The Commonwealth Secretariat seeks to appoint an Adviser Climate Change in our Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development (EYSD) Directorate. The Commonwealth Climate Change Programme is led by its climate change section, who work in partnership with others, internally and externally, to reduce vulnerability to climate change, build resilience, encourage transformation towards low carbon technology and actively seek wide ranging interventions to support the meeting of international obligations on climate change.
The Adviser Climate Change is primarily responsible for providing technical, policy, and programming implementation support and oversight, and knowledge and capacity development services pertaining to Climate Change within The Commonwealth Climate Change Programme. Duties will involve providing technical Strategic Leadership; capacity building and knowledge management; resource mobilisation and partnerships; advocacy administration and management.
To be considered, you will have a post-graduate degree (Master of Science degree) in Climate Change, Environmental Studies or closely related qualification. You will also need to have 10 years’ relevant experience in climate change adaptation and mitigation programme or project management, within the context of a Regional or international institution, research organisation, or consultancy company. You will also need to have experience in development of climate change policies, strategies, programmes or projects especially in developing countries; demonstrated expertise in climate change in Small States and Least Developed Countries; experience in climate change negotiations and processes of the Rio Conventions. You will also be required to have expertise in the alignment of national planning and climate change, sustainable development and the green/blue economy; strong writing skills; track record of developing thematic modules and contributing to knowledge management and dissemination; and demonstrated experience in resource mobilisation and building partnerships and networks with international organisations
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.
To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
Closing date 11 March 2021