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CARE Denmark is seeking
Learning and Evidence Specialist
Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa, CARE International
CARE Danmark is seeking a Learning and Evidence Specialist (LES) for the Adaptation and Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa.
ALP, implemented by CARE International, develops implements and disseminates models for community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change in Ghana, Niger, Mozambique, and Kenya in partnership with local civil society and government institutions. The experience gained is used to influence adaptation planning, policies and programmes and to promote replication and scaling up of successful CBA models targeting vulnerable communities at national, regional and international levels through learning events and targeted advocacy. In its final two years (of five), ALP is focusing on lessons and evidence from implementing CBA approaches, building the case for CBA and bringing relevant and convincing knowledge and evidence to practitioners and policy makers.
Key responsibilities:
  1. Lead design of research, synthesise and document evidence and learning from adaptation experiences and impacts in the four ALP countries and beyond.
  2. Coordinate learning events on CBA including a side event at UNFCCC COP 19 and an all-Africa CBA learning event in 2014, in collaboration with partner organisations.
  3. Facilitate targeted communications and dissemination of evidence and learning to influence policies, practice and programmes across the ALP countries, African regions and globally.
The LES reports to the ALP Programme Coordinator, and works closely with ALP coordination and country-based teams.
  • Advanced University degree, in a relevant discipline such as international/rural development or social science.
  • At least eight years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of five years related to learning, research, advocacy or development practice. NGO experience is an advantage.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of approaches to learning, including operational and action research, participatory analysis, social learning, evidence-based learning and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and producing publications for policy and practice, communicating information and advocacy with a wide range of different audiences.
  • Experience of working with local and international partners and relationship-building.
  • Knowledge of climate change adaptation/sustainable development in Africa and familiarity with current actors, concepts and debates plus rights based, gender & diversity approaches.
  • Excellent writing, analysis, people and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese preferred.
  • Experience of media liaison and media tools e.g. photography, video etc. desirable.
Key Competencies
Our preferred candidate will be analytical, initiative taking, flexible and dynamic; demonstrate commitment, decisive judgment, leadership and teamwork; and have an awareness and sensitivity of self, others and cultural diversity.
We offer
An attractive position which can be based in Kenya, Ghana, Denmark or UK (depending on candidate background) with occasional travel, for a fixed term up to 31st December 2014. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please apply on-line using the "Apply online" button in the ad to access the application form.
For more information on ALP, visit: www.careclimatechange.org/adaptation-initiatives/alp
Phone 35 200 100 · Fax 35 36 88 78 · email care@care.dk · web www.care.dk
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