Job offer type
Field staff jobs
Type of contract
Fixed-term contract (CDD)
Climate and Agriculture ; Climate and Territories ; Sustainable development
Département Développement durable - DD > Pôle Climat et Biodiversité
Published on : 06/07/2020
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:
For further details, consult the Terms of Reference
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:
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: https://www.expertisefrance.fr/actualite?id=754627
Qualifications and skills
Documents to submit
Applications must be sent by e-mail with:
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:
Deadline for application : 27/07/2020 14:20
Expertise France is the public agency of French international technical cooperation. The agency operates around four priorities:
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.