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Vacancy – Deputy Project Coordinator – Eastern Caribbean EDA Project

The Green Climate Fund has recently approved the sub-regional USD $20 million climate change project: Integrated physical adaptation and community resilience through an enhanced direct access pilot in the public, private, and civil society sectors of three Eastern Caribbean small island developing states. The purpose of the Enhancing Direct Access project, or “EDA”, is to build the capacity and track record of financing structures that increase access to and direct benefits from the Green Climate Fund for households, small and medium businesses and low-income populations in Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and Dominica. The project will provide climate change financing via grants to the public sector using the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP); through contractual agreement with a service provider to provide grants to the NGO sector; and; through a contractual agreement with a service provider to establish and operationalize a revolving loan facility with highly concessional small loans to homes and small businesses. The OECS Commission will coordinate independent monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Peruse the official Advertisement for Deputy Project Coordinator, EDA Project

For further information on the EDA, please visit:

The application deadline is February 21st, 2020.

Request for Quotation – Quantity of Computer Hardware and Office Equipment

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

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre hereby invites Bidders to submit Quotations for a quantity of Computer Hardware and Office Equipment.

Interested and eligible Bidders are invited to submit their quotations by electronic means to the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz at or before Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM Belize Time (GMT – 6). Quotations received after this time/date and / or not duly signed will not be considered.

Peruse the official Request for Quotations – Computer Hardware & Office Equipment containing additional instructions and information.

 

Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy to Produce Project Design and Conduct Feasibility Study – Barbados Proposed 3Rs CReWS Project

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is seeking the services of a Consulting Firm to Produce a Project Design and Conduct Feasibility Study for a Proposed Climate Resilience Wastewater Systems Project in Barbados.

Interested Firms are invited to submit their Expression of Interest no later than 11:00 AM Belize time (GMT-6) on Monday February 24, 2020 to the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz.

Peruse the official Request for Expressions of Interest and its associated Terms of Reference containing additional instructions and information.

Request for Expressions of Interest – Project Engineer, Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados)

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the 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 a Project Engineer.

Peruse the official Request for Expression of Interest and its associated Terms of Reference.

All suitably qualified persons are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EoI) covering the points outlined in the TOR. EoI’s must include:

  • 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
  • Be a national of one of the CARICOM Member States living in and eligible to work in Barbados; and
  • Contact details of three (3) references

The deadline for the submission of EoI’s is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Friday, 21 February 2020.

Request for Expression of Interest – Video Producer for the production of a Short film on the GCF in The Bahamas for the Caribbean Climate Change PAE Toolbox

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), toward the cost of the project titled Bahamas Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the contracting of a Video Producer for the production of a Short film on the GCF in The Bahamas for the Caribbean Climate Change PAE Toolbox.
Peruse the official Request for Expression of Interest and its associated Terms of Reference.
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. Contact details of three (3) references

The deadline for the submission of EOI’s is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Friday 14 February 2020.

UNITAR e-course on Sustainable Hydro-Governance – 24 Feb – 23 March 2020

UNITAR is pleased to announce that applications for the e-learning course on Sustainable Hydro-Governance are now open.

The purpose of this course will first be to raise awareness on the current state of freshwater resources worldwide and the need for adequate diplomatic solutions to stimulate cooperation around the way the resource is managed. It will provide knowledge resources, circumstantial experiences, and a cadre of tools to water-relevant stakeholders so as to enhance their ability to assess, prevent, and respond to the tensions arising from situations of water scarcity and mismanagement worldwide.

The duration of the course is 4 weeks, from 24 February – 23 March 2020.

The cost of the course is $600 per participant.

For more information, see https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/sustainable-hydro-governance

Request for Expressions of Interest – National GCF Coordinator, Haiti.

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), toward the cost of the project titled “Institutional Strengthening and Preparatory Support for the Republic of Haiti” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the contracting of a National GCF CoordinatorThe CCCCC now invites eligible Consultants to express their  interest in providing the Services.

Peruse the official Request for Expression of Interest and its associated Terms of Reference.

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. Contact details of three (3) references
The deadline for the submission of EOI’s is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Friday 14 February 2020.

AMS 100 by Carlos Fuller, International and Regional Liaison Officer, CCCCC

The 100th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) was held in Boston, Massachusetts from 12 to 16 January 2020.The theme was “The AMS Past, Present and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS)”.

The AMS is an excellent forum for the exchange of the latest developments and research in the fields of weather, water and climate, including climate change. At the Presidential Forum, Gina McCarthy, the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2013 to 2017 noted that although the US government had initiated the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, 25 States had committed to fulfill the government’s commitments in its NDC. She noted that these 25 States account for 55% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and collectively are the 3rd largest economy in the world.

Professor Petteri Tallas, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) spoke on the reforms underway at the WMO to support the delivery of services in a changing climate. WMO’s State of the Climate Report at COP 25 noted that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere were now at an unprecedented level. The last five years and the last decade were the warmest ever recorded. As the world transitioned to a low carbon and climate smart development pathway, more support from the meteorological community would be required to support both adaptation and mitigation activities.

There were several sessions of relevance to the Caribbean. In When Can We Talk about the Successes? Perspectives on the Impacts of Hurricane Dorian to Buildings and Infrastructure in the Bahamas the presenter noted that while engineering surveys identified the reasons buildings failed, they could not show why adjacent buildings which were even more exposed survived. It was important to use these structures as examples to design and construct hurricane resistant buildings. Others presentations included Impacts of Climate Information on Coffee Forms in Jamaica, Future Climate Projections in the French West Indies: Regional Climate, Tropical Cyclones and Storm Waves, The Role of Convection on the Decreasing Caribbean Precipitation during a Regional, Warming Sea Surface Temperature Period: 1982-2017, and Interannual Variability of the Early and Late Rainy Seasons in the Caribbean

Several members of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) made oral and poster presentations: Shanice Whitehall, Monitoring the Saharan Air layer over the Caribbean using Satellite Imagery, Darlene Field, Using Aerosol Optical Depth to Enhance Prediction of Solar PV Performance in Tropical Climates: Case Study – Barbados, Ashford Reyes, The Predictability of Saharan Dust Incursions over the Eastern Caribbean, Branden Spooner, Development of Interactive Visual Environment for Hydrometeorological Visualization and Analysis, Theodore Allen, The Hurricane Heat Trail Effect on Caribbean Heat Waves, and Lawrence Pologne, The Variability of Wind Resource in the Caribbean. Arlene Laing, Coordinating Director of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization presented on Contributions of Women in the English-speaking Caribbean to Tropical Meteorology Operations, Education Research and Applications.

The Caribbean was well represented at the meeting. Dr David Farrell, Principal of the CIMH was present as well as Glendell de Souza of the CMO and the Directors of the Meteorological Services of the Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, and Suriname. Dr Leonard Nurse the former Chairman of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre and Carlos Fuller, the International a d Regional liaison officer at the Centre also attended.

The climate change community in the Caribbean should consider attending these annual AMS meetings. One of the conferences which comprise the meeting is the Conference on Climate Variability and Change. Several sessions were devoted to the media and weather presenters on conveying climate change information. Marshal Shepherd formerly of NASA and now at the University of Georgia presented on Attributing Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change. Another session was devoted to Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Urban Tropical Environments where a presentation should have been made on Climate-Resilient Caribbean Cities: the Grenada Case. There were other sessions devoted to Greenhouse Gases. These sessions and presentations can expose Caribbean climate change policymakers, negotiators and implementers with the state of the science.

Request for Expressions of Interest – Consultant to Develop a Communication Strategy, Education and Promotional Materials

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the purpose of implementing the project “Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados)” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contract “Consultant to Develop a Communication Strategy, Education and Promotional Materials”.

Peruse the official Request for Expression of Interest and its associated Terms of Reference.

The CCCCC now invites interested consultants to submit Expression of Interest (EOI)  for this consultancy.

The deadline for submission is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6),  Friday 31 January 2020

Extended Deadline – Vacancy – Procurement Officer, CCCCC

A vacancy exists at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre for a PROCUREMENT OFFICER

Contract terms of reference (TOR)

Country Belize
Project Name Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme: Enhancing Climate Resilience in CARIFORUM Countries
Contract Title Procurement Officer (PO)
Contract Type Fixed Price – Individual Contracts
Expected Duration of the Services 24 months
Duration of Contract 24 months in the first instance (Contract renewal is subject to the availability of funds and successful performance evaluation)
Estimated start time: February 2020
Duty Station Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Office, in Belmopan, Belize with travel to Member States as necessary
Deadline for Submission 2:00pm (Belize time), Monday, 20th January, 2020

Peruse the official Terms of Reference.

Applications should be clearly identified as – Recruitment of Procurement Officer – EU Intra-ACP GCCA: Enhancing Climate Resilience in CARIFORUM Countries – Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and be submitted as one PDF file (in the order listed above) via email to:

Ms. Ethlyn Valladares
Human Resource Administrator
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)
Lawrence Nicholas Building, Ring Road
Belmopan City, Belize, C.A.
Phone: + (501) 822-1094 or 1104  
hr@caribbeanclimate.bz

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