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Livelihoods Coordinator Job in Sudan

Contract Length: 12 months Salary: £25,974 per annum, plus £150 per month (hardship allowance) Location: Darfur, Sudan
HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. HelpAge has been working in Sudan for over 20 years and has provided essential support and services to vulnerable older people and their dependants. HelpAge International works with, and for, vulnerable older persons to access their rights to independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment and dignity, as stated in the UN Principles for Older People.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the implementation of HelpAge’s USAID/OFDA livelihoods programme . You will closely coordinate with the other HelpAge Sudan programme interventions (i.e. Nutrition, Health, Protection) and engage with relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies with livelihoods mandates. You will improve livelihoods of older people through a range of approaches, including cash for work, pension, social protection, micro-finance, food security, farming and of-farm activities.
You will have substantial experience in livelihoods, poultry management and food security interventions. You will be a university post graduate with experience of designing and starting up programs and working in emergency and transitional programming. In-depth knowledge and experience of working with international donors and donors for emergency operations is essential for this role, along with the capacity to build the capacity of local staff. Experience of working in insecure or highly sensitive political environments is essential, along with a flexible and self motivated approach is needed to be successful in this role.
Closing date: 30 October 2011
Start date: ASAP Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment, applications will be reviewed as they come in and candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date. For a full job description and instructions on how to apply, please click on the following link:
HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.

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