Consultant- Climate Crisis

IRC - The International Rescue Committee

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Consultancy Terms of Reference

Mapping humanitarian responses to the climate crisis


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Founded at the call of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC is now at work in over 40 crisis-affected countries as well as communities throughout Europe and the Americas. We deliver lasting impact by providing health care, helping children learn, and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always seeking to address the inequalities facing women and girls.

The consequences of climate change are dire and those in the poorer countries are and will be most impacted. Working in 40 conflict and climate-affected countries the IRC is very much on the front line of the climate crisis. We are looking to review and improve our range of programming responses – resilience, disaster risk reduction, anticipation, and response –and to learn from the experiences of other humanitarian and development organizations.

Consultancy Tasks

This consultancy assignment to assist the IRC in learning from the present humanitarian response to climate crisis and to make organizational recommendations for the future. Between August and September 2022, we are seeking a consultant to conduct the following tasks:

1)Update a mapping of humanitarian donor climate crisis strategies, requirements, and funding trends;

2) Review humanitarian agency structures and programming responses to the climate crisis; and

3) Map the specialist agencies that IRC could look to partner with to deepen its climate programming expertise.


Key outputs

1)Detailed report (max 10 pages, less annexes) including findings, analysis and recommendations from the above reviews and mapping to be delivered by 19 September.

2)Presentation to IRC senior leaders on the main findings and recommendations by 31st September

This is a remote consultancy. No travel is expected of the successful applicant.

Key Stakeholders and Relationships

Accountable to Senior Technical Advisor, Program Quality.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter, detailing the network of individuals / organizations that they would engage with to complete this consultancy. Candidates are invited to provide a quote for their services and a description of how and when they would deliver the tasks working towards the above-mentioned deadlines.

Please submit your CV and cover letter via cornerstone by 18 July.

IRC UK strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC UK is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

IRC UK welcomes applications from all candidates, including underrepresented groups and refugees who have the right to work in the UK.

IRC UK will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application and/or interview process, and for essential job functions if appointed to a role. Please contact us if you may need such adjustments.

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