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Regional Roving Climate Justice Advisor at ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ) May, 2024

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Regional Roving Climate Justice Advisor at ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ) May, 2024

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Action Aid Tanzania is an anti-poverty agency working to end poverty and injustice.

Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ) envisions seeing Tanzania without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys his/her right to a life of dignity. Currently, the organization is looking for a qualified, experienced, and self-motivated person to fill in the following vacant post:

Job Role:

To facilitate the improvement and execution of Strategic Objective 2 (S02) activities and the collaboration with the climate justice global program, as well as for enhancing and expanding the climate justice program in AA Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda with a focus on meaningful youth involvement. The position will offer strategic guidance to the SPA II program on enhancing climate change resilience through capacity building, research, advocacy, and the provision of technical support using shared tools, methodologies, and frameworks and support in linking to broader regional and global initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor, coach, and support the ActionAid Tanzania, ActionAid Uganda, ActionAid Kenya SPA II Climate Justice focal and the Global Platforms on climate justice programming, research and advocacy.
  • Support ActionAid Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya SPA II local partners on climate justice programming and advocacy, linking issues from local, national, regional, and global levels, in coordination with the climate justice global program.
  • Strengthen AATZ. Uganda and Kenya’s engagement with stakeholders and support in building networks and alliances for broader policy and advocacy engagement at national and regional levels.
  • Support young people in Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya through the GPs to develop robust climate justice advocacy tools/strategy including analysis and development of position papers and policy briefs for dissemination.
  • Provide capacity building for ActionAid Tanzania, ActionAid Uganda, ActionAid Kenya SPA II Climate Justice focal and the Global Platforms on climate financing, just energy transition, climate adaptation programming, human rights-based approaches, gender justice, and beyond, in coordination with the climate justice global program.
  • Provide capacity building for young people through their localized youth hubs and SPA 2 program partners on climate justice, climate resilience programming and alternatives through workshops, webinars, and public.
  • events to engage the public in discussions about climate justice and sustainable development.
  • Conduct research and policy analysis to assess relevant climate justice issues at national and regional levels and propose evidence-based solutions.
  • Support ActionAid Tanzania. Uganda, and Kenya to develop advocacy mechanisms for linkages with private sector on green jobs.

Essential Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience leading climate justice programmes and advocacy work with an IIRBA and intersectional feminist approach.
  • Proven experience in campaigning and advocacy engagement with government agencies
  • Experience in analysing global development issues including climate change, food security, corporate abuse etc.
  • Fundraising and resource mobilization experience & working with communities. Education Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in social sciences or arts/humanities, master’s degree in environmental sciences/climate change.

Essential Knowledge:

  • Deep knowledge of the key actors and institutions, the power dynamics involved – with a critical understanding of how ActionAid Tanzania, ActionAid Uganda and ActionAid Kenya can play its roles most effectively.
  • Comprehensive and progressive understanding of international climate justice issues, including both historical and contemporary debates in the EA region.
  • Ecofeminism or gender and climate expertise & knowledge
  • High level strategic thinker able to challenge dominant paradigms and build progressive, rights-based alternatives, translating these into coherently framed practical advocacy programmes, from very local to regional/global levels.

NB: Applicant must have vehicle driving skills with a valid driving license.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit your updated curriculum vitae, a motivation letter and state your gross salary expectation per month and send, through E-mail: jobs.tanzania@actionaid.org:

ActionAid Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion at the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by applicable laws.

Closing date: 05 June 2024 at 17.00hrs. Please clearly indicate “Application for Regional Roving Climate Justice Advisor” in your email subject. NB: W omen are highly encouraged to apply.

Whilst all applications received will he assessed strictly on their individual merits, we regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

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