Job Climate and Environment Adviser – DFID UK Sudan
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DFID SUDAN
POSITION: A2L CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT ADVISER
TEAM: ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY TEAM
SALARY: $ 55,884 PER ANNUM
DURATION: 2 YEAR FIXED TERM
REFERENCE NO: SUD1904
Summary of the Role
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals, and tackle global challenges in line with the government’s UK Aid Strategy. Our aid budget is spent on tackling the great global challenges – from the root causes of mass migration and disease, to the threat of terrorism and global climate change – all of which also directly threaten British interests. We are ending the need for aid by building peaceful and stable societies, creating jobs and strong economies, fighting corruption, unlocking the potential of girls and women, tackling climate change and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. We are doing this because it is both the right thing to do and firmly in Britain’s national interest.
DFID works in partnership with other UK government departments, foreign governments, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations agencies, and the European Commission.
Working for the Department For International Development
DFID is looking for a passionate and motivated individual to help deliver an exciting portfolio to drive forward the UK government’s strategy and programming on climate and natural resources in Sudan. This is an exciting time to support efforts to develop UK programming and thinking on delivering climate sensitive aid in Sudan, and ensure UK efforts support and align with the new Government’s priorities and are coordinated with the wider international community to maximise effect. We want to ensure all aspects of our portfolio are climate smart. We also have a focused agenda on driving a step change in supporting sustainable access to water in both urban and rural environments and a policy agenda in helping the new government to look at climate smart approaches in its policies and initiatives.
Purpose of Job
The A2L Climate and Environment adviser will play a key role in the development and delivery of DFID Sudan climate, environment and water programmes and policy iniatives – and will work across the office to ensure that climate and environment issues are mainstreamed across DFID’s wider portfolio in Sudan.
The post holder will work closely with an Senior UK national colleague to ensure that DFID Sudan benefits from DFID wide best practice, centrally managed programming and HQ expertise. The post holder will report to the Team Leader of the Governance and Poverty Reduction Team but work across the office to ensure climate and environment is mainstreamed across everything we do.
Key responsibilities and Accountabilities
The key functions of the role are:
Forging effective relationships and influencing to develop effective climate policies and initiatives in Sudan – the post holder will take on and develop collaborative relationships with Government of Sudan (GoS), other donors, international development partners and private sector actors to support development and implementation of climate smart policymaking and initiatives. A particular focus will be to contribute to a strategy to enhance
support for state level water provision through creative partnerships between federal, state authorities and international partners. The post holder will support efforts to ensure Sudan can access international climate financing and technical assistance. The post holder will draw lessons from DFID Sudan’s ADAPT! Climate policy programme and support efforts to communicate success and lessons coming out of this programme, including at Conferenc Of the Parties (COP) meetings.
Programme management and oversight – the postholder will play an active
role in oversight and monitoring of DFID’s large water portfolio working
closely with programme management colleagues, the Senior adviser in
London, and the Team Leader. The post holder will also work to ensure that DFID’s centrally and regionally managed programmes take account of
Sudan’s needs and operating environment. This will require constructive
working relationships with implementing partners, robust programme
management, and adherrence to DFID’s compliance agenda.
Policy support across the office to mainstream climate and
environment. The UK in Sudan provides largescale humanitarian assistance, water, health and education funding, and works with the government to support macroeconomic and governance reform. The postholder will work closely with the UK based Climate and Environment policy lead for Sudan and South Sudan to draw on HQ level thinking and best practice and support the DFID office and wider embassy to improve climate smart approaches to our work.
• All aspects of rural and urban water supply, including knowledge of integrated water resources management, water and sanitation for domestic, industry and agricultural use, including associated environmental health aspects.
• Strong experience of climate and environment programming and working with nonclimate change focused programming on mainstreaming climate risk
• Experience of working collaboratively and effectively across the international community.
• Experience of working in international development contexts, particularly fragile and conflict affected states.
SUCCESS PROFILES – CIVIL SERVICE BEHAVIOURS
Success Profiles are the new recruitment framework used within the Civil Service.
Candidates should be able to clearly demonstrate in their application examples of the following behaviours:
• Seeing the bigger picture
• Communicating and Influencing
• Working together
• Delivering at pace
Level 3 should be used when completing the application form.
Details of the above UK Civil service Behaviours are available by clicking this link.
Technical Competencies – The DFID Linfrastructure, Climate and
Environment Technical competencies are available by clicking this link
For more information on the details of the position or to download the application form, please follow the link below:
Important – HOW TO APPLY
• The candidate must complete the application form and send it to the
[email protected] with a copy of their most recent CV.
• Please quote the following reference number IN THE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE
when applying: “SUD1904”. Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.
• Closing date of applications is MIDNIGHT ON 15 November 2019.
• Applications shown as being received after this time will not be accepted.
• Feedback will only be given to candidates who reached the interview stage.
• Failure to follow the outlined procedure may result in the application not being considered
• While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
• Applicants must be legally authorised to live and work in Sudan.
DFID is committed to equal opportunities in its staffing policy and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Selection will be on merit. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to applynull
The closing date for applications is midnight on 15 November 2019.