Coordinator – Climate Advocacy – Vanuatu Climate Action Network
Job Reference: CIV1715
CARE is an international humanitarian and development organisation fighting global
poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty
and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the
world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.
We are looking for a Climate Advocacy Coordinator – Vanuatu Climate Action Network to
join our team based in Port Vila.
Vanuatu Climate Action Network (VCAN) was established increase coordination on
climate change adaptation policy and practice. It provides a forum for civil society to share
knowledge about adaptation projects, approaches and events in Vanuatu and aims to build
civil society capacity and strengthen engagement with relevant Government agencies and
development partners. Through the network, civil society plays an active role in providing
inputs and views to the climate change policy and legislation of the Vanuatu government.
The network comprises over ten CSO members and observers, including CARE. The
network is facilitated by the VCAN Network Coordinator, based at Oxfam.
The Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for supporting efforts to
increase the Vanuatu Climate Action Network’s (VCAN) capacity to conduct climate
advocacy at the national and regional level.
He/ She is required to have well-developed understanding of climate change impacts and
adaptation and climate change policy frameworks. The coordinator will use their strong
policy, advocacy, capacity building and networking skills to influence national and regional
climate policy and climate finance
This position is based in Port Vila, with travel required to other locations within Vanuatu
and in the Pacific Region.
Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include Strategy and Leadership, Program
Implementation, Budget Management and Representation.
Key Responsibilities:
•	Will work to strengthen civil society collaboration on policy, advocacy and
community consultation on climate issues
•	Strengthen members’ leadership and representation at sectoral and regional
policy forums
•	Will facilitate civil society engagement in climate related national and regional
climate finance process, working with donors to ensure that climate finance
builds the resilience of vulnerable communities and promotes gender equality.
•	Will be a focal point for collaboration between VCAN and the Pacific Islands
Climate Action Network (PICAN), who will be providing assistance to VCAN with
regional climate change policy and climate action advocacy.
Required qualifications and skills:
•	Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Environmental Science, International
Development or equivalent and/or minimum 4-5 year relevant work experience,
preferably in climate change adaptation policy and advocacy; and capacity
strengthening preferably for an International Non-Government Organisation
•	Excellent communication skills in Bislama and intermediate (very good) in English.
•	Ability to develop relationships with a range of stakeholders, and influence
•	Proven understanding of climate change adaptation in the Vanuatu and regional
•	Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and a commitment to CARE’s
approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.
•	Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills, including
the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to
ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment.
•	Demonstrated strong leadership, networking, decision making, problem solving,
planning, analytical and influencing skills.
Demonstrated ability to take direction and to work as part of a team.
Demonstrated honesty, maintaining confidentiality, reliable and trustworthy.
•	Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with key
•	Proven understanding of working with an International Non-Government
Organisation (INGO) and a willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and
women’s empowerment activities.
Proven ability in managing a budget and/or cash.
•	Fully conversant in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word, Power
Point and Excel.
In return for your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development
and a comprehensive benefits package.
To find out more about this rewarding opportunity please sent your cover letter and CV in
English before 22 July 2017, quoting the reference ‘CIV1715’ as the subject of the email/
letter Mail: Port Vila Nelly Daniel Human Resource Coordinator, PO Box 1129 Port Vila
Vanuatu Tanna: John Bill Charley Tanna Field Coordinator, CARE office Isangel Tanna
Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women,
ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
CARE is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE reserves the right to
conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.


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