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Temporary Communications Officer, Africa Region


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Country: Kenya
Organization: HelpAge International
Closing date: 18 Oct 2020

Vacancy Announcement

Temporary Communications Officer

HelpAge International is the secretariat to a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead, dignified, healthy and secure lives. The HelpAge global network is made up of over 150 organisations working in over 85 countries to support older people and promote their rights, supported by more than 20 national and regional HelpAge International Hubs.

The HelpAge International Africa Hub is based in Nairobi, Kenya from where we reach out to help older people across Africa through our offices in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda, and through more than 50 HelpAge global network members in 26 countries. In Africa, we help and empower older people and support them to have secure incomes by advocating for pensions and providing livelihoods support. We ensure older people access the health services they need. We fight for older people's needs and rights to be placed right at the heart of policy and legislation.

HelpAge International seeks to hire a Communications Officer on fixed term basis, to support work in the Africa Regional Hub in line with the specifications in the Terms of Reference. The temporary position will be based in Nairobi for an initial period of 6 months. Work at HelpAge International will expose qualified applicants to communications and other aspects of development and humanitarian work.

Our Values:** At HelpAge International we work 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 shares our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.

Safeguarding:** 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.

The position holder will support the Africa Regional Hub in the implementation of the Communications Plan including the development of newsletters and in social media engagement.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and cover letter detailing how they meet the criteria for this role to jobs.africa@helpage.org by 18th October, 2020. Please do not email any of your personal details (such as date of birth, ID number, marital status, religion etc).

How to apply:

For a detailed Terms of Reference and information on how to apply, please follow this link https://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/jobs/temporary-communications-officer-africa-region/

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