Climate Resilience Team Lead

Climate Resilience Team Lead

Location: Home-based or in Prague or London office

Travel requirements: Maximum 20% travel per year

Position Summary

PIN has been working with climate change-vulnerable populations for many years with a strong grassroots approach, supporting local actors to improve food systems, enhance livelihoods and access to quality basic services. PIN’s three core pillars of work are Climate Resilience, Emergency Response & Recovery, Civil Society & Inclusive Governance. The Team Lead will lead the growth of PIN’s international portfolio of programmes working with a team of sectoral global advisors covering livelihoods, natural resource management, agriculture, water and sanitation, as well as coordinating with the global advisors who work within the other two pillars. The Team Lead will work alongside PIN’s Institutional Fundraising Unit on international donor engagement and positioning, building international partnerships to support PIN’s Country Offices to develop new programmes.

The focus of programming is primarily supporting communities with adaptation to climate change whilst maintaining green growth principles. This will involve understanding the real situation on the ground and community priorities, coordinating internal and external technical expertise to co-create solutions to enhance resilience to floods, droughts and other extreme weather events. This may involve early warning systems, disaster risk reduction approaches, natural resource and landscape management as well as livelihoods and social safety net support. It requires an ability to map and analyse the interconnections of national policies, programmes and key stakeholders, and be able to understand and critique their implementation at the community and individual level. Ultimately ensuring that PIN’s climate change work is designed to strengthen existing systems, and advocate for change when necessary.

Reporting Relations

The advisor is line managed by the Head of the Technical Advisory Unit within the Knowledge and Learning Department (KLD).

Duties & Responsibilities

International Climate Change Programmes

  • Leads the implementation of PIN’s global Climate Resilience pillar strategy
  • Develops and implements donor positioning strategies in coordination with relevant global Technical Advisors, Institutional Fundraising Advisors and Country Programmes
  • Advocacy and networking: representing PIN at international fora and at HQ-level meetings
  • Works with PIN’s Communication and Advocacy Department to ensure technically-strong communication pieces and advocacy messages
  • Leads an enthusiastic team of global Advisors and coordinates support to PIN’s Country Programmes
  • Ensures Country Programmes are provided with holistic and coordinated support from HQ on minimising the environmental impact of our programmes, ensuring donor compliance and coordinating with other Advisors and HQ support departments
  • Supports Country Programmes to build partnerships with national governments, climate change actors and activists
  • Explores and pursues new funding opportunities including carbon financing
  • Builds global partnerships and supports existing partnership initiatives (e.g. Alliance2015)
  • Supports the sourcing of external technical support to PIN’s Country Programmes where needed

Coordination with KLD members and other HQ staff

  • Participates in regular meetings of the Knowledge and Learning Department (KLD) and contributes to the agenda.
  • Maintains and contributes to KLD products (Knowledge and Learning Centre, Indikit, etc) on Climate Change.
  • Follows agreed KLD priorities, annual plan, and administrative instructions.


  • Minimum 5 years of programme management experience
  • Relevant experience in international contexts
  • Experience in developing and managing partnerships
  • Technical knowledge in at least one area related to climate change programming: carbon financing; market systems development and livelihoods support; flood risk management; natural resource/watershed management and prevention of land degradation; social safety nets; food security; emergency response to natural disasters; clean/renewable energy
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong capacity in leading proposal development
  • Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal
  • Innovative thinking
  • Willingness to travel to PIN RDD’s Country Programmes

What we offer:

For colleagues based in the UK or remotely:

  • Background and professionalism of the largest Czech non-governmental organization
  • Interesting and creative work with international reach
  • Opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Open and informal organizational culture
  • Starting gross salary based on previous work experience and according to PIN salary scale
  • Travel Insurance and 24/7 medical helpdesk when traveling abroad
  • Work laptop that can be used also for private purposes
  • 25 days of annual leave and 3 study leave days
  • 3 Sick days
  • Home-based with flexible working hours
  • Flexibility on contracted hours
  • Personal and professional development – including extensive Capacity Building program – internal and external - Induction training, internal e-learnings, Knowledge and Learning Department onboarding, eventual HEAT Training, Humentum training ( ), PuntoSud training (
  • HQ Induction Training, e-learning platform, and access to all internal webinars and training
  • Language courses available

For colleagues based in Prague at HQ in addition

  • Home office upon agreement
  • Multisport card
  • Mobile phone that can be used also for private purposes
  • Child daycare for employees’ children (kindergarten in the building of our office)
  • Possibility to participate in interesting events we organize (e.g. One World international film festival)
  • Office located in Prague 2 Vinohrady, with excellent accessibility by the public transportation and great lunch-option restaurants in the neighborhood

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, send us your CV and short cover letter via our application form.

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at:

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.