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Global Thematic Advisor - Climate Resilient Livelihoods

Closing: Apr 29, 2024

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Published: Apr 15, 2024 (2 months ago)

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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 of 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,


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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 of 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,


  • This role provides thought leadership on Climate Resilient Livelihoods across Christian Aid. It does this through providing technical leadership and thematic advisory to enhance 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 visibility of our work and bring learning from other organizations and networks.


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