Consultant to produce Older people and emergencies - insights and trends in 2019

HelpAge International conducts Rapid Needs Assessments of Older People (RNA-OP) in emergency situations to gather vital information and evidence on older people’s situations and their access to aid and support across multiple sectors. The findings of these assessments are used to guide program design and solutions-based advocacy in country. They also provide much-needed evidence to inform global advocacy, communications work and fundraising to support our humanitarian work.

We are now recruiting for a consultant experienced in data analysis and report writing to analyse RNA-OP data collected over 2019 to understand and present key trends in relation to older people’s experiences in crisis. The consultant will need to produce a compelling, accessible publication targeted at donor governments in key markets and global audiences.

The full terms of reference, including a scope or work and deliverable, can be accessed via the link on the right-hand side.

Skills and experience required


  • Primary degree(s) in relevant field(s);
  • Strong writing skills in English with a clear, simple writing style;
  • In-depth familiarity with literature on inclusive humanitarian action and relevant legal and policy frameworks;
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting quantitative research, literature reviews and/or producing similar studies;
  • Strong analytical and summarising skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.


  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of ageing and needs of older people;
  • Experience of using research in advocacy and campaigns.

How to apply

You are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) for delivery of the assignment and 1-2 examples of previous work to

The short EOI (3-4 pages) should include:

  1. A cover letter addressing the selection criteria above
  2. Proposed budget.
  3. CV
  4. Contact information for 2 professional references


Closing date: 01 March 2020


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.


Important Message:

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


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