Thematic Advisor Environment and Green Response, 12 months with possibility of extension

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2022-07-12

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Röda Korset är världens största humanitära nätverk, med uppdrag att förhindra och lindra mänskligt lidande. Röda Korset finns i hela världen, i 192 länder, för att hjälpa människor som drabbas av kriser, konflikter och naturkatastrofer.

Den svenska organisationen har sin bas i ca 550 lokala kretsar, med stöd av 420 tjänstepersoner på centrala kontor. Vi driver verksamhet inom kris och katastrof, skyddsfrågor samt hälsa och vård. Vi ingår som en mycket aktiv medlem bland de 192 nationella föreningar som utgör den internationella Röda Kors- och Röda Halvmåne-rörelsen.

Svenska Röda Korset har förtroendet att omsätta bidrag från individer, företag och myndigheter i konkreta insatser för de mest utsatta. I ökande grad vill vi påverka och bidra till diskussionen hur vi långsiktigt stödjer samhällets och människors egen förmåga till hållbar utveckling – både i Sverige och på plats i andra länder. Vi behöver fortsätta förändra och modernisera oss, och det behöver du hjälpa oss att förverkliga.

Title: Thematic Advisor Environment and Green Response
Place of assignment: Stockholm, Sweden
Type of posting: Fixed-term position, parental leave
Desired starting date:  asap
Contract period: 12 months, with the possibility of extension

Background

In the Swedish Red Cross (SRC) International Direction (2020-2023) integration of environmental and climate considerations in Disaster Risk Management is a key priority and a part of the development and operationalisation of SRC specific quality standards for and improved ways of working in SRC supported programmes in the field.

Your role in the organisation

As Thematic Advisor Environment and Green Response, you are part of the International Department and report to the Head of Thematic Coordination Unit. Your role is to coordinate all technical and policy matters related to Environment and Green Response in SRC. You develop and maintain standards for SRC programming (models, methods and processes), you build internal capacity, and you ensure quality of SRC operations with regards to Environment and Green Response. Also, you may be involved in policy work and the development of opinion pieces and advocay in Environment and Green Response. The work may involve traveling to internationally, sometimes to complex and potentially dangerous areas of disaster and conflict. Due to Covid-19 the extent of travel is hard to estimate at this point.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Providing country offices and sister national societies with on demand support and capacity building for strengthening environmental considerations in humanitarian and development programs. In addition, you will support the development of environmental assessment tools and strengthen environmental standards to support SRC’s programs.
  • Support National Societies or other movement partners in integrating quality standards and ways of working in programmatic activities in the countries of operation, as SRC supported programmes are often implemented by local partners, an important task is to . This work will be conducted in close cooperation with the Thematic Advisors in Health, WASH and DRR integrating environmental considerations (including climate change mitigation) in SRC programming. You will also be working closely with other Thematic Advisors as well as with the geographical desks, managers and staff in the field.
  • Your role is to help upskill SRC and its implementing national societies to understand, assess and respond to environmental risks and considerations within field programming. Experience in working with Sida’s Green Toolbox as well as other environmental assessment tools are assets. The selected candidate is required to complete simplified environmental assessments from a distance, guiding field staff to gather needed inputs and working alongside field-based colleagues to identify risk mitigation opportunities. Tools development, documentation and sharing of learnings are significant aspects of the work.
  • Your role includes following the developments within your thematic area of expertise and to function as a resource within the organisation as well as acting as a spokesperson for SRC, sharing experiences and best practices primarily within the RCRC movement, but also to external parties, in relation to integration of environmental considerations in humanitarian action and longer-term development.
  • Networking and maintaining a dialogue with strategic actors within the thematic area are also important parts of your role. You will represent SRC in sharing of experiences and best practices in global initiatives related to integration of environmental considerations in humanitarian action within the RCRC Movement. When relevant you will be expected to propose SRC positioning within the area of integration of environmental considerations in humanitarian action and to develop advocacy messages to support it.
  • Resource mobilization including proposal writing and program development is also included in your role.

Your profile

The position requires that you are comfortable working in an advisory capacity. You are a team player constructively coordinating with peers. You have experience in capacity strengthening of low resource organisations, and your analytical abilities are strong. You are self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and assume responsibility, and you hace capacity and willingness to promote innovative approaches.  As an SRC employee, you share the Red Cross Red Crescent humanitarian values including diversity and actively work against all forms of discrimination. You understand, respect and comply with the SRC Code of Conduct and security rules and regulations.

Required qualifications and experience

  • Relevant academic degree within environmental science, environmental engineering, disaster risk management, or equivalent professional experience of at least 7 years
  • Professional experience of 1-3 years of integrating environmental considerations (including climate change), especially DRR (disaster risk reduction) and/or health programming
  • Professional experience of 1-3 years of integrated multi-sectorial programming within an international humanitarian context
  • Knowledge and experience of the international humanitarian system, preferably from RCRC movement
  • Strong experience in capacity building and facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent command of English as a working language
  • Command of Swedish required for permanent contract

Desired qualifications

  • Experience in mainstreaming environmental or climate change mitigation measures in humanitarian programing
  • Experience from applied understanding and application of community resilience building approaches and working with community driven processes
  • Experience in developing learning or capacity building frameworks
  • Expertise in development of monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Command of Arabic and/or French

The recruitment process

Closing date is 12  July 2022. Our process includes cognitive and administrative tests, interviews, background checks and references. Please note that the recruitment process will only commence once the deadline for application has passed.

Our ambition is to increase diversity in our organisation and welcome all applicants with relevant profile. You need to be a resident in Sweden and carry a Swedish work permit to be selected for this position.

Candidates who are selected for roles with the Swedish Red Cross undergo a background check before an offer of employment is given. As the Swedish Red Cross is part of the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct, one of the three references given must be from the candidate`s current or most recent employer. Final candidates will also be screened against EU and UN sanction lists.

For more information about the position, please contact Jesper Fridolf, Head of Thematic Unit, International Department: jesper,fridolf@redcross.se

You find contact data for the trade unions represented in the SRC here (in Swedish). 

Please note that we only consider applications made through our website. Also, we kindly decline any offer of services from recruitment agencies or consultants.

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