Save the Children recrute 01 Senior Climate Resilience Advisor
Save the Children
Senior Climate Resilience Advisor
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Role Purpose: We are looking for an experienced climate change professional, with a commitment to children’s rights, who is able to think strategically about Save the Children’s potential to contribute in a more systematic and significant way to this global crisis in Southern Africa.
The Senior Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Climate Change in Southern Africa. The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The Sr. Advisor will ensure that all climate change programming is of excellent technical quality and contributes significantly to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/regional/global learning and advocacy. The role will also support various thematic technical advisors in integrating a climate resilience lens in programming.
Contract Duration: 2 Years with possibility of extension
Location: the role can be based anywhere within the region especially the Southern Africa Country Offices of focus (Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
QualificationsMaster’s degree in a Climate related discipline essential. PhD desirable
EssentialAt least 7 years’ experience of working nationally and internationally on Climate resilience issues in emergency or development settings.
Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify and prioritise the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal.Experience in designing and writing proposals, monitoring and evaluating development programmes that build resilience to climate shocks with a focus on children.Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally – including in English.Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.Excellent analytical skills especially on social aspects and impact of climate change on childrenExperience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new partnership and funding opportunities for the organisation.Sound understanding of major issues in the Southern Africa Region related to the climate emergency, nexus agenda between humanitarian and development – and a close focus on evidence based approaches, and action learning/adaptation of programming.Experience of building, leading and developing colleagues and staff with different backgrounds and expertise.Commitment to Save the Children values – including gender equality and focusing on the most marginalised and deprived.
DesirableStrong child rights programming and commitment to the rights based approach, environmental justice and sustainability, ecosystem-based approach, gender equality, inclusion, and community-based development.
Experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure.Excellent training, facilitation, and team building skills
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Female candidates are encouraged to apply
Disclaimer:Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
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31 JAN 2021 – 20:59 UTC
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