Head of Climate Action

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Head of Climate Action
  • Norway
Europe and Central Asia

Climate Change
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Job description

The impacts of climate change, extreme weather events and climate variabilities disrupt peoples' livelihoods, causing important human and livelihood loss, food insecurity and displacing entire communities.

NORCAP has an ambitious goal to support increased climate resilience and environmental sustainability for people. Since 2015, we have worked to improve climate services in East and West Africa, to improve the quality and usage of weather information to increase climate resilience for people. We are now expanding our work within climate action and will over the coming years be developing expertise on climate adaptation programming and approaches for the humanitarian and development sector.

We are looking for someone with solid experience and understanding from working with climate adaptation and mitigation from the humanitarian and development sector, to lead NORCAP’s work on climate action.

NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, and work solve challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships, promote more effective ways of working and provide skilled experts to develop capacity. NORCAP’s mission is to improve aid to better protect and empower people affected by crisis and climate change.

The Head of Climate Action will work in the Section for Innovation. Business Development and Analysis in NORCAP’s Head Office in Oslo. The position is responsible for implementing our strategic objective to promote climate action and will have line management responsibilities for the key staff in the climate services and climate adaptation teams.

Are you an experienced people leader with extensive experience within climate change and adaptation? Please read on!

What you will do

Your role will be to operationalize and implement NORCAP’s strategy, with three main tasks: Resource allocation to reach goals; Follow up strategic; and project teams and performance management of staff. You will have at all times, the full overview over workload for staff, teams and project pipeline.

Some of your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to operationalisation of relevant strategic objectives in NORCAP’s strategy.
  • Drive the strategic development of NORCAP’s climate portfolio and lead operationalisation and implementation of the strategic objective to promote climate action.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, development and quality assurance of key partnerships, and initiate engagement with new strategic partners and networks
  • Accountable for fundraising and resources mobilization for the climate action portfolio
  • Guide and identify new strategic initiatives to reach the objectives set out in relevant strategic objectives.
  • Accountable for quality reporting to donors and results-based management of projects.
  • Responsible for the set up and closure of teams, including developing and finalising all documentation according to NORCAP rules, SOPs and policies.
  • Accountable for developing the workplan with milestones for new teams, selecting team members and team coordinator and agreeing on reporting frequencies.
  • Line management responsibility for selected staff in the Section. Responsible for mentoring and following up on selected teams.
  • Responsible for advocacy, analysis and information from the field within areas of responsibilities.
Full job description: https://norwegianrefugeecouncil.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/JDsforNRCPeople/EWMWLy4bHrZGr5Zy7ymssJcBA5vjoJpeJ_ksWw9kvsbAFg?e=d4HH5u#xd_co_f%3DYTY1ZGY4ZTUtNGQzYS00ZmQxLWFiMzYtNDFhNDI4MzY5ZmVh~
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