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About Us:

Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of over 3,500 staff, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most complex and fragile countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Ukraine, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods

GOAL launched its new five-year organisational strategy, ‘From Crisis to Resilience’ in 2022, which sets an ambitious agenda to reach more people experiencing crisis and fragility around the world.

The Role:

The Climate Resilience Officer will support the development of GOAL’s analytical and programmatic framework for Crisis to Resilience, aligned with global frameworks and based on evidence-based learning from operational programming. The Resilience Officer is responsible for supporting GOAL’s global strategies, approaches and programming to incorporate a resilience lens i.e. analysis of risk, development of risk scenarios and design and implementation of programming that increases absorptive, adaptive and transformative resilience capacities.

The Resilience Officer sits within the global Programme Technical Team and is also part of the Innovation Lab and works closely with both teams, reporting to the Climate Resilience Advisor. GOAL’s PTT supports the technical quality of programme design and implementation through developing strategy and guidelines, collaboration on new programming, support visits to country programmes, internal evaluations, documenting and sharing learning, and providing external technical representation.

This position requires up to 20% travel to support Country Offices (COs) and represent GOAL with key stakeholders. The PTT has four key objectives, detailed below and as they apply to this position.

Key Responsibilities:

1. STRATEGY AND DESIGN FOR RESILIENCE

The Resilience Officer contributes to GOAL’s global strategy and supports country offices to undertake resilience analysis of communities and systems and to use this for design and adaptive management of programming, coherent with global best practice.

  • Guide country strategies relating to resilience, ensuring access to global best practice and evidence.
  • Support the use of learning and evidence to develop GOAL’s resilience programming for sustainable change.
  • Provide guidance and technical support for risk analysis, including for emergency preparedness & response.
  • Engage technically with relevant external actors (including civil society, public and for-profit) in relation to resilience strategy development and programme design.
  • Support the development of GOAL’s strategic partnerships globally in resilience e.g. with development consultants, conservation agencies, other civil society, INGOs, national risk management agencies, etc.

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2. DONOR POSITIONING AND PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

The Resilience Officer works to position GOAL to identify, analyse and respond to funding opportunities and be able to develop strong technical proposals/bids which are coherent with both donors’ and GOAL’s organisational global goals.

  • Identify funding opportunities through technical networks and support analysis for go/no go decision making.
  • Advise on the integration of the Crisis to Resilience approach in the development of new project proposals in coordination with the PTT and Innovation Lab and other departments e.g. Funding and Business Development.
  • Support the development of technical content for new proposals.
  • Liaise with donor technical advisors and respond to technical queries from donors
  • Engage with internal stakeholders on technical elements of funding opportunities

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3. QUALITY PROGRAMME DELIVERY FOR CRISIS TO RESILIENCE

The Resilience Officer supports country offices to deliver high quality, innovative and adaptive programming, including in emergencies.

  • Technical programme backstopping in Resilience
  • Support COs in applying resilience tools, including GOAL’s tools ARC-D and R4S.
  • Technical reviews and support on evaluations of Resilience programming
  • Support country and global teams to use learning and best practice in adaptive management of Resilience programming
  • In-country and remote technical support for emergency preparedness, anticipatory action and emergency response.
  • Provision of training, mentoring and other support for country teams in specific areas relating to Resilience.
  • Support teams in understanding the linkages between resilience, gender equality and social inclusion, and integrating these considerations in programming.

4. EVIDENCE & LEARNING

The Resilience Officer will capture learning from programming and research and share internally and externally to contribute to the global evidence base and communicate GOAL’s programmatic innovation and successes, in collaboration with the Programme Innovation Lab (PIL) and MEAL.

  • Supporting country offices to capture, document and share learning and programme outcomes.
  • Identifying research questions and developing a global research portfolio.
  • Technical representation & engagement with global Resilience networks including CVA, Climate Change and Environment Community of Practice; the Women’s Resilience to Disasters Community of Practice; and other relevant networks.
  • Interpreting and reflecting on data for re-design & progress towards programmatic goals

The Person:

Essential

  • Degree in disaster risk reduction/management, resilience, or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience of disaster risk reduction and resilience building modalities and mechanisms
  • Ability to advise on the integration of risk analysis into GOAL’s programmatic strategy, design, implementation and learning processes.
  • Experience and understanding of gender equality and social inclusion in resilience or disaster risk reduction programming
  • Fluent in English
  • At least one - two years of experience in INGOs or equivalent
  • Experience in providing technical input to proposals and project design
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 20%) including to places with difficult living conditions and insecure environments.
  • Ability to represent GOAL with donors, INGOs, commercial entities/other external institutions.
  • Skilled communicator with ability to work effectively across cultures, including remotely.

Desirable

  • Master’s degree
  • A second language, ideally Spanish, French, Arabic or other language spoken in GOAL’s operational areas at a standard to allow drafting of technical documents.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the potential of cash and vouchers to support climate adaptation.
  • Experience in field research and qualitative and quantitative techniques for collecting information (e.g. focus group discussions, interviews, etc).
  • Experience in writing articles and texts for professional publications
  • Detailed knowledge of at least one of GOAL’s major donor’s climate programming strategies e.g. ECHO, EU, BHA, USAID, Irish Aid.
  • Experience developing training materials and providing training
  • Ability to work under pressure and continually reprioritise multiple tasks in light of new information.

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Safeguarding

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

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