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Duty station Bangkok/Thailand, Amman/Jordan or Nairobi/Kenya depending on nationality of candidate and work permit considerations
Reports to Director of Programmes
Contract 1 year, renewable
Position at (%) 100%
Deadline for Application: Friday, 9 April 2021
About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 135 churches and affiliated organizations working together to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality. ACT Alliance is supported by 30,000 staff from member organizations and mobilizes about USD 3 billion for its work each year in three targeted areas: humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and advocacy action. The global ACT Alliance secretariat is based in Geneva Switzerland, Amman Jordan, Bangkok Thailand, Brussels Belgium, San Salvador El Salvador, Nairobi Kenya, New York US and Toronto Canada. The Secretariat supports the work of ACT forums and members by fulfilling key functions of connecting, facilitating, promoting and leveraging the work of members and ACT national and regional forums. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org/.
The Programme Manager will lead the development of the ACT Alliance programme on climate justice. He/she will work on the design and support of a coherent and systematic approach to issues of climate justice in ACT’s programmes; act as a programme policy advisor in planning, implementation, and monitoring of programme activities; and will be responsible for the coordination of the implementation of the ACT Alliance’s Global Climate Project 2020-2021, “Faith actors enhancing inclusive, ambitious and sustainable climate policy and action in accordance with the Paris Agreements and the Sustainable Development Goals”. The Programme Manager will consult with and advise the ACT Regional Representatives on implementing activities at national and regional levels and coordinate with the ACT Climate Justice Reference Group and the membership. This recruitment is a replacement for an existing position in an established programme and will be based in one of the ACT offices in Bangkok/Thailand, Amman/Jordan, or Nairobi/Kenya.
Duties and responsibilities
· Lead the development of the ACT Alliance programme on climate justice.
· Coordinate the implementation of the ACT Global Strategy’s thematic and programmatic priority on climate justice.
· Support the advocacy and engagement of ACT Alliance in the context of UN processes, such as the UNFCCC, and others as appropriate.
· Facilitate, support and advise the Climate Justice Reference Group and ACT forums and members in their programme or advocacy work related to climate change.
Competences and behaviours
· Is committed to the values of the ACT Alliance and takes pride in delivering on agreed priorities according to the highest standards individually and as part of a global team.
· Proactively finds innovative and creative solutions, is efficient and reliable, adapts to change and uncertainty, is decisive and acts with integrity.
· Builds effective internal and external relationships, involves others when solving problems and treats others with consideration and respect in an alliance where faith is a key ingredient of people’s lives.
· Passion for building and developing core skills for the role and contributes knowledge outside of immediate own role.
· Effectively motivates, influences and develops others, drives high performance, inspires people to follow and acts as a role model.
· The candidate will be required to nurture and maintain relevant existing relationships, establish and cultivate several new ones with ACT secretariat staff in all six offices, as well as with members and partners across the world.
· Internally, the Programme Manager will report to the Director of Programmes, and collaborate closely with the advocacy, programmes and communications teams as well as the regional representatives.
· Externally, the Programme Manager will liaise and build relationships with ecumenical and other faith actors and partners.
Skills and experience
· At least 5 years’ experience in a project coordination, advocacy and/or campaigns role, including international experience in a network setting.
· Good understanding of global civil society working environment and multilateral processes within the UN with a particular focus on UNFCCC and the UN sustainable development and disaster risk reduction agenda.
· Profound knowledge about climate mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage.
· Experience in engaging with governments and facilitating multi-stakeholder communications and dialogues.
· Experience working with the faith sector desirable.
· Advanced degree in climate change and environment studies, development studies, international relations, or any other relevant discipline.
· Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural situations and/or multi-locational settings using a flexible, collaborative approach.
· Demonstrated competency to build and maintain trust among diverse groups towards consistent collaborative work.
· Highly organised, with strong project management skills.
· Demonstrated experience in developing and undertaking capacity building initiatives.
· Ability to manage one’s own work and time within the context of multiple responsibilities and projects, and a demonstrated capacity to work under pressure to deadlines.
· Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Good knowledge of Spanish, French an asset.
We offer: An exciting role with real impact in an established project and dedicated team. International employment conditions and salary package including diverse allowances and pension fund. Professional travel is to be expected.
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