Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the) (London)
Closing date: 30 Jul 2008
Job Description

Interim Emergency Policy Coordinator
from £29,278 pro rata per annum
3 months contract, 14 hours per week (2 days)
Based in London

25 years as a global network

Ageing is a triumph of our times, yet over 100 million older people live on less than a dollar a day HelpAge International works to ensure everyone knows how much older people contribute to society and must enjoy their rights to healthcare and social services and the economic and physical security they need. Established in 1983 our global network today spans more than 70 affiliate organisations in 50 countries.

We have a vision of a world in which all older people fulfil their potential to lead dignified, healthy active and secure lives. Older people may be marginalised today, but they offer an enormous potential for development tomorrow.

Job opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a three-month assignment as an Emergency Policy Coordinator (EPC) in the Worldwide Emergencies unit (WWE).

You will be responsible for ensuring the continuity of work with the Inter Agency Standing Committee - Working Group (IASC-WG), the UN and other agencies, supporting the development of a programme in Northern Uganda, establishing research programmes with different institutions as well as supporting the evaluation of the HelpAge International programmes.

You will have proven experience of information management, including research and analysis from primary and secondary sources. You will have a strong understanding of humanitarian policy and practice issues, including the current humanitarian reform environment. Experience of coordinating research and writing, including papers for presentation, advocacy documents and reports is vital for this role. You will be required to undertake 2 field visits during this assignment.

For this UK-based position, applicants are requested to have the existing right to work in the UK
For a full job description and application details, please visit www.helpage.org at the jobs section UK vacancies.
If you have difficulties accessing the website, email hai-hr@helpage.org, Tel: +44 (0)20 7278 7778, Fax: +44 (0)20 7713 7993.