CLIMATE RESILIENCE PROJECT MANAGER, WEST AFRICA 177 views0 applications


About the role
This is a new and exciting role for Practical Action based in Senegal to support the delivery of our strategic business plan in the area of Climate and Resilience in West Africa. The job will consist of four main components:

  • Project manage the delivery of activities in Senegal under Practical Action’s global programme on Flood Resilience, funded by the Zurich Foundation and being implemented across five countries in Africa, S.E. Asia and Latin America (30% of the role)
  • Deliver as expert advisor on consultancies in at least one of the following areas: climate resilience, agriculture, inclusive market systems (30% of the role)
  • Drive our business development in the area of climate and resilience and contribute within regional and global teams on business development in areas of inclusive agriculture market systems and energy access (30% of the role)
  • Represent West Africa in the Practical Action Climate and Resilience and Agriculture global change hub and contribute to thought leadership across the organization (10% of the role)

About you
We are looking for a competent Project Manager with a strong interest and expertise in climate change and resilience. You will have demonstrated experience in project management, including managing staff on the ground and budgets with a sound knowledge and experience in the international climate and flood resilience sector relating to climate risk management, rural economics and/or agricultural market systems.  Fluency in written and spoken French and professional proficiency in English are essential. Ideally you will also have knowledge and experience of one or more of the following: agriculture business and subsistence sectors in West Africa; private sector engagement, social impact assessment and participatory methods and a background in research and/or consulting.

Why join us?
The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV to [email protected] with subject line “Climate Resilience Project Manager Application”.

Closing date for applications: 9th December 2020.

 

Interviews will take place between the 14th and 18th December 2020.

 

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  • Job City Dakar (Sénégal)
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ABOUT US 

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. 

 We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big – bringing people together in bold collaborations, combining knowledge and innovation to help shape a world that works better for everyone. 

 We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big. 

 We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

OUR AIMS 

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems, made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. Our aims are to: 

• Make agriculture work better for smallholder farmers, many of them women, so they can adapt to climate change and achieve a good standard of living

• Help more people harness the transformational effects of clean affordable energy and reduce avoidable deaths caused by smoke from indoor stoves and fires. 

• Make cities in poorer countries cleaner, healthier places to live and work. 

• Build disaster resilience into the lives of people threatened by hazards – reducing the risk of hazards and minimising their impact on lives and livelihoods. 

HOW WE WORK 

We work on holistic solutions that change systems and have a framework to help us achieve our aims:

 • Analyse the root causes of a poverty and vulnerability 

 • Define the change at scale we need to make

 • Develop activities along three complementary paths: Demonstrate, Learn and Inspire 

• Demonstrate that our solutions are sustainable in the real world

 • Learn by capturing evidence and adapting our approach • Inspire wider support to multiply our impact.

 OUR ORGANISATION 

Practical Action is an unconventional, multi-disciplinary, change-making organisation

 • A highly innovative community development charity operating in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Practical Action community projects use ingenious ideas to design, test, refine and prove new ways to overcome poverty and disadvantage and then ‘open-source’ knowledge of what works so that it can be implemented at a greater scale by others. • A world-class consulting operation that helps socially responsible business, government policy makers and other development organisations. This draws on learnings from our own development work as well as the combined brainpower of a roster of over 2,000 expert consultants. Practical Action Consulting helps to extend the reach of our influence by providing the best advice to others, whose work can make a bigger difference. 

 • A well respected specialist development publisher. Practical Action Publishing brings together development practitioners, researchers and thought leaders to create publications that stimulate discussion, strengthen peoples’ capabilities and inspire sustainable change.

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  • Project manage the delivery of activities in Senegal under Practical Action’s global programme on Flood Resilience, funded by the Zurich Foundation and being implemented across five countries in Africa, S.E. Asia and Latin America (30% of the role)
  • Deliver as expert advisor on consultancies in at least one of the following areas: climate resilience, agriculture, inclusive market systems (30% of the role)
  • Drive our business development in the area of climate and resilience and contribute within regional and global teams on business development in areas of inclusive agriculture market systems and energy access (30% of the role)
  • Represent West Africa in the Practical Action Climate and Resilience and Agriculture global change hub and contribute to thought leadership across the organization (10% of the role)
About you We are looking for a competent Project Manager with a strong interest and expertise in climate change and resilience. You will have demonstrated experience in project management, including managing staff on the ground and budgets with a sound knowledge and experience in the international climate and flood resilience sector relating to climate risk management, rural economics and/or agricultural market systems.  Fluency in written and spoken French and professional proficiency in English are essential. Ideally you will also have knowledge and experience of one or more of the following: agriculture business and subsistence sectors in West Africa; private sector engagement, social impact assessment and participatory methods and a background in research and/or consulting. Why join us? The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.About us We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.Additional informationPlease note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.Applicants are invited to submit their CV to [email protected] with subject line “Climate Resilience Project Manager Application”.Closing date for applications: 9th December 2020. Interviews will take place between the 14th and 18th December 2020. 
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