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Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Advisor

Posted on Oct 5th, 2020 in Humanitarian Aid and Development Aid
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract: Consultancy
Salary: Competitive Salary
Deadline: days, hours

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Technical support 30%

  • Provide effective technical support to project teams on roll out of child responsive DRR and climate action elements in the National Office and within AP & grants projects.
  • Ensure DRR and Climate action strategic and operational plans guidance and roll out across the organization.
  • Ensure accountability and institutionalization of DRR in WVK through the application of disaster risk management and climate resilient programming.
  • Participate in joint technical coordination, planning and review meetings for DRR and Environment and Climate Change plans and initiatives within the organization and externally including with government.
  • Develop and or review children sensitive DRR and climate action programming/planning guidelines and business processes to support smooth implementation
  • Enhance skills and capacities of staff and partners in DRR and Climate Action strategies, successful models and approaches in the Child Learning and HH Resilience TP and other TPs.
  • Coordinate regular learning forum to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices as well as disseminate strategic DRR and climate action guidelines
  • Support/enhance linkages with EARO and GC DRR, Climate action and Resilient Livelihoods learning centers for continued backstopping to enable quality programming within WVK

Accountability, Learning and Innovation 25%

  • Ensure all programme/operations staff are aware of core humanitarian standards (people in aid, sphere, WV standards etc
  • Develop training materials and manuals on child responsive DRR and Climate Action.
  • Development of Child Learning and HH Resilience TP Design and/or yearly Annual Operation Plan (AOPs, DIPs, Annual Budgets)
  • Support programs/projects to ensure that high quality Technical Program/Project Designs are in place while mainstreaming DRR and Climate action in the project/programs
  • Support in ensuring quality (re)-design for Child Learning and HH Resilience TP projects and climate change grants, AOPs, proposals and concepts as per LEAP guidelines and other standards
  • Ensure interpretation and utilization of assessment, baselines, evaluations and verification on quality of designs
  • Strengthen research, learning, documentation and dissemination of WVK work in DRR and Climate Action
  • Ensure development of standardized monitoring tools for tracking DRR and climate change indicators.
  • Upscale and support WVK’s current work and integration on DRR and Climate Action within and among WVK’s areas of operation
  • Facilitate Early Warning & Early Action processes and ensure institutionalizing EWS in WVK
  • Facilitate Regions and Programs to develop high quality integrated DRR and Climate Action projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and planning
  • Gather data at National level for reporting on DRR and Climate action as well as reports (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual Reports) and CWB Annual Report
  • Conduct trainings for staff on emerging/contemporary trends on DRR and climate change for increased awareness and integration.
  • Provide periodic trainings to IDMC and NDMT members.

Program Development and Resource Acquisition 25%

  • Lead in development and utilization of MOUs / working agreements with sector strategic, funding and program/project implementation partners
  • Participate in Go-No Go Processes, write ups, meeting with prospective donors and submission of concepts/proposals
  • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and SOs for DRR and Climate Action Projects in general as per the yearly set targets;
  • Physically present/defend DRR and Climate Action Proposals to donors in coordination with RAM when required
  • Respond effectively to calls and queries by donors and SOs on key Concepts/Proposals in coordination with RAM and;
  • Develop Sector Specific Job Descriptions for technical staff in liaison with People & Culture

Engagement, Networking and Advocacy 15%

  • Establish and maintain strategic contacts with the UN, Government, INGOs, Universities, Research Institutions, Donors and Embassies
  • Ensure WVK representation in key strategic DRR and Climate Action working groups and forums
  • Ensure mainstreaming of advocacy in Child Learning and HH Resilience TP projects
  • Ensure key International Days are celebrated in partnership with key stakeholders.

Other 5%

  • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor
  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be signed from time to time

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Disaster Management, Environmental studies, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management, Social sciences, International Development or a closely related field from a recognized university related discipline
  • Relevant Post graduate qualification(s) will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in implementing and providing strategic guidance in DRR and Climate Action programming across projects.
  • Good understanding of climate change issues and natural resource management, resilience, adaptation, mitigation, low carbon development and environmental stewardship.
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.
  • Understanding of the working of Government in relevant sectors and/or of development partner’s projects, policies and strategies.
  • Relevant experience in the private sector engagement and research or academic experience.
  • Good understanding of the international trends and approaches at both national and global levels
  • Excellent project management skills and a good understanding of the project life cycle – PMD Pro;
  • Membership with professional environment and climate change is added advantage
  • Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite

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