Climate Change and Environment Advisor Date: 12-May-2022 Location: Maadi, Egypt Company: Plan International The Organization Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Please [Register to View]
Plan international strategy Plan started working in Egypt in 1981 and has a presence in ten of the 27 governorates in which the country is divided: two urban (Cairo and Alexandria) and eight rural (Giza, Beheira, Kalyoubia, Damietta, Qena, Assuit, Sohag and Aswan). Plan Egypt’s work focuses on child rights, implementing programmes designed to enable communities to improve the lives of the most marginalised children and their families. Plan Egypt’s Country Strategy focuses on five strategic objectives listed below: Improve the quality of early childhood care & education; Promote economic empowerment of vulnerable young men & women; Facilitate girls in realising their full potential in an enabling and gender responsive environment that protects them from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence; Support adolescents and young people, particularly girls to become active drivers of change and lead the way towards more equitable and inclusive societies; Promote adolescents and young people, particularly girls to be empowered to take informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and live free from gender-based violence Dimensions of Role: This position has no direct reports, but may need to manage short term consultants or interns periodically. This position has budget management responsibilities. This position supports the development of quality programs/projects/proposals to promote the active participation of local communities in adopting the relevant climate change and resilience strategies. This position supports high quality programme design and implementation by working with program quality and Strategic Partnerships units and Program Units. Represents Plan at national, international and regional levels and oversees stakeholder fora, networks, coalitions, etc. related to climate change, resilience building and environment education. Team up with the business development unit in developing the required project’s proposals to ensure that environmental, climate change and resilience thematic areas are funded. Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position: Strengthen Plan International Egypt's work on Environment, Climate Change, and Resilience Lead the development of project activities within the Sida Generation Change program together with all relevant partners with a particular focus on children, youth and young adults Lead the design and provide training to all relevant actors within the Sida Generation Change Program with a particular focus on CSOs and children, youth and young adults Actively participate in the Plan International’s global policy and thematic guidance development work in the area of environment, climate change, and Resilience. Contribute to strengthen environment, climate change and resilience capacities of relevant staff at country offices and partners through comprehensive capacity strengthening initiatives and mentoring programs. Facilitate trainings, webinars, learning events and workshops for Plan International Egypt’s staff and at time local partners on environment, climate change and resilience programming and standards. Collaborate with the Strategic Partnerships department in designing and implementing advocacy and communication strategies in the area of climate change and resilience, particularly in the interlinkages between age, gender and climate change. Advise Plan International Egypt on the relevant practices, procedures and required changes to remain environment friendly in both programming and operations. Team up with the Country leadership team and the relevant departments such as Strategic partnerships and position PIE as a key play in environmental and climate change programming at national level. Provide strategic guidance and technical support to other COs within the MEESA region as and when required. In particular within the Sida Generation Change Program Lead the Climate Change and Resilience thematic and policy initiatives Act as a project lead, including budget and reporting responsibilities, for the thematic initiatives within the area of environment, climate change, and resilience. Coordinate efforts related to environment, climate change and resilience within the Plan International Egypt team. Lead and coordinate efforts with external stakeholders, and consultants related to environment, climate change, and resilience. Play a leading role in building, maintaining and following-up of Plan International Egypt’s Environmental Policy. Represent Plan International in external network fora for policy and thematic work in Egypt and other COs as and when required. Team up with the Girl’s Participation and Youth Engagement Advisor in fostering relevant program strategies and interventions to support the active and meaningful participation of young people in environment, climate change and resilience programs. Provide guidance, mainstreaming and program support for Climate Change and Resilience throughout the program cycle Provide timely and qualitative advisory in all stages of the project cycle within the thematic area including collaboration with key Program Management staff at Plan Egypt, Country Offices, partners and Regional Hubs in quality design, implementation and reporting of environment, climate change, and resilience programs. Ensure key components of the cross-cutting thematic area are mainstreamed in all projects. Contribute to a productive and supportive cooperation with the Country Offices, Global Hub, Reginal Offices, partners and Plan International Egypt colleagues. Contribute to identify new funding opportunities within the thematic area and to develop competitive funding proposals. Contribute to assure the quality of the Plan International Egypt supported programs and projects within the fields of environment, climate change, DRR and resilience through regular monitoring, evaluation of results, documenting and sharing of lessons learnt Program Reporting and Documentation To document the lessons learned and accumulative experience of girls’ leadership and youth participation activities. To share and disseminate the information within the impact areas. Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures. Leads the orientation of programme staff to ensure that they are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies; Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in project design, during implementation and as principles applied in day-to-day work of Programme team; Ensures that Plan Egypt contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted. LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES Strategic thinking, flexibility and good judgement in times of crisis Demonstrated people management and mobilization skills Good communication and presentation skills Ability to work in remote areas during emergency and made decisions with a sense of urgency Holding self and others to account for what we have agreed, dealing with poor performance quickly, firmly and constructively. Collaborating with team members, colleagues and partners in finding creative solutions to problems by sharing information, experience and ideas and actively seeking their input. Motivating and developing others by taking an interest, giving constructive feedback ensuring they are properly trained and helping them develop their potential. Good team player, communicating effectively and being open and supportive towards those around them. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES Understands relevant sectoral context including how the sector operates in terms of funding and governance and awareness of Plan's purpose, values, and global strategy Manages legal and reputational risk including risk assessment, communication, risk management and reporting in full compliance with risk-related standards, including in areas such as Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection, Gender equality and inclusion, Counter Fraud, Safety and Security Managing activities and resources including skills in strategic thinking, planning and organising, financial planning and monitoring, negotiation and programme and project management Managing people and information including skills in assessment and coaching, evidence-based management, communication skills, both speaking and writing, and digital working, including personal digital skills Managing resources and delivery: -Knows the resources required for their role. Manages their own workload, avoiding under or overcommitting to delivery activities; -Works according to a budget and uses the relevant financial systems.; -Works according to principles of data protection; -Understands how information is used for reporting and decisions making; - Seeks to continually improve personal working practices. Programme and project management: -Aware of the programmes that Plan International delivers directly and through partner organisations. -Aware of the programme and project management procedures relevant to their role.; -Complies with financial procedures and controls relevant to their role; -Seeks opportunities to reflect on and learn from all work. Digital working: Identifies ways to use digital to improve the effectiveness of work activities. Understands how digital enablers can contribute to achieving Plan International’s purpose. Utilises the digital tools available in line with privacy and safeguarding guidelines. Evidence-based management: Understands the importance of high-quality data and the implications of poor data. Understands what data Plan International needs to inform decision-making. Interprets a range of sources to inform evidence-based decisions relevant to their role Dealing with Problems: Ability to resolve a wide range of challenges related to girls’ leadership, youth participation and civil society strengthening. Provide leadership and guidance on girls’ leadership, youth participation, climate change and civil society strengthening programs. Ability to identify and manage relationships with key stakeholders at the national level evading any unrequired complications, based on a deep understanding of the current operating context. Communications and Working Relationships: The Program Advisor will report directly to the Head of Humanitarian Response! The relevant advisors at the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Unit- High Level. Advocacy Communication Coordinator – High level Project coordinators/managers – Medium level Sponsorship staff – Medium level. Program Units staff - Medium level. Monitoring and Evaluation staff – High level. BD Manager and Associate -- High Level. Country Leadership team – Medium level. Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives: Knowledge A Master Degree in social science, environmental management or equivalent qualification in relevant field. A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience at a similar level in the field of Climate Change, Environment or disaster risk management. . Profound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of climate change and how girls and women are disproportionally affected by it. In depth Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications linked to youth participation, climate change and resilience strengthening programs. Several years of experience of working nationally/internationally with development cooperation within Climate Change and Resilience and related fields of work. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Environment, Climate Change and Resilience programming and policy from development and humanitarian contexts. Preferably knowledge about connections between Age, Gender and Climate Change. Demonstrated experience of advocating for Climate Change and Resilience issues. Demonstrated experience working within or with civil society actors Demonstrated experience in building Environment, Climate Change and Resilience capacities of teams and integrating Environment, Climate Change and Resilience into other thematic and cross sectoral programs. In particular civil society organizations and actors Well oriented with relevant international frameworks and processes such as Agenda 2030, UNFCCC, Global Platform for DRR etc Skills Proven ability to develop project proposals concept notes. Proven ability to transform complex information into actionable points. Excellent networking and partnership building skills Research, analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent communication, facilitation and professional writing skills Strong negotiation, strategic thinking and influencing skills MS office skills Behaviors (Plan International’s Values in Practice) We are open and accountable Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people. We strive for lasting impact Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas. Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness. We work well together Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children. We are inclusive and empowering Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well Physical Environment and Demands: Typical office environment but with at least 25% time in the field including community visits. Willingness and commitment to provide support o other COs in MEESA and and when required. Level of Contact with Children: Medium level – Occasional Contact with children. Type of Role: One-year fixed term contract Location: Plan Egypt CO, Maadi. Reports to: Head of Humanitarian Response “HHR”. Closing Date: 26 th of May 2022 Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy. As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with. Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.