INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Advisor
January 11, 2017
Vacancy No. 008/17
No of positions: 1
CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.
Objective: The purpose of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Advisor is to lead the planning and implementation of DRR and CCA activities to address the needs and priorities of DFAP target communities and households. S/he provides capacity building and technical assistance related to DRR and CCA initiatives under the DFAP project: “Strengthen PSNP 4 Institutions and Resilience” for affected communities, project staff, partner organizations, and key stakeholders. The incumbent is also responsible to extract, document and share good practices within the organization, stakeholders and its partners. Furthermore, the position holder will assist in refining the programme design and implementation of all components of the project related to DRR and CCA in the target communities.
Responsibilities and Key Result Areas
Provide Technical Assistance/ Program planning and implementation
Capacity Building and Technical Support
§ Establishes staff and key partner induction and ongoing training processes on DRR and CCA program quality;
§ Conduct capacity assessment and based on the results, prepare plans and advise consortium on key learning competency and skill requirements in staff and partners pertinent to DRR and CCA;
§ Leads the development and facilitation of trainings for partner and staff development on DRR and CCA specific initiatives;
§ Develops and implements follow-up coaching plans to sustain staff expertise and commitment to apply new skills;
§ Continuously updates staff and partners on DRR and CCA issues to enhance and sustain conceptual clarity and awareness of partners and others’ best practices;
Partnership and Networking
§ Ensure DFAP consortium input into DRR and CCA systems with government counterparts in the target woredas/kebeles/communities;
§ Represent the DFAP consortium at all key government and inter-agency DRR and CCA related forums as appropriate;
§ Establish and maintain productive relationships with partner organizations;
Learning, Documentation and Sharing
Leadership and Representation
§ Contribute to transparent and participatory management and decision making;
§ Coach the field level staff to build their technical and function capacity in DRR and CCA;
§ Actively participate and support programmatic coordination and synergy;
BA/BSc Degree in Development Studies, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, social sciences, or related field of study
7 years of progressive experience for BA and 4 years experience for MA that is related to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation programming in rural areas. Ability in interpersonal relationship, proposal development and team work is required.
C) Competencies: CARE core values (respect, accountability, courage, and excellence), building partnerships, and managing performance for success, initiating action, interpersonal skills, contributing to team success, pro-active problem solving and organizing.
The salary for this position is negotiable and the duty station is CARE Ethiopia Head Office, Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Field Offices. The deadline for applications is 10 days from the date of advertisement and this is a temporary position for about 8 moths with possibility of extension.