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The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Freetown, Sierra Leone, with frequent travel to project locations in the region.

As Regional Climate Resilience Advisor at Welthungerhilfe (WHH), you will provide service-oriented support to WHH country programmes in the West & Central Africa/Caribbean region through capacity building, consultancy services and backstopping in a specific sector of responsibility such as Nutrition and/or, WASH. In doing so, you will further develop WHH’s global standards & guidelines, ensure coherence of regional programmes and projects with WHH’s global instruments & approaches, and position the organization in this specific area of work as a competent, well known actor in the field of development and humanitarian aid.

Your responsibilities

  • Carry responsibility to foster climate resilience mainstreaming in ongoing and future projects at country portfolio level in the relevant countries of the Regional Directorate West & Central Africa/Caribbean
  • Closely interact with the headquarters’ Sector Unit to advance climate resilience related strategies, methods and technical inputs, contributing to the implementation of the “systematizing climate resilience in WHH” strategic project in close coordination with the project lead
  • Support Country Offices in conducting environmental and climate sensitivity assessments as a basis for project design and monitoring of risks during the project cycle, and other relevant tools recommended by WHH in line with the sustainability strategy and climate resilience approach
  • Respond to country requests and identify possible adaptation and mitigation measures within existing projects, developing and/or reviewing new proposals by bringing in technical expertise on climate resilience
  • Support project coordinators of specific climate-related projects in terms of results, methodology, budgeting and compliance with WHH and donor requirements
  • Be responsible for knowledge and learning generation and capacity building within the WHH team and partner organizations, including formal training, on-the-job support and identification of other learning opportunities at regional level, and actively contribute to the internal knowledge network by sharing best practices at regional and global level with the Sector unit at headquarters
  • Support the roll out of strategies and adapt them to regional and country contexts as needed, and take a leading role in advocacy and positioning of WHH as a humanitarian and development actor in the field of climate resilience at regional and country level
  • Actively seek relevant funding opportunities and cooperation with the public and private sectors, and represent WHH in working groups, conferences, dialogues, etc. in coordination with the Sector Unit; In particular, the advisor seeks to exchange information with german organizations and with national and german climate protection commitments
  • Conduct and manage relevant analysis, reviewing policies and preparing information for programmatic use

Your profile

  • A university or college degree in a relevant field or equivalent qualification suitable to the position
  • At least 5-8 years of professional experience in a relevant field with advisory responsibility for multi-country teams in a multicultural and diverse environment
  • Experience in promoting advocacy work in the Global South
  • Experience in designing and implementing training processes and mutual learning activities
  • Proven experience in engaging with private sector and government actors
  • Excellent professional networking skills with proven experience in synthesizing and organizing diverse stakeholder interests up to the highest governmental and multilateral levels
  • Proven track record of successful project/programme proposal writing and funds acquisition
  • Successful track record in developing proposals, particularly for climate-related funds, would be an asset
  • Strong capacity building, advocacy and positioning skills as well as excellent written communication and reporting skills
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe’s project countries
  • Excellent spoken and written English as well as an intermediate level of French language skills

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.

Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. – or Welthungerhilfe (German for World Hunger Aid) for short – is a German non-denominational and politically independent, non-profit-making and non-governmental aid agency working in the field of development cooperation and emergency relief aid. Since it was founded in 1962, it has used about 2.84 billion euros to carry out more than 7733 aid projects in 70 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Welthungerhilfe holds the seal of approval of the Deutsches Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen (DZI). In 2014, Welthungerhilfe and the aid organization World Vision International were announced the most transparent German organizations. In 2012, Welthungerhilfe celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Welthungerhilfe has set itself the goal of banishing famine and poverty from the world. Following the basic principle of help towards self-help, it works together with local partner organisations to support the efforts of people in developing countries to free themselves from hunger and poverty and to provide for themselves on a sustainable basis.

Welthungerhilfe was founded in 1962, as the German Committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, on the initiative of the then Federal President of Germany, Heinrich Lübke. It formed the German section of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, which was brought into being in 1961 by Binay Ranjan Sen, the Director-General of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In 1967 the organisation's name was changed to Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.

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The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Freetown, Sierra Leone, with frequent travel to project locations in the region.

As Regional Climate Resilience Advisor at Welthungerhilfe (WHH), you will provide service-oriented support to WHH country programmes in the West & Central Africa/Caribbean region through capacity building, consultancy services and backstopping in a specific sector of responsibility such as Nutrition and/or, WASH. In doing so, you will further develop WHH's global standards & guidelines, ensure coherence of regional programmes and projects with WHH's global instruments & approaches, and position the organization in this specific area of work as a competent, well known actor in the field of development and humanitarian aid.

Your responsibilities

  • Carry responsibility to foster climate resilience mainstreaming in ongoing and future projects at country portfolio level in the relevant countries of the Regional Directorate West & Central Africa/Caribbean
  • Closely interact with the headquarters' Sector Unit to advance climate resilience related strategies, methods and technical inputs, contributing to the implementation of the "systematizing climate resilience in WHH" strategic project in close coordination with the project lead
  • Support Country Offices in conducting environmental and climate sensitivity assessments as a basis for project design and monitoring of risks during the project cycle, and other relevant tools recommended by WHH in line with the sustainability strategy and climate resilience approach
  • Respond to country requests and identify possible adaptation and mitigation measures within existing projects, developing and/or reviewing new proposals by bringing in technical expertise on climate resilience
  • Support project coordinators of specific climate-related projects in terms of results, methodology, budgeting and compliance with WHH and donor requirements
  • Be responsible for knowledge and learning generation and capacity building within the WHH team and partner organizations, including formal training, on-the-job support and identification of other learning opportunities at regional level, and actively contribute to the internal knowledge network by sharing best practices at regional and global level with the Sector unit at headquarters
  • Support the roll out of strategies and adapt them to regional and country contexts as needed, and take a leading role in advocacy and positioning of WHH as a humanitarian and development actor in the field of climate resilience at regional and country level
  • Actively seek relevant funding opportunities and cooperation with the public and private sectors, and represent WHH in working groups, conferences, dialogues, etc. in coordination with the Sector Unit; In particular, the advisor seeks to exchange information with german organizations and with national and german climate protection commitments
  • Conduct and manage relevant analysis, reviewing policies and preparing information for programmatic use

Your profile

  • A university or college degree in a relevant field or equivalent qualification suitable to the position
  • At least 5-8 years of professional experience in a relevant field with advisory responsibility for multi-country teams in a multicultural and diverse environment
  • Experience in promoting advocacy work in the Global South
  • Experience in designing and implementing training processes and mutual learning activities
  • Proven experience in engaging with private sector and government actors
  • Excellent professional networking skills with proven experience in synthesizing and organizing diverse stakeholder interests up to the highest governmental and multilateral levels
  • Proven track record of successful project/programme proposal writing and funds acquisition
  • Successful track record in developing proposals, particularly for climate-related funds, would be an asset
  • Strong capacity building, advocacy and positioning skills as well as excellent written communication and reporting skills
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe's project countries
  • Excellent spoken and written English as well as an intermediate level of French language skills

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under "Our benefits".

Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

2023-12-11

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