Environmental and Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator job at Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council

Environmental and Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 February 2022

Hiring Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Job Details:

Therefore, the intersection of climate change, environmental degradation and displacement requires comprehensive solutions to the multidimensional challenges it creates. DRC EAGL aims to strengthen its programming with more tailored approaches to meet these upcoming challenges and hence, is looking for a strong candidate to support this complex, future direction of DRC EAGL.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
• Provide technical support and mentoring to program managers and team members in ensuring high-quality, impactful implementation in environment and climate change projects, documenting technical strategies and learning, and taking initiatives systematically to scale.
• Design and deliver technical support and mentoring to program managers and team members throughout the program cycle and especially at critical program milestones to embed a strong environment and climate change approach in programming, including: conducting risk, vulnerability and environmental assessments and analysis; refining program logic to incorporate environmental issues; designing interventions and activities that build resilience towards climate change at household, community and systems-levels
• Support the technical capacity building of local disaster management structures and access to climate information systems to issue early warnings and coordinate anticipatory actions to feed into exploration of forecast based finance approaches
• Keep abreast of new thinking, research and innovations in environment and climate change and synthesize and regularly communicate findings for country teams in the EAGL region
• Facilitate cross-region environment and climate change learning groups to expand and deepen capacity and exchange across DRC EAGL teams, develop and facilitate cross-country training and guidelines for conducting environmental screenings and assessments and promote country teams’ work within the organization.
• Contribute to regional environment and climate change knowledge management and communications and to raising our external profile regionally, regularly sharing out findings and updates through appropriate internal and external channels.
• Represent DRC EAGL in appropriate learning and policy forums relevant to the EAGL region. Support country teams to identify and participate in opportunities for external representation and thought leadership.
• Support country, regional and HQ teams with environmental-related research initiatives, and create and disseminate learning and advocacy documents that demonstrate our programs’ impact, innovation and influence on environment and climate change.
• Explore innovative ways of integrating environmental screenings and assessments within existing needs assessments and tools used in DRC, complementing the classic conduct of environmental screenings and assessments, as well as undertake testing.
• Source and document new ideas and innovations from within country programs, private sector partners, researcher and academics and link them with appropriate implementing partners and funding sources to begin to scale up ideas that are proven in programs
• Support exploring alternative green funding opportunities and building relationships in the green finance ecosystem as well as development of concept notes for innovative approaches such as forecast based finance, bankable nature solutions and environment innovations relevant to displacement settings
• Support exploring opportunities in alternative energy including solar and fuel efficient stoves

About you Required
• Advanced degree in environmental studies, geography, earth sciences or similar with a specification in climate change adaption and mitigation
• At least 7 years technical cross-sector (public / private sector and NGOs) working experience in the context of climate change, resilience, and environment
• Strong understanding of environmental and climate change policy and practice, multilateral agreements as well as environmental frameworks relevant to the region
• Well elaborated know-how and experience in humanitarian programming
• Experience designing and implementing disaster- and climate-resilience activities to support targeted households to better manage environmental risks as well as predictable disaster- and climate-related risks, such as flooding and droughts and other natural hazards, with experience in forecast-based finance an advantage
• Proven experience and knowledge about the conduction and challenges of environmental and climatic (impact) assessments, preferably with different tools (e.g. NEAT+, CVCA, CRiSTAL etc.)
• Solid understanding of early warning systems, weather forecasting tools, food security vulnerability, and ability to link analysis to programme design. Demonstrated field experience desirable in development and management of early warning and early action, including awareness raising and training and capacity strengthening.
• Experience in risk analysis and risk modelling, product development and environmental and climatic data management
• Strategic thinking ability, to capacity to develop innovative policies, systems and new eco-systems
• Excellent communication and networking skills with existing relevant contacts among experts and across different sectors
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and willingness to travel
• Strong organizational and work prioritization skills
• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
• Advanced training, experience and knowledge of relevant fields such as nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based adaptation
• GIS and remote sensing skills are highly desirable
• Experience in project management as well as writing project documents, country reports and publications
• Knowledge of green finance and a network in this space is an advantage

Application procedure

The deadline for the application is: Monday 7 February 2022 at 1600 (Uganda, East Africa time).
Application should be emailed to shecker@trickleup.org . The title of the email should be “Consultancy for Socioeconomic and Market Assessments – West Nile, Uganda”.
Applications shall include the following:
• Technical offer detailing the proposed assessments framework, methods, and the assessment team(s) (max. 3pages);
• Financial offer (Excel) detailing the costs of the assignment (including transport costs, enumerators costs. etc.)
• CVs of the of team leader and key staff demonstrating relevant experience / knowledge and alignment with the specification above (max 8 pages);
• 2 references from recognized organisations, which will be consulted for information about the consultant prior experience in the relevant fields of study;
• Please include feasible start date, anticipated completion date and mention where you found this posting.
• Preference will be given to applicants who include an executive summary or abstract of similar work conducted;
• Consortia or partnerships are welcome to apply.
• Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-01-31




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