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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies-CCST- Vacancy Announcement (Re-advertisement)

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 TheInternational Federation-Country Cluster Support Team (CCST) invitesapplications from eligible candidates for the following position:

Climate and Resilience Advisor

Classification Level: Manager

Date ofIssue : 21 September 2016

Date ofClosing : 04 October 2016

DutyStation: Jakarta

ContractType: Fixed Term

Duration:12 months (possible extension)

 Job Purpose

- To supportin-country climate related strategic partnerships to influence policy, practiceand investment discussions and/or decisions and promote the use, mainstreamingof and/or institutionalization of Integrated Risk Management (IRM). 

- Responsible foroptimising Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre’s involvement in support ofthe SPfR partners within its established frameworks and in accordance with itsRed Cross Red Crescent mandates and principles. 

- Ensure theeffective coordination between the SPfR partners and proactively work with theRed Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially National Societies (NSs) and theInternational Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) to ensurestrategic influencing to enhance Resilience.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities

- Overall, promoteclimate related Science-Policy-Practice links, including the EarlyWarning-Early Action approach (& sharing ENSO forecasts etc.), directlysupporting the in-country Partners for Resilience and the IFRC.

- Support SPfRpartners in engaging in IRM policy processes to further enhance resiliencebuilding.

- Help carry lessonslearned from local practices to national policy makers and vice versa.

- Facilitateengagement between in-country partners to optimize synergies in the strategicIRM related policy engagements.

- Support to thein-country SPfR and the IFRC, including on the deliverables defined during theinception phase and the country team meetings.

- Liaiseclosely with RCCC thematic leads to provide in–country support on the themesidentified in Annex 1. In addition, maintain close coordination with RCCCregional and global staff and regional SPfR partners, IFRC and Red Cross andRed Crescent National Societies.

- Engagein all planning and coordination meetings of SPfR partners, contribute toproject M&E and provide regular reporting to the Climate Centre andpartners.

- In linewith RCRC’s auxiliary role to the government, ensure proactive engagement withthe latter, in close coordination and partnership with the National Society andIFRC.

- Helpidentify and meet capacity building needs and opportunities in SPfR alliancepartners.

- Supportthe facilitation of Climate Centre-led capacity building and knowledgemanagement initiatives. (See Annex 2. for an initial lists with new ideas andactivities to enhance Capacity Building and knowledge Management).

- Helppromote climate-smart policies into national and subnational practices (throughClimate Centre representation where needed and support to partnerrepresentation in relevant policy processes).

- Promote,monitor and document cross-learning between SPfR and Red Cross and Red CrescentMovement.

 Qualification & Experience
- Relevant universitydegree or equivalent qualification

- Extensiveexperience in the development of climate related policy and strategies, andsupporting multidisciplinary and complex projects / programs on Resilience andconfidence in engaging in and supporting high-level policy discussions.

- Experience withresilience-building initiatives, understanding of the need for combining IRMperspectives.

- Experience with theUN system, other intergovernmental organizations and/or Development Banks ispreferred.

- Experience workingwith the Red Cross Red Crescent movement is preferred.

- Knowledge of andexperience with international climate related policy and/or financingmechanisms, and how these are translated to national levels.

- Good knowledge ofand affinity with the functioning of the Red Cross and its fundamentalprinciples, mandate and roles is important.

- Ability to provideanalyses and to compose policy briefs on climate change.

- Good understandingof climate change and its humanitarian implications.

- Mentoring skills tohelp others score high in policy engagements.

- Appetite forlearning, testing and applying innovative techniques for learning, training andpolicy influencing.

- Accustomed to acomplex international environment with opposing players, sensitive to politicalrelations.

- Proven written andverbal communication skills (proposals, reports, texts for externalcommunication) in English.

- FunctionalCompetencies: Strategic orientation, building alliances, leadership, empoweringothers, solution oriented.

 Onlycandidates meeting the above requirements are requested to apply. Applicationsshould be addressed by E-mail to:

Pleaseindicate on the subject heading: Climate and Resilience Advisor.

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