HelpAge International

HelpAge is looking for a Disability Advisor to support the implementation of the Ageing and Disability Capacity Building (ADCB) Programme.

The programme forms part of the Start Network's "START Build" portfolio designed to strengthen Civil Society Capacity. The START Network is a consortium of 19 leading humanitarian NGOs, collaborating to strengthen civil society to improve humanitarian assistance. The collaboration represents a node in an international civil society network which extends to over 6000 organisations, working in over 200 countries and territories. The long term vision is to strengthen civil society's pro-active capacity to respond and prepare for crises, to transform the way NGOs approach capacity building, and to foster innovation through collaborative working. These objectives aim to help civil society adapt and respond to the growing demands of the future. With support from the Department for International Development (DFID) through the visionary Disasters Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and in partnership with the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities Network (CDAC-N) the Start Network is launching an ambitious suite of projects designed to develop decentralised approaches to capacity building and to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response in countries at risk of natural disaster or conflict related humanitarian emergencies.

The ADCB programme is a global initiative and will be implemented through the Age and Disability (A&D) Consortium led by HelpAge International. The primary function of the Disability Advisor is to provide technical expertise and support on disability throughout the programme in consultation with the A & D Consortium members and other relevant stakeholders. The Disability Advisor will be responsible for providing technical assistance to implementing partners to mainstream disability into their policies and programmes besides being the lead for monitoring the programme deliverables.

Strong candidates will have substantial experience in development/humanitarian organisations with relevant experience at an international level in an advocacy or a programme management role. Also essential is experience of working with persons with disability during humanitarian crises and promoting inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian operations. Candidates should have practical experience in the design and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring system applied at a global level.


The position is based in London, and is a fixed term contract until September 2017.

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 14 September 2014


For more details about the role please see the job advert and the job description, also visit the HelpAge International website for further information on how to apply