CARE International UK Vacancy: Senior Advisor – Resilience & Climate Change, Vauxhall - London

Senior Advisor – Resilience & Climate Change

Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 Per Annum
Duration:  Permanent Contract
Start Date:  Immediate
Location:  Vauxhall, London
Ref:  C751

CARE International UK (CIUK) is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Climate Change and Resilience Team, building our expertise and providing quality support to programmes through our country offices.

We are looking for an experienced technical expert to advise on resilience and climate change adaptation across CIUK’s programmes, and to support the development of policy, research and funding proposals using our programmatic experience as a foundation.  The post holder will be responsible for developing strong relations with institutional donors, research institutes, peer agencies and our country offices.

You will play a key role in raising the profile of CARE International’s resilience and adaptation work in the UK and amongst our partners internationally.  In addition you will be the technical lead for a DFID-funded project implemented by CIUK under their Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Programme.  You will work closely with our fundraising teams to secure additional funding for our climate change and resilience work.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of implementing resilience and adaptation programmes at field level, together with previous experience in high level representation. You will be a proactive team player with strong communication skills and the ability to turn conceptual ideas into programmes.  You will have experience of working in either humanitarian or development contexts.  Written and verbal fluency in French and English is a requirement for this post.

The candidate must be fluent in both English and French (spoken and written)

CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities.  We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places.  We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.

The post will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.  Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the post is filled, or until the final deadline of 8th January 2016.