Climate Change Officer, National Consultant

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Job Title: Climate Change Officer, National Consultant

Type of Contract: SSA 10

Duty Station (City): Jakarta, WFP Country Office

Duration of Employment: 6 months

Organizational Context and Role:

Over the past decade, Indonesia has witnessed an increase in climate-related hazards such as floods, droughts and storms. These and other impacts are especially significant on vulnerable coastal and remote populations and are expected to affect agriculture, food security and nutrition.

The Government of Indonesia has identified climate change as one of the priority areas of work through the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024. Climate change is thus a priority for the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025 and the draft WFP Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2021-2025.

Drawing on WFP’s global and regional expertise, the WFP Indonesia Country Office is looking to expand its climate change portfolio, particularly in relation to climate change adaptation and reducing climate-related risks to food security and nutrition.

Key Accountabilities:

Under the overall guidance of the WFP Representative/Country Director and the Deputy Country Director, and the direct supervision of the international Programme and Policy Officer, the consultant is expected to work collaboratively with WFP programme staff and provide strategic and technical inputs to the development of WFP’s climate portfolio, building upon its existing programmes and expertise in Indonesia.

This will include: policy and stakeholder mapping; consultations with relevant stakeholders; analyzing and collecting data/information relevant to climate change; supporting the conceptualization and technical support for high quality proposals and concept notes for the Green Climate Fund and other donors.

Specifically the consultant will focus on the following tasks:

  • Complementing existing scoping efforts, conduct a desk review to identify WFP Indonesia’s potential engagement in climate change adaptation with a specific focus on risks to food security and nutrition. The assessment would include, but not be limited to:
    • a review of the climate change problem and projected impacts, key factors of vulnerability, and barriers to adaptation in Indonesia.
    • a review of national policies and priorities (including the Nationally Determined Contributions, the National Adaptation Plan, the RPJMN, etc.) and existing initiatives in climate change adaptation, particularly in the context of food security and nutrition.
    • the preparation of a matrix of potential partners, which would include Government, UN Agencies, donors, development banks, I/NGOs and research institutions.
  • Based on a review of WFP’s climate and disaster risk reduction programme, provide technical inputs to a strategy for identification and engagement of partners, monitoring windows of opportunities with Government and donors.
  • In coordination with WFP programme staff, engage in national policy dialogue on climate change, working groups, and coordination platforms across Government and UN/INGO partners.
  • Facilitate the organization of meetings between WFP management and partners to discuss climate change and its projected impact to food security and nutrition, and funding opportunities, including through preparation of content and reporting.
  • Provide technical support in drafting concept notes and proposals for different donors, including for the Green Climate Fund.
  • Facilitate the planning and organization of stakeholder consultations to collect information and data as evidence to inform the design of plans, concept notes and proposals.
  • Within the specific area of expertise, undertake data collection and analysis, prepare talking points, briefs and other relevant documents as needed.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, government and other partners within the specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration and synergies of climate change-related activities.
  • Contribute to emergency preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations on contingency planning, risk analysis and early warning related to climate change adaptation.
  • Perform any other related functions as applicable and requested.

Functional capabilities

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors, technical assistance programme supports throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas

Understands and articulates technical concepts and data and their relevance to WFP’s programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government

Understands and applies principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or subnational level.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has at least 5 years of professional experience in Indonesia with a focus on disaster and climate resilience, adaptation to climate change.
  • Has technical experience and knowledge of forecast based financing, anticipatory actions, and/or last mile climate services.
  • Has worked with technical teams in the fields of climate change, natural resource management, etc..
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes and has experience in, resource mobilization and partnerships.
  • Previous experience in climate finance is an asset.
  • Has experience working at strategic policy level.
  • Has excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, good drafting skills, and ability to work in a team.

EDUCATION AND LANGUAGES

  • University degree in environmental science or other relevant fields (Climate Change, Environmental Economics, Natural Resources Management, Disaster Risk Management, etc.).
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and in Bahasa Indonesia.

Only candidates with Indonesian nationality are eligible.

Deadline of application submission: 1 July 2022

Added 10 months ago - Updated 6 months ago - Source: wfp.org