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Climate Change Reduction Officer

Duration: 12 months, Two weeks training in Canada, orientation on the field and 11 months of field work, with the option to applying for an extension.

Job Summary

  • The Climate Change Reduction Officer will work with the Disaster Risk Reduction Department to develop and implement programming that strives to minimize the negative effects of climate change in targeted areas in Malawi.
  • The intern will support advocacy and capacity building efforts at all levels of government regarding climate change,
  • Intern will assist in the development and implementation of awareness raising activities,
  • Inter will help to strengthen already existing projects which aim to mitigate and minimize harmful side effects of climate change while encouraging the adoption of sustainable environmental practices within a Disaster Risk Reduction framework.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • The successful intern will have prior knowledge of rural development issues and the role that climate change is contributing to such issues.
  • Previous knowledge of DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) is an asset
  • The intern must possess good research, report and proposal writing skills, understand RBM formatting and have basic financial management skills in order to create and monitor project budgets.
  • The intern must have previous experience in skills and knowledge transfer, and must possess flexibility, a willingness to learn, and an ability to adapt to changing and sometimes chaotic working situations.
  • Candidate must agree with, and be committed to EIC's mandate and policies.

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