DRC Environment & Climate Adaptation Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

DRC Environment & Climate Adaptation Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Provide technical support and mentoring to program managers and team members in ensuring high-quality, impactful implementation in environment and climate change, documentation of technical strategies and learning, and taking initiatives to scale.

  • Design and deliver technical support and mentoring to program managers and team members throughout the program cycle and especially at critical program milestones to embed a strong environment and climate change approach in programming, including: conducting risk and resilience assessments and analysis; refining program logic to incorporate environmental issues; designing interventions and activities that build resilience towards climate change at household, community and systems-levels

  • Review programs' technical approaches and implementation strategies and develop customized recommendations to integrate environment and climate change

  • Keep abreast of new thinking, research and innovations in environment and climate change and synthesize and regularly communicate findings for country teams in the EAGL region

  • Facilitate cross-region environment and climate change learning groups to expand and deepen capacity and exchange across DRC EAGL teams and promote country teams' work within the organization.

  • Contribute to regional environment and climate change knowledge management and communications and to raising our external profile regionally, regularly sharing out findings and updates through appropriate internal and external channels.

  • Represent DRC EAGL in appropriate learning and policy forums. Support country teams to identify and participate in opportunities for external representation and thought leadership.

  • Support country, regional and HQ teams with environmental-related research initiatives, and create and disseminate learning and advocacy documents that demonstrate our programs' impact, innovation and influence on environment and climate change

  • Source and document new ideas and innovations from within country programs, private sector partners, researcher and academics and link them with appropriate implementing partners and funding sources to begin to scale up ideas that are proven in programs

  • The scope will also ensure DRC compliance with the growing number of requests for more robust environmental safeguards by various donors and partners.

    About you

    To be successful in this role we expect the following experience and technical competencies:

  • Advanced degree in environmental studies, geography, earth sciences or similar with a specification
    in climate change adaption and mitigation

  • At least 8 years technical cross-sector (public / private sector and NGOs) working experience in the context of climate change, resilience and environment

  • Strong understanding of environmental and climate change policy and practice

  • Well elaborated know-how and experience in humanitarian programming

  • Experience designing and implementing disaster- and climate-resilience activities to support targeted households to better manage common risks, such as illness, as well as predictable disaster- and climate-related risks, such as flooding and droughts and other natural hazards

  • Strategic thinking ability, to capacity to develop innovative policies, systems and new eco-systems

  • Excellent communication and networking skills with existing relevant contacts among experts

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and willingness to travel

  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in English is required; the ability to speak French is beneficial

  • Advanced training in spatial planning and development studies are considered a plus as well as work experience and knowledge of relevant fields such as nature-based solutions, ecosystem services, soil protection and agro ecology

    Moreover, in this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

  • Collaborating You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

  • Taking the lead You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

  • Communicating You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

  • Demonstrating integrity Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC Environment & Climate Adaptation Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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