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Abt Associates

Abt Associates


Position: Senior Climate Change Advisor - Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative (CACCI)
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize your personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

As the Senior Climate Change Advisor, you will support the African Union Commission in coordinating and facilitating the implementation of the Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative (CACCI). The Senior Climate Change Advisor will backstop the African Union Commission Department of Agriculture Rural Development Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (AUC -DARBE) and work closely with other regional organizations. This position will be on-site with the AUC in Addis Ababa.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide support to countries to facilitate the successful implementation, monitoring, and reporting on NDCs, NAPs and other relevant climate change frameworks.
  • Advise the Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy (SEBE) Directorate on any other technical aspects related to data and analytics and support of the effective and successful implementation of the African Union Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and the AU Green Recovery Action Plan.
  • Facilitate access to data, analytics, and other knowledge products needed to guide the implementation of NDCs, NAPs, the Africa Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and the AU Green Recovery Action Plan.
  • Mobilize local expertise and develop the methodology and tools as well as the platform to assemble, store and make available such data and analytical products for use by AUC, AU member states and Regional Economic Communities.
  • Ensure regular coordination and communication between AUC-DARBE and actors at country and regional levels for timely and effective execution of all needed decisions and actions under the program.
  • As directed by AUC, represent the Directorate at key events and meetings among participating stakeholder groups related to the implementation of the program activities.
  • As needed, communicate with Directorate partners to review the scope of work and answer any related questions.
  • Complete monthly progress reports on program activities.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Director for SEBE at the AUC, or the CACCI project management team.

What We Value

  • Master’s Degree + 15 years of relevant experience, or PhD + 10 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy development and implementation, and resource mobilization
  • Must be a citizen of an African Union country

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your well-being centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Abt is committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate background checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Abt Associates also participates in the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.