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Senior Climate & Development Adviser

Aid Effectiveness, News/feature, Africa, Ireland, 2016

Senior Climate & Development Adviser

The Senior Adviser will be based in one of our African Embassies, preferably Nairobi or Addis Ababa 

Irish Aid is the Irish government’s programme for overseas development. The programme is managed by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The work we do in fighting global poverty and hunger is integral to Ireland’s foreign policy. Embassies in partner countries work in partnership with government to build resilience, achieve inclusive growth and support sustainable development. Recognising that climate change and environmental degradation have a disproportionate impact on the poorest and most vulnerable people, Irish Aid is focussed on adaptation to climate change in least developed countries.    

Senior Climate & Development Adviser

Irish Aid is seeking a Senior Climate & Development Adviser to bridge realities of programming on the ground with international climate political processes and ensure that global processes inform and integrate into development programming. Roles and responsibilities include:

Assisting with developing institutional capacity for technical design, quality assurance and policy engagement for integrating climate change and environmental sustainability into Irish Aid’s development programming;

Supporting a network of climate colleagues, forming an integral part of the HQ team in this dynamic regional role; and

Drawing on and developing policy and programming experience within climate change across sub-Saharan Africa and further afield. 

You will be a dynamic self-starter who is keen to engage and support a broad and varied team across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. In addition to a relevant postgraduate degree, you will have several years of demonstrable experience in climate change adaptation, environmental management or sustainable development in a developing country contexts.  You will have experience of programme design and implementation and will be adept at translating programme experience into training material, strategic plans and policy statements.  

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ToR Senior Climate and Development Adviser

Irish Aid is an equal opportunities employer.  Nationals of our key partner countries are encouraged to apply. It is important to note that canvassing will disqualify applicants automatically. 

Closing date for applications is 5 February 2016. All applications will be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are offering a unique professional opportunity with competitive terms and conditions and we look forward to hearing from you.