Reports to:

Senior Programme Management Officer


December 28, 2017

Ref No:                          018/2017

Duration of Contract:    One year


The adoption of the Paris Agreement and subsequent ratification by countries ushered in a new era in the international climate change dialogue processes, shifting the focus from negotiations to implementation. Coming with the Paris Agreement was the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), a set of voluntary actions each country is supposed to undertake in their transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient green development trajectories. This massive transition requires institutions with desirable capacity and requisite human resource.

We at PACJA believe that building a critical team of Africans drawn from communities at the frontline of climate change impacts – smallholder farmers, pastoralists, marginalized groups, women, youth, etc – and giving them a voice constitutes a major step towards resilience-building and climate justice. It begins with our practice and the processes we are involved in.

We practice what we preach. Our membership and employees uphold the highest level of commitment to the values of a just society outlined in our vision, mission, and objectives. And in broadening our outreach, we seek to increase our workforce by recruiting self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies.

Position Summary: The Advisor, Policy and Research will provide relevant data and information in strengthening policy engagements. He/she will also be expected to conduct relevant research, develop case studies for the different projects in PACJA. Working closely with the monitoring and evaluation Officer, he/she will be expected to track and monitor national, regional and international policy processes and provide the relevant information for policy intervention.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Program Management Activities
  • Periodically review developments in international climate dialogue and intervention processes, provide advisory to relevant organs of PACJA, and offer backstopping to policy advocacy teams on the relevance of their interventions. 
  • Support Research Consultants in the development of their work

assist in authoring research reports, briefing notes, policy papers, and other materials as required;

  • Coordinate dissemination and follow-up research products, including providing substantive advice on the future direction of the program in terms of research; and
  • Other duties as required.
  1. Field Research Management Activities
  • Provide insights into the findings of field research, using substantial knowledge (political, institutional, cultural, etc); and
  • Other duties as required.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • University degree in social sciences (advanced degree desirable);
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in the field of international development or research at a professional level
  • Proven record of successful interaction with individuals from a diverse array of backgrounds, including government officials, women, the elderly, youth, CSOs, etc;
  • Demonstrable experience conducting and analyzing field research and managing a research team;
  • Proven interest in issues of Climate change, development, justice and In-depth understanding of networks
  • Ability to conduct evidence-based policy analysis and play an active role in the development of program policy and direction;
  • Knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel R,STATA, SPSS,NDVI and MS Excel, and advanced knowledge of research software
  • Experience in program management and logistics;
  • Punctuality, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take initiative, multi-tasking, and willingness to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply

All positions are based in Nairobi, Kenya and thus non-Kenyan applicants will need to be in possession of, or be eligible to receive a Kenyan Work Permit. The salary is pegged to the Kenyan National NGO pay scale. PACJA will not provide for relocation costs.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may email a motivational letter and detailed professional resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(Quoting job reference number and position in the subject). Deadline for all applications will be closed on 28th December 2017. Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. 


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