Ajira Portal:- Climate change and Ageing Adviser at HelpAge International April, 2024

Location: Global. Based anywhere as long as you have the legal right to live and work in that country

Department: Global Impact

Reporting to: Portfolio Lead, Income Security

Grade: UK Grade ‘E’ Salary £43,000 per annum but adjusted to the cost of living of country in which you are based.

Contract: Fixed Term, 2 years contract

About HelpAge

HelpAge International works with partners and a diverse global network of more than 170 organisations over 90 countries, supporting millions of older people to live safe, dignified, and healthy lives. Through our partnership and collaborations, we work to ensure the inclusion of older people across society and strive to deliver a just and fair world for everyone, whatever their age.

Key areas for impact/influence and responsibilities

The Adviser will work with global teams, country teams, partners and network members to:

  • Provide thought leadership on the intersection of population ageing and climate change across the HelpAge network.
  • Drive strategic Climate Change and Population Ageing priorities across HelpAge and the network. Lead the positioning of HelpAge International as a thought leader on the climate crisis and population ageing, and serve as a credible voice on technical, programming and policy issues.
  • Provide strategic oversight, guidance and support in the development and implementation of programming tools related to the Climate Crisis and its impact on older people, across the portfolios.
  • Drive and develop existing and new strategic partnerships with multilateral; and civil society organisations, academia and other key stakeholders in support of our climate change strategy.
  • Connect and influence the UNFCCC and other UN system organisations, as well as other multilateral and bilateral agencies, in coordination with portfolios where relevant

Skills and experience required

  • Significant experience in an international development organisation in a senior position working on climate change. Understanding of population ageing, its trends and challenges, as well as of the rights of older people.
  • Strong understanding of climate justice, and intersectional issues – such as how inequality and discrimination, including gender equality and disability and older people inclusion, and the rights of indigenous peoples – are critical to the climate change discourse.
  • Significant experience of advocacy and policy influencing climate-related work with governments, donors, UN agencies, CSOs or multilateral agencies
  • Track record in policy analysis, research, report writing, dissemination of good practices in development or humanitarian contexts
  • Experience engaging with donors and different sources of funding
  • Ability to engage in and contribute to high-level policy dialogues and advisory functions involving civil society, governments, multilateral agencies, UNs and other stakeholders
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the global debate on climate change and experience in environmental debates and dialogues and processes

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English. Knowledge in Spanish or Arabic is an asset.


All employments at HelpAge International will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include misconduct disclosure schemes and terrorism finance checks.

To apply, please review the link for details of the role and send your CV and Cover Letter only by 26 May 2024.

Interested and experienced candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their CV and Cover Letter only to Jobs@helpage.org not later than the deadline Sunday, 26 May 2024. Due to the volumes of application received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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