Full-Time RESILIENCE OFFICER
Job Reference: CIV1916
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.
CARE International in Vanuatu has a focus on Gender Equality, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), and Agriculture.
CARE International in Vanuatu is implementing a multi year resilience program with funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, called Disaster Ready. Through this project CARE International in Vanuatu will advance inclusive, sustainable approaches to disaster preparedness and response from community to national level. The project will strengthen Community Disaster and Climate Change Committees in TAFEA province, so that they are able to independently plan and implement actions in preparation and response to disasters, and mobilise resources and support from government. It will strengthen coordination at provincial level in TAFEA, building accountability and enhancing participation of women, people with disability, and local CSOs in subnational preparedness and response. It will advance the Gender and Protection Cluster’s leadership in placing gender, disability and social inclusion at the centre of disaster preparedness and response in Vanuatu. This includes strengthening the participation of local CSOs in the cluster.
As part of this program implementation, we are looking for a resilience officer position to join our resilience team based in Tanna with possible travel to other field sites.
Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include:
- Effective and efficient implementation of the resilience program activities according to team work plans and activities
- Mobilization of communities with facilitation at a community and provincial level on DRR [Disaster Risk and Reduction] concepts; CCA [Climate change advocacy] planning and actions
- Delivery of trainings on key resilience topics to communities and supporting women’s leadership
Required qualifications and skills:
- Minimum technical diploma and/ or vocational training or at least 2-3 year experience working on disaster risk reduction, food security, gender or climate change projects, preferably in an NGO or government agency
- Passion for, and knowledge or resilience, climate change concepts, approaches, policies, actors and networks with a focus in Vanuatu and the Pacific
- Understanding of the community based development work and/ or activity implementation
- Ability to speak in English, written and verbal
- Excellent communications and facilitation skills
- Computer skills including word and excel
- Willingness to travel within the islands in Tafea Province, and to spend extended periods in remote locations and basic living conditions
- Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including diversity and cultural sensitivity
- Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, to be flexible, and resilient as well as to work effectively in a small, diverse and busy team environment
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to create and foster collaborative and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
In return for your commitment, you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.
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