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Christian Aid

Christian Aid


Position: Global Thematic Advisor-Climate Resilient Livelihoods
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: ****** - Ethiopia, Kenya
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

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 the 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 the 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 in 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:

  • Describe how you worked with others to develop a shared programme of work, where there were different personal or organisational agendas
  • 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?
  • 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.

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 the 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 Machine

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (except Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practising Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process 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 applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Location: Bogota, Colombia, Burundi - Bujumbura, Ethiopia, Flexible Location, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Honduras, Lilongwe, Malawi, Nairobi, Kenya