Advisor: Climate and Economic Resilience

Agriculture, Development and Project Management, Environment and Natural Resource
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
USD 1,564

Job Description


Advisor: Climate and Economic Resilience

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world.  Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe.  Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

Date: September 15, 2020

Vacancy No. 045/20

Position: Advisor: Climate and Economic Resilience             

Grade: 9C

Salary: USD 1,564                                                                 

No of positions; 1 (one)

Type of Employment- Definite

Unit/program: Livelihood for Resilience Activity

Duty base and Position:  Head Office/Addis Ababa

Dead Line: 10 days from the date of advertisement


The Climate and Economic Resilience Advisor will support the design and implementation of livelihoods recovery interventions in the form of crisis modifier to impacts of COVID-19, desert locusts and any other shocks as they arise across Livelihoods for Resilience Activity areas. S/he will also lead climate change adaptation and resilience activities under the project and provide support to related projects.


Job responsibility #1: Lead cash-based livelihood recovery and economic resilience interventions (40% of time)

  • Coordinate impact and needs assessments when shocks/hazards occur in project areas, by providing technical guidance to implementing partners
  • Guide implementing partners in identifying context-specific livelihood recovery activities and lead their design and implementation
  • Identify and engage relevant local, regional and national stakeholders, including market actors and micro-finance institutions (MFIs), to support livelihood recovery interventions 
  • Ensure consideration of cross-cutting issues such gender equality, nutrition and climate change adaptation in livelihood recovery interventions
  • Engage with implementing partners for regular follow-up, monitoring and ongoing technical support
  • Liaise with regional staff in order to provide guidance and support in the implementation process
  • Facilitate the compilation and documentation of learning and report preparation of emergency response activities

Job Responsibility #2: Lead and coordinate climate change adaptation interventions (20% of time)

·         Liaise with relevant local stakeholders and guide the planning and timely rollout of participatory scenario planning, taking into account the local context and COVID operational procedures

·         Communicate and check in regularly with implementing partners to ensure the timely delivery of seasonal weather information and advisories from participatory scenario planning to VESA members and non-project farmers through government structures

·         Support implementing partners to ensure sustainability by the institutionalization of participatory scenario planning in the government system/structure

·         Liaise with, and build the capacity of, regional meteorological service centers, including developing an MOU for the handover of participatory scenario planning processes to zonal Agriculture Office and Disaster Prevention and Food Security Office and/or other stakeholders

·         In consultation with Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, and other relevant CARE projects (notably SPIR DFSA), organize a learning event (field visit) on participatory scenario planning for national government stakeholders and NGOs working on the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP)

·         Provide technical support to implementing partners in disseminating findings (manual/guidelines) of the climate vulnerability and capacity assessment for government use after project phase-out

·         Support implementing partners in organizing regional learning events/field visits for government stakeholders on climate vulnerability and capacity assessment rollout and its benefit with regard to helping VESA members apply climate change adaptation strategies/measures 

·         Assist implementing partners to identify viable and appropriate climate change adaptation technologies (such as improved cook stoves) and to develop a strategy for technology promotion

·         Closely follow up and monitor promotion of climate change adaptation technologies in the field and provide support and technical inputs (on-site when possible)

·         Conduct a project-level internal learning workshop and cross region learning event (if restrictions are lifted up and safe movement is possible) on climate change adaptation and resilience approaches, on processes of rollout, collaboration of stakeholders, benefits and challenges/limitations, in consultation with the project’s Deputy Chief of Party and implementing partners

·         Contribute to identification and consolidation of learning (such as preparation of learning brief) on roll-out of climate change adaptation and resilience approaches

Job responsibility #3: Monitoring and evaluation, information management, and quality assurance (20% of time)

·         Cross-check data from field, compile, and submit quarterly and annual report sections on resilience and climate change adaptation

·         Review climate change adaptation and resilience sections of intermediate results assessments, rapid monitoring surveys, and other reports, and provide in-depth analysis and feedback

Job responsibility #4: Collaboration (15% of time)

·         Ensure effective internal working relationship with other projects and units within CARE Ethiopia and maintain positive partnership with external stakeholders (including IPs, government offices, and regional meteorological center)

·         In addition to Livelihoods for Resilience Activity, support the Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA) team in Woldia and Meket clusters on implementation of G9Ark project (a complementary project designed to support agroforestry) by providing technical support and guidance

·         Facilitate the process of creating common understanding among ORDA staff and government partners about the project, and supporting them to increase their capacity on the project approaches

·         Closely communicate and follow up with the ORDA team to smoothly startup and effective implementation of G9Ark project

Job responsibility #5: Gender equity and diversity, and other (5% of time)

·         Ensure that activities are designed with gender equity and diversity in mind

·         Complete other tasks as assigned

Job Requirements

A) Education/Training

  • BSc (MSc highly desirable) in Agriculture, Rural Development, Sustainable Development, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies or any other related development study, with work experience of 6 years.
  • And have minimum 3-year experience on managerial and/or advisory position in an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO).

B) Experience:


·         Seven years of work experience in development, livelihoods and food security, climate change adaptation and resilience programs and related areas in an NGO setting

·         Experience in livelihood recovery, and cash and voucher programming

·         Practical experience working with rural poor community members, such as PSNP households

·         Solid experience in facilitating discussions, workshops and trainings for staff and government experts

  • In-depth knowledge on cash and voucher interventions

C) Technical Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong training/facilitation skills
  • Problem solving and creative thinking skills
  • Sensitivity to various aspects of diversity (gender, culture, religion, etc) and a firm belief in teamwork
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in Amharic and English
  • Flexible and creative attitude, highly motivated and able to take initiative

How to Apply

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) using one of the following options:

Please clearly write the position you are applying on “Advisor: Climate and Economic Resilience” the subject line of your email or envelope. Your application will be automatically disqualified if you failed to do so.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

  Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the job requirements are strongly encouraged to apply especially women.

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