As one of the few INGOs with an operational presence in Ukraine, we are already responding with initial life-saving activities in the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions, with the intention to scale-up assistance in the central and western regions of Ukraine. We have also launched a programme to support refugees arriving in Moldova, where we also already have a presence, and are investigating a further response in Poland.
We are now seeking passionate, professional and experienced humanitarian professionals to support our response to the crisis. We are looking for talent which thrives in collaborating with others (inside HelpAge International and beyond) and who can work in agile ways and across boundaries.
We are seeking an experienced humanitarian communications manager who can support our work on the Ukraine crisis. This will be a short-term contract for someone with news or humanitarian experience who can deploy quickly to the region.
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Key areas for impact, influence and responsibility
As Humanitarian Communications Manager, you will:
Develop communications content around HelpAge’s role in the Ukraine crisis, promoting our work and the specific needs of older people impacted by events.
This might include
case studies, blogs, photos, videos, media materials (including social), fact sheets, Q&As, and other materials relating to our humanitarian response.
Ensure a timely pipeline of updated materials and information needed for communications, advocacy and fundraising outreach.
Act as key point of contact on the ground, providing information updates, including key messages and Q&As.
Develop a network of contacts with the international media covering the crisis.
This outlines the broad areas of responsibility in the role, but in collaboration with your 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.
Working with your colleagues, you will develop your workplan to drive initiatives, develop ideas, as well ensure there is space for cross organisational working and short-term tasks.
From this you will devise your individual workplan that will form the basis of your day-to-day activities and your performance reviews.
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 organised. 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.
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:
We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.
We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.
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.
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.
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.
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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 helpAgeemail@example.com before the closing date. If you have any queries regarding any vacancies, please firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: We will review the applications as and when they are received due to the urgent need to fill the role.