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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

Peruse the required documents below:

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

Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Japan in Belize visits the CCCCC

Belmopan, Belize; May 21, 2019 – Today, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) welcomed Mr Hiroyoki Kubota, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Japan in Belize, to its offices in Belmopan. 

The meeting commenced with a small team from the CCCCC led by the Executive Director, Dr Kenrick Leslie, providing an overview of the Centre’s mandates and its work to support the people of the Caribbean in addressing the impacts of climate variability and change.

In response to questions from Mr Kubota, Dr Leslie gave a synopsis of the Centre’s projects, programmes and initiatives outlining its cross-sector approach on all aspects of sustainable development and climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.

Dr Leslie expressed the Centre’s interest in working with the government of Japan as he noted, much of the Centre’s success is achieved through strong collaborations with regional and international partner institutions and organisations.

GCF Visits CCCCC during Strategic Mission to Belize

BELMOPAN: May 20, 2019: A team from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) visited the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) May 6-8 and May 14-15, 2019 while on a mission to Belize to strengthen its engagement with its partners. 

During the visit, the GCF team comprising of Mr Keith Alger, Entity Relations Specialist; Dr Patrick Van Laake, Senior Ecosystems Management Specialist at GCF; and Mrs Neranda Maurice-George, Regional GCF Advisor for the Caribbean; held meetings with CCCCC’s executive director Dr Kenrick Leslie and senior officers from the Centre, to discuss and evaluate the progress and challenges of the Belize Readiness and other projects.

On Monday, May 6, the GCF Team accompanied by Dr Leslie, a team of officers from the Centre and Ambassador Yvonne Hyde, who serves as Belize’s National Designated Authority (NDA), visited the Arundo donax project site and the Belize Sugar Industry in Orange Walk, proposed site for a GCF Simplified Approval Process (SAP) project currently in the pipeline. While at the sugar Factory they witnessed the combustion of Arundo donax (wild cane) fibres at the Belize Cogeneration Energy Company (Belcogen). 

Belcogen plant is experimenting with Arundo donax under a GCF funded project preparation facility to investigate to viability of the wild cane as an alternative source of energy.

The Arundo donax Renewable Energy Project in Belize was the Caribbean’s first project preparation facility (PPF) for which the GCF provided US$694,000 in grant funding to investigate the use of the wild cane as an alternative source of fuel.

During the visit to Orange Walk, the team also met with sugarcane growers’ associations and visited the Belize Sugar Industry (BSI) variety research lab, the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) and several farms. They heard ‘first-hand’ the climate change effects impacting sugarcane farmers and their families, as well as, observed ongoing efforts to address the impacts.  

The GCF Team met with officers at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in Belmopan, Belize on May 7, 2019.

At a meeting at the CCCCC’s Belmopan offices on Tuesday, May 7, Dr Leslie expressed gratitude for the guidance provided by the GCF’s support team during the Centre’s accreditation process in 2015 and during the project development and approval processes. He noted the timeliness of the GCF Mission to Belize and voiced his satisfaction with what he saw at the various sites visited during the field trip, and the importance of the projects to help communities mitigate and adapt to climate change. He thanked the GCF for their continued support for project development, approval and implementation processes.

In addressing the Centre’s executive and senior officers, Dr Alger outlined the plan of engagement, noting that while in Belize, his team would provide an update on the revised GCF rules and processes. He provided information on the Fund’s role and its direction under the new GCF Executive Director, Mr Yannick Glemarec. 

While in Belize the GCF reviewed and provided feedback on the Centre’s pipeline projects and other projects submitted for approval; explored areas for further collaboration and provided guidance on proposed collaborations between the CCCCC and its existing partners, while also setting the framework for and the agreement on a way forward in programming and the Centre’s readiness and re-accreditation.

Since February 2018, the CCCCC has received more than US$38.54 million in GCF grant funding for the implementation of Climate Change and readiness projects in several countries. These include the implementation of the WSRN S-Barbados Project, a project preparation grant for the Arundo donax Renewable Energy Project, and Country Readiness grants for Belize, Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

On Friday, May 10, 2019, the Centre launched the first single-country investment by the GCF in the Caribbean, Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) project.  

The CCCCC is a GCF direct-access Accredited Entity (AE) based in Belize and is the arm of CARICOM (Caribbean Community) that has the responsibility for leading climate change actions in the Caribbean. As an Accredited Entity, the Centre is positioned to assist government departments and agencies as well as private sector agencies in the Caribbean to access GCF funding for climate adaptation and mitigation project grants of up to US$50 Million per project. The Centre is also prepared to partner with other regional institutions to increase the region’s access to GCF and other donor funding.

The GCF is a global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenges of climate change through a network of National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities.

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