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Climate Change Adaptation Adviser


The position of Climate Change Adaptation Adviser (CCAA) addresses the following Key Result Areas:

  1. Leadership and management

  2. Technical and policy advice and assistance

  3. Networking, partnerships and collaboration

  4. Fundraising, resourcing and project management/support

  5. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  6. Communications and capacity building




1. Minimum qualifications of a Master degree in Environmental Management / Development or other relevant discipline OR a Bachelor degree in lieu, with applied relevant work experience in excess of the minimum required relevant work experience.

Knowledge / Experience


2. At least 7 years of experience in climate change adaptation work , preferably in the Pacific islands region, with at least 5 of those years at the senior leadership and advisory level

3. Extensive knowledge of environmental issues, specifically climate change adaptation as well as emerging climate change issues and challenges within the Pacific Island Countries and Territories with excellent understanding and appreciation of environmental ethics, values and priorities

4. Extensive leadership and management experience including high level advisory and analytical skills as well as leading and nurturing teams of diverse technical backgrounds and expertise in multicultural and multi-disciplinary environments

5. Excellent project management and leadership experience including the development of funding proposals, design and delivery of integrated work programme activities, monitoring and evaluation of performance, resource management as well as a good understanding of synergies and inter-linkages across multilateral environmental agreements

6. Excellent relationship management and fundraising skills and experience that demonstrate a high level of professional and constructive engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders as well as an excellent understanding of key donor partners and funding institutions with proven fundraising experience

7. Excellent experience at strategic and high level communication, negotiation and reporting across diverse audiences, as well as extensive experience in capacity building, particularly in the Pacific setting



Important information to applicants:
 In the application include:

  1. Completed Application Form – can be downloaded below (you are required to complete in full all areas requested in the Form rather than referring us to your CV);
  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Submitting applications: Press the apply button: The subject in the e-mail must clearly be marked “Application for Director Climate Adaptation Adviser”

Applications that do not complete the SPREP Application Form and submit all the requirements stated above will not be considered.




Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
Or send your application directly to
  • Organization: SPREP - Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
  • Location: Apia
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Climate Change
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-26

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