Global Climate Change & Livelihoods Advisor

at Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
Published November 13, 2022
Location Berlin, Germany
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



The Johanniter International Assistance (JIA) Global Strategy 2027 focuses on three key working areas: emergencies, health and livelihoods. Empowering communities to overcome challenges that could put livelihoods in jeopardy is a core component of JIA’s work. Our understanding of livelihoods is based on a holistic approach in which several factors interact: goods or capital that people need, the means by which people earn a living, the context, and any factors that strengthen resilience to moments of stress and crisis. Climate Change is a core topic for all JIA programmes and projects in the coming years.

In a Nutshell

You will:

Together with the country offices, work on the further development of the JIA livelihoods approach as well as on the development of a strategy to integrate climate resilience into programming for all strategic programme objectives.
Further develop the JIA Climate Change and Livelihoods approach and support all country- and regional offices and partner organisations in implementing climate change as a core topic into all their programmes.
Interact closely with the global PMEAL advisor to set-up internal guidelines for climate sensitive programming and the global Public Health advisor to include climate change as a core topic in all projects and programmes.
Report to the Head of Strategy & Learning
What you will do:

Strategy and Vision

Actively support the values of Johanniter and shape the work within JIA accordingly
Together with the Strategy & Learning team and related colleagues in the country offices, further develop and implement the JIA Livelihoods and Climate Change Approach
Contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the JIA Global Strategy
Conduct trainings and orientation for all country- and regional offices to ensure capacity strengthening, knowledge dissemination and streamlining best practices
Support the development of livelihoods components in proposals, including supporting assessments, programme- or project design and technical writing in close cooperation with country offices and HQ
Create and coordinate a JIA internal network of livelihoods specialists to foster horizontal exchange and organisational learning
Livelihood Approach

Support and advise HQ, country- and regional offices and partner organisations in developing and implementing a streamlined livelihoods approach
Support country- and regional offices in analysing information and formulating effective livelihoods strategies, integrating best practices and innovation
Climate Sensitive Programming

Develop and coordinate the integration of climate resilience into programming together with the country- and regional offices in line with the JIA Global Strategy
Integrate climate change into programme- and project development to ensure climate risks are considered and activities are adapted to address these risks, as well as to ensure that activities do no harm or exacerbate vulnerabilities of communities
Contribute to partner capacity strengthening regarding climate sensitive programming
Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Lead the design of best practice studies regarding the JIA livelihoods approach and climate sensitive programming, organize internal learning meetings and support the creation of visibility material
Contribute to the establishment of a knowledge base regarding livelihoods and climate change to support an effective implementation of projects and programmes in these areas
Ensure coherence and collaboration within the Strategy & Learning team to foster integrated programming
Networking and Communication

Facilitate participation and develop good working relationships in relevant national and international working groups and networks on livelihoods and climate change


Relevant degree, e.g. agricultural sciences, forestry, horticulture or environmental studies or relevant degree with a proven track record in livelihoods and climate sensitive programming


5 years’ experience as technical expert on specific development cooperation/humanitarian aid livelihoods and climate change programmes

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