Australia Pacific Climate Partnership Support Unit - Health Sector Expert/s

Australia
Apply by 1 February 2019
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 3 January 2019

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project
The Australia Pacific Climate Partnership (the Partnership) is a $75 million investment over four years (2018-2022), funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

It aims to increase the effectiveness of Australia’s support for climate change action and disaster resilience in the Pacific and has three key objectives:
1 Australian aid investments in the Pacific are climate change and disaster risk informed;
2 Australian supported climate change information is relevant and influential;
3 Australia is valued as a partner in climate change action in the Pacific.

The full design can be found on DFAT’s website here: https://dfat.gov.au/about-us/business-opportunities/Pages/design-document-australia-pacific-climate-change-action-program-support-unit.aspx

The Partnership’s Support Unit plays a key role in meeting the Program’s objectives. It has a staff of technical experts based in Canberra and Suva who deliver climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) advice across the spectrum of DFAT’s aid investments in the Pacific. The Support Unit plays a role in tailoring and actively brokering climate and disaster information products and services to communities, businesses and governments in the region across key development sectors including infrastructure, health, education, water and food security, and undertakes program-wide monitoring, evaluation and learning. The Support Unit also manages an Expert Panel to provide specialist skills in priority sectors.

Role
The Support Unit will engage a health and climate change expert/s on a call-down basis, to respond to support requests and provide specialist advisory services to the support unit.

DFAT will approach the Support Unit to procure a range of services, including but not limited to:
* Reviewing proposed DFAT aid program investment strategies, plans and designs in the health sector and providing advice to incorporate climate and disaster risks and resilience building
* Providing technical advice to DFAT program managers and implementation partners on specific issues related to the climate change/health nexus
* Providing targeted research and/or synthesis of existing knowledge to assist in evidence-based decision-making and knowledge sharing to inform DFAT aid investment planning in the health sector

There is no obligation on the Support Unit to offer any minimum amount of work and the Advisor/s are not obliged to accept any task that is offered to them.

Education and Experience
* Tertiary qualifications relevant to health sector service delivery, public health, health policy, development and/or governance
* Strong experience in health, and (preferably) the intersection of health and climate change in a Pacific context
* Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of DFAT aid policies and strategies, and other relevant Australian Government policies
* Proven ability to conduct analytical studies and synthesis of knowledge in the health sector (preferably in a Pacific context), to produce tailored information products for specific audiences, and to work with stakeholders to develop practical solutions to fill gaps and address barriers and challenges
* Demonstrated ability to work with and provide advisory services, coaching and mentoring to people from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and sectors, and a professional commitment to promote a culture of gender equality and social inclusion
* Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of climate change and health outcomes, preferably in the Pacific

Tasks under this position will be classified under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework and the Advisor/s will not be entitled to an additional management fee.

Please contact Jane Lehmann on jane.lehmann@apccap.com if you require more information.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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