3 Jan 2019

Mercy Corps Jobs in Ethiopia : Braced- Climate Knowledge Management Specialist

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Job Description


Mercy Corps is an International Humanitarian organization operating Water and Sanitation, Economic Development, Livelihoods, Capacity Building, Emergency Response, Health and Nutrition, and similar sectors in the regions of SNNPR, Somali, Oromia, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. Mercy Corps works with communities, public and private sectors to implement appropriate relief, recovery and development interventions. Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.


Position Title: BRACED- Climate Knowledge Management Specialist


Location : Addis Ababa


Number of Positions: One



Under the direction and management support from Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disaster (BRACED) Deputy Chief of Party, the Climate Knowledge Exchange Specialist is responsible to the  proper positioning of Mercy Corps Roles for the development of ‘climate information sharing policy framework’  in partnership with BRACED-X Policy consortium member organizations by facilitating the implementation of BRACED-X policy project activities from MC side, fostering partnership among climate services actors, and progress tracking & documentation of lessons in climate services. This post will have roles in directly implementing technical activities of climate information sharing & actively participating policy framework development implemented by Christiane Aid, NMA, Mercy Corps and Farm Africa. In addition, the role will contribute to the proper representation of Mercy Corps in the consortium and establish strong linkage with government, donors, and other key stakeholders.



1.      Project Coordination, Achievement and Harmonization

2.      Establishing and maintaining effective partnership

3.      Representation and Communication


·         Actively engage  in (and facilitate) climate knowledge related joint research initiatives within the BRCED –X Policy consortium;

·         Facilitate  the BRCED –X POLICY  project activities  and produce report regularly;

·         Facilitate proper delivery of climate workshop programs in the BRCED –X POLICY, document the workshops’ outputs and track changes realized as a result of the workshop;

·         Foster partnership among climate services actors;

·         Track progress and document lessons in climate services;

·         Actively engage with consortium partnership coordinator and consortium member organizations in the coordination of technical activities of climate information sharing policy framework development;

·         Represent Mercy Corps to engage with and promote its role in climate information sharing policy framework development at national and regional levels;

·         Establish strong linkage with government, donors, and other stakeholders; and

·         Other tasks assigned by the Deputy Chief of Party.


Organizational Learning:

 As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Job Requirements


·         MSc degree in field of climatology, meteorology, agro-meteorology, hydro-meteorology or equivalent;

·   Above five years of professional experiences in climate knowledge management relevant fields;

·   Solid understanding and experiences in climate risk analysis; weather forecasting; climate modelling and down-scaling techniques;

·   High level technical and professional  competence on integrating climate information with other sectors and livelihoods such as agriculture and environmental resources management;

·   Proven skills in conducting climate research, climate knowledge generation, and communication;

·   Excellent inter-personal skills and nurturing partnership among development actors Experiences of working in different regions of Ethiopia and practical understanding of the different livelihood and climate regimes in the country;

·   Previous experiences in managing partnerships with international actors.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.

Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

“Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and    diversity. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women.”

                   DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: January 13, 2019/ 4:00 PM

Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:

Mercy Corps Recruiter

Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33  , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225   

Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

Yabello: P.O Box 185

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