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  • Posted: Dec 9, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Christian Aid’s Africa programmes are transforming lives for women and men, girls and boys. We are looking for someone with the passion, leadership, ambition and experience to lead resource mobilization for Christian Aid’s Africa Programme. Do you have the influencing and relationship building skills to develop high level partnerships with donors...
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    Senior Climate Change and Energy Advisor for Africa

    About the Role

    We are seeking to recruit a mid-level climate change and energy professional to support our policy and advocacy projects on climate justice and energy access in a way that maximises relevance to and impact in Africa. The post aims to lead Christian Aid’s energy strategy, focusing on the African continent. Within the energy transition out of fossil fuels and into the renewables framework, this post will seek opportunities to advance the renewable energy access agenda at the national and regional levels and strategic opportunities to connect to global processes.   This role is recruited on a national contract basis.

    Reporting to the Climate Justice Lead, you be the focal point for implementing a specific project on energy access which will focus on shifting finance out of fossil fuels and into renewable energy and researching the role of MDBs in financing renewable energy. You will align the climate justice and energy access policy and advocacy with the country priorities in the Africa Division, the  Christian Aid Strategy ‘Standing together’ and the Global Climate Justice policy and advocacy strategy. You will provide strategic support to partners and helps deliver high-quality interventions, requiring a solid understanding of the pan-African and key national contexts.

    You will also undertake additional work with the Christian Aid global team and African regional partners on policy and advocacy towards implementing the Paris agreement on climate change, loss & damage and ensuring adequate climate funding for adaptation, loss and damage, mitigation and resilience is targeted to most vulnerable communities.

    About you

    • To be successful in this role, you will need to be quick, approachable and adaptable.
    • You will have Master's qualification in any subject related to climate sciences, international development or any related degree with at least five years of senior management experience. You will have experience in climate justice, energy agenda and renewable energy access, particularly in Africa and experience developing advocacy strategies and advocating and influencing a range of decision makers – e.g. AU, AfDB, UN bodies,  regional bodies, etc.

    Closing date:  9th December 2022

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