability to work flexibly (with tact and diplomacy) at the highest level to lobby and advocate for inclusion of older people’s issues. You should have an understanding of key technical issues in one or more areas of humanitarian protection, livelihoods and food security, health, nutrition, disaster preparedness and recovery as well as Substantial experience in developing, implementing, managing and reporting of humanitarian programmes at field level in crisis and chronic complex emergencies. Good budgeting, financial management and reporting skills is also essential.
Closing date: 30th March 2014
Due to the urgency of filling this role, candidates may be contacted before the closing date. Start date: ASAP
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