The position will be contracted initially for one year and aim to be renewed annually for the duration of the project (5 years).
The CBF Technical Officer – CRAB Project Leader will be the technical lead on the new CBF Caribbean Regional Architecture for Biodiversity (CRAB) Project funded by the Government of France through the Agence Française De Développement (AFD) and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM). The CRAB Project Leader will i) assist the Conservation Finance Program Manager (CFPM) and the CBF CEO in the preparation and presentation of reports on the CRAB Project; ii) provide the CFPM and the CBF Finance Officer and team with relevant information and details in the preparation and tracking of CRAB budget and procurement plan; and iii) support, represent and make presentations on CRAB and the CBF.
An undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science) from a recognized university is required. A Master’s degree (in natural resources management, environmental management, biology or similar) is preferred.
At least 5 years of experience in a similar position.
Exemplary verbal and written skills in English. Good or advanced French and/or Spanish knowledge (conversational, reading and writing) is a strong 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 and similar documents.
Thematic knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding about sustainable financing, environmental grantmaking and conservation trust funds and their intersection with conservation and natural resources management.
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.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning: Demonstrated experience and ability in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Interpersonal and communication skills: Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to work with diverse groups and organizations.
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.