Save the Children International – Multi Country Climate Resilience Advisor.

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Multi Country Climate Resilience Advisor

Climate change is expected to worsen in coming decades; and the Eastern and Southern Africa region is among the most affected in the world. Climate assessments for Eastern and Southern Africa conclude that the region is likely to become warmer and drier; and increasingly variable rainfall is anticipated. An increase in both frequency and intensity of extreme events, mainly droughts and floods is also anticipated. Additionally, climate change is widely recognised as threat multiplier that intensifies or alters existing conflicts and leads to further migration and displacement. These changes pose serious hazards to children, particularly those who are most deprived and marginalised. In light of its strong commitment to establish effective humanitarian and development nexus, Save the Children is in a strategic period to ensure that innovative climate approaches and actions are embedded in our programs so that we contribute effectively to survival, development and protection of children with their full participation. We are looking for an experienced climate change professional, with a commitment to children’s rights, who is able to think strategically about Save the Children’s potential to contribute in a more systematic and significant way to this global crisis in Eastern and Southern Africa.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Master’s degree in a Climate related field including Natural Resource management, Climate Change studies, development studies or geography, Agricultural economics, Socialogy, Natural Resource Policy


  • At least 7 years’ experience of working internationally in climate resilience issues in humanitarian and development settings.
  • Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a climate resilience strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify and prioritise the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal.
  • Excellent analytical skills especially on social aspects and impact of climate change on children
  • Experience in designing and writing proposals, monitoring and evaluating development programmes that build resilience to climate shocks with a focus on children.
  • Sound understanding of major issues in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region related to the climate emergency, nexus agenda between humanitarian and development – and a close focus on evidence based approaches, and action learning/adaptation of programming
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring colleagues and staff with different backgrounds and expertise.
  • Experience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new partnership and funding opportunities for the organisation.
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.  
  • Able to generate and use climate and environmental data and projections and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery including knowledge about anticipatory action regarding natural disasters
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally – including in English.


  • Strong child rights programming and commitment to the rights based approach, environmental justice and sustainability, ecosystem-based approach, gender equality, inclusion, and community-based development.
  • Experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure.
  • Skills in GIS and remote sensing application

Contract duration: 2 year

Location: Within  ESARO

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

 We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

 We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Deadline: 4 May 2022 – 23:59 EAT


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents




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