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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Project Ideas for Private Sector to Support Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development in Jamaica and Other CARICOM States

The Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (CCD-MEGJC), Jamaica invites Caribbean private sector entities with a strong business case for climate investment (existing and proposed) to submit their ‘project ideas’ to CCD-MEGJC which will be developed to access Green Climate Fund resources, specifically the GCF Private Sector Facility. These ‘project ideas’ must support their respective country’s climate change priorities and strategic development plans and align with the GCF’s investment criteria and the GCF Private Sector Facility (PSF) requirements.

Through this CPI, CCD-MEGJC will select at least ten (10) project ideas using the established Eligibility Criteria. The selected private sector entities will then be invited to participate in a training workshop to be held in Jamaica, aided by a project development consultant to transform these project ideas into concept notes that can be considered by the GCF for financial assistance. These Concept Notes will be submitted in partnership with an Accredited Entity, National Designated Authority (NDA) or focal point to the GCF.

Deadline for submission has been extended to: July 6, 2019

High-Level Discussion on Renewable Energy and Climate Change to Get Underway in Abu Dhabi as IRENA Members Gather for 17th Council

Agency members to discuss importance of renewable energy as the solution for countries in taking climate action

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2019 — More than 360 government representatives from 116 countries will gather in Abu Dhabi tomorrow to attend the Seventeenth Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Luxembourg will Chair the Agency’s two-day high-level meeting that takes place days ahead of the Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting, one of the central global preparatory meetings for the United Nations Climate Action Summit taking place in New York in September.

“Electrification fueled by Renewables and energy efficiency is the only ready and real instrument we have to be in line with the Paris Agreement goals.” said IRENA Director-General, Francesco La Camera. “Thanks to sharply falling technology costs and enabling policies, Renewable energy is the backbone of energy decarbonisation and a central climate action tool. Identifying practical pathways to increase the speed of deployment will be at the heart of the discussions taking place in Abu Dhabi in the coming days.”

During the Council, the Agency will present key findings from its most recent work on power generation costs and outline a global energy transformation pathway that supports the achievement of the Paris Agreement. The meeting will also host discussions around the importance of long-term energy planning, the socio-economic benefits of the energy transformation and how decentralised renewable energy solutions support energy access and sustainable development.

“Decisions taken today on renewable energy deployment affect our ability to address global challenges for generations to come,” said Mr. Guy Lentz, Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the European Union and Chair of the Council meeting. “Luxembourg and the European Union at large, are taking steps to lead the world in a transition towards a sustainable energy future and carbon neutrality by 2050.

“At international gatherings like the IRENA Council, we seek opportunities to engage and support other countries in our shared vision of a climate-safe and socio-economically just world,” continued Mr. Lentz. “We are pleased to be part of IRENA’s unique efforts at the centre of international cooperation for greater renewable energy deployment.”

During the meeting, the Director-General will present a progress report, highlighting the efforts, achievements and support IRENA has given its Members so far this year. The Agency’s 21 elected Council members will also discuss the content and focus of the Agency’s future work as part of IRENA’s Work Programme and Budget for 2020-2021.

The 17th Council will also include the announcement of a new partnership between the Agency and a UAE Ministry and IRENA’s fifth Policy Day, which this year will focus on policy frameworks necessary to attract and secure renewable energy investment in a time of transition.

Composed of 21 IRENA Members, the Council meets twice annually to facilitate cooperation among Members, oversee implementation of the IRENA work programme and complete substantive preparations for the Agency’s annual Assembly.

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About the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

IRENA is the global intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. With 160 Members (159 States and the European Union) and 23 additional countries in the accession process and actively engaged, IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

Contact information:

IRENA: Saba Ahmad Al Delfi, Acting, Chief Communications Officer, saldelfi@irena.org;  +971 2 417 9009

VACANCY NOTICE: Short Term Consultants – National Coordinators Re: Strengthening Capacities of Early Warning and Response for Tsunamis and Other Coastal Hazards in the Caribbean Project

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is seeking to hire Individual Consultants to provide national coordination services and support to its Caribbean Tsunami information Centre (CTIC) in
each of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; St Vincent and the Grenadines; and Trinidad and Tobago The Individual Consultants will have responsibility for coordinating the implementation of activities in their respective countries for the “Strengthening Capacities of Early Warning and Response for Tsunamis and Other Coastal Hazards in the Caribbean” project which is being funded by a grant from the European Commission European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO).
UNESCO/IOC and its CTIC will provide oversight of the Individual Consultants, who must be available on a part time basis (50%) for the entire duration of the assignment and will be home-based.

Applications must be emailed to: a.brome@unesco.org, copied to b.aliaga@unesco.org by 17 June 2019 (Midnight, Paris time).Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Peruse the complete T.O.R.

Source: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO

CONSULTANCY NOTICE: GENDER ANALYSIS CONSULTANT

In the development of chemicals management strategies and in the execution of related projects, the importance of gender dimensions is often not considered. In this regard, the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer in the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean), in its role as project executing agency, is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced consultant(s) to provide a gender analysis of the project’s execution and outcomes under the project, “Development of Minamata Initial Assessments in the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)”.

Deadline for proposal submission: 6:00pm (Trinidad and Tobago, GMT -4) on July 8, 2019

Who can apply: Open to Caribbean and International bidders.

Terms of Reference: Gender Analysis Consultant

Source:  Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer in the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) 

Request for Expressions of Interest – Project Development Specialist (PDS), Resource Mobility Officer (RMO), and Protocol Declaration Liaison Officer (PDLO) – Grenada

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from Green Climate Fund (GCF), toward the cost of the project titled “Strengthening Institutional and Implementation Capacity for Delivery of Climate Change Investment Projects: Grenada” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the contracting of:

  • One (1) Project Development Specialist (PDS); 
  • One (1) Resource Mobility Officer (RMO);
  • One (1) ProtocolDeclaration Liaison Officer (PDLO

All suitably qualified persons are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) covering the points outlined in the TOR and accompanied by the following application documents:

  1. Letter of motivation outlining motivation and how your experience, skills, qualifications and professional networks fit with the required job description.
  2. Curriculum vitae or Résumé with full details of experience, achievements, qualifications and names
  3. Must be a national of one of the CARICOM Member States 
  4. Contact details of three (3) references 

Submissions are to be sent via email as PDF files to procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz

The deadline for the submission of EOI’s is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6),  Friday, 28 June 2019

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Request for Expressions of Interest – Project Engineer and Project Administrative Officer

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from Green Climate Fund (GCF), toward the cost of the project titled “Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados)” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the contracting of : 
1. One Project Engineer 2. One Project Administrative Officer

The CCCCC now invites eligible Consultants to express their  interest in providing the Services. 
All suitably qualified persons are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) covering the points outlined in the TOR. EOI must include:

  1. Letter of motivation outlining motivation and how your experience, skills, qualifications and professional networks fit with the required job description.
  2. Curriculum vitae or Résumé with full details of experience, achievements, qualifications and names
  3. Be a national of one of the CARICOM Member States living in and eligible to work in Barbados; and
  4.  Contact details of three (3) references 

Submissions are to be as PDF files sent via email to procurement@caribeanclimate.bz

The deadline for the submission of EOI’s is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Friday  28 June 2019

Peruse the required documents below:

Request for Expressions of Interest – Resource Mobility Officer (RMO) – Grenada

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from Green Climate Fund (GCF), toward the cost of the project titled “Strengthening Institutional and Implementation Capacity for Delivery of Climate Change Investment Projects: Grenada” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the contracting of: A Resource Mobility Officer (RMO).

Peruse the following official documents:

The CCCCC now invites eligible Consultants to express their interest in providing the Services. All suitably qualified persons are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) covering the points outlined in the TOR and accompanied by the following application documents:

  • Letter of motivation outlining motivation and how your experience, skills, qualifications and professional networks fit with the required job description.
  • Curriculum vitae or Résumé with full details of experience, achievements, qualifications and names
  • Must be a national of one of the CARICOM Member States
  • Contact details of three (3) references

The deadline for the submission of EOI’s is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Friday, 21st June, 2019.

Request for Expression of Interest – Product Development & Marketing Strategy Consultant

The Caribbean Committee Climate Change Centre is seeking the services of an Individual Consultant to develop a Product Development and Marketing Strategy for the conduct of bathymetric and topographic surveys and data analyses within the Caribbean region and internationally. 

Peruse the following official documents:

Interested Consultants are invited to submit their Expression of Interest no later than June 17, 2019.

GWP-C and CCCCC Partner with Caribbean Water Sector Stakeholders to Develop Green Climate Fund Projects

May 27th – 29th, 2019 | St. George’s, Grenada. The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), is convening a regional project development workshop at St. George’s University in Grenada from May 27th – 29th, 2019. The workshop is titled “An Approach to Develop a Regional Water Sector Programme for Building Resilience to Climate Change.”

The focus of the 3-day workshop, is to strengthen the capacity of Caribbean Water Utilities and Government Ministries with responsibility for Water Resources Management, in developing climate resilient water proposals, with the objective of preparing a Regional Water Sector Programme for the submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). More than twenty (20) representatives from ten (10) Caribbean countries will participate in the regional workshop. These countries include: Antigua and Barbuda, The Commonewealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and The Bahamas.

The workshop will provide participants with knowledge on the GCF and funding opportunities, as well as introduce them to the GCF concept note and funding proposal template. Additionally, stakeholders will be able to identify priority activities and actions for the water sector and utilities in the Caribbean. This would feed into identifying next steps to further develop the Regional Programme for approval by the GCF.

The importance of the workshop cannot be overstated, as Caribbean Small Island Developing States are some of the most vulnerable islands to the impacts of Climate Change in the world, with water scarcity ranking as the most critical resource under threat. Addressing this existential threat, requires urgent action to mitigate its long-term impacts and accessing funding to do so is urgently needed.

GWP-C’s mission is to support Caribbean countries in the sustainable management of their water resources. While the CCCCC, as a regional entity accredited by the GCF, has the mandate to coordinate the Caribbean’s response to climate change. This collaboration between GWP-C and CCCCC, therefore presents a combination of knowledge and experience to foster building climate resilience in the Caribbean water sector. The ultimate objective being to make the Caribbean Water Secure.

For more information on the Regional Workshop please contact:
Gabrielle Lee Look
Communications Officer
Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C)
E-mail: gleelook@gwp-caribbean.org
Website: http://www.gwp-caribbean.org

Vacancy – Receptionist/Clerk, CCCCC

Credit: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. Not for use without written permission.

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is seeking a Receptionist/ Clerk to support the Centre’s client relationships by providing courteous and efficient service as the organization’s first line of personal, telephone, and mail contact.

Estimated Time line of Position: 12 months in the first instance with the possibility of renewal.

Location: The successful candidate will be located in Belmopan, Belize.

Start date: The successful applicant will be expected to commence work immediately on appointment.

Remuneration: An attractive package awaits the successful candidate.

Peruse the official:

Deadline for the submission of applications is no later than Monday, June 17, 2019 (11:59pm -6 GMT).

Interested and eligible applicants must send an email or otherwise submit: a) An expression of interest (Cover letter), b) Curriculum Vitae, c) 3 Reference letters from the most recent employers d) Information demonstrating the experience and competence.

To: Ms. Ethlyn ValladaresHuman Resource AdministratorCaribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)Lawrence Nicholas Bldg
Ring Road
Belmopan City
Belize, C.A.
Phone: + (501) 822-1094 or 1104
hr@caribbeanclimate.bz

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