Senior Climate Resilience Advisor

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Kenya
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 31 Jan 2021

Senior Climate Resilience Advisor

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Role Purpose: 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 Southern Africa.

The Senior Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Climate Change in Southern Africa. T

Contract Duration: 2 Years with possibility of extension

Location: the role can be based anywhere within the region especially the Southern Africa Country Offices of focus (Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)


  • Master's degree in a Climate related discipline essential. PhD desirable

  • At least 7 years' experience of working nationally and internationally on Climate resilience issues in emergency or development settings.

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

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

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

  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.

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

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

  • Sound understanding of major issues in the 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.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at ;

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates are encouraged to apply


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: Apply Here

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