Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international work in education, with more than 22,000 employees. GIZ has more than 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. As a federal public benefit enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in nearly 120 countries in achieve their goals of international cooperation. With this goal, GIZ works with its partners to create effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainable improvement of their living conditions.
In the Caribbean, GIZ has been present for more than 30 years, through its Regional Office based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and its projects in various countries in the region (Dominican Republic, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Haiti, Barbados, and Guyana). The Regional Office provides administrative and financial assistance to support regional projects.
Regarding the projects, their implementation is mainly to protect public assets in the areas of: Climate Change, Nature Management, Water and Biodiversity, Sustainable Energy (RE/EE), and Climate Financing.
EUROCLIMA is the EU’s flagship cooperation program on environmental sustainability and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It aims to contribute to the Green Transition in the LAC region, through climate mitigation and adaptation efforts and through the protection and conservation of biological diversity. Two main results are expected: 1. the enabling environment for a green transition (integrated policies, legal frameworks, sectoral plans and financial instruments) will be strengthened, in accordance with the climate , biodiversity and circular economy goals, as well as strengthening institutions and people. capacity to manage and coordinate it; 2. Innovative methods in the main areas for the green transition will be developed, demonstrated and multiplied by mobilizing and using public and private finance.
EUROCLIMA is funded by the European Commission, together with the German, French and Spanish governments, and is implemented by the agencies of the EU Member States (AECID, AFD, Expertise France, FIIAPP, GIZ) and the UN (ECLAC, UNDP, UN Environment ). The program forms part of the regional Team Europe Initiatives “Latin America and Caribbean Green Transition” and “A Partnership for a Caribbean Green Deal”. Most of EUROCLIMA’s actions will be defined in a participatory way through Country Dialogue processes based on the needs of partner countries. Country Dialogues will be organized, conducted and coordinated by the respective Country Dialogue Team of the Program, under the guidance and supervision of the relevant EU Delegation and National Focal Point, and using existing processes and structures where relevant. .
GIZ contributes to EUROCLIMA by i) supporting the coordination and integration of the program through the Program Support Unit (PSU); ii) facilitating multi-country dialogues; iii) acting as an implementing agency for actions that may include climate support, circular economy and biodiversity policies with particular attention to “Access to Finance“and”Intersectoral, multilevel and multi-stakeholder coordination” as well as sectors City Activities/Transportation and strengthas well as Forests, Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Sustainable Food Production.
The Caribbean Advisor for EUROCLIMA will be assigned to the Program and Policy Dialogue Manager and will be responsible for facilitating Country Dialogues with partner countries in the Caribbean (including Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica) and contribute to program coordination and integration through the Program Support Unit (PSU).
- Facilitating EUROCLIMA Country Dialogue processes in several Caribbean partner countries in coordination with National Focal Points, EU Delegations, EUROCLIMA partners, cooperation programs and other key actors at the political and technical level. This may include: Advising EU Delegations and INTPA throughout the country dialogue process; perform analytical studies; facilitating multi-stakeholder consultation processes; analysis of the country’s needs according to the program standard; support the elaboration of a Country Action Plan
- Provide advice on the methodological development of program modalities and support the updating of the Country Dialogue methodology as needed
- Act as liaison to the EU Delegation in Barbados and support the functions of the Program Support Unit (PSU) for GIZ, including day-to-day coordination and program monitoring, communication and visibility, reporting, knowledge management, preparation of meetings and events, including support of the Program Steering Committee and Management Committee meetings
- Actively cooperate and strengthen synergies and complementarities with other projects and programs of GIZ, the EU and possibly others in the region, and the sectoral network of GIZ and EUROCLIMA at the regional level
- Identify and develop partnerships and strategic alliances with relevant stakeholders from the public and private sectors, civil society, academia and strategic partners in the region
- Maintain good communication and information flow between partners and other stakeholders, and especially the agencies implementing EUROCLIMA and other GIZ projects
- Contribute to the program reporting of the EU and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and prepare presentations
- Contribute to the implementation of communication and visibility and gender strategies and work plans
- Contribute to knowledge management and monitoring tools and systems, including those applied by EUROCLIMA and GIZ
- Coordination and organization of events and participation in regional and international events
- Manage short tasks
- Special tasks for the administration of the Program
Qualifications, skills and experience
- Master’s degree in political science, sociology, economics, law or other relevant field for the project
- At least 5 years of professional experience within the international cooperation sector in the Caribbean region; desirable: professional experience in several partner countries in the region
- The current network and knowledge portfolio of international cooperation in the area of green transition in the Caribbean
- At least 3 years of experience in the field of climate change (or other relevant sectors for the green transition such as energy, transport, biodiversity or agriculture)
- Proven knowledge of climate governance and international climate policy processes
- Experience in facilitating and moderating multi-stakeholder processes (dialogue) in countries in the Caribbean region
- Project management experience, preferably within international cooperation; knowledge of EU development cooperation programs as an advantage
- Strategic vision, strong technical and analytical capabilities
- Excellent communication, diplomatic and interpersonal skills, experience in managing complex and politically sensitive processes
- Strong networking skills, intercultural sensitivity and ability to identify and engage relevant local and international stakeholders, public and private.
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, the ability and interest to work in a team and the willingness to familiarize oneself with new topics
- Willingness to travel to other countries in the EUROCLIMA program region and occasionally to Europe
- Excellent command of English; Knowledge of Spanish and/or German is considered a significant advantage
How to apply
If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and CV and save under the concept “Caribbean Advisor Barbados + your full name” in PDF to: HRCaribbean@giz.de
Applications are welcome on February 10, 2023.
(Due to the large number of applications received, we will contact the shortlisted applicants. Thank you for your understanding.