HelpAge International is recruiting for an Inclusion Adviser to join to drive forward our global technical, advisory and thought leadership work on inclusion as we advance our vision of a world in which all older people, in their diversity, can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
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Key areas for impact, influence and responsibility
As one of four advisers within our ‘Society For All Ages’ global portfolio team, you will:
Design, resource and promote diverse age-inclusive initiatives and partnerships that can bring together multiple stakeholders to create inclusive communities and environments for all ages, where older people in their diversity feel connected and can participate equally as they wish.
Lead the development of inclusive programming approaches, particularly on intergenerational approaches, and advocate for age- and disability-inclusive agendas and policies with external stakeholders.
Develop and disseminate technical and policy briefs and think pieces on ageing and inclusion issues, policies and programming approaches, supported by evidence and data, that offer to identify and remove barriers to inclusion and improve the lives of older people in their diversity.
You will bring:
Substantial experience in all aspects of partnership working and programme cycle management, ideally in technical and advisory capacities
Degree in related field or equivalent experience in inclusive programming (particularly ageing, gender and disability inclusion) in development or humanitarian contexts
Demonstrable skills and/or experience in conducting thorough analysis, research, report writing and dissemination of data and information to a broad range of audiences.
Familiarity with processes and tools for collection, analysis and use of ageing and older people-related data, official and community-generated (statistical analysis skills are highly desirable)
Demonstrable skills and/or experience in working with or influencing decision-makers, national governments or international institutions (e.g. UN agencies, UK, US and European donors)
Demonstrable experience in engaging with external stakeholders and advocating inclusion agendas and policies
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. HelpAge encourages people with disabilities to apply and commits to make reasonable accessibility adjustments to workplace, if/as needed – this may depend on country/office location.
Closing date: Sunday March 20, 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
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