Project Manager, Gender Equality Advisor, Climate Change Policy Advisor

Date of Publication: 
27 February 2020
Application Deadline: 
16 March 2020
Company: 
Cowater International
Brief Description: 
Future Opportunity
Consultant, Short Term, Full-Time
02-18-2020
Canada
 
SUMMARY ABOUT THE PROJECT

For an upcoming project in Climate Change Adaptation and Gender Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cowater International is looking for the following specialists to complete its team.

1. Project Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The project manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project. The PM will be working on a full-time basis in Canada and must be available to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa on short-term missions as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of the project team and technical experts
  • Reviewing and ensuring the timely submission of all project deliverables
  • Ensuring the integration of all relevant cross-cutting themes (gender equality, environmental sustainability, etc)
  • Facilitating communications and collaboration with all relevant stakeholders
  • Reviewing, assessing and approving external Requests for Support

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Project Management Professional certification or similar

Minimum Experience:

  • 5 years minimal acting in a Project Management capacity
  • Proven experience leading climate change initiatives
  • References in Sub-Saharan Africa

Essential Skills:

  • Human resources management
  • Results Based Management
  • Review and quality control of key initiative documents
  • Effective communication
  • Strategic planning and financial management
  • Gender mainstreaming and integration of environmental sustainability in project design, planning and implementation
  • Procurement of services and recruitment
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Fluency in English or French is mandatory

Employment conditions: Full-time position.

Please provide one reference with your application.

 

2. Gender Equality Advisor

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The GE Advisor is responsible for providing technical inputs, for the consideration and integration of gender in all project activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring the timely submission of all project deliverables
  • Ensuring the integration gender equality in all project activities and deliverables, as a cross-cutting theme
  • Facilitating communications and collaboration with all relevant stakeholders
  • Reviewing and assessing external Requests for Support, ensuring the integration of gender equality considerations
  • Providing recommendations related to gender equality

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Degree in gender/women’s studies or other relevant discipline
  • Additional formation or professional training in climate change, environmental studies or gender equality-related disciplines highly recommended

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 years minimal working as a gender equality advisor
  • Proven experience providing gender equality technical expertise in developing countries
  • References in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Gender equality experience in the field of climate change

Essential Skills:

  • Developing and implementing GE policies and strategies
  • Conducting gender-based analyses
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Providing gender-equality awareness training
  • Ensuring quality and timely submission of project deliverables
  • Fluency in English or French is mandatory

 

3. Climate Change Policy Advisor

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Climate Change Policy Advisor is responsible for providing technical expertise related to climate change, to project staff and external organizations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting the PM in reviewing external Requests for Support
  • Ensuring quality assessment of climate change initiatives
  • Providing recommendations for climate change policies and strategies, based on reviews of best practices and lessons learned

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Degree in environment or climate-related discipline
  • Additional formation or professional training in climate change or environmental studies highly recommended

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 years minimal working as a climate change advisor
  • Proven experience providing climate change technical expertise in developing countries
  • References in Sub-Saharan Africa

Essential Skills:

  • Research or analysis of climate change initiatives
  • Providing policy advice
  • Coordination and consultation with relevant stakeholders
  • Project design and planning
  • Climate-related technical assessments of project documents
  • Ensuring quality and timely submission of project deliverables

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates are encouraged to apply by March 16, 2020.

For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as followed: Candidate Last Name, First Name, date, Title of the Position.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.


ABOUT US

With more than 34 years’ experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec, Paris, France, Pretoria, South Africa, and London, United Kingdom, Nairobi, Kenya in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

We thank you for your interest in building a better tomorrow with Cowater International.

 

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