Save the Children Multi Country Climate Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children Multi Country Climate Advisor Jobs in Kenya


  • Climate change is expected to worsen in coming decades; and the Eastern and Southern Africa region is among the most affected in the world. Climate assessments for Eastern and Southern Africa conclude that the region is likely to become warmer and drier; and increasingly variable rainfall is anticipated.

  • An increase in both frequency and intensity of extreme events, mainly droughts and floods is also anticipated. Additionally, climate change is widely recognised as threat multiplier that intensifies or alters existing conflicts and leads to further migration and displacement. These changes pose serious hazards to children, particularly those who are most deprived and marginalised.

  • In light of its strong commitment to establish effective humanitarian and development nexus, Save the Children is in a strategic period to ensure that innovative climate approaches and actions are embedded in our programs so that we contribute effectively to survival, development and protection of children with their full participation.

  • 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 Eastern and Southern Africa.

    In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

    Essential

  • Master's degree in a Climate related field including Natural Resource management, Climate Change studies, development studies or geography, Agricultural economics, Socialogy, Natural Resource Policy.

    Experience and Skills

  • At least 7 years' experience of working internationally in climate resilience issues in humanitarian and development settings.

  • Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a climate resilience strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify and prioritise the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal.

  • Excellent analytical skills especially on social aspects and impact of climate change on children

  • Experience in designing
    and writing proposals, monitoring and evaluating development programmes that build resilience to climate shocks with a focus on children.

  • Sound understanding of major issues in the Eastern and 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

  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring colleagues and staff with different backgrounds and expertise.

  • Experience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new partnership and funding opportunities for the organisation.

  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.

  • Able to generate and use climate and environmental data and projections and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn't work for children

  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery including knowledge about anticipatory action regarding natural disasters

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally - including in English.

    Desirable

  • Strong 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.

  • Skills in GIS and remote sensing application.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Multi Country Climate Advisor Jobs in Kenya


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