Consultant for MENA Climate CoP Regional Best Practice Workshop

16th September 2021

ACT Alliance is the largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work in the world, consisting of more than 130 members working together in over 120 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards.

ACT Alliance is committed to confronting the climate change crisis which is inhibiting sustainable development and is contributing to more frequent humanitarian catastrophes around the world. ACT endorses the urgent call to limit warming to 1.5°C to prevent irreversible damage and confirms Climate Justice as a key priority in its new Global Strategy (2019-2026).

The ACT Now for Climate Justice Campaign, launched in 2014 at ACT’s second General Assembly, has been an instrumental platform for mobilising faith communities and ACT members and forums around the world. 

With the aim of harnessing the skills of ACT’s Climate Justice network to engage in Climate advocacy at the national and international level, ACT’s Global Climate Justice Project was launched in 2017. The Global Climate Justice Project harnesses a culture of learning and sharing from ACT’s faith-inspired members and forums around the world. The project aims to galvanise faith voices and leaders to bring to life our shared vision for a more resilient and sustainable future, one which complements the efforts of ACT’s frontline and most climate vulnerable communities.

Purpose:

As part of the wider Climate action in the MENA region, the MENA Climate Community of Practice (CoP) is outworking activity for the Climate project Road map. The first reiteration involved climate dialogues to understand the Climate context and Climate literacy of members, partners, churches, governments, and other faith-based agencies at the national level. The second step involved members creating national advocacy points aimed towards national governments, international processes and the wider Alliance as a whole.  During the third step for the Climate dialogue, work members refined messages and learned how to outwork their advocacy ambitions at national, regional, and global level. The fourth step will be the Regional Best Practice workshop where members can engage together sharing and learning best practice examples of Climate Justice work in the MENA Region. 

The themes expected to be included in the Regional Best Practice training will include: 

  • Overview of climate justice programming (policy advocacy and project intervention level)  
  • Best practice examples from the region, including from outside the members of ACT Alliance
  • Mapping potential climate justice entry points in current and near future member programmes and exploring ideas/options for climate justice integration sharing best practice for seeking funds                                     
  • How to develop impactful climate justice project/ programme proposals including mapping relevant opportunities to scale up climate justice work in MENA 
  • Advancing joint climate justice messaging and approach – national-regional to international level – setting a common understanding around messaging and approach in climate justice advocacy

Connection with departments:

The consultant will liaise with the ACT Alliance MENA Community of Practice Lead, The Climate Program Manager, Consultants formulating a similar program for Africa, Asia and LAC. 

Outputs:

  • One  4-day training
  • One report (report to include 3-5 case studies from members feedback in the meeting of best practice) 
  • One agenda 
  • Resolution with:  message for use by ACT Alliance secretariat in COP26 messaging, joint advocacy approach in MENA, reflections on mainstreaming climate justice into members’ programme work and joint programming 

Date: November 22-25th, 2021
Location: Amman, Jordan

Required skills:

  • Strong training and facilitation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network and liaise in a multicultural environment
  • Experience and/or strong understanding of programing with a Climate lens and a strong background in Climate justice movements
  • Good organizational skills, time management, attention to detail, and self-motivation
  • Fluent English both in speaking and writing
  • Fluency in Arabic a plus
  • Very good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills related to social and political norms and structures
  • Ability to use computer programs for design or posters, publications, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint
  • Experience and/or strong understanding of climate initiatives in the MENA Region
  • Willingness to agree to and sign the ACT Alliance Code of Conduct

​​How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Financial offer

in English and by email only, to mena@actalliance.org. Please put “Regional Climate Best practice – Name” in the subject line.

Deadline for submissions: September 24th, 2021

 

 


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