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Job Field Politics
Job Title Policy Officer Climate
Employment Type Full Time
Rank Requested
Gender
Location Egypt
City Cairo
Residence El Zamalek
Salary 46.842 To 70.263   / month
Transportation Not Available  / month
Benefits Social insurance, Health Care,
Working hours From 37.5 / week To 0
Days off Fri & Sat
 
Requirments
Age From 24   To 36 Year(s)
Spoken Languages Arabic -- Excellent
English -- Excellent
Computer Skills Microsoft Office
 
Years of experience Min 5   Max 0 Year(s)
Car Any
Woman's Veild Any
Job Description DUTIES AND RESULT AREAS

Job title: Policy officer Climate

Unit/mission: European Embassy Cairo
Job level: 09
Number of hours: 37.5

DUTIES AND RESULT AREAS

Climate is a priority theme within the Netherlands’ Policy for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (BHOS). The Climate officer in the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Egypt in Cairo will work within the Economic cluster, which consists of staff fom the economic affairs, development cooperation and agricultural teams. This position falls under development cooperation. However, since climate is a theme that should be mainstreamed the officer will have contacts will all segments of the Embassy, including political affairs, human rights, migration, gender and culture.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES


• Follows, analyses and reports on developments in the climate field in Egypt, in the areas connected to our Multi-annual country strategy, such as water, renewable energy and agri/food as well as on aspects of migration, gender and culture.
• Follows and advises on opportunities for diplomatic involvement as regards the obligations of Egypt in climate related fields.
• The officer provides advice on climate related aspects to all activities in the field of the embassy and primarily water, energy, agri/food, migration and gender; in other words, he/she ensures that climate is mainstreamed in the activities portfolio of the Embassy.
• Assists the senior water and climate adviser in the project portfolio on water. In general these tasks will include:
• Representing the Embassy in relevant climate related meetings and events.
• Assisting in the organisation of visits from Ministers and missions from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
• Networking with Ministries, IFI’s and donor organisations.
• Any other responsibilities/tasks given by the line-manager or Ambassador.

DESCRIPTION OF RESULT AREAS


• Climate relevant and related societal developments in Egypt are provided to relevant NL authorities such as Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs, Infrastructure & Water and Agriculture and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
• An effective network for climate diplomacy is developed for the Embassy.
• A climate relevant project/activity portfolio is developed in the Embassy.
• Together with the senior water expert: the water portfolio is well-managed.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cairo is the largest embassy of the Netherlands in the Middle-East. There are 38 staff members, 11 of which are deployed from the Netherlands. Under the overall heading of the Ambassador, the Embassy is active in the fields of politics, economy, agriculture, water, energy, climate, migration, human rights, culture, gender, defense and consular. All are supported by a secretariat (Admin) and household team, the so-called NESCAFE cluster. The policy officer will be supervised by the Head of Economic Affairs and Development Cooperation and will work in close cooperation with the senior policy adviser on water and climate and other colleagues working on trade including renewable energy, agriculture, private sector development, the combination of trade and development and gender, combined in the so-called Combi (of trade and development) cluster. A first combi-track is on climate and water smart agriculture. The Embassy is part of a large network of embassies that fall under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands. Currently, the expat staff come from several Ministries in the Netherlands, including Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Defense and Justice and Security. The language used in the Embassy is Dutch and English. The Ministry emphasizes the importance of an inclusive and safe working environment for all.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, areas of experience and skills:
• Level of education: Master’s degree, preferably in the area of climate or development studies.
• Level of experience: At least 5 years of relevant work experience post Masters,

preferably (partly) in Egypt, with donor countries, NGO’s, academia, think tanks and/or international organizations;

• Having knowledge of Egyptian (and preferably Dutch) climate policies and relevant networks; Understanding of relevant ministerial frameworks and legislation in climate, water and/or related areas;
• Strong analytical skills: skills in translating insights and information into advice, plans and reports, and in assessing their policy and financial implications.
• Knowledge of project management, methods and techniques for drawing up project plans and performing evaluations and skills in using them;
• Financial literacy: ability to relate budgets to programmatic results.
• Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English;
• Appropriate level of ICT literacy, such as ability to work in outlook, word and excel; Ability to quickly adapt to new information management applications;

Description of the Policy officer:

A team player whose natural inclination is to contribute to the work of the Embassy by making connections and sharing insights from his/her field or in general.
• A pro-active and social person who takes initiative: a self-starter and able to work in a structured manner.
• is interested to learn and is open for feedback and willing to look outside the scope of the position.
• Has an entrepreneurial spirit to engage in developmental diplomacy;
• He/she is able to work independently and at the same time consults the colleagues to inform and coordinate activities.
• An effective networker who has a network and can further develop and maintain this network to have ample resources for analysis and identify and promote opportunities on climate.
• Client oriented.
• Is good in communicating, both in speaking and in writing – and works with all stakeholders in an appropriate and effective way.
• Has operational and organizational capacity;
• He/she understands the importance of financial and operational procedures for a correct management of our budgetary funds.
• Is flexible whilst performing his/her duties: the officer should be prepared to support all other activities of the economic cluster and also support the activities of the other departments in the embassy, if deemed necessary by the Head of Mission.

OTHER REMARKS

Policy officers at the Netherlands Embassy have the possibility of flexible working hours in and out of the office. An assessment can be part of the application procedure.
 
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