The Climate Centre seeks to hire a Climate Advisor to support its programs in the Middle East. The level of seniority will be based on experience, expertise and capacity to take on additional responsibilities if necessary. This is a regional position for a longer period of time.
Broadly speaking this position will provide technical support to the ICRC as part of a joint effort to reduce the impact of climate risks in conflict areas. The consultant will also provide technical support to Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in the Middle East in the areas of climate science, policy and practice. This position will work closely with other experts in the Climate Centre’s global team.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or above is required. Graduate level education is preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience working on climate change adaptation in the Middle East. Experience working in conflict settings is a strong added value. Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent system is an added value. Experience in any of the following areas is not required but will be an added advantage: water resource management, food security, urban adaptation or disaster management.
The successful candidate must live in the Middle East. This position is not tied to a specific country. The candidate must be proficient/fluent in Arabic and also advanced English language skills are required. Once travel may resume, estimated travel is 25%.
For more information on responsibilities and application process, please see attached Vacancy.
About the Organization
The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre is the expertise centre of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent in the field of climate change and climate disasters. The Climate Centre’s mission is to help the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and its partners reduce the impacts of climate change and extreme-weather events on vulnerable people.
The Climate Centre consists of an enthusiastic small team that guides a growing network of consultants from all over the world in integrating climate risks into their work. The Climate Centre works closely with the Netherlands Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).