Consultant- Environment/Climate Programs
|Location:||N/A, All States|
|Employment Type:||Part Time|
Lutheran World Relief has nearly 75 years of demonstrated expertise helping rural communities living in poverty adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being. Our international team of experts develops the most effective tools to help people achieve self-sufficiency. We apply solutions specific to the needs of each community, such as providing access to capital for small businesses or helping farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. Our long history of partnership with local communities, businesses, and governments enables in-country professionals to lift up local knowledge and leverage relationships that drive results. By investing in people, their skills, and strengthening their ability to adapt, LWR enables those living in poverty to build the resilience they need to thrive.
As LWR seeks to grow and better support the needs of communities to respond and adapt to climate change, we are exploring new funding sources and institutional donors focused on environment, climate change, and related program areas. While utilizing the term "environment/climate change" in this ToR, LWR intends for the researcher to cast a wide net, including but not limited to: climate adaptation and mitigation efforts, reforestation and natural resource management, biodiversity and conservation activities, climate smart agriculture and renewable energy.
The consultant will be expected to conduct desk research and informational interviews to provide a robust picture about government and donor priorities for environment/climate change programs, international non-governmental organizations working in this sector, and trends going forward. In particular, the consultant will be asked to:
1. Map key actors (donors, implementing orgs, private sector, Foundations) in the climate/environmental conservation space
2. Identify current programming in environmental/climate change funding that overlaps with LWR's work
3. Review LWR's list of countries in which we operate and identify which ones we should prioritize for with environmental/ CC funding based on donor interest.
4. Review LWR project profiles and identify overlaps with environmental objectives, and provide recommendations on terminology and framing our work for the target audiences
5. Develop an LWR capacity statement, referencing specific projects, that illustrates our work as it relates to environmental funding.
6. Provide recommendations on gaps/niches we can fill in environmental funding, including areas we may not already be working in but should consider entering.
7. Identify international environmental/ climate change organizations that LWR would best be suited to partner with and what LWR can pitch to them as our value added.
Duration of the Assignment
We are looking for someone who can begin immediately, and expect the assignment to conclude by the middle of September. This is not a full-time assignment but may take 30-45 days in total.
Knowledge and familiarity with environmental/climate change stakeholders, institutional donors, and global platforms required. Previous experience with INGOs and LWR's program areas of climate and DRR required. Preference will be given to candidates in the US, however strong candidates outside of the US are also welcome to apply.
Interested candidates should apply through lwr.org and provide a cover letter and CV detailing their experience, any similar assignments, and their proposed budget for the assignment.
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