People in Need
People in Need began providing aid to Nepal in 2015 when the country was hit by the most destructive earthquake in the last 80 years. The earthquake left more than 8,500 people dead and thousands of others found themselves without a roof over their heads. Nepal is among one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and therefore today…
Location: Kathmandu with regular visits to areas of presence
Duration: 12-months with possibility of extension subject to funding and performance
Reports to: Country Director
People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role advocating and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations affected by disaster including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity. PIN has also supported Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind with resilience (focused on shelter and resettlement) and inclusive education programming. PIN Nepal is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.
Scope of Work
PIN is currently preparing the design and development of a climate change “toy model”, an interactive scenario model for improved understanding of local climate change impacts on vulnerable hill areas. The process will aim to co-define a novel methodology to bringing into conversation local experiences and knowledge of climate change with current science on future climate impacts in rural Nepal. Furthermore, PIN also seeks to actively mainstream climate change into its existing programs (currently in inclusive education, disaster risk reduction and food security/nutrition/livelihoods sectors) as well as in future programs.
The Climate Change Advisor (CCA) will lead the development of the toy model methodology and design, as well as its pilot phase implementation and oversee the cooperation and coordination with key stakeholders (project partners, local authorities and government of Nepal, research institutions and donors). The CCA will also lead on actively mainstreaming climate change adaptation into the inclusive education programme in P2 as well as into the DRR and food security/livelihoods programmes. The CCA will represent PIN Nepal in all major stakeholder and partner meetings, and ensure that PIN Nepal’s programmes contribute to the governmental and donor strategies on climate change and are in line with major trends in climate change research, adaptation and mitigation. The CCA will participate in programme development and positioning of PIN Nepal in new sectors including programmes focusing on renewable energy, air pollution, natural resource management, etc.
Key Summary of Functions
The Climate Change Advisor should have a strong technical knowledge and understanding of climate science to be applied in the development of models, tools, and activities for mainstreaming climate change adaptation. The CCA should have the ability to understand and translate complex scientific data and information into practical and usable information. The CCA should be product-oriented with the ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating the evolving landscape of community, governmental, and donor needs. Furthermore, the successful candidate should be able to represent PIN Nepal in all relevant donor, stakeholder and governmental fora and working groups.
Submit an updated CV and motivational Letter to the following link by November 21st, 2021. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained.
PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women, Janajati and Dalit candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.