07 July, 2017

7026 Coordinator – Climate Advocacy – Vanuatu Climate Action Network

CARE International Vanuatu

Non Government Organization
Port Vila, Vanuatu 
Job Hours:
Not Stated
Due Date

Job Description: Job Reference: CIV1715
CARE is an international humanitarian and development organisation fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.
We are looking for a Climate Advocacy Coordinator – Vanuatu Climate Action Network to join our team based in Port Vila.
Vanuatu Climate Action Network (VCAN) was established increase coordination on climate change adaptation policy and practice. It provides a forum for civil society to share knowledge about adaptation projects, approaches and events in Vanuatu and aims to build civil society capacity and strengthen engagement with relevant Government agencies and development partners. Through the network, civil society plays an active role in providing inputs and views to the climate change policy and legislation of the Vanuatu government.

The network comprises over ten CSO members and observers, including CARE. The network is facilitated by the VCAN Network Coordinator, based at Oxfam.
The Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for supporting efforts to increase the Vanuatu Climate Action Network’s (VCAN) capacity to conduct climate advocacy at the national and regional level.
He/ She is required to have well-developed understanding of climate change impacts and adaptation and climate change policy frameworks. The coordinator will use their strong policy, advocacy, capacity building and networking skills to influence national and regional climate policy and climate finance

This position is based in Port Vila, with travel required to other locations within Vanuatu and in the Pacific Region.

Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include Strategy and Leadership, Program Implementation, Budget Management and Representation.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Will work to strengthen civil society collaboration on policy, advocacy and community consultation on climate issues
  • Strengthen members’ leadership and representation at sectoral and regional policy forums
  • Will facilitate civil society engagement in climate related national and regional climate finance process, working with donors to ensure that climate finance builds the resilience of vulnerable communities and promotes gender equality. 
  • Will be a focal point for collaboration between VCAN and the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN), who will be providing assistance to VCAN with regional climate change policy and climate action advocacy.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

CARE is committed to protecting the rights of children.  CARE reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.
        Required qualifications and skills:
        • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Environmental Science, International Development or equivalent and/or minimum 4-5 year relevant work experience, preferably in climate change adaptation policy and advocacy; and capacity strengthening preferably for an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO)
        • Excellent communication skills in Bislama and intermediate (very good) in English
        • Ability to develop relationships with a range of stakeholders, and influence change
        • Proven understanding of climate change adaptation in the Vanuatu and regional context
        • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity
        • Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment
        • Demonstrated strong leadership, networking, decision making, problem solving, planning, analytical and influencing skills
        • Demonstrated ability to take direction and to work as part of a team
        • Demonstrated honesty, maintaining confidentiality, reliable and trustworthy
        • Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with key stakeholders
        • Proven understanding of working with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and a willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities
        • Proven ability in managing a budget and/or cash
        • Fully conversant in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.


        In return for your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. 


        Bislama, English

        How To Apply:
        To find out more about this rewarding opportunity please sent your cover letter and CV in English before 22 July 2017 quoting the reference ‘CIV1715’ as the subject of the email/letter.

        Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

        Contact Person:

        Nelly Daniel


        Not Stated
        Port Vila: Nelly Daniel Human Resource, PO Box 1129, Port Vila, Vanuatu
        Tanna: John Bill Charley, Tanna Field Coordinator, Isangel Tanna.

         Not Stated
                      7-July-17 Direct from Employer

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