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We’re affecting real climate-change impact for children in the Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Knowledge-Action-Sustainability for Resilient Villages (SOLKAS) Project is one of the largest locally-led adaptation projects globally, and one of the first with a strong focus on the education sector. Largely funded under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with co-finance from the governments of Australia and New Zealand, it has been designed to reduce children, youth and communities’ exposure to climate hazards and build sustainable, resilient communities and livelihoods in the context of climate change.

Working with communities across six provinces, the project will strengthen resilience to climate change impacts by strengthening the capacities of national, subnational, and local governments, communities, and schools to understand, plan for and implement responses to the climate crisis.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. Save the Children has been working in the Solomon Islands since 1986, focusing on education, health, child protection and disaster preparedness. We work at community, provincial and national levels to strive for the attainment of the rights of children and young people.

Where you come in:

The Climate Change Advisor will be responsible for providing climate change leadership and high-quality technical assistance for implementation of the SOLKAS project including the integration of child-centred climate change practices into the MECDM and other national and provincial governments.

In this role, you will provide Climate Change Technical Leadership, and:

· Act as a key focal point and advisor on all project-related climate change needs and interface with all implementing partners or stakeholders (e.g. relevant Ministries, Provincial Technical Working Groups, Ward offices, Community Disaster Risk Committees, youth, schools and other related climate projects) working very closely and collaboratively with the Climate Change Manager.

· Provide technical leadership in the implementation of the project’s climate change activities, including linkages to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programming.

· Lead the development of climate change technical materials required by the project, including training programs and manuals, selection of relevant online learning materials and adaptation of existing learning materials. Work collaboratively with ministries and Climate Change Manager to support and provide guidance on curriculum development.

· Access the most relevant and updated information related to climate change, especially in the context of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to support, and improve interventions (in agreement with the PMU).

Does this sound like you?

You will have demonstrated experience in climate change programming including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

This role requires:

· Demonstrated experience in climate change programming including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

· Experience with complementary approaches to climate change adaptation / mitigation, including Disaster Risk Reduction (including embedding Early Warning Systems), Food Security and Livelihoods, or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

· Familiarity with the Green Climate Fund and other global climate finance mechanisms

· Demonstrated strategic planning skills and strong time management, administrative and organisational skills

· Highly developed communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present technical and non-technical information clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences, including highly developed report writing skills

· Demonstrated ability to build the capacity of non-technical program staff in evidence-based climate change approaches.

· Excellent representational, advocacy and diplomatic skills to enable effective engagement and responses with stakeholders

· Strong analytical skills and the ability to delineate, synthesise and process information on development and climate change issues

· Experience in environmental or climate-related projects in the Pacific context or Small-Island Developing States context

· Demonstrated ability to build the capacity of non-technical program staff in evidence-based climate change approaches.

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

· Internal employment and development opportunities

· Friendly and flexible work environment

· Child friendly work environment

· Competitive remuneration.

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