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  Xpresstz       Monday, October 8, 2018

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Project manager GFCS pilot project - Expert Deployment/ NORCAP Jobs


Overview

Climate change will have devastating impacts on a range of sectors in Tanzania, if necessary precautions are not made. This GFCS pilot project in Tanzania aims to improve delivery of relevant, timely and high-quality climate information to those in need.
In this position, the project manager will be able to engage across a range of sectors, from different ministries to civil society to the national met office, to create modern services on weather and climate.

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Background

The World Meteorological Organization is leading the Global Framework for Climate Services initiative in collaboration with partners such as the Norwegian Refugee Council/NORCAP, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and others.
The GFCS seeks to bring providers and users of climate services together, and build services that can reduce vulnerability and adapt to climate impacts in the areas of agriculture and food security, water, health, energy and disaster risk reduction.


Funded by Norad, GFCS Adaptation in Africa Phase II builds on Phase I and aims to further improve national and regional coordination in Malawi and Tanzania. The goal is to enhance the capacity of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) to respond to extreme weather events and climate change. The implementation of Phase II is expected to improve climate services delivery for agriculture and food security, health, and disaster risk reduction.

Tasks

The Project Manager will ensure that results are achieved through the delivery of the following activities:
  1. Complete an assessment to measure the technical, financial, and institutional sustainability of climate services delivery in Tanzania
  2. Engage with lead national, regional, and international stakeholders across relevant GFCS priority areas (agriculture and food security, health, and disaster risk reduction) to mainstream climate services into policy, planning, and development processes;
  3. Prepare and lead the inception workshop for Phase II in Tanzania, ensuring the active participation of relevant national and local stakeholders. Following the inception workshop, update the project document as necessary and share the final document with the project partners. It is essential that the inception workshop provides clear division of tasks and responsibilities amongst the project partners
  4. Support linkages between NMHS and the user communities to better fulfil aspirations of the user interface platform;
  5. Organize national consultation workshops on climate services to share experiences and identify gaps and key elements for the establishment of National Frameworks for Climate Services (NFCS)
  6. Train users and providers of climate services on the relevance of climate services for the NAPs, ensuring close integration with a training package on “Integrating Climate Information into NAPs” being developed by WMO, GFCS and UNITAR;
  7. Support coordination in advance of GPSC and PDT meetings and draft minutes of the meetings;
  8. Coordinate and develop knowledge products (news articles, social media feeds) to support knowledge management and to share lessons learned from the project; and
  9. Keep national and regional agencies and stakeholders informed about GFCS priority areas and activities.
  10. Search for and develop funding opportunities that can strengthen the sustainability of the project.

 Qualifications and required experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in meteorology, hydrology, environmental sciences, natural resource management, geography, and/or sustainable development or a closely related field.
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • At least 5 years of combined national and/or international progressively responsible experience;
  • Experience in organizing meetings, drafting and reviewing technical reports and project documents;
  • General knowledge of climate services, weather, and climate forecasting and monitoring systems, early warning and alert systems;
  • Understanding of cross-cutting dimensions, including human-rights, community- and gender-based approaches to climate change and service delivery; and
  • Experience working with developing countries, especially in Africa, is an advantage.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and multiple stakeholders at various levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations and contexts
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical abilities

 Being a NORCAP expert gives you:

  • A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a global organisation
  • Significant life experiences through challenges and self-development
  • Access to a unique network of humanitarian, peace and development professionals
  • A meaningful job working with the world’s challenges on location 

NORCAP missions:

On completion of this contract the specialist can be considered for further deployments through NORCAP membership
  • NORCAP missions are typically six (6) months duration, in some cases be extended
  • R&R and leave according to terms and conditions of the hosting agency
  • No family duty stations

Practical Information:

  • Protection is at the heart of the work NORCAP does; candidates selected for the interview can expect for this aspect of their profile to be explored in some detail.
  • Selected candidates are expected to be available for mission within the first three (3) months of having been accepted to the roster.
  • Shortlisted candidates may need to pass an English language test as part of the selection process.
  • All candidates will receive feedback within three weeks after the closing of this advertisement.

Application procedures and CV registration:

  • Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.
  • It is expected that you build a CV in Webcruiter by completing your personal information, education, professional work history, language skills and other relevant sections in the fields available.  It is possible to attach your CV and other application documents in addition if you wish to. 
  • Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.
  • NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates.
  • Approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and deployment.
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