Technical Advisor

at GIZ
Published November 3, 2022
Location Castries, Saint Lucia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

The Global Carbon Market (GCM) project supports partner countries using flexible carbon pricing mechanisms and other market-based instruments for climate change mitigation at national and regional levels. The project is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The project focuses on new cooperation mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) and the voluntary carbon markets.

Responsibilities
The advisor is responsible for

contributing to conceptual development of the project,
managing the activities, in line with the project’s objectives and activities and in close agreement with the Head of the Component,
providing advisory services to the respective partner institutions,
coordinate with national, regional and international stakeholders,
contribute to innovation, knowledge management and transfer.
The Technical Advisor performs the following tasks:

Tasks
Advisory of the partner institution(s)
The advisor

engages with national and regional institutions, private sector, development partners and other key stakeholders to facilitate project implementation,
provides technical support to partner institutions on international climate policy, cooperative approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and carbon pricing instruments for climate action in general,
plans and monitors activities and outreach according to the overall project planning and management tools in cooperation with the Global Carbon Market team and in close consultation with counterparts,
contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process,
supports the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, trainings, and other events on issues connected with the project’s area of activity,
develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives.
Networking and cooperation
The advisor

supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with PR work and cooperates with relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and the private sector in the project environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships,
builds and maintains partnerships, engaging with national public institutions, regional organisations, international UNFCCC structure, representatives from the private sector and civil society, as well as planning and coordination of project implementation in the Caribbean,
establishes and maintains a network of actors in the field of carbon markets.

Other knowledge, additional competences

very good management and organizational skills, the candidate also preferably has previous experience in the planning and organization of events,
good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, online meeting software and the internet) and computer applications (e.g., MS Office)
strong teamwork skills and ability to operate in a diverse and multicultural work environment as well as to think innovatively,
Fluency in English.

Education

Master’s degree in the field of economics, environmental science or another relevant subject

Experience

Minimum 5 years professional experience in a comparable position in the field of climate policy and / or international development cooperation

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