Friday, 13 July 2018

Job Opportunity at Helpage International, Coordinator


Description

Job title: Protection & Inclusion Coordinator.

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel.

Terms: One-year contract with potential for renewal.

Open for Tanzanian with relevant skills, experience and qualifications

Background

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge 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.

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 together we can 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.

HelpAge International in Tanzania is looking for a Protection and Inclusion Coordinator to support the implementation of Protection Policy and global humanitarian protection and inclusion standards within HelpAge’s own response to the Tanzania emergency and recovery Programme. The post holder is expected to carry out effective advocacy for the protection of People with Specific Needs (PSNs) and influence the humanitarian community to address barriers that limit the inclusion of most vulnerable groups in the ongoing humanitarian response in North Western Tanzania. The candidate will have demonstrable ability to develop the capacity of national and community-based protection actors/networks by assess existing services, identifying gaps and recommending strategies that promote inclusion through quality and accountable services that meet the needs of PSNs.

Required qualifications and experience

  • The applicant of this position must have a minimum of a bachelor degree in relevant field andsubstantial experience of not less than five years in managing protection programmes in large scale emergency operations, including chronic complex emergencies. 
  • The post holder must have sound knowledge of international legal frameworks for protection and inclusion, excellent skills in advocacy, Knowledge on gender barriers, negotiations and diplomacy with ability to influence actors at operational and national levels. 
  • The candidate is able to work well within a diverse team and contribute to capacity building of HelpAge and staff of other organizations. S/he should have the ability to interact at multiple levels of government authorities, and able to network with UN agencies and humanitarian organization. Women are encouraged to apply.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send their CVs (not exceeding 2 pages) and a cover letter stating their suitability for the position by email, to: syone.simon@helpage.org or tanzania.office@helpage.org

Applications must be received by 26th July 2018.Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Do not send any certificate at this stage.

HelpAge International is an equal opportunity employer.

The post holder is expected to carry out effective advocacy for the protection of People with Specific Needs (PSNs)