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HelpAge International Social Protection Manager Career in Nairobi Kenya

Social Protection Manager 
National Position, Based in Nairobi
HelpAge International is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. With 80 affiliates and many partners across more than 40 countries the HelpAge International network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide.
HelpAge International has a secretariat with offices in London and Brussels, regional centers in Africa, East Asia/Pacific, South Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central Asia and country offices.
Help Age International’s new 2015 strategy focuses on delivering five global actions aimed at bringing practice and policy changes through the provision of services and influencing work at all levels. In Africa, HelpAge International’s work is coordinated through the Africa Regional Development centre (ARDC) based in Nairobi.
The ARDC supports organizations of older people, engages in policy at local and national level, manages and supports programme implementation by affiliates and partners and coordinates the overall networking of organizations of older people.
Securing an income for older people through social protection mechanisms and in particular through social pensions is a strategic priority area for HelpAge. To achieve this objective, HelpAge seeks to recruit a Social Protection Manager who will lead the Social Protection team in advocacy, policy influencing, evidence gathering and impact assessment of social pensions and social protection in Africa.
The post holder will also take forward our engagement with civil society to promote social pension as a means of poverty alleviation through capacity building and provision of technical advice.
He/She will be experienced at engaging in and mobilising civil society groups to increase demand for social protection measures. Experience of working on social protection and civil society mobilisation is an essential attribute. Strong communication and team skills to work closely with HelpAge professionals in Africa and internationally is a must.
For more information, below please find a detailed job description for this role and the person specifications.
To apply for this position, please send an updated CV and covering letter by 16th February, 2011, explaining how you meet the criteria for the role to:
Human Resources Officer
HelpAge International
Africa Regional Development Centre,
P.O. Box 14888 – 00800
Westlands, Nairobi
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
HelpAge International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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