Senior Advisor, Climate – Edinburgh, London, UK; The Hague, NL; or Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso

Website Mercy Corps



Location: Edinburgh, London, UK, or The Hague, NL or Senegal,  Niger, or Burkina Faso Position Status: Full-Time, open term

Salary: Edinburgh: circa 41K – 47K; London: circa 47K – 55K; The Hague: circa 47K – 54k

Apply with CV and Cover Letter by July 17th

The individual must have the independent right to live and work at the location of assignment (ie., not require visa sponsorship)

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps alleviates poverty, suffering, and oppression and works to build secure, productive, and just communities in over 40 countries around the world. Our Program Department supports field-led work that delivers measurable impact.

Mercy Corps’ Technical Support Unit (TSU) is a key part of the Program Department. TSU subject-matter experts help set agency strategy and provide consultation – from assessment and design through project implementation and results measurement – to field offices worldwide, in some of the world’s toughest places. TSU team members lead research, foster organizational learning, represent Mercy Corps to external audiences, and develop partnerships. The TSU is also integral to global business development and revenue.

General Position Summary

Mercy Corps is seeking to hire a Senior Climate Advisor who has a broad range of experiences working across relevant climate adaptation approaches including disaster risk reduction, climate finance, natural resource management, and climate and weather services, as well as ecosystem and community-based adaptation. The primary geographic focus will be West Africa, but the position will be expected to work with the broader Environment team to support work across the continent, and occasionally in the Middle East.

Mercy Corps has a strong portfolio of climate programming covering a wide spectrum of activities including climate and weather services, climate-smart livelihoods, climate security, climate finance and disaster risk reduction, governance capacity building, and natural resource management. To learn about our work and approach please visit:

The Senior Climate Advisor will primarily focus on helping country teams strengthen their portfolio of climate programming. This will involve supporting the development of country climate action plans, developing concept notes, donor engagement, producing influence-oriented research and writing products, and leading capacity strengthening initiatives.

More broadly, this position will provide strategic technical support to existing climate programs and countries teams. This support includes program design and development, network and partnership development, representation at key sector forums and events, writing competitive proposals for submission to donors, capacity building, and technical influence amongst internal and external partners, and helping ensure program quality and relevance.

The senior climate advisor position is part of the TSU focused on issues related to natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and energy access and will work as part of this team to achieve established cross-sector goals and strategies.


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