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Community Based Adaptation Specialist

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining excellence in technical and operational project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

Background
Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan (APIK) Project is a 5-year, $19 million USAID funded Project. The purpose of APIK is to support the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national level down to the community level. APIK will help to mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and sub-national governance frameworks, build the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards, and support the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.

Essential Duties: 
  • Work closely with the Regional Managers to design community-based adaptation strategies that are tailored to each target landscape and district;
  • Provide research and analysis on each target location and collect information on community and sector issues;
  • Communicate best practices and lessons learned with community stakeholders, collaborating with the Communications, Outreach and Knowledge Management Specialist as needed;
  • Develop training and CCA implementation tools for use at the community level.
Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience with CCA policy issues and community engagement
  • Experience providing policy and advisory services to determine interventions that are specific to each community
  • Experience with adaptation activities, resource mobilization, and advocacy
  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Strong English speaking and writing abilities.
Locations: 
There are three positions available on regional teams. Locations include:
Southeast Sulawesi 

Reporting:
Reports directly to the Regional Manager

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to APIK_recruitment@dai.com. Please send applications no later than 18 May 2016.

Applicants are instructed to write “Community Based Adaptation Specialist  Kendari NAME” as the Subject line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.