Local recruitment: Climate and Hydrological Analyst


Dhaka, Bangladesh 🇧🇩

  • Location: Bangladesh – Dhaka
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage
  • Salary: BDT. 10,56,451 gross per annum (13 months)
  • Region: Asia
  • Job Family: Programme
  • Division: International
  • Grade: National D1
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: 14 July 2021

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Climate Justice and Natural Resource Rights is a portfolio of Oxfam in Bangladesh to enable vulnerable people from all genders including youth to have reduced loss and damage from climate change impacts and increased benefit from common pool ecosystem goods and services, though more power and leadership at community level. The team works with a rights-based approach towards natural management, climate finance and climate resilience. It includes a range of expertise and complementary functions of technical specialists, activists and managers.

Climate and Hydrological Analyst/ Project Coordinator will lead the Climate Risk Insurance components (supported by UN-WFP and KOICA), also known as CRI.

The Role

The Climate and Hydrological Analyst will focus on the following outcome areas of the Climate Justice and Natural Resource Rights portfolio:

  1. Replicable models of climate finance developed through analysis of climate and hydrological data
  2. Negotiating capital built for climate vulnerable communities to claim a just compensation and support system to cover climate change or hydrological hazard induced loss and damage

The overall responsibility of the role is to manage a programme, climate finance sub-unit of Climate Justice and Natural Resource Rights portfolios and lead on influencing policy or strategy development process related with climate finance and risk transfer mechanisms like insurances.

The position with also ensure climate data justice and evidence generation through partnerships and collaborations to ensure rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities of Bangladesh.

This includes partnership management with data service consultants, filed implementation partners and sectoral stakeholders (Insurance companies, Data agencies, the Government and practitioners) as well as analyse risks of natural hazards and associated loss and damage for developing viable insurance products and solutions. Besides, the position will lead evidence-based advocacy to promote climate risk insurance and other means for climate finance and provide technical support to partners as well as overall project management of CRI at Oxfam’s end.

What we are looking for

We are looking for climate and hydrological data genius who can source data via various means ranging from earth observation and big-data down to crowd sourced or secondary public data sets and analyse them to identify trends and predict future scenarios based on the available evidence. Tagging along with the economists and finance professionals, the position holder needs to be able to identify or validate climate finance solutions like insurances, payment for ecosystem services and other innovative financial products.

The position holder needs to have basic project management knowledge and some experience of implementing projects and openness to learn more.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Climate Justice team, to act as key contributor, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their relevant fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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