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Pacific Climate Change Advisor - Vanuatu

Save The Children

At its core, climate change is an issue of equity, both within the current generation and across generations. Climate change affects children and communities in poor and vulnerable communities now, and its impact will only grow over time - further affecting today's children and irrevocably altering the world that future generations will inherit. Climate change is also one of the principal development challenges of the twenty first century. Its impacts will be felt globally, ensuring that no one will be immune to its effects. We need you to help provide intensive technical support and strategic guidance for climate change across Save the Children Country Offices in the Pacific.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, maximum-term position, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu you will work closely with the members of the Pacific Senior Management Team and Save the Children Australia's Climate Change Division to ensure the development and delivery of high-quality climate change programs aligned with country strategic plans and priorities. You will be part of our International Programs team and report to our Pacific Program Development & Quality Director.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing technical leadership in the design and implementation of climate change programming, including linkages to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programming
  • Supporting the integration of climate change risks and resilience building into key sector projects across the region
  • Ensuring our Pacific Country Offices design and deliver high quality climate change programs for children, building on global best practice and Save the Children International approaches
  • Working with our Climate Change Division to provide quality technical input into the development of proposals for the Green Climate Fund and other climate finance mechanisms

Does this sound like you?

You are able to work collaboratively with Pacific governments and other regional and in-country stakeholders to ensure program design and delivery aligns with government priorities, policies and standards, and complements existing programs and initiatives. You can work across our sector teams to ensure the risks of climate change and resilience building opportunities are integrated into all Save the Children programs in the region.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience working internationally on climate change programming, including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesise and process information on development and climate change issues
  • Experience with complementary approaches to climate change adaptation / mitigation, including DRR, FSL, or WASH
  • Familiarity with the Green Climate Fund and other global climate finance mechanisms
  • Experience in integrating climate change into planned and/or ongoing development programs, strategies, and policies, preferably in the Pacific

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' section below.

Position Description - Pacific Regional Climate Change Advisor

As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

Save the Children Australia is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with our obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, prior to commencement of employment you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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