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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), 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, adapt, plan and implement responses to climate crises.

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:

In this full-time, 6-year term position, based in Honiara, you will be responsible for providing leadership and high-quality technical assistance for implementation of the SOLKAS project. A critical appointment for the SOLKAS project, you will provide technical guidance to project staff embedded in the implementing government departments and give advice on cross-cutting topics (Climate Change, Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion, Environment and Social Safeguards).

You will make an impact by:

Acting as the key focal point for all technical program-related activities and interfacing with the Project Manager and implementing government partners, Supporting the Project Manager to lead high quality, results-orientated planning, implementation and reporting in compliance with donor, government and Save the Children agreements and procedures, Providing technical leadership on implementation, ensuring project components are technically sound, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies and acknowledged good practice, and Supporting national and provincial government counterparts to integrate climate change in ministry strategies, plans and programs.

Does this sound like you?

…A skillful analyst, you have extensive experience working in aid and development, with a significant focus on resilience and climate change, including designing and implementing climate change programs. You are comfortable working with highly complex environments and have deep experience in developing policy, advocacy, and campaigning strategies to achieve real impact in the area of climate change and resilience.

This role requires:

Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize and process information on development and climate change issues, Demonstrated strategic planning skills and strong time management, administrative and organizational skills, Excellent representational, advocacy and diplomatic skills to enable the post holder to operate effectively within the Government of Solomon Islands, Save the Children and externally, Highly developed communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present information clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences, including highly developed report writing skills, and A proven track record for the successful development and implementation of climate change and resilience programs.

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

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking one of the buttons below.

Applications close Midnight (AEST) on 11th July 2023.

Please view the detailed Position Description here. We encourage applicants to visit the GCF website to find more information about the SOLKAS Project.

As the conduit to the Green Climate Fund funding, Save the Children is supporting the recruitment of staff for the SOLKAS Project on behalf of the Solomon Islands government. Save the Children is a child-safe organization and all personal on its programs are required to undergo a Police Clearance, verbal reference checks and accept our Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding. In the case funding is not approved, candidates will be promptly advised as soon as possible after July 12th.

The SOLKAS Project is dedicated to ensuring a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our recruitment processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Job Location
Honiara, Vanuatu

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