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AKDN Climate Change Coordinator

Fondation Aga Khan
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Minimum a Master’s degree in an area such as climate change, water resource management, engineering, development studies, economics, business, or environmental sciences;
Demonstrated senior-level policy and advocacy experience on global climate change issues in international organisations, government, NGOs or development institutions. Private sector experience a definite plus;
A track record of developing political advocacy strategy, implementing plans and activities, and achieving results on international policy initiatives related to climate change;
Practical knowledge of gender and social inclusion for climate change;
Experience assisting clients understand climate change risks in a practical way, and the implications for their programs, by translating and tailoring complex and technical information;
Ability to provide guidance for the analysis and assessment of climate risks in a wide raging investment and program portfolio;
A published record of relevant academic research would be an advantage;
Minimum 8 years of relevant experience
Fluent in English/French/Russian

The position will require significant travel to Central Asia, Africa, South Asia and within Europe and North America.

Anchor the AKDN Climate Change Strategy formulation, under the direction of the ECC;
Set up a robust Monitoring and Evaluation system that will allow the AKDN, and the ECC in particular, to monitor on-going progress against the goals set in the strategy;
Coordinate the implementation of a wide array of Climate Change actions, both mitigation and adaptation, by all AKDN Agencies, including providing technical guidance and support where required;
Provide strategic and technical inputs to pitches and proposals to key donors in the area of Climate Change;
Lead the AKDN’s Green House Gas Measurement and Management initiative, as well as the corresponding offset program;
Be an advocate and change agent with AKDN Leaders for climate action across AKDN.

The Aga Khan Development Network has decided to make Climate Change a central focus of its policies and programs throughout the network. This decision has far-reaching consequences for the AKDN’s projects and programs, including its investment portfolio, as well as for the AKDN’s leadership and influencing strategy.

To guide the change process needed to implement the AKDN’s approach to Climate Change, the AKDN has created an AKDN Environment and Climate Change Committee (The ECC) with membership from AKDN Governance, as well as key Agency Heads from across the AKDN, both on the social development side and the economic side of the network. The ECC has decided to hire an AKDN Climate Change Coordinator to integrate its work across the network. The Climate Change Coordinator will lead the implementation of the work plan as approved by the ECC.

Personal Characteristics :
Excellent problem solver, self-starter and ability to develop innovative solutions for complex topics
Very strong analytical skills and an eye for detail
Strong stakeholder management skills, political acumen and diplomatic skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent organisational skills
High integrity and ability to balance competing demands.
Ability to take initiative and to be pro-active.
Customer oriented with a strong service orientation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to influence .
Patient and demanding with a pleasant approach
Passionate about the values of AKDN

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