OneWorld Sustainable Investments (OW) is an Africa-based sustainable development-consulting organisation focused on adaptive development and resilience building within the context of changing climate and resource constraints (see www.oneworldgroup.co.za).
Working primarily in Africa, and to a lesser extent, Asia, our programmatic areas of focus include: i) Water and energy security: Improving political, environmental and human capacity to adjust to a changing climate; ii) Climate Smart Finance: Understanding and developing strategic financial insights to meet regional, national and local adaptation and mitigation needs; and, iii) Inclusive Green Growth: Mobilising green economies through resource management and low carbon solutions.
Our clients and beneficiaries include donors and International Cooperation Partners, African and Asian governments, transboundary institutions such as River Basin Organisations, continental and regional political, economic and trade communities and climate negotiation blocs in developing countries, as well as the private sector. We work at a science-policy-development interface and provide technical and policy advisory services to our clients and beneficiaries.
A Senior Consultant works with the OneWolrd team providing Technical and Policy Advisor to OneWorld’s clients, funders and beneficiaries. This means providing ongoing scientific and technical, institutional development and capacity building, and global analysis on the key areas of focus in OneWorld’s work and translating this into regional and country needs-based strategies, policies and action plans. The Consultant will additionally be required to integrate, where appropriate, related activities and analyses with other areas of OneWorld’s programmatic work.
Reporting and Management Structure
The Senior Consultant reports to the CEO/Head Advisory Services and will be responsible for leading a small team of researchers and junior technical advisors.
Working with a team and taking leadership roles on OneWorld projects as appropriate/needed. This includes interrogating existing research, identifying research gaps and leading applied research projects, providing the science policy interface, working with multi-disciplinary teams, writing reports, research briefs and papers, and policy briefs.
The Senior Consultant will be required to:
The following qualifications and skills set requirements apply:
A Masters-plus qualification in Development Studies/Economics or Philosophy, Environmental Science, Sustainable Development or related Social Sciences.
Required skills and experience include:
Proven interpersonal/relationship building skills:
To apply, please send a CV that responds directly to the requirements set out in this advert, to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th June 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.