GOJ/EU/UNEP Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project
The project objective is to increase resilience and reduce risks associated with natural hazards in vulnerable areas and to contribute to the sustainable development of Jamaica. This will be achieved through rehabilitating watersheds, improving coastal ecosystems management and building climate change capacity and awareness as articulated in Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan. It is a joint venture of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The services of a Project Manager and an Administrative Assistant are required under the captioned project as outlined below.
The Project Manager is expected to coordinate the activities across the four implementing agencies. He/she will be responsible for providing technical input into project implementation and overall management and supervision of the project. He/she will manage and provide overall supervision for the Project Management Unit (PMU) including the Administrative Assistant.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
The incumbent is required to possess:
- a Master’s degree (with five years’ relevant experience) or a Bachelor’s degree (with seven years’ relevant experience) in the Social Sciences (management studies, business administration, environmental economics); natural resource, environmental management or a related discipline;
- at least 3 years’ experience in project implementation of similar scope project;
or certification in project management; and
- the ability to use Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Knowledge and understanding of climate change issues; exposure to UNEP or EU reporting procedures/standards; and working experience in the Caribbean would be of distinct advantage.
Read the Terms of Reference for this position here
All Applications are to be sent to the address below:
Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project
Human Resource Manager
Planning Institute of Jamaica
16 Oxford Road,
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 22, 2010