Climate Research Officer

Date Posted: June 10, 2021, 7:12 a.m.

Job Description


This role will be responsible for developing weather and climate information services for decision making and action towards strengthening disaster risk management in Kenya Red Cross Society and the communities served by the Society.


Develop and compile tools, methods and capacity needed to enable interpretation and use of weather and climate information.

Provide technical support on interpretation and use of weather and climate information for decision making and early action, within Kenya Red Cross

Develop research, methodologies and evidence to support action, policy and funding for managing anticipatory shocks

Support with resource planning and management including project budget controlling and monitoring, evaluation and learning and reporting

Management of project assistants to ensure effective project implementation, supporting growth and development and  performance setting and evaluation

Coordinate the disaster management, climate science, data preparedness and policy teams to ensure sound project strategies are in place

Documenting lessons learnt, good practice and case studies to shape programme strategies approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.

Establishing new partnerships and strengthening existing ones to enhance collaboration in application for funds/grants

Proposal writing

Scoping for funding opportunities

Act as a KRCS focal point for stakeholders, donors and collaborating institutions

Create linkages and opportunities for knowledge exchange with key stakeholders

Representing KRCS in external meetings/workshops/conferences


Minimum Qualifications and Experience  

BSc in Climate Science/Meteorology. MSc degree will be an added advantage

Relevant practical experience in developing and compiling tools, methods and interpreting use of weather and climate information in humanitarian programming

Experience in interpreting and using of weather and climate information for decision making and early action (anticipatory approach to disaster risk reduction)

Experience in research and evidence generation to support action, policy and funding for managing anticipatory shocks

Relevant practical experience in working on research and research project including Disaster Risk Reduction projects and wider climate change and sustainability project

Interest in inter-disciplinary work and profound interest in understanding use of climate science for risk reduction and management

Experience in resource planning and management including project budget management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting

Experience in organizing and facilitating workshops

Excellent English writing skills with ability to author reports, working and academic papers

Experience in documenting lessons learnt, good practice and case studies to shape programme strategies, approaches and contribute to broader sector learning

Ability to work independently and under the supervision of Project Manager


How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to Kenya Redcross via the link Jobs at Kenya Red Cross

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