CBF Program Officer – Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility
August 21, 2023
About the career opportunity:
Climate change adaptation is one of the most urgent challenges for the Caribbean islands’ existence, its communities, economies, and the CBF goals.
The CBF seeks a full time Program Officer with a proven record of success in addressing climate change and conservation challenges in order to provide program support to effectively implement the strategic agenda of the EbA Facility. The Program Officer will report to the EbA Program Manager and will work closely with other EBA and CBF team members in providing this program support.
The Program Officer will enter into a consultant contract agreement with the CBF. The position will be contracted initially for three months and can be extended and/or renewed, provided the incumbent continues to meet the objectives set and tasks agreed upon.
Potential flexibility exists for location within the Caribbean. This position is open to individuals only. Consulting firms or consortiums are not eligible. No subcontracting is allowed.
An undergraduate degree from a recognized university in management, climate change, natural resources/environmental management, project management, finance, or other relevant field is required. A Masters degree is preferred.
At least 5 years of experience in a similar position.
Exemplary verbal and written skills in English. Good or advanced Spanish and/or French knowledge (conversational, reading and writing) would be an asset.
Program/Project management: Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and monitoring programs and projects including the components of proposals, work plans, budgets, logical frameworks, procurement plans, monitoring learning and monitoring plans. Demonstrated experience in writing reports, memoranda, budgets and similar documents.
Thematic knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding about ecosystem-based adaptation issues and their intersection with conservation finance and natural resources management.
Stakeholders groups: Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector. Experience in liaising with donors would be an asset.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning: Demonstrated experience and ability in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Communications and outreach: Experience in communications and outreach including the preparation of materials such as brochures, pamphlets, information/promotional documents and online material for web content, social media, etc.
Event Organizing: Demonstrated experience in developing, organizing and facilitating national/regional workshops and other events. Expertise with online fora, such as organizing and hosting webinars.
Interpersonal and communication skills: Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to work with diverse groups and organizations. Experience in working with remote teams would be an asset.
Proactive behavior: Be a highly energetic, self-starting, entrepreneurial and creative individual who can express/recognize ideas, opportunities, and communicate goals and objectives clearly. Ability to undertake actions, decisions, and achieve results in an independent manner and assume the responsibility for the actions taken.
Assertiveness: Capacity to solve problems or conflicts in an assertive manner.