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Environment & Climate Adaptation Coordinator

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

East Africa has always been prone to extreme weather conditions, namely droughts and floods, which climate change is expected to worsen in future and thus, make East Africa a “climate hotspot”. The impact of natural disasters is strongly interrelated with man-made environmental changes that may interfere with coping strategies traditionally applied and with natural resource-based livelihoods more generally. Thus, the importance of migration as a response to environmental and climatic stressors in combination with other societal developments is likely to grow in the future. It is expected that climate change will become the single largest root cause of displacement, increasingly undermining the capacities of local communities to achieve sustainable development pathways and resilience to shocks that force people to move. According to OCHA, climate change and environmental degradation could bring internal displacement figures to 140 million people by 2050.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.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support and mentoring to program managers and team members in ensuring high-quality, impactful implementation in environment and climate change, documentation of technical strategies and learning, and taking initiatives 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 and resilience 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
  • Review programs' technical approaches and implementation strategies and develop customized recommendations to integrate environment and climate change
  • 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 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. 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
  • 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
  • The scope will also ensure DRC compliance with the growing number of requests for more robust environmental safeguards by various donors and partners.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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