Climate Adaptation Expert

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 14

Position description

As the Climate Adaptation Expert, you will be in charge of strengthening the Partnership’s methodological framework and capacity development services on the topic of climate change adaptation across the MobiliseYourCity service areas.

The Project – Inclusion of climate change adaptation into the MobiliseYourCity service areas

The Climate Adaptation Expert will implement the project entitled "Strengthening the integration of urban planning into multilateral international initiatives on adaptation to climate change through an approach combining mobility, transport and built environment".

The objectives of the project from CODATU’s side are:

  • Position climate change adaptation as a key topic to be addressed across the MobiliseYourCity Partnership service areas (mobility planning, capacity development, advocacy and implementation support).
  • Build capacities among sustainable urban mobility practitioners in the Global South in regards to climate change adaptation.
  • Advocate for the inclusion of climate adaptation analysis and actions in urban mobility initiatives worldwide.

The MobiliseYourCity Climate Adaptation Expert

Under the coordination of the Head of the Secretariat, The MobiliseYourCity Climate Adaptation Expert will be responsible for:

  • Developing methodological guidance and providing technical inputs on the intersection between climate change adaptation and urban mobility planning (75%-time dedication).
  • Managing the grant agreement between CODATU and ADEME, including the coordination with Resallience (10%-time dedication).
  • Supporting cross-sector tasks related to the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat (15%-time dedication).

The Climate Adaptation Expert will be based in the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat in Brussels and hired through CODATU. The MobiliseYourCity Climate Adaptation Expert will develop methodological guidance on the intersection between climate change adaptation and urban mobility planning.

This guidance will strengthen the MobiliseYourCity methodological framework to better support our members and partners to include climate adaptation along the cycle of urban mobility planning in the Global South.

Main Tasks

Technical tasks:

  • Reach out to experts, researchers, and practitioners on resilience and urban mobility to define climate change adaptation approaches to be included in urban policies at both local and national levels in the Global South. In addition, prepare and conduct workshops with these key partners to propose policy recommendations for urban mobility planning and decision-making.
  • Lead the development of a new MobiliseYourCity Topic Guide on Climate Change Adaptation and mainstream climate change adaptation into existing publications and methodological documents, identify gaps and create technical content accordingly.
  • Coordinate, prepare, or review the development of training materials, and deliver capacity development sessions at the global level.
  • Prepare communications materials to disseminate the capacity-building offer both at the regional and global levels.

Project management activities:

  • Manage the grant agreement between ADEME and CODATU in the framework of the project to ensure the successful and timely achievement of project goals, milestones and final deliverables as well as producing reporting documents.
  • Maintain close, active relationships with the organisations involved in the project, including CODATU, ADEME, Resallience, GlobalABC, and any other institutions working on climate change adaptation to coordinate the working group of the project.

Secretariat-related activities:

  • Support the activities of the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat, including the organisation of events, outreach and communications, reporting, fundraising and strategy setting.
  • Take part in organisational activities of the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat related to team management and donor support.

Qualification and Skills

  • Master’s degree related to climate change, disaster risk management, urban or regional planning, transport planning, environmental studies, or a closely related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in the field of climate adaptation policy. Experience in sustainable urban mobility in emerging economies is highly desirable.
  • Expertise in sustainable urban mobility planning in Africa, Asia, and Latin America is a plus.
  • Fluency in English and French is required (spoken and written). Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project and deliver outputs on time.
  • Autonomy, proactivity, and the ability to effectively use information and data.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team and with diverse high-level institutional partners.
  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

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