Food & Water Security Expert/s (Australia Pacific Climate Partnership)

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The Australia Pacific Climate Partnership (the Partnership) is a $75 million investment over four years (2018-2022), funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). It aims to increase the effectiveness of Australia’s support for climate change action and disaster resilience in the Pacific. The Support Unit manages an Expert Panel to support these activities by providing specialist skills in priority sectors, including security, infrastructure, health, education, food and water security.

Palladium, on behalf of the DFAT are seeking tenders from providers to undertake short-term analytical and advisory services on the climate change impacts on food and water security in the Pacific for the Partnership. Individuals and organisations are invited to tender. Pacific Islanders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven research capability and practical experience in the fields of agriculture, agribusiness, natural resource management and/or integrated water management in the Pacific region.
  • Proven ability to conduct and effectively communicate analytical studies and syntheses of knowledge related to climate change and food and water security in the Pacific region.
  • Experience working with stakeholders in Pacific Island countries to develop contextual, site specific practical solutions to address the impacts of climate change on food production and water management systems, to address barriers and challenges, and develop climate informed and resilient systems
  • Capability in tailoring complex technical information to make it accessible and useful for people in government, businesses, and communities. 

If you have any queries about the positions, please contact Jane Lehmann ( ).

Tender submissions close 5pm 24 May 2019 Australian Eastern Standard Time