Education: Master’s degree in international development, business, economics or related fields or a combination of equivalent education and lived experience.
● Minimum of 7 years of proven experience in international emergency and development field posts, related private sector entities and/or research entities
● Experience in managing large evidenced-based economic emergency and development programs, including staff and budget management, preferably in conflict- or disaster-affected environments
● Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: (i) agricultural livelihoods, (ii) value chain development, (iii) Research/innovation services (iv) measurement, evaluation, and learning.
● Demonstrated success in large business development for economic programs and familiarity with key donors and their funding streams.
Provide technical support to Climate GRIP portfolio
● Assist in the design, quality implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of innovation projects across all of the Climate GRIP focus areas.
● Ensure alignment with Airbel practices, the ERD TU and country SAPs.
● Provide expert advice based on best available and most recent evidence and build capacity of TU colleagues and country staff on relevant topics. Include a strong component of promoting gender equality, local partnership, and inclusion.
● Contribute to the development and execution of the Climate GRIP strategy, vision, and roadmap
Local partnership building and business diversification
● Support the Climate GRIP pursuing project and long-term business development opportunities for Airbel-led or country-led opportunities. Tasks include program design and narrative review, and technical proposal development.
● When necessary, write technical narratives of proposals and donor reports for Climate GRIP projects.
Representing and communicating internally and externally
● Engage in priority networks, working groups, panels, and external fora on climate resilience issues
● Build partnerships with implementers, research organizations, private sector partnerships, and other organizations with frontier innovations
● Regularly provide briefings and responses to information requests on the Climate GRIP portfolio, emerging issues and political developments to diverse audiences, including IRC colleagues, donors, the media, UN agencies, inter-agency networks, and new recruits.