Climate Resilience Expert*

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Juba, South Sudan, with frequent travel to field offices in the country.

As Climate Resilience Expert, you will provide technical expertise on climate change mitigation and adaptation in Welthungerhilfe’s (WHH’s) projects across South Sudan. You will develop innovative climate-smart solutions as an integral part of transforming food systems, in particular focusing on local value chains and natural resource management for improved coping mechanisms of the communities we serve. As the Climate Resilience Expert, you will contribute to project proposal development and represent WHH at internal and external technical events. You will be expected to initiate new or analyse ongoing research related to climate change adaptation and synthesize findings to inform programme design and implementation. Your experience in climate change adaptation will also steer WHH’s Anticipatory Action approaches with a particular focus on risks related to floods, droughts, pests, livestock diseases. In order to achieve results, you will collaborate closely with the Heads of Programme, the Heads of Projects, the Sector Experts, MEAL Manager and Advisors based at Head Office (Donor Unit, Sector Unit).

Your responsibilities

  • Develop innovative technical climate-smart solutions in line with WHH’s country strategy for South Sudan and WHH’s global strategy, with a particular focus on climate-smart food systems
  • Collect and synthesize information from various sources (studies, best practices, research papers, etc.) with relevance to the South Sudan context, conduct analysis of acquired information and translate results into revised/adapted programming approaches for WHH’s areas of intervention in South Sudan
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to the Heads of Projects and project teams on climate adaptation in their various projects and sectors with a focus on adaptation/mitigation to extensive flooding/drought scenarios and improved natural resource management
  • Lead the development of guidelines for climate adaptation in local food systems, training manuals and facilitate specialized workshops (face-to-face, virtual) for internal and external audiences
  • Carry out disaster- and climate-related screening of projects incl. vulnerability, resilience and climate risk assessments in order to develop locally relevant risk concepts
  • Actively promote WHH’s climate innovation approaches externally towards donors, in clusters, and towards other relevant stakeholders as agreed
  • Actively contribute to learning and innovation processes on climate solutions within WHH’s network
  • In coordination with the Grants and Reporting Manager, provide technical expertise and actively contribute to the development of innovative proposals, ensuring technical correctness in reporting
  • In cooperation with the MEAL Manager, support structured learning in the projects, needs assessments and technically advise on evaluations

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Environmental science, Agriculture or related subject with a focus on climate change adaptation/innovation, natural resource management, or relevant studies
  • At least 5-years’ experience of practical leadership on climate change adaptation/innovation processes that meet sustainability criteria in interdisciplinary/multi-sector programs, preferably within the development sector
  • Demonstrated experience in producing high-quality written materials (concepts/strategies, training materials, etc.), grounded on fact-based interdisciplinary research across agriculture, environment (natural resources) sector and sustainability in development settings
  • Direct experience in co-developing winning proposals on climate innovations to institutional donors
  • Global experience of working in a multi-cultural setting; familiarity with the South Sudan context is an advantage
  • Experience in facilitating group processes, workshops, technical meetings
  • Institutional donor experience (especially climate resilience funding) would be an asset
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural team environment, to respond to changes in the context of work requirements, to multi-task and to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe’s programme countries
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluent spoken and written English; Arabic language would be an asset

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.

How to apply

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by June 9, 2024 by following this link. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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