HelpAge International is a registered charity in the UK, leading an international network focused on ageing issues and supporting older people globally. HelpAge works with 171 partners in 90 countries to help older people claim their rights and challenge discrimination and poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. HelpAge operates through a Global Team with staff based across the world. Through this structure HelpAge delivers its Strategy 2030.
Healthy Ageing Portfolio overview
HelpAge International – Healthy Ageing portfolio is currently in collaboration with University Medical Centre Groningen (as the lead organisation) designing a research proposal in response to the call HORIZON-HLTH-2023-DISEASE-03-03 – Interventions in city environments to reduce risk of non-communicable disease (Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases – GACD) is soliciting for research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). The research project is named – Improving Mental wellbeing by creating Age friendly cities through Intergenerational empowerment and social ACTION GLOBALLY (IMAGINACTION.GLOBAL).
The research proposal will be a multi-country focusing on four cities – Manilla, Hanoi, Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam. The Country offices of Tanzania, Ethiopia and Vietnam and Coalition of Services for the Elderly, in the Philippines will be the country-based partners implementing the project alongside national academic institutions.
Securing a consultant to provide financial services related to drafting a 5-year multi-country research project budget responding to the EU Horizon call for proposal. The proposal is due for submission on 23 April 2023.
In addition, the consultant will provide back up support to HelpAge Global finance team for few specific task as mentioned is scope of work to fill the requirements.
Scope of work
The Healthy Ageing portfolio is looking for a finance support consultant to support HelpAge country-based partners in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Philippines as well as the Healthy Ageing team to draft a consolidated and individual budgets as guided by the lead partner, University Medical Centre Groningen and in line with EU Horizon donor guidelines.
The consultant will work closely with the country-based partners to draft realistic budget that can deliver impactful activities. Specifically, he/she would be expected to be familiar with EU Horizon donor guidelines and support country-based partners to draft their budget ensuring quality checks as well as assessing the capacity of country-based partners financial management system.
Time requirements and duration
Six weeks until 23 April 2023
- Demonstratable work experience working and supporting implementing partners including academic institutions.
- Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures
- Experience using financial software.
- Advanced MS Excel skills
- Knowledge of financial regulations
- Excellent analytical and numerical skills
- Sharp time management skills
- Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data
- BSc degree in Finance, Accounting
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, sex, Marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief.
Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy
The consultant will be working on behalf of HelpAge and will be required to sign and adhere to the HelpAge Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
The consultant will assure the participants the confidentiality and will assure the data is protected and used for agreed purpose only. As regards the documenation, the title rights, copyrights, and all other rights of whatever nature in any materials used or generated under the provisions of this consultancy will exclusively be vested with HelpAge International.
Diversity & Inclusion
HelpAge International is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all its employees/consultants while extending the culture of inclusion into our work.
We believe that our workforce should reflect the wide diversity of the communities we serve, and that diverse voices should be elevated and intentionally integrated into our work. We embrace difference and diversity of identity, experience, and thought, and actively strive for inclusive behaviors across our organization and work regardless of gender, race, disability, age, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, marital status, pregnancy, social status, and political beliefs.
How to apply
Interested and experienced consultants are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) that include:
- A technical proposal (maximum 3 pages) including: brief explanation about the consultant/s with emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work; profile of the consultant to be involved in undertaking the consultancy, the methodology & Timelines proposed, key contacts from similar work carried out.
- A financial proposal: The financial proposal should provide cost estimates for services rendered including professional fees (daily rates x number of days) and any other costs to carry out the assignment.
to [email protected] by the closing date with the email subject: Consultancy: Proposal Development & Financial Management.
Closing date: Monday, 20 March 2023 at 24:00 (GMT+1). Early expression of interest is encouraged as the applications will be reviewed as they come in.