International Rescue Committee Climate Analyst Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Climate Analyst Jobs in Kenya

Major responsibilities

  • The Climate Analyst supports the integration of climate forecasts into IRC existing suite of crisis analysis products (annual Emergency Watchlist, risk monitoring & emergency classifications).

  • The Climate Analysis will be working within the Global Crisis Analysis team within the Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Unit (EHAU) and working closely with the Anticipatory Action Specialist (ERD), and Climate Advisors.

  • The role involves liaising closely with Country Programs & Regions to interpret and action the forecasts that the analyst produces.

  • A significant focus of the position is to ensure regular and timely production of reports.

  • This is also a new role so its responsibilities may evolve as we build greater understanding of IRC needs in this area.

  • Review monthly forecasts from Columbia University International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) to identify critical time periods based on livelihood calendars for regions where IRC has on-going programming.

  • Identify countries at high risk of above or below average rainfall (i.e. at risk of flood or drought), particularly where this could impact existing IRC country programs and/or may increase needs in a place aligned with IRC entry criteria.

  • Produce & disseminate clear & concise regular analysis identifying at risk Country Programs.

  • Explore options for automating monthly forecast analysis & reporting.

  • Flood Risk Analysis & Forecasting: in counties identified as being at high risk of a specific, forecast high rainfall event.

    Minimum Technical Requirements:

  • Experience with climate forecast (e.g. IRI)

  • Experience with GIS tools & analysis (e.g. QGIS).

  • Experience with flood forecasting (e.g. GLOFAS)

  • Experience with Google Earth Engine, in particular for:

  • Surface water mapping

  • Precipitation time series analysis and short-term (CHIRPS)

  • Flood mapping using SAR imagery

  • Drought mapping usings long-term MODIS NDVI

    Minimum Professional Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience of partnership management.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills to
    problem-solve independently.

  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to effectively collaborate with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Excellent digital literacy: MS Word, Excel. Proficiency in Excel strongly preferred.

  • Dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion and a passion for IRC’s mission.

  • Excellent written English, including the ability to synthesize information and draft high-quality reports.

    Working Environment:

  • Standard office working environment.

  • Some international travel.

  • This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.


  • Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

    Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:
  • The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Climate Analyst Jobs in Kenya

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