Pathfinder International Technical Advisor Climate and Health Job

Pathfinder International Technical Advisor Climate and Health Job

Summary of Role:  

The incumbent will provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of Climate Change and Health programs and projects. As the Technical Advisor for Climate Change and Health in the African Region, you will play a pivotal role in supporting country teams to develop and implement impactful Climate Change and Health programs and projects. Your primary responsibility will be to provide technical expertise, strategic guidance, and leadership in the nexus between health and climate change. You will nurture relationships and work closely with Climate Change entities, government ministries, intergovernmental bodies, the African Union, and other regional development bodies such as EAC, SADC, ECOWAS, and international climate donors (including the Green Climate Fund and US Government, among others) to promote sustainable initiatives that address the challenges posed by climate change on public health and promote integration of SRHR and wellbeing of communities in climate change programs and projects. Partners with other technical advisors to enable policy, research and programs that benefit women, adolescents, and children.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic and Technical Leadership

  • Provides technical expertise and guidance to regional and country teams in the design of funding proposals and implementation of Climate Change and Health programs and projects.
  • Supports the development of evidence-based interventions to address climate change-related health risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Builds on existing tools and develops or adapts innovative approaches to ensure the efficiency, acceptability, and impact of Climate Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation interventions.

Strategic partnership for fundraising:

  • Provides technical support to country teams in developing strategic partnerships with stakeholders in the Climate Change financing chain including the National Designated Authorities (NDAs), Green Climate Fund Accredited Entities (AE), UN’s Climate donors such as Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund, Global Environment Facility, Loss and Damage Fund, other Institutional and Private donors.
  • Supports country teams and the Pathfinder Africa President’s Office and other stakeholders to identify funding opportunities for Climate Change and Health initiatives from various sources, including international climate donors, foundations, and development agencies.

Programming Design and Implementation:

  • Supports country teams and partners in the design, development, and implementation of innovative, effective, country appropriate programming for climate change and health resilience.
  • As needed, participates in regional and support country-level advocacy efforts of Pathfinder for improving family planning, adolescent and youth, maternal and child health indicators in the context of climate change programming

Technical Assistance:

  • Provides technical assistance to country offices, national governments, local partners, and other agencies to assess needs and develop Climate and Health Resilience standards and guidance, and/or provide services that are responsive to the needs of intended populations.

Technical Support for Proposals:

  • Provides technical support on the development of proposals, including including participation in strategizing for technical approach, proposal writing and proposal review.
  • Works with country teams to integrate Resilience activities in new proposals. Develop compelling project proposals and concept notes to secure funding for Climate and Health initiatives.

Quality Assurance:

  • Works with the technical team to ensure that best practices for services and service integration are well documented, evaluated and poised for scale up.
  • Coaches and builds teams to optimize staff performance programming, target setting and project workplan and scale-up.

Positioning and Visibility:

  • Represents Pathfinder International at professional meetings and conferences organized by Pathfinder or other organizations at the national, regional, and global level.

Required Education and Work Experience:

  • Master’s degree in public health, social science, climate and environment or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in working in international development, preferably in implementing programs in one or more countries seeking to empower women, adolescents and children and improve equitable access to quality health services. 
  • 5 years’ international non-profit experience
  • Understanding of the subject matter: Global and Country Specific climate and Health Systems, including Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Climate Change Policies, Health National Adaptation Plans (H-NAP) etc.
  • Deep understanding of climate change financing and global donors.
  • Public health or related expertise: Basic knowledge of the linkages between Climate Change and its impact on health and family planning and SRHR, maternal and child health, nutrition and food security, sanitation, agriculture and/or energy.
  • Concept and Proposal Development: Advanced skills in climate and health proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise substantial research/development funds.
  • Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in health and climate change.

Preferred Competence and Work Experience:

  • Expertise in designing climate resilience projects.
  • Experience in project design
  • Proficiency in English and French languages

Other Information: 

Technology to be Used:

  • Uses cellular and office phone, laptop, or desktop computer.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel required (30%)

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