Senior Climate Change and Energy Advisor for Africa

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 20 May 2019

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About us

Christian Aid has a vision: a world free from poverty. To do that we are committed to exposing the scandal of poverty, helping in practical ways to root it out from the world, and to challenging and changing the systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.

About the role

As part of an international team of experts, this post will play a key role in delivering policy and advocacy projects on climate change and energy access in a way that maximises relevance to and impact across Africa. It will bring robust African analysis to Christian Aid’s policy and advocacy work on climate change.

The role will support colleagues across the Christian Aid Africa division to shape and implement national and regional advocacy strategies that relate to the global changes we are seeking to achieve. The initial priority will be to deliver regional policy and advocacy for our ‘Breaking the Barriers’ programme, on women and energy access. Other current work include our Big Shift campaign to get finance out of fossil fuel and into renewable energy, with a key project targeting the Africa Development Bank; working with the Christian Aid global team and African regional partners on policy and advocacy towards implementing the Paris agreement on climate change; and ensuring climate funding for adaptation and resilience is targeted to most vulnerable communities.

With colleagues in the Policy and Public Affairs department of Christian Aid, you will bring Africa specific climate expertise into a thriving and active policy agenda interacting with staff working on economic transformation, gender and inequality and conflict resolution. Within the Africa Division, you will engage with programme managers implementing grassroots responses to energy access, climate resilient agriculture and disaster risk reduction.

Further information

The salary for this post will depend on the locations. For Ethiopia USD 24,000 – 27,000. For Kenya KES 4,293,153 – 4,749,473. We will consider applications from people legally able to work in Kenya or Ethiopia.

The candidate must be proficient in and English, and preferably also French.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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