Job Opportunity for Climate Change Technical Expert at Digital Green in New Delhi

Website Digital Green

Climate Change Technical Expert

Location – New Delhi

About Digital Green

Digital Green is a development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. We join forces with governments, private agencies and, most importantly, rural communities themselves to co-create digital solutions that are of the community and for the community. When farmers have the tools they need to connect with one another, they’re far more likely to apply what they’ve learned on their farms and in their households–improving their own livelihoods and those of others in their community, in a manner that’s nutrition-sensitive, climate-resilient, and inclusive.

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Job Summary

  • Compiles, analyzes, and clarifies information, data, and research regarding environmental management and climate change
  • Analyzes existing climate or environmental management legislation, regulations, policies, and practices to determine actual and potential environment impacts
  • Provides technical support on science based approach/solution to climate mitigation and adaptation in agriculture, agro forestry and related sectors
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to develop educational and outreach programs regarding climate change
  • Support the identification of up-scaling opportunities and strategies in the country based on the results and recommendations of the existing projects
  • Support knowledge management activities
  • Enhance climate change mainstreaming in Digital Green portfolio & programming

Key Responsibilities

Direct implementation support for the Climate Change project(s):

  • Provide overall operational and technical support for the delivery of Climate Change and resilience projects working in close collaboration with the state teams at Digital Green
  • Collaborate with DG state teams and advisory partners to integrate a climate lens to advisory content
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of the projects 
  • Support the identification of up-scaling opportunities and strategies in operational states based on the results and recommendations from the past / existing projects 
  • Support knowledge management activities 
  • Enhance linkages in policy mainstreaming and knowledge management

Strategic program/project planning, coordination and implementation:

  • Lead strategic planning, coordination and implementation of climate change adaptation projects in the country
  • Oversee implementation progress on all Digital Green supported projects and liaise with Implementing Partners
  • Liaise with other teams in the office including Programs and Operations as well as coordinate with Digital Green Implementing Partners, and multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society to support successful implementation of projects
  • Contribute to identifying new strategic programming opportunities and partnerships in the area of low GHG emission climate resilient model development
  • Participate in cross-substantive area technical dialogue, common strategic visioning, mainstreaming, programming and other collaboration within the state team
  • Contribute to identifying strategic policy development support and guidance

Effective Management/Delivery of Climate Change Portfolio:

  • Support the achievement of timely and effective management of projects’ delivery focusing on achievement of program results through:
  • Facilitate information gathering and preparation of annual project implementation reviews and external evaluations;
  • Oversee the identification of any exceptions or irregularities and act to rectify these immediately;
  • Identify any recurrent problems or trends and identify and suggest remedies and solutions such as training, guidelines, etc.
  • Provide management with advice relating to strategic direction of project implementation
  • Help farmer organizations identify high impact investments that will improve their climate resilience

Learning, Knowledge Management and Self Development:

  • Evaluate, capture, synthesize lessons and stimulate the uptake of best practices and knowledge
  • Collaborate with Global thematic leads (Climate and Gender) to integrate climate perspective across organizational activities
  • Respond to queries on programme/project progress, impacts and lessons
  • Train DG staff on Climate related topics
  • Facilitate cross learning between various projects on climate related issues

Strategic advice on Climate Change:

  • Enhance climate change mainstreaming in DG portfolio & programming
  • DG’s knowledge management and communication of impact results in the area of climate change policy enhanced
  • Create and drive convergence platforms at state / country level including partners who work on climate issues
  • Develop (directly or with partners) contextually relevant training content for DG staff, partners and farmer organizations on how climate change is impacting agriculture and actions to adapt + mitigate

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Development Economics, Energy, Environmental Law, Soil Science, Agronomy  or other closely-related field.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience preferably in the area of climate change and natural resources management, agroforestry or agriculture
  • Experience in the policy development processes associated with climate change
  • Experience in research and or implementation of science based climate adaptation and/or mitigation initiatives in agriculture, agroforestry
  • Experience with measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) approaches for quantifying ecosystem services incl GHG emissions, water usage, biodiversity, etc.
  • Strong analytical, writing, communication and advocacy skills
  • Skills in facilitation and coordination, entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner
  • Excellent drafting ability and presentation and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to explain complex issues to Digital Green staff and external partners
  • Proven capacity to translate complex climate change information for non-technical professional users
  • Knowledge of broader disaster risk management (including non-climate risks and hazards) would be useful
  • Knowledge of gender and social inclusion for climate change will be required


All Digital Green employees will be expected to demonstrate some degree of proficiency while performing their job duties. The levels for these competencies will be based on the scope and impact of that particular role on the overall organization.

Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to advise on the development and implementation of climate change adaptation projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of the implications of climate change on key sectors and ability to provide guidance on the integration of climate risk management and, development of long term and medium term responses to climate change;
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders across a wide range of disciplines.

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes knowledge management in DG and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example; 
  • In-depth practical knowledge of interdisciplinary development issues; 
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of DG. 

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects; 

Management and Leadership

  • Builds strong relationships with stakeholders, focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback; 
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; 
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities; 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; 
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure; 
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.

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