Exciting International Job Opening at Christian Aid: Global Thematic Advisor-Climate Resilient Livelihoods, Apply Now!!

Global Thematic Advisor-Climate Resilient Livelihoods

This role is open to the nationals of the Country where the role is based (Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan)

Closing date: 30 April 2024

Salary is dependent on country location. Please see attachment for more information.

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

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About the role

This role provides thought leadership on Climate Resilient Livelihoods across Christian Aid.  It does this through providing technical leadership and thematic advisory to enhance capacity of programmes/ partners and other relevant stakeholders in the organisation and through generating learning and evidence from programme practice; linking this to improving programmes and influencing public policy.  

The advisory work includes responsive support to country programme and fundraising colleagues as they design and deliver programme work on  climate resilient livelihoods; and proactive programme development and fundraising to grow and strengthen the  climate adaptation and resilience portfolio. The post-holder will promote research and learning, through generating evidence from our programme experience, and sharing learning internally, through communities of practice and other approaches. The post holder will represent Christian Aid externally in relevant networks to raise visibility of our work and bring learning from other organizations and networks.

About you

You will be a passionate advocate for climate resilient livelihoods. You will have deep knowledge of  climate resilience agriculture,  inclusive market systems, renewable energy, gender and climate, and movement building for climate justice within international development and humanitarian contexts. You will be familiar with debates and practice on  early warning and early action climate services, loss and damage, climate financing, green energy transition participatory market systems and  financial inclusion, among others., and have  practical experience of climate resilient livelihoods programme design, management and implementation at country and local level, having had exposure to a range of climate resilient livelihood programmes in different national  and international settings. You will bring a strong understanding of evaluation, programme learning and adaptive programming, and an active interest in programme research.

You will have excellent facilitation and communication skills, experience in providing training and technical support and an ability to promote critical thinking and reflection.  You will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker with an ability to build effective working relationships across organisations, including at a distance. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to influence others, negotiate and develop win-win solutions and excellent interpersonal skills,

Competency questions 

As part of your application please answer the following questions.  We are particularly interested in how you used these competencies to support programming in the areas of climate resilient livelihoods:

  1. Describe how  you worked with others to develop a shared programme of work, where there were different personal or organisational agendas
  2. Describe a situation where a project you were delivering ran into difficulties? What happened? How did you respond? What did you do to get back on track, and did you need to adjust your overall objectives?
  3. Tell us a time when you communicated a complex technical issue or idea to different audiences, adapting style, media, timing and pace to communicate effectively.

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Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. To discuss this role in greater detail, please contact  Jane Machira


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