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Programme Specialist (Climate), Fixed Term, P-4, Nairobi, Kenya, Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)

External Partnerships and Fund Mobilisation

  • Develop strategic partnerships with financing and development partners, International Development Banks and the private sector to enhance, Climate programming in the region
  • Advance synergistic cross-sectoral programming, in WASH, Health, Nutrition, Social protection and Education sectors, to ensure that Climate programming in the region has a greater impact for children.
  • Ensure that UNICEF engagement in the area of climate change is well coordinated within and outside UNICEF.
  • Support fundraising on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience in line with UNICEFs key thematic areas.
  • Systematically pursue climate finance (global climate funds, bilateral, private sector) for UNICEF by mapping opportunities, preparing documentation and establishing partnerships with relevant focal points and partners.
  • Participate in strategic discussions to influence national policies and strategies, on Climate Energy and Environment (CEE).
  • Advise officials in government, NGOs, UN agencies and WASH and humanitarian sector donor agencies on Climate policies, strategies, and best practices.

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Advocacy, networking, partnership and building

  • Support vulnerability data collection, management and assessment in line with UNICEFs key thematic areas in order to support child focused vulnerability assessment and mapping activities and enhance climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience at sub regional level.
  • Provide technical guidance and policy advice to Regional Office for supporting governments, the private sector and civil society partners on environmental risks facing children.
  • Support the implementation of UNICEF’s global “Climate, Energy and Environment Framework other global initiatives through identification and development into flagship multi-country programmes that can deliver results at scale in the region.
  • Support vulnerability data collection, management and assessment in line with UNICEFs key thematic areas in order to support child focused vulnerability assessment and mapping activities and enhance climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience at sub regional level.
  • Provide technical guidance and policy advice to Regional Office for supporting governments, the private sector and civil society partners on environmental risks facing children.
  • Support the implementation of UNICEF’s global “Climate, Energy and Environment Framework other global initiatives through identification and development into flagship multi-country programmes that can deliver results at scale in the region.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Manage the implementation, monitoring and documentation including climate action research and innovation (technical or systems) whilst ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide sharing of results.
  • Prepare learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices to support climate programming in the region.
  • Support the professional development of UNICEF WASH staff to ensure sector capacity remains up-to-date in line with the latest developments.
  • Initiate and contribute to the systematic assessment of Climate sector capacity gap analysis, in collaboration with government and other stakeholders, and support the design of initiatives to strengthen capacities systematically.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in climatology, geology or earth sciences, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water resource management, engineering, social and economic development, international cooperation, or environmental sciences as well as additional project/financial management designations or a related field.Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement / supplement the main degree are desirable.
  • A minimum of eight of relevant professional experience in Climate, Energy & Environment related programmes for developing countries is required.
  • Experience of working in developing contexts is required. Work experience in Eastern and Southern Africa will be an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) relevant to the region is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: 15 Oct 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 31 Oct 2021 E. Africa Standard Time

Temporary Appointment: Security Associate, G6, Nairobi Kenya-364 days

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Functional Competencies:

  • Applying technical expertise (I)
  • Adapting and Responding to Change (II)
  • Coping with pressure and setbacks (II)
  • Relating and Networking (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
  • Planning and Organizing (I)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected

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