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Senior Advisor Climate Justice

CARE Australia
  • Work with a team dedicated to creating a more equal world and ending poverty
  • Based in Melbourne or Canberra
  • Full-time, permanent role

CARE is a leading international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.

About the Role

The Senior Advisor Climate Justice is the primary specialist on climate justice and resilience in CARE Australia (CA). Integral to successful fulfilment of the role is the ability to deliver on our Theory of change which embeds gender justice and locally led approaches within a climate and resilience framework, including in economic justice programs. The theory of change aims to build our Gender Equality Framework into all programs with a locally led approach, and focuses on 5 key programming areas: Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Humanitarian Action, Livelihoods, Work and Markets, Women’s Leadership and Movements, and Just Systems.

The Senior Advisor provides leadership and technical expertise to ensure our Theory of Change aspirations in relation to Climate Justice, Gender Justice and Economic Justice are realised. This includes ensuring minimum program standards as well as pursuing innovation. The Advisor is responsible for working with stakeholders and partners to support design of programs that are aligned with this framework. The position will support implementation and evaluation within this framework. The position works in collaboration with other advisors in the Capability and Impact Unit to support partners, partnerships and CARE Country Offices. The advisor supports a culture of strategic thinking, learning and continuous improvement and learning within CARE Australia and in engagements with Country Offices. The advisor will work in ways that are participatory and gender sensitive in the context of a localisation approach.

Key Responsibilities

  • Building on CI and CA frameworks, and global best practice, ensure that CA’s programming reflects and drives best practice in climate justice, resilience work at the intersection of gender justice and economic justice.
  • Actively contribute to the roll out, learning from and adaptation of CA’s Theory of Change as it relates to Climate Justice and Resilience – this includes related policies and approaches, advocacy and ongoing monitoring of context to ensure adaptation of programs and approaches.
  • Contribute to development of a programming and policy influence agenda for CA and work with multi-sector stakeholders to build CA’s profile and influence with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Building partnerships and multi-stakeholder engagements that grow CA’s impact in Climate Justice, Gender Justice and Economic Justice.
  • Provide hands-on and in-field advice and technical assistance to Program staff, CI Country Offices, local civil society partners and partners to broaden and deepen CA’s work in climate justice, resilience, and their intersection with economic and gender justice.
  • Engage actively and grow CA’s internal and external climate justice and resilience-related networks including with government, private sector, not for profit, academic institutions with a view to positioning CA as a thought leader in gender and climate justice and resilience.
  • Lead CA’s contribution to the work of the CARE International Climate Justice Impact Area Strategy and associated Global Working Groups and represent at relevant sectoral meetings, conferences, and forums beyond CARE International.

Ideally you will have:

  • Subject matter expertise - key climate justice trends and practices and their intersection with gender justice and economic justice issues.
  • Demonstrated track record in building gender-transformative climate change programs and strategies.
  • Experience in partnership development with the private sector, government, not for profit, allies and networks and communities.
  • Experience in shifting practice and inspiring innovation in climate policy and practice, ideally in complex organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in diverse teams, and exceptional cross-cultural skills and experience with feminist approaches, localised approaches and sensitivity to power.
  • Ideally, experience with humanitarian programming and its intersection with climate and resilience programming.
  • Personal experience of the contexts we work in and/or the forms of injustice we seek to address would be an advantage.
  • An understanding of the importance of empowering women and girls and a commitment to the protection of children and the prevention of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse.

What we can offer you

  • A flexible and supportive working environment
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional development and training opportunities

CARE Australia will seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer. By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply?

Please review the Candidate Information Pack at careaustralia.connxcareers.com/Job/ViewJobs and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Please ensure you attach your CV and cover letter at the bottom of our application form. After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt.

Questions about the role?

Please contact Suzi Chinnery on suzi.chinnery@care.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Advisor Climate Justice enquiry via EthicalJobs (please do not email applications to this address).

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