Senior Climate Resilience Adviser (2053)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have experience of designing and implementing resilience programmes and influencing strategies across a variety of conflict and fragile contexts?


Do you have strong technical knowledge of climate resilience and anticipatory action in conflict and fragile contexts?


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role:

Oxfam is looking for a Senior Climate Resilience Adviser to drive the development and execution of resilience programmes and strategies integrating community driven approaches to resilience and increasing Oxfam’s work in the area of humanitarian, development and peace nexus. As the Senior Climate Resilience Adviser, you will be the linchpin in our efforts to design, implement, and lead climate resilience programmes and strategies across fragile and conflict-affected areas.


This role involves:

  • Strategic Leadership: Working with country and regional partners to support the development and delivery of climate resilience programmes and strategies within conflict and fragile contexts, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and the triple nexus approach.
  • Technical Guidance: Provide expert advice and support on integrating climate resilience and anticipatory action into triple nexus programming for conflict and fragile contexts, employing a decolonised and intersectional lens to ensure interventions are culturally sensitive and locally led.
  • Partnership Development: Foster strategic influencing partnerships with climate resilience leads in UK with FCDO, UN and international bodies, academic and other strategic organisations to enhance programme impact policy discussions and research, and drive policy and practice change to enable funding mechanisms and partnerships.
  • Fundraising and influencing: support or lead fundraising efforts and, using programmatic and sector-wide learning, influence donor practices and policies to better achieve Nexus programming and adoption of decolonised resilience approaches .
  • Learning and Innovation: Develop and test innovative approaches that integrate climate resilience and triple nexus programming in fragile and conflict contexts. Promote a learning culture, encouraging the documentation, communication and integration of lessons learned into programmes and policy (especially UK government humanitarian and development policy).
  • Collaboration: working collaboratively across disciplines, broker dialogue and build shared agendas between teams for integrated programming and influencing, listen and build consensus amongst diverse stakeholders.

What we are looking for: 

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Demonstrated ability in resilience and climate change initiatives, particularly in humanitarian settings, conflict and fragile contexts.
  • Experience in technical advice and programme development and/or programme delivery and evaluation in climate resilient initiatives, inclusive of anticipatory action, disaster risk reduction, early warning systems.
  • Exhibit a deep understanding of climate resilience principles within fragile and conflict contexts. Experience in strategy development, bid writing, proposal development & programme design with diverse teams in person and online.
  • Demonstrable experience of integrating the triple nexus (humanitarian, development, peace) approach in programme design and implementation.
  • Experience in facilitating, mentoring, and coaching teams, with a strong track record of working collaboratively with country teams and leaders in the Global South.


We offer:

The role will give you an opportunity to join a strong team of passionate people working to tackle the persistent global challenge of climate resilience in conflict and fragility and moving beyond the status quo to promote economic and climate justice. This role will have the opportunity to collaborate across regions, countries and diverse technical areas. We offer a competitive benefits package, opportunities for professional growth, and the flexibility to bring your whole self to work.


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.



We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.


How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your CV and a detailed cover letter highlighting your journey, experiences, and why you're the perfect fit for this transformative role. Let's collaborate to build a resilient future for communities worldwide.



Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.




  • Location:
    OGB London/Oxford or Kenya (Nairobi)
  • Hours:
    36 hours per week
  • Salary:
    £49,601- £58,940 FTE for UK location (or in accordance with local salary scales)
  • Region:
    Rights Resilience and Response
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
  • Job Type:
    Open ended
  • Closing Date:
    28 June 2024
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