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Health Adviser , HelpAge International


Health Adviser
  • £34,031 - £43,312 depending on skills and experience
  • Permanent post
  • This post can be based in in London, Nairobi or Amman
  • An exciting opportunity to join the only international humanitarian and development organisation dedicated to older people
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE COUNTRY THEY INTEND TO WORK FROM
 
Older people are some of the most vulnerable people in conflicts and disaster contexts. As population ageing transforms developing as well as developed countries, more and more older people are affected by humanitarian crises. This is an exciting opportunity to join HelpAge International, the only international humanitarian and development organisation dedicated to older people, to ensure older people receive the healthcare and nutrition support they need in humanitarian crises. 
 
HelpAge International is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. With over 114 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50 countries the HelpAge network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide.
 
By providing strategic direction, leadership and coordination to our humanitarian health programmes and policy work, you will help to make the international humanitarian ecosystem more inclusive of older people and more principled and impartial in its response to the most vulnerable. 
 
The ideal candidate will be passionate about ensuring humanitarian assistance reaches the most vulnerable. You will have a higher degree or postgraduate qualification in health. You will be experienced in developing and implementing health and nutrition programmes in low-middle income and fragile settings and in providing technical advice and support to programme teams.  You will be able and willing to travel approximately 100 days a year, sometimes at short notice.

In your covering letter, please:
  • state which location you would be based in
  • confirm that you already have the right to work in that country
  • state whether your right to work is dependent on your current employment. 
Please note, if the above is not explicitly indicated, your application cannot be considered.
 
Closing date: 12 June 2016
Start date: ASAP
 
For a full job description and instructions on how to apply, please click on the following link:http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/
 
HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.  
 
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