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Practical Action Consulting Vacancy for Senior Researcher in Climate Change Adaptation

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Practical Action Job Vacancy

Practical Action Consulting: Vacancy Announcement for Senior Researcher in Climate Change Adaptation

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of people worldwide? Do you have a Ph.D in Human Geography, Environmental Sciences, International Relations, Science and Technology Studies, Political Science or related fields and sound knowledge and working experience in climate change adaptation and national and international climate policy? If so, Practical Action Consulting Asia invites you to apply for the position of Senior Researcher in Climate Change Adaptation (Post-Doctoral role) based in its office in Nepal.

About Practical Action Consulting:

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of an innovative international development organization, Practical Action. As a globally networked organization, PAC brings global and local experience and expertise to create change in unconventional ways. They put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. They do things differently so answers that start small can grow big, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and helping shape a world that works better for everyone.

About the Role:

The Senior Researcher will lead qualitative research and analysis exploring how institutions and actors have influenced climate change adaptation measurement approaches and the resulting impacts of measurement on national and international norms, policies and practices. The postholder will lead research into national planning premiers on climate change adaptation in Nepal and other countries in the region working as part of an international project with collaborators at University College London and the African Research and Impact Network. The role will involve leading and designing semi-structured interviews, developing theoretical frameworks, observing national and international policy promotes and adaptation programmes, analysing documents and engaging with a range of policy stakeholders. The postholder will need to collaborate closely with the rest of the team to make the multi-scalar linkages between the research sites. This will involve attending annual retreats, write shops and undertaking collaborative coding.

About You:

As a Senior Researcher, you should have a Ph.D in Human Geography, Environmental Sciences, International Relations, Science and Technology Studies, Political Science or related fields and have sound knowledge and working experience in climate change adaptation, national and international climate policy and UN negotiation process mainly in global goal on adaptation. You should also have excellent knowledge of national adaptation plans, priorities, climate change-related institutions and their role. Additionally, you should have a good understanding of gender and social inclusion and its linkages with climate change adaptation. You should have proven experience in national policy making process on climate change, climate finance and climate change adaptation, and sound communication and writing skills in English.

Why Join Practical Action Consulting?

Practical Action Consulting offers you the opportunity to work for an organization that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide. You'll be working with a friendly and supportive culture, values-driven and highly engaged colleagues, and enjoying work-life balance and flexible working arrangements. In addition, they offer benefits such as an annual holiday entitlement of 18 days in addition to 15 days of public holidays, agile working arrangements, baby care room, flexible lactating hours for new mothers and appropriate arrangement for caretakers.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in the position, download the detailed job description and job application form from this link: Please submit a cover letter along with the job application form to by Son April, 2023.

Practical Action Consulting treats all employment applications fairly, regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, caste, tribe, belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, or disability.

They are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults, and candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks, including criminal checks and terrorist financing. To ensure that Practical Action Consulting meets its obligations of safer.

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