Regional Director (East West & Central Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Regional Director (East West & Central Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Regional Director, East West & Central Africa (EWCA)

£40,000 gross per annum plus a benefits package

3 years contract (with possible extension)

Accompanied post

Based in Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel around the region

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 75 countries is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations – the only one of its kind in the world.

The EWCA Regional Development Centre works with a range of partners across Africa to deliver programming in a number of key areas including HIV/AIDS & health, income security, emergency response and rights of older people.

This is an exciting opportunity represent HelpAge International’s interests in the EWCA region and develop and establish a regional programme in line with global strategies.

You will support members and partners efforts to strengthen the organisational capacity, participation and influence of disadvantaged older people in the region.

You will lead a diverse team to develop programmes and policy work in the region in line with regional and global targets.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of international development and/or humanitarian work, including extensive experience in Africa.

You will have proven leadership skills and the ability to manage a team, across cultures and at a distance.

To be successful in this role you will need to have extensive experience in advocacy and fundraising, as well as experience in strategic planning, budgeting and reporting.

Willingness to travel extensively within the region is also essential for this role.

Closing Date: 27th August 2013

First stage interviews: 3 and 5 September 2013

Start Date: ASAP

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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