HelpAge International's vision is one of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. HelpAge is an international network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries. The Africa Regional Centre works with a range of partners across Africa to deliver programming in a number of key areas: HIV/AIDS & health; income security & livelihoods; emergency response & DRR and rights of older people.
HelpAge has been present in Ethiopia since the year 1992 and currently implementing multi sector programmes (health, refugee assistance, drought mitigation, social protection etc.) in Tigray, Gambella, SNNPR, and Oromia regions of Ethiopia. The organisation works closely with various ministries and authorities of the Government of Ethiopia (Ministries of social protection, rural development, health, ARRA, DPPB among others). HelpAge has aligned its activities to the Growth and Transformation Plan of the Govt of Ethiopia making sure there is equitable development that ensures older persons issues are addressed within the Government and donor priorities. The country programme has also been engaged closely with other regional organisations including African Union, UNISDR among others in discussing issues of older persons.
Ethiopia country programme works closely with an affiliate organisation, Ethiopian Elderly Pensioners National Association (EEPNA) and other implementing partners, in programming as well as activities to create sensitisation on issues of older persons.
Length of Contract -12 months, with possibility of extension
Programme/Proposal and Strategy Development (35%)
Donor Relations, Partnership and Capacity Building (35%)
Representation and Coordination
Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation
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