Regional Senior Advisor, Climate Resilience, Asia-Pacific (Can be based anywhere in Asia)


The Opportunity

Asia-Pacific is the most vulnerable region in the world, in terms of disasters, which will be worsened by climate crisis, thus continuously posing hazards to children, particularly those who are most deprived and marginalised. Save the Children is in a strategic position to work with and for children to ensure that climate action is embedded in our programs as well as our partners’ programs, offering a distinct value proposition in the Asia-Pacific Region.

We are looking for an experienced climate change professional, with a commitment to children’s rights, who is able to think strategically about Save the Children’s potential to contribute in a more systematic and significant way to this global crisis. A strong commitment to evidence and impact is essential to help the organisation identify the right opportunities building on existing work, but also developing new proposals – working with a wide network of interested members and country offices (see below).  She/he will be responsible for leading the development of a strategic approach to climate change for the Asia and Pacific Region, and scaling up climate resilience programming and advocacy, helping to position Save the Children as a leading Child Rights organizations on climate resilience.

As the regional technical expert on Climate, she/he will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between the Save the Children’s global and country level climate related work, strengthening our technical offer at the regional level. She/he will contribute to building capacity on Climate Resilience and fostering networks across country office technical experts. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across country offices, and ensuring quality of our programmes. She/he supports the sourcing of Climate related technical assistance for country office needs in both emergency and development programming. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop a strategy for building Save the Children’s approach to climate change in Asia Pacific – focusing largely on building climate resilience for the most marginalised and deprived children, but also looking at other opportunities e.g. amplifying the voice of children advocating for climate change action.
  • Work with relevant teams in the region to ensure that climate resilience is embedded in Country Strategic Plans (CSPs) as well as in thematic programs and that practical guides are available for country offices to integrate the issue of climate resilience in their wider strategies


  • Stimulate innovative actions for climate resilience in the region, introducing best practices from within and outside the region, and building on our existing portfolio, experience and comparative advantage
  • Develop scalable innovative programme concepts with regional and country climate resilience focal persons and other stakeholders, particularly with children and other partners

Technical Expertise

  • Develop a system to ensure that countries have adequate technical assistance either from her/himself or through a network of experts within and outside Save the Children
  • Work with the advocacy, campaigns and communications team to provide evidence on climate resilience and disaster risk reduction evidence and impact, with a strong dimension for children’s rights, in our regional and country level initiatives

Evidence Generation and Uptake 

  • Learn from, Guide and support climate resilience evidence generation by Save the Children and/or its research partners in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Stimulate a culture of self and cross-learning across Country Offices and Save the Children Members in the region and beyond for climate resilience – gradually building Save the Children’s portfolio and credibility in this area

Representation, Networking and Partnership

  • Work with other climate change and risk reduction technical experts of Save the Children in the region in key internal and external communities of practice including Save the Children’s Global Community of Practice on Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability
  • Develop a Partnership Strategy for Climate Resilience in the Asia Pacific Region, cultivate contacts and link them with relevant authorities, countries and members in the region for joint programming and other forms of joint action

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing Date for Application: 28 January 2020

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 21 Oct 2019

Closing date: 28 Jan 2020 - 21:59 +06

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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