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Head of Programmes for East, West and Central Africa

Based in Nairobi, Kenya. With travels extensively Two year contract, full time, accompanied post Salary: £28,142 gross per annum
HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. Our work in over 50 countries is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations - the only one of its kind in the world.
Our East, West and Central Africa Regional Development Centre (EWCARDC) is based Kenya. They empower older people in Africa in a whole range of ways, sharing information with their partners and advise on ageing issues, fighting for older people's needs and rights to be placed right at the heart of policy and legislation and also helping older people take action to curb the impact and spread of HIV and AIDS.
HelpAge is looking for a Head of Programmes. He/she will be contribute to the growth and development of the East, West and Central Africa region by identifying strategic partnerships, defining and implementing relevant programme areas that advance HelpAge International’s Africa regional strategy.
The post holder will have significant experience of programme development and implementation at national and regional level, as well as experience of managing a diverse team of staff. Experience of organisational development and fundraising work with NGOs and Community Based Organisations, Knowledge of the socio-economic and political environment of Africa, with specific emphasis to East and West Africa, and understanding of policy development processes are all essential for this role. Strong communication, negotiation and representational skills and fluency in English are also essential for this role.
Closing date: 23 November 2011
HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.
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