Climate Change and Adaptation Experts

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects. We seek a Climate Change and Adaptation Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on climate risk assessments, adaptation strategies, and climate resilience initiatives.

Objectives:
The Climate Change and Adaptation Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that climate change considerations are integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on climate change science, vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning, and climate finance.
  • Conducting climate risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and adaptation needs assessments to identify climate-related risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Developing climate change adaptation strategies and action plans that are aligned with national and international climate policies and frameworks.
  • Designing and implementing climate resilience projects and programs to reduce vulnerability and enhance adaptive capacity.
  • Providing technical advice and support on climate change adaptation to governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations.
  • Conducting research and analysis on climate change impacts, adaptation options, and best practices.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate climate change findings and recommendations.

Scope of Work:
The Climate Change and Adaptation Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting climate risk and vulnerability assessments to identify key climate hazards and their potential impacts.
  • Developing climate change adaptation strategies and action plans that prioritize vulnerable sectors and communities.
  • Designing and implementing climate resilience projects, such as early warning systems, climate-smart agriculture initiatives, and water management projects.
  • Providing technical advice and training on climate change adaptation to project stakeholders.
  • Conducting research on climate change impacts, adaptation options, and best practices.
  • Preparing project proposals, concept notes, and funding applications for climate change adaptation initiatives.
  • Representing Scofield Associates at climate change conferences, workshops, and other relevant events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Climate Change, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Climate Change, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related field with at least eight years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in climate change science, vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning, and climate finance.
  • Strong understanding of international and national climate policies and frameworks.
  • Experience in conducting climate risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and adaptation needs assessments.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous climate risk assessments, adaptation strategies, project reports, or publications that demonstrate your expertise.
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Climate Change and Adaptation Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.