Climate Justice Lead

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Climate Justice Lead

  • Post Date:November 22, 2022
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 2 years
Location: Bogota, Colombia, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Flexible Location, Harare, Zimbabwe, Nairobi, Kenya, New Delhi, India
Closing date: 27 November 2022
Interview date: 1 December 2022

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

Learn about our vision, mission and values

About the role

This is an exciting time for a new Christian Aid Climate Justice lead we have just restrategised to refocus Christian Aid’s Climate Justice work on Climate Finance, Resilience Building /Adaptation and the Green Transition. Recognising that climate change hits people living in poverty hardest and that energy poverty is one of the biggest barriers to development, this role pull together these strands of work into a coherent strategy building on many years of climate policy expertise, programming and working with an extensive global partner network to deliver transformative change for people living in poverty. The role will also support our fundraising teams, share their expertise, and build relationships with donors to build new and exciting transformational programmes on Climate Justice.

Christian Aid’s superpower is our extensive partner network and we aim to manage t this network using partnership principles which embody integrity, transparency and shifting power to the global south.

About you

You will be a climate policy expert in one of the fields we work in, who is an experienced networker able to influence at all levels, as at home within the UNFCCC as with a grassroots women’s group in a village in Kenya. Comfortable with both qualitative and quantitive research methods you will be able to demonstrate how you have developed policy and used your advocacy experience to make significant change in the Climate Justice area and within climate negotiations.

You will have proven experience of publishing high quality policy products please include hyper-links to these publications with your application).

You will have team management experience and see the importance of team work as key to an organisation’s success.

You will be able to display expertise of working within a diverse network and an ability to manage partners with integrity.

Competency questions to be answered to be considered for the position.

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

  • Can you tell us about a time where you have managed a dispersed team in different geographies to deliver change on Climate Justice, please outline at least two separate successes.
  • Explain how you undertaken policy analysis and used this to build a position for an organisation
  • Partnership is very important to Christian Aid can you tell us about a time that you have worked in partnership to deliver an advocacy outcome, why did you choose this approach and what were the results

Further information

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams.

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian – Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process 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 their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

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

Salary is dependent on country location. Please see attachment for more information.