Manager, Climate Resilience and Adaptation needed at eHealth Systems Africa

Job title : Manager, Climate Resilience and Adaptation

Job Location : Abia

Deadline : April 29, 2024

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Purpose of Position

  • The Manager, Climate Resilience and Adaptation will play a pivotal role, providing technical leadership in the planning, design and implementation of innovative strategies aimed at strengthening the organizations climate adaptation in health programs.
  • S/He will support the Program Manager working in collaboration with cross-functional teams to develop and implement strategies to anticipate and mitigate the impacts of climate change on health and the environment as well as enhance resilience to climate-related risks and promote climate adaptive practices at national and sub-national levels across Nigeria and other eHA supported countries.

What you’ll do

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:
  • Develop and implement comprehensive climate resilience and adaptation strategies aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Provide technical leadership in the design and implementation of high impact climate adaptation related projects that are human centered and evidence-based.
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities and opportunities for climate adaptation across eHA projects, business units and operations.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to integrate climate considerations into decision-making processes, policies, and practices.
  • Stay abreast of climate science, trends, and regulations to inform strategic planning and risk management efforts.
  • Foster partnerships with external organizations, government agencies, and community stakeholders to enhance collective resilience efforts.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of resilience initiatives and recommend adjustments as needed.
  • Advocate for policies and investments that support climate resilience and adaptation at local, regional, and global levels.
  • Stay informed about current research, best practices, and emerging technologies in the field of climate resilience/adaptation in health, incorporating new knowledge into program planning and implementation.
  • Support new business development efforts including preparing reports, presentations, and grant proposals
  • Active participation in relevant regional, national and sub-national technical working groups as well as other relevant coordination platform meetings.
  • Support knowledge management and learning documentation activities including the development of manuscript, learning papers and high artifact reports
  • May frequently travel between organization work-sites. Some international travel may be required.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct, applicable policies & procedures, as well as ethical standards of the field.

Who you are:

  • A Master’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, climate studies, or related field. Relevant professional certification would be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience, at least 3 years in a managerial role; NGO experience is an added advantage
  • Proven experience in climate resilience planning, risk assessment, and adaptation strategy development.
  • Strong understanding of climate science, including knowledge of climate modeling, projections, and scenario planning. Preferred
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive results.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to articulate complex concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Strategic thinker with a proactive and innovative approach to problem-solving.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Certification in climate resilience or related field is a plus
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations and program planning and memo documents
  • Strong organizational, analytical, reasoning, and research skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills with creative thinking capabilities
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision
  • High level of confidentiality and knowledge of research ethics
  • Strong leadership skills, including good problem-solving skills and the ability to inspire confidence in teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, with a strong aptitude for succinctly presenting thoughts and ideas to senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.

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