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Pacific Regional Climate Change Advisor - Vanuatu

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Come join our Pacific team and use your technical expertise to address climate change, including working on the largest community-based adaptation project ever delivered in the Pacific! Based in Vanuatu, your role will help us deliver high quality results for vulnerable Pacific families and children through our rapidly growing climate change portfolio.

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 across the Pacific, and in an emergency, we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

Reporting to the Pacific Regional PDQ Director, you will be part of the Pacific PDQ team, and be responsible for providing intensive technical support and strategic guidance for climate change work across Save the Children Country Offices in the Pacific, including Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Papua New Guinea, as well as providing specific support to our Vanuatu Community-based Climate Resilience project (VCCRP).

This is a full-time position, permanent based in Vanuatu. To apply for the role, you need to already be based in the Pacific region, Australia or New Zealand.

You will make an impact by:

  • Leading on advancing our Pacific Regional Strategy to ensure Pacific communities have the capacity to adapt to climate change.
  • Providing technical leadership in the design and implementation of climate change programming.
  • Developing technical climate change resources to use in Save the Children's and partner programming.
  • Building capacity in relation to evidence-based climate change adaptation and locally-led adaptation programming and approaches.
  • Working with MEAL teams to establish systems for measuring and monitoring the quality of our climate change work.
  • Leading on organisational and partner learning on climate change.

Does this sound like you?

You are currently Vanuatu-based, or are a Pacific, Australian or New Zealand national and are willing to relocate to Port Vila for the role.

You are a leader in the climate field in the Pacific context. Your experience has seen you contribute to transformative program design, implementation and monitoring. Your outstanding communication skills, flexibility and resilience will see you achieve great outcomes for vulnerable families and children whilst working with multiple teams and stakeholders.

This role requires:

  • At least 7 years of experience working in the Pacific on climate change programming or a strongly related field (i.e. environment, conservation, biodiversity)
  • Advance knowledge of complementary approaches to climate change adaptation / mitigation in the Pacific, including in areas of agriculture, food security and livelihoods.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesise and process quantitative and qualitative information on development and climate change issues.
  • Familiarity with the Green Climate Fund and other global climate finance mechanisms.
  • Proven track record of developing successful funding proposal and tenders for climate programs, and successful design and implementation of climate change programs.
  • Experience in integrating climate change into planned and/or ongoing development programs, strategies, and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to build the capacity of non-technical program staff in evidence-based approaches.

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. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Child friendly flexible work environment
  • Full salary packaging benefits (please use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!)
  • Additional annual leave and paid parental leave 
  • Support for workplace wellness, including access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

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

Position Description - Pacific Regional Climate Change Technical Advisor

For more information about this position, please contact [email protected] using the subject line: Pacific Regional Climate Change Advisor - Vanuatu enquiry via EthicalJobs.

*We understand flexibility is important to you. We've advertised this role as Permanent, Full-time, but if you're looking for something slightly different, please let us know. We offer flexible hours, remote working, and flexible job structure, among many other employee benefits. All are available for the right candidate!

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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