Global Team Leader for Climate Resilience

Global Team Leader for Climate Resilience

Position: Global Team Leader for Climate Resilience

Contract Length: 1 year with the possibility of extension

Country Programme: HQ, Prague

Base: Home-based/ HQ Prague/London office

Line Manager: Head of the Technical Advisory Unit within the Knowledge and Learning Department (KLD).


About the role:

PIN has been working with climate change-vulnerable populations for many years with a strong grassroots approach, supporting local actors to improve food systems, enhance livelihoods and access to quality basic services. PIN’s three core pillars of work are Climate Resilience, Emergency Response & Recovery, Civil Society & Inclusive Governance. The Advisor will lead the growth of PIN’s international portfolio of programmes working with a team of sectoral global advisors covering livelihoods, natural resource management, agriculture, water and sanitation, as well as coordinating with the global advisors who work within the other two pillars. The Advisor will work alongside PIN’s Institutional Fundraising Unit on international donor engagement and positioning, building international partnerships to support PIN’s Country Offices to develop new programmes.

The focus of programming is primarily supporting communities with adaptation to climate change whilst maintaining green growth principles. This will involve understanding the real situation on the ground and community priorities, coordinating internal and external technical expertise to co-create solutions to enhance resilience to floods, droughts and other extreme weather events. This may involve natural resource and landscape management as well as livelihoods and social safety net support. It requires an ability to map and analyse the interconnections of national policies, programmes and key stakeholders, and be able to understand and critique their implementation at the community and individual level. Ultimately ensuring that PIN’s climate change work is designed to strengthen existing systems, and advocate for change when necessary.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

International Climate Change Programmes

  • Develops and implements the global Climate Change funding strategy, representing PIN at international fora and at HQ-level meetings
  • Works with PIN’s Communication and Advocacy Department to ensure technically-strong communication pieces and advocacy messages
  • Coordinates support to PIN’s Country Programmes with other Advisors working within the Climate Resilience pillar
  • Ensures Country Programmes are provided with holistic and coordinated support from HQ on “greening” office operations and programmes, ensuring donor compliance and coordinating with other Advisors and HQ support departments
  • Supports Country Programmes to build partnerships with local climate change actors and activists
  • Explores and pursues new funding opportunities, including carbon financing
  • Provides technical support to PIN’s Country Programmes to be able to design programmes that respond to carbon financing requirements

Coordination with KLD members and other HQ staff

  • Participates in regular meetings of the Knowledge and Learning Department (KLD) and contributes to the agenda.
  • Maintains and contributes to KLD products (Knowledge and Learning Centre, Indikit, etc) on Climate Change.

Follows agreed KLD priorities, annual plan, and administrative instructions.

Main requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of programme management experience
  • Relevant experience in international contexts
  • Experience in developing and managing partnerships
  • Technical knowledge in at least one area related to climate change programming: carbon financing; market systems development and livelihoods support; flood risk management; natural resource/watershed management and prevention of land degradation; social safety nets; emergency response to natural disasters; clean/renewable energy
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong capacity in leading proposal development
  • Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal
  • Willingness to travel to PIN RDD’s Country Programmes (max. 20% of travel time per year)

PIN Offers:

  • Background and professionalism of the largest Czech non-governmental organization

  • Interesting and creative work with international reach
  • PIN supports professional and personal development
  • Salary according to the PIN salary scale and local cost of living depending on your location
  • 25 days of annual leave and Sick days
  • Home office upon agreement
  • Laptop
  • Child day care for employees´ children (kindergarten in the building of our office in Prague)
  • Open and informal organizational culture
  • Multisport card for sports and recreation in Czech Republic
  • Possibility to participate in interesting events we organize (e.g. One World international film festival)
  • Friendly colleagues with similar values
  • PIN covers costs related to traveling abroad such as flights, accommodation, medical check-ups, vaccinations, travel insurance etc.


How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Great. Send us your CV and short cover letter via this application form.

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

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