Australia is supporting Pacific governments, businesses and communities to strengthen climate change and disaster resilience. At the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum, Australia pledged to spend $500 million over five years to strengthen climate change and disaster resilience in the Pacific from 2020. This ensures dedicated aid investments to strengthen resilience, as well as a comprehensive effort to integrate climate change and disaster resilience into all areas of the Australian aid program in the Pacific.
The Australia Pacific Climate Partnership (the Climate 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. For further information about the Partnership, see the full design here: https://dfat.gov.au/about-us/business-opportunities/Pages/design-document-australia-pacific-climate-change-action-program-support-unit.aspx
The Climate Partnership includes a Support Unit of technical experts, based in Australia and the Pacific, who work with DFAT aid investment managers and their implementing partners to integrate climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR), broker and enable better access to actionable climate change and disaster knowledge in the region, and undertake Program-wide monitoring, evaluation and learning.
About the Role
Reporting to the Deputy Team Leader, the Climate Change Adviser will provide advisory services that support integration of climate and disaster resilience in Australian aid investment programming and implementation. This includes building effective relationships with DFAT and Pacific stakeholders and providing advisory services and building capacities for comprehensive integration of climate change action across aid investment planning, program development, activity designs, risk management, and monitoring and reporting, and across broader policy frameworks.
This position is desk-based, with a preference for candidates based in Brisbane or Canberra.
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You will have experience in providing advisory services, coaching and mentoring to effect behaviour change among diverse stakeholders in government, civil society and the private sector, in a complex operating environment. You will have contemporary knowledge of climate change in the Pacific and a strong understanding of international developments in climate change and disaster risk reduction, with experience integrating approaches across sectors. You will have strong writing skills and experience providing technical support for briefings, including experience working with DFAT and/or in an international development context.
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