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Commonwealth Regional Climate Finance Adviser – Caribbean


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October 6, 2023

POST TITLE: Commonwealth Regional Climate Finance Adviser – Caribbean
LOCATION: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Belize
DURATION: 2 years (with potential for extension)
FEE: £57,000 per annum, plus benefits
CLOSING DATE: 1700 BST, 6 October 2023

Numerous studies have indicated that Small States, Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and other vulnerable countries are already suffering the impacts of climate change in a disproportional way. Their vulnerability is further exacerbated by the lack of critical capacity to address those impacts. Although climate finance is being made available to developing countries through several international initiatives, these countries do not usually have the requisite capacity to access these funds.

The Commonwealth Regional Climate Finance Adviser (CRCFA) for the Caribbean region will be positioned in the CCCCC Secretariat in Belize and will work on regional climate finance issues including the provision of support to the Commonwealth National Climate Finance Advisers (CNCFAs) in the region, facilitate knowledge sharing within and across regions, as well as promote the CCFAH and its work in the Caribbean.

The CRCFA must be familiar with the Caribbean context and have in-depth understanding of climate finance readiness, accreditation, proposal development and capacity building aspects. Furthermore, through his/her knowledge and expertise of the three Rio Conventions on climate change, biodiversity, and desertification the CRCFA will lead on how synergies can be made across these for maximising benefits, including enhancing access to climate finance for the region.

The CRCFA will assume the following main responsibilities and activities, including: Climate Finance Capacity Building & Project/Programme Development Support; Knowledge Management; and Stakeholder Engagement and Communication.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to have a post graduate qualification (master’s degree essential) in any of the following: Climate Change, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering; Project Management; Business Studies or any other related subject.

You will also need:
• At least 10 years of work experience in the development and management of projects in the area of climate change, energy, forestry, biodiversity, agriculture and technical assistance initiatives.
• Previous experience in resource mobilisation, stakeholder relationship building and collaborating with government agencies, donors and/international development partners, and non-government organisation.
• Demonstrated experience in climate finance readiness, grant proposal writing and/or climate change capacity building or technology transfer.
• Experience managing technical assistance and teams of experts.
• Experience in developing countries in general and demonstrated experience in the Caribbean region.
• Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.
• Knowledge of a relevant additional language is desirable.

Please apply by clicking the apply button below. You will need to submit a CV and a covering letter.

Please note that we are only able to accept applications from Commonwealth citizens.

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