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International Institute for Environment and Development(IIED) is on the Look Out for a Head of Delivery for Climate Resilience in Least Developed Countries (£62,202 – £77,403, Depending on Experience)

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International Institute for Environment and Development(IIED) is on the Look Out for a Head of Delivery for Climate Resilience in Least Developed Countries (£62,202 – £77,403, Depending on Experience)Closing Date :08 Apr 2024

Location: Hybrid (within or outside of UK) with occasional travel to the UK offices

Function: Climate Change Group

Salary: £62,202 – £77,403, depending on experience

Status: Full Time

Type: Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 35 hours per week

Head of Delivery for Climate Resilience in Least Developed Countries
Hybrid (within or outside of the UK) with periodic travel to the UK offices

About Us

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are UK-based with offices in London and Edinburgh and work across five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voices in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 150 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.

IIED is currently acting as the interim Secretariat for the Least Developed Countries Initiative for Effective Adaption and Resilience (LIFE-AR) – an LDC led and owned initiative with the objective of developing long-term climate adaptation delivery mechanisms that enable: investments in adaptation behind local priorities;, strengthening national institutions, systems and capabilities for climate action; and influencing the global climate finance architecture to improve LDCs ability to access climate finance for transformational adaptation.

The LDC 2050 Vision is for LDCs to be on climate resilient development pathways by 2030 and deliver net-zero emissions by 2050.

We are now looking for a Head of Delivery to join the LIFE-AR Secretariat on a full-time basis for a fixed-term contract of two years.

The Benefits

– Salary of £62,202 – £77,403, depending on experience, plus benefits
– 25 days’ annual leave per year, increasing with service
– Closure between Christmas and New Year with additional paid holiday
– 7.5% employer’s pension contributions
– An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits
– Flexible working options
– Support for learning and development

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If you are a leader accomplished in managing complex programmes across multiple countries and partners, have experience in climate adaptation and resilience, and have English and French language skills, this is the perfect opportunity to join a dynamic, geographically diverse team of people.

You’ll have the chance to make a real difference to Least Developed Countries, making a global impact and enabling far-reaching effects for those most vulnerable to climate change.

The Role

As Head of Delivery, you will be a senior member of the LIFE-AR Secretariat responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership to LIFE-AR countries in delivering the LDC 2050 Vision for LDCs.

You will contribute to the Initiative’s strategy, providing politically astute, sound technical advice and support to strengthen LDC capabilities, institutions and systems on effective adaptation and resilience.

Leading an internal team, you will ensure the quality of the Secretariat’s technical assistance to LIFE-AR countries as well as cohesion across the project whilst working with the wider interim secretariat team and documenting the LIFE-AR impact.

About You

To be considered as Head of Delivery, you will need:

– Experience of participatory action-research and the governance of locally-led climate adaptation and resilience
– Experience of working in diverse contexts and institutional settings, including with LDC governments across countries
– Experience of building others’ capabilities, strengthening institutions and systems, and networking
– Fluency in either English or French with good working knowledge of the other language
– Willingness to travel to LIFE-AR countries 8 – 12 weeks a year
– Advanced degree in relevant discipline or extraordinary commensurate experience

IIED is a hybrid working organisation and you are likely to be working from home most of the time. As such, you will need a suitable place to work and a reliable, fast internet connection.

The closing date for this role is 8th April 2024.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on w/c 15 or 22 April 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Head of Initiative Delivery, Head of Initiatives, Initiative Delivery Manager, Climate Change Programme Lead, Climate Change Programme Manager, or Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Programme Manager

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