Climate Change Adaptation Advisor (Dakar or Freetown)

Save the Children International Senegal Office is recruiting :

01 Climate Change Adaptation Advisor Health and Food Security and Livelihoods for Senegal and Sierra Leone


The Climate Change Adaptation Advisor (Health and Food Security and Livelihoods) for Senegal and Sierra Leone will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between the Save the Children’s global and country level technical work, strengthening our technical offer in Senegal and Sierra Leones.

The role will contribute to building capacity and fostering networks across the two countries. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, and contributes to strategic partnerships and technical writing for new business development.

It provides input into the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning and ensuring quality of our programmes.

This role includes a strong focus on internal coordination and external representation.

Technical areas of particular focus for this role include :

  • Climate sensitive health and nutrition / food security and livelihoods programming aimed at resilience building and impacts for children, including graduation approaches;
  • Use of analytical tools and climate data to inform climate adaptation programming;
  • Shock responsive child sensitive social protection to mitigate climate and other shocks


  • Technical Leadership :
  • Provide technical support to thematic sector and cross sectors by integrating climate change adaptation in new programme design.
  • Provide technical support on climate change to the project implementation teams across Health, FSL, Child Poverty and Livelihoods Resilience to maintain quality standards.
  • Capacity build, mentor and build networks across the Senegal and Sierra Leone Country Offices on how climate change can be integrated into programmes, and also provide thought leadership on contextualised, child-centred climate change programming approaches
  • Supports uptake of Household Economic Analysis (HEA) by country offices working with government, donors and partners as part of building local and national FSL information systems, and to inform policies and programmes (e.

g. social protection, resilience building, climate adaptation).

  • Programme Quality in Design & Implementation :
  • Support the two Country Offices with the design, proposal development and donor engagement for key strategic climate change focussed programmes and opportunities;

and to develop programmes integrating climate change and climate change adaptation that can be pitched’ to donors.

  • Promote a Systems Strengthening approach as the overarching framework, that supports working in collaboration and partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and national bodies, working towards mitigating, adapting, and building resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change in the two countries.
  • Support the two Country Offices in their implementation and monitoring of key strategic programmes, to ensure high quality delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Oversee the design, implementation & monitoring of climate change adaptation programmes, including climate-sensitive Health and FSL interventions;

ensure that sectoral and internal technical best practice (including Save the Children’s Common Approaches) is applied in collaboration with relevant Country Office technical colleagues.

Ensure that gender, inclusion, climate sensitivity and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.

Promote facilitation of and design around gender and inclusion analysis for girls’ and women’s economic empowerment.

  • Explore innovative opportunities and trends which could be applied and build synergies across Health, FSL, Climate Change and Social Protection programming in the region and support country offices to pilot, and document new or updated tools and guidance, especially with a focus on gender equality, inclusion and resilience building.
  • Work with Child Rights Governance colleagues to ensure that a rights based approach is reflected in our programme design and implementation (in line with our ), with a strong focus on child participation and in supporting those children most impacted by inequality, discrimination and climate change.
  • Support Emergency preparedness, recovery, and where / when possible response, including country office capability building for humanitarian response, emergency preparedness planning.
  • Support the COs to contextualise and implement a child-centred approach to climate change programming, particularly climate change adaptation, to support advocacy and business development efforts within the climate change thematic area.
  • External Engagement :
  • In collaboration with New Business Development colleagues, contribute to developing strategic partnerships in each of the two countries;

identify partners and donors working on and / or funding climate change projects to strengthen our portfolio in the two countries and maintain an overview of the sector in Senegal and Sierra Leone.

  • In collaboration with Child Rights and Advocacy and Campaigns colleagues, influence key national and local stakeholders and policy-makers and climate changes actors to ensure they reflect the needs of children in Senegal and Sierra Leone.
  • Knowledge Management :
  • Ensure learning by the country program from relevant best practice internally and externally both nationally and globally and make learning from Senegal and available for other programs.
  • Engage in relevant national and global networks
  • Ensure establishment and operation of an online system that will enable SC staff to access a centralized data and information system and ensure the setting up and maintenance of a resource library.
  • Child Safeguarding and accountability :
  • Contribute to ensure compliance of the program and organization to the essential standards on accountability and child safeguarding as set in the Quality Framework
  • Integrate Child Safeguarding in professional objectives and performance reviews of the line managed team.
  • Respect and Promote the Child Safeguarding Policy and local procedures and enable environment for reporting on cases.
  • Ensure CS and accountability related activities (awareness, capacity building and communication material, set up of reporting systems) are accounted for in project activities and budget while reviewing proposals
  • Support in collaboration with the MEAL team the set-up of complaint management system in participation with the affected communities.


  • Master degree in economics, health and nutrition, agriculture and food security, environmental science or equivalent experience.
  • Certified CaLP trainee (preferable)
  • Solid experience of developing and managing monitoring and learning systems
  • Excellent analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working
  • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels. Very strong communicator.
  • Excellent resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Excellent levels of written and spoken French and English.

Location : Dakar or Freetown

The Organisation :

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030 :

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information :

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children has zero tolerance for child abuse

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process.

Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

How to apply :

To apply to this position, please send you Curriculum Vitae and motivation in the link before the deadline

Depuis le 23/03/2022

Fermé le 01/07/2022


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