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Project Coordinator

Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-28

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) is undertaking its readiness activities for accessing Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources for addressing climate change. The GORTT has received funds from the GCF to fund a project that will involve strengthening capacity of the Government to access climate finance through extensive stakeholder engagement, with the main objective of improving the monitoring system for climate change impacts on the agriculture sector in Trinidad and Tobago. The activities under this project will provide important baseline data and information that would be useful for future decision making on climate change priorities in the agriculture sector and therefore a basis for concept note and proposal development.

Reporting Lines

The Project Coordinator will report to the FAO Representative in Trinidad and Tobago, the Lead Technical Officer in the Food and Agriculture Organization and the National Designated Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (Ministry of Planning and Development).

Technical Focus
Climate change adaptation and planning
Tasks and responsibilities
  • Coordinate timely and quality implementation of overall project components providing technical support and ensuring appropriate linkages among the components and among consultants and concerned actors.

  • Develop a full project work plan and associated expenditure plan.

  • Prepare project reports of progress (every 6 months in accordance with GCF reporting requirements) and briefs as required.

  • Prepare bid documents including TORs for project experts/consultants working on the various aspects of the project and to the selection process.

  • Coordinate the organizing and conducting of assessments, consultations and workshops, including arranging logistics.

  • Coordinate logistical arrangements with national stakeholders for the various consultancies under the project.

  • Coordinate with relevant national stakeholders, especially the NDA and Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries to ensure maximum delivery and participation in project activities

  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of awareness raising materials at the various levels

  • Ensure interventions are well coordinated with other FAO and non-FAO projects in the country and build on FAO comparative advantage, successful practices, lessons learnt.

Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in agriculture, natural resources management, climate change or a related area.

  • At least 5 years experience in project management and implementation.

  • National of Trinidad or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

    Technical/Functional Skills
  • Experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder consultations with various target audiences

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Facilitation and coordination skills

  • Strategic advice

  • Knowledge of the Agriculture sector and use of natural resources as it relates to the effects of climate change with regard to adaptation /resilience and mitigation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of international climate finance, specifically the GCF architecture and adaptation and mitigation agendas of the UNFCCC

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

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