Climate Change Manager

Save the Children , Carlton, Australia

Skill Required: HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Apply By: 
20th December, 2016


Job Description

You will drive an ambitious strategy for scaling up child-centred climate change adaptation programs in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, demonstrating that children not only have a voice in the future they will inherit, but that their capacities can contribute to shaping a world where those most impacted are able to adapt and thrive in the face of unavoidable climate change.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit. We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in: In this full-time, maximum-term position based in our new and dynamic head office in Carlton, you will lead our ambitious plans to scale up child-centred climate change adaption programming, identify and develop strategic relationships with governments, donors, the UN and multilateral organisations, and drive quality programing for the benefit of vulnerable children impacted by climate change. You will be part of our International Program Department in the new Technical Services team and report to the Head of Technical Services.

You will make an impact by:

  • Building a substantial portfolio of child-centred climate change adaptation programs in the Asia Pacific region
  • Driving the integration of climate change across our wider program portfolio and organisational strategies
  • Channelling the voices of children into regional and global climate change policy dialogues
  • Supporting our country offices and program staff to adopt evidence-based best practice for climate change adaption programming
  • Growing and managing a high performing and dynamic climate change team

We want you to be successful. Therefore, as a minimum, you'll need:

  • Significant direct experience of designing climate change programs for an international organisation, preferably in a managerial role
  • A proven track record for the successful implementation of climate change adaptation programs in development contexts
  • Significant experience of working in the Asia and / or Pacific region
  • Knowledge and understating of the Green Climate Fund's policies, structures and systems
  • Tertiary qualification/s in Climate Change, International Development, Social/Political Science or relevant and/or related disciplines

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job. It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

Sound interesting We'd love to hear from you. View more information about the role and submit your resume and cover letter via our website at www.savethechildren.org.au/about-us/careers.

We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 20 December 2016

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.


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