Health Adviser

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: HelpAge International
Closing date: 6 Apr 2021

Our Package

We offer flexible working, a competitive benefits package:

· UK Grade E or equivalent according to location / type of contract

· 8.5% employer pension contribution

· Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

· Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally **

Candidates can be based in any country in which they have the legal right to live and work and where HelpAge is able to employ and pay them legally.

The Organisation

HelpAge International is entering into an exciting phase of its evolution as we fundamentally transform what we do, how we do it and how we are organised. Driven by our commitment to the localisation agenda, we are evolving the way we partner and deliver value at the country and local level. In the coming 3 years, we will localise our country offices and programmes, and develop new and diverse forms of partnerships globally.

We seek to give primacy to local agents for change. To this end, we will replace all programmes delivered by HelpAge staff and resources on the ground with implementation by partners. This will apply across all our work -humanitarian and long-term development. Going forward, our value is framed around supporting, convening and thought leadership.

A key way of creating value and bringing impact is collaborating across boundaries and by bringing different perspectives, skills and talent together. We will deliver our work through agile teams and a global operating model, with regional roots, to focus on impact and maintain the relationships at the national level to help build collaborations and support others to set their own agendas.

Job Purpose

In collaboration with your colleagues, you will be able to shape and design specific activities that are relevant at any point in time. We want you to work creatively to deliver impact and respond to relevant opportunities.

With your colleagues, you will develop your team workplan to drive initiatives, develop ideas, as well ensure there is space for cross organisational working and short-term tasks. From this you will devise your individual workplan that will form the basis of your day to day activities and your performance reviews.

Job Context/ Key Tasks

• Design, resource and promote diverse age-inclusive commercial and non-commercial initiatives and

partnerships that can bring together multiple stakeholders to improve healthy ageing of all people.

• Work with others (internally and externally) to deliver collaborative initiatives by contributing a specific value-add

• Develop and disseminate articles, papers and think pieces on Health Ageing issues and programming practices supported by research and data related to improving the lives of older women and older men.

• Produce strategic positions, approaches and guidance on health and care in older age to inform advocacy on health and care within HelpAge and across the sector.

• Develop the capacity of the HelpAge staff, partners and network members through training (including coaching and mentoring), developing Health Ageing orientated tools, training materials, webinars and guidelines.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience

English speaker essential and previous experience of writing high level English reports and documents.

• In depth knowledge of health, public health, community health programming or policy making in development/humanitarian contexts or equivalent experience in commercial settings

• Demonstrable skills and/or experience in influencing decision-makers, national and international institutions, policy planning and delivery

• Ability to think strategically and analytically

• Ability to conduct and deliver thorough analysis, research, report writing and dissemination of information to a broad range of audiences.

• Experience of policy development, dissemination and advocacy.

• Demonstrable skills and/or experience in working with or influencing decision-makers, national governments or international institutions (e.g. DFID, ECHO,OFDA, UN)

• Proven ability to work collaboratively and dependably with colleagues and in a way that encourages experimentation, learning and agency

Our Values

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:


We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.


We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.


We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.


We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.


Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

Equal Opportunities

HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Closing date: Tuesday 6 April 2021

Important Message:

Please ensure that you remove your date of birth, gender and marital status from your CV.

How to apply:

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