Age Inclusive Technical Specialist

HelpAge International

HelpAge International is recruiting for an Age Inclusive Technical Specialist, who will work creatively to deliver impact and respond to relevant opportunities in collaboration with the humanitarian colleagues and be able to shape and design specific activities that are relevant at any point in time. The position holder will among other responsibilities be responsible in developing suitable tools in line with the global project, test them, organize them, and promotes them as well as in designing relevant trainings. The detailed Job Description is as attached.

The Organisation

HelpAge International is entering into an exciting phase of its evolution as we fundamentally transform what we do, how we do it and how we are organized. Driven by our commitment to the localization agenda, we are evolving the way we partner and deliver value at the country and local level. In the coming 3 years, we will localize our country offices and programmes, and develop new and diverse forms of partnerships globally.

We seek to give primacy to local agents for change. To this end, we will replace all programmes delivered by HelpAge staff and resources on the ground with implementation by partners. This will apply across all our work -humanitarian and long-term development. Going forward, our value is framed around supporting, convening and thought leadership.

A key way of creating value and bringing impact is collaborating across boundaries and by bringing different perspectives, skills and talent together. We will deliver our work through agile teams and a global operating model, with regional roots, to focus on impact and maintain the relationships at the national level to help build collaborations and support others to set their own agendas.

Key areas for impact/influence and responsibilities

These outline the broad areas of responsibility in the role, but in collaboration with your humanitarian colleagues you will be able to shape and design specific activities that are relevant at any point in time. We want you to work creatively to deliver impact and respond to relevant opportunities.

You will:

• Join a team of three staff members (two of them from our partner organisation Humanity and Inclusion) dedicated to a technical assistance project supporting the Global Protection Cluster (GPC).

• Map and assess inclusion of older people in the assessment and planning of humanitarian action.

• Develop suitable tools in line with the global project, test them, organize them, and promote them.

• Design relevant trainings, test them and dispense them at field and global levels.

• Participate in analysing HPC methodologies for a better coverage of protection needs taking in consideration intersectionality vulnerabilities and improve global and local strategic frameworks.

• Ensure that a meaningful participation of targeted groups is understood and promoted in developed processes and policies, for our partners.

• Develop and test intersectionality & conflict-sensitive toolboxes for Global and National Protection cluster and its partners.

• Create, organize and manage trainings (both at global and field levels) for our partners.

Let’s talk about you You will be someone with:

• University degree, preferably Master’s degree in Humanitarian development and/or Peace & Conflict studies or related topics (eg Disability, Gender, Ageing) or equivalent evidence of analytical and critical thinking in humanitarian contexts.

• Field and programmatic experience in humanitarian work in conflict/peacebuilding environments in a variety of contexts.

• Design and implementation of inclusive humanitarian response. • Strong understanding of intersectionality analysis and age and gender transformative actions.

• Demonstrable experience of working within the international humanitarian system, preferably in the Global Protection Cluster. • A high level of interpersonal skills and experience of working with a range of stakeholders with varying interests and perspectives.

• Proven experience in influencing decision-makers.

Our Values

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:

Inclusive

We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.

Impact

We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.

Partners

We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.

Learning

We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.

Safeguarding

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.

Equal Opportunities

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.

How to apply: To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the job profile. Please use bold headings for each requirement and provide examples.
  • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer

To be considered, please read the job description to find out more information and then email your application to [email protected] before the closing date**: Friday June 17, 2022 at 24:00 (GMT+1)**

Important Message: Please ensure that you remove personal information including your date of birth, age, gender and marital status from your CV. Please do not include any photographs.

How to apply

To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the job profile. Please use bold headings for each requirement and provide examples.
  • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer

To be considered, please read the job description to find out more information and then email your application to [email protected] before the closing date**: Friday June 17, 2022 at 24:00 (GMT+1)**