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Global Adviser – Climate Change Adaptation

Oxfam GB
Location: Oxford, UK
Last Date: April 26, 2010
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Global Adviser – Climate Change Adaptation (Oxfam GB)
£33,700 - £41,710 pa + benefits
Oxford, with around 3 months travel annually

Climate change is happening. And it’s seriously affecting the lives of those living in poverty. At Oxfam, we’re working with governments and communities to help those people adapt to the changes taking place all around them, so they can protect their lives and their livelihoods. In this key role, you’ll be the driving force behind putting climate change adaptation at the heart of all our programmes. In doing so, you’ll make a very real difference to the lives of millions around the world.

The role
Working closely with and supporting our teams at country level, you’ll take a view on all our climate change adaptation work to identify what measures work best in any given situation. You’ll be developing country programme’s capabilities and acting as a catalyst to formulate and fund effective programmes that span community work to national influencing. You will also be drawing on the lessons we and our partners are learning, then add your own insight and expertise to inform future country programme initiatives and strengthen strategic thinking and practice across Oxfam as a whole. At the same time you’ll be providing top-level analysis to the organisation as a whole, insight that will help shape the way governments and other NGOs work to adapt to climate change.

What we’re looking for
Chances are, you’re currently working with another NGO, or possibly with a consultancy or policy think-tank. Either way, we’ll expect you to bring a post-graduate qualification in a climate change or development related field, a clear understanding of climate change policy, along with practical experience of developing and implementing climate change adaptation programmes. This experience will have given you a clear grasp of the current effects of climate change and its predicted impacts on those living in poverty. Just as important as your own knowledge and insights however, will be your ability to share them with others. A powerful and influential communicator, you must be capable of providing clear focused top-level strategic thinking on all the latest issues and bring with you an established network of professional contacts in this field.

About Oxfam
A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. And it’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. At Oxfam we believe that with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

To find out more about this role and to apply, visit and quote ref: C&P508.
Closing date: 26 April 2010.



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