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Job offer type
Field staff jobs

Type of contract
Fixed-term contract (CDD)

Activity sectors
Climate and Agriculture ; Climate and Territories ; Sustainable development

Deadline date
27/07/2020 14:20


Mission description

The coordinator, under the responsibility of the headquarters of Expertise France (Paris) and working closely with RAAF and ECOWAS, will work full time and throughout the duration of the programme on the overall project coordination. He/she ensures that the contractual objectives set between Expertise France and the European Union are achieved. He/she will need to ensure that all the activities required for the proper implementation of the programme are carried out.

Throughout the programme, the coordinator will work closely with the Expertise France team based in Paris, which comprises a project officer working 50% on the project, and the head of the “Climate and Biodiversity” Unit, as well as all the support services, including the Legal Affairs Department and the Financial Affairs Department. He/she will need to become familiar with the procedures of headquarters.

The coordinator will report to the head of the Climate and Biodiversity Unit, but will have close exchanges on the project implementation with the project officer at the headquarters in Paris. The latter will monitor the programme from Paris. The project officer is the main day-to-day contact at Expertise France for both the team and the European Union. In this respect, the coordinator will invite the project officer from headquarters to the relevant team or working meetings.

The coordinator will be responsible for reporting to EF, in a relevant and timely manner, any difficulties in the management of institutional partnerships or in the operational implementation of activities. The coordinator is expected to be proactive in terms of the various obstacles and difficulties encountered.

An interview will be held with the unit manager and project officer 3 months after taking up the position, then a second 6 months after taking up the position. Annual interviews will subsequently be organised between the coordinator, the head of the “Climate and Territories” Unit and the EF project officer to make the annual assessment of his/her missions.

The coordinator will work in the following areas:

  1. Operational and strategic management of the project
  2. Management of the PCU
  3. Administrative and financial management
  4. Representation, institutional relations and governance
  5. Reporting and contractual relations

For further details, consult the Terms of Reference

Project or context description

Global Climate Change Alliance Plus, West Africa component (AMCC+ AO / GCCA+ WA)

The Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (AMCC+ or GCCA+) is the second phase of an initiative of the same name launched by the European Commission (EC) in 2007, with a view to enhancing the dialogue and cooperation in the field of the fight against climate change between the European Union (EU) and the most vulnerable developing countries.

This second phase in particular aims to take into account the evolution of development issues and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations and to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The GCCA+ initiative continues to support countries via two mutually reinforcing pillars: the political and technical dialogue and support for the implementation of national and regional climate change adaptation and mitigation policies, with a greater emphasis on the management of climate knowledge and communication on it.

The priorities for GCCA+ are as follows:

  1. Build the scientific and technical capacities of the subregion in order to reduce vulnerability to climate change;
  2. Promote the mainstreaming of aspects of climate change into development policies, strategies, programmes and projects at the subregional and national levels;
  3. Support the development and implementation of subregional and national climate change adaptation programmes and projects.

The GCCA+ initiative breaks down into i) an “Overall’ component composed of programs set out by country under the supervision of the EU Local Delegations, and ii) an “Intra ACP” component under the coordination of the ACP Secretariat in Brussels. This component is itself divided into subregional components and Expertise France has been designated to manage the delegation of funds for West Africa.

The West Africa regional component

The GCCA+ West Africa project implemented by Expertise France with a 5-year budget of EUR 12.1m benefits from two regional bases: the political support for the project from ECOWAS, and a technical base with CILSS which will, in addition, be implementing part of the activities.

GCCA+ West Africa officially started on 1 January 2018 and began by a 12-month preparatory phase which aimed to lead to a common definition of the project outcomes and activities. The project has now entered into its implementation phase.

Find out more about the project news:

Required profile

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s level diploma in the Environment, Development Economics, International Relations, Project Management or another equivalent field;
  • Skills in project management and the coordination of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
  • Technical knowledge of climate change issues for the region, including UNFCCC mechanisms and in particular the Paris Agreement, will be an advantage.


Professional Experience

  • 8 years’ experience in international cooperation project management and/or technical assistance to the contracting authority in the field of the environment and/or the fight against climate change;
  • At least one experience as a project or team coordinator for a large-scale institutional technical assistance or capacity building project throughout its duration;
  • At least one experience in preparing a large-scale project for capacity building and/or technical assistance in the field of climate change;
  • At least one work experience in an English-speaking country or in an English-speaking environment;
  • Relevant work experience in building and leading an institutional dialogue with regional and national institutions;
  • Relevant experience in the implementation of project monitoring-evaluation systems;
  • Relevant work experience in the analysis and drafting of technical and strategic reports or on activities related to the implementation of a project;
  • Knowledge and/or work experience in the procedures and requirements for managing European financing;
  • Experience in working on and managing a project in West Africa is an advantage;
  • Experience in managing a multi-country project is an advantage.

Additional information

Additional information

  • Location of the mission: Lomé
  • Duration of the mission: 1 year renewable twice
  • Date of taking up the position: as soon as possible

Documents to submit

Applications must be sent by e-mail with:

  • A CV
  • A motivation letter

Please indicate the reference “PC DD GCCA” in the subject of your e-mail application.

If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks after the application deadline, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful.

Candidate(s) interested in this opportunity should submit their application as soon as possible, with Expertise France maintaining the option of establishing a shortlist before this date.

The selection process for expressions of interest will take place in two stages:

  • In the first stage, a shortlist will be freely established by Expertise France.
  • In the second stage, the candidate(s) selected may be invited for an interview and a written test (in person or remotely).

Deadline for application : 27/07/2020 14:20

File(s) attached : TdR_Coordinateur.trice GCCA+-vf0720.pdf - ToR_Coordinator GCCA+WA_0720.pdf

Expertise France is the public agency of French international technical cooperation. The agency operates around four priorities:

  • democratic, economic and financial governance;
  • security and stability of countries in crisis/post-crisis situations;
  • sustainable development;
  • strengthening health systems, social protection and employment.

In these areas, Expertise France carries out engineering and implementation missions for capacity building projects, mobilizes technical expertise and acts as an aggregator of projects involving public expertise and private know-how.

With an activity volume of 233 million euros, more than 400 projects in portfolio in 80 countries, and 63,000 days of expertise, Expertise France focuses its action towards France’s solidarity policy, influence and economic diplomacy.

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