Job offer type
Field staff jobs
Type of contract
Climate and Energy
12 mois renouvelable
Département Développement durable - DD > Pôle Climat et Energie
Published on : 11/05/2021
Reporting to the Programme Director based at EF headquarters in Paris, the Regional Coordinator will coordinate the operational implementation of the "Thematic OCTs" programme from Sint Marteen for the Caribbean region (Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, Curação, îles Caïmans, Iles Turks-et-Caïcos, îles Vierges britanniques, Montserrat, Saba, Saint Barthélémy, Sint Eustatius, Sint Marteen).
In order to achieve this, the Coordinator will work in conjunction with the programme team, which includes:
- A "headquarters" Coordination Unit based in Paris (Programme Director, Administrative and Financial Manager, Project Managers, Project Assistant, etc.),
- Her/his counterparts; the "field based" Coordinator for the Caribbean region and the Coordinator for the isolated OCTs
- Technical Experts focusing on the programme's priority themes and issues (Resilience, Energy, Monitoring and Evaluation, Communications and Visibility).
The Coordinator will be responsible for the successful implementation of the Programme in the Caribbean OCTs, in particular for carrying out the following tasks (this list is not exhaustive):
Animation of regional networking operations and coordination with partners
Operational implementation of Programme activities at a regional level
Coordination with the headquarters based Programme Team: logistics, administration and finance
This job description is not exhaustive, in general the Coordinator is a key implementing guarantor of the outputs and projected achievements of the contractual objectives of the programme. She/he and will be called upon to carry out any activity deemed to be necessary to ensure Programme goals and objectives are achieved on time and within budget, and to the satisfaction of the beneficiaries.
In accordance with the commitments of the European Union with its Overseas Countries and Territories, and those of the United Kingdom, and in particular the Overseas Association Decision (OAD) and the 2015-2020 strategy of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), the Thematic Programme is dedicated to the 25 European and British Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The Programme aims to contribute to the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of these countries and territories. Two specific objectives are targeted, namely: (i) strengthening the resilience of European and British OCTs to climate change and the COVID-19 health crisis; (ii) supporting their transition towards a low-carbon energy economy. This 17.8 million euro program is implemented by Expertise France (EF) and will last 68 months.
The main beneficiaries are the 25 European and British OCTs, including their governments, national, regional and local authorities, the private sector, civil society actors and citizens.
The concerned OCTs include the following:
- Aruba, Bonaire, Curação, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten
- Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands
- French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, New Caledonia and Dependencies, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Saint Barthélemy and Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- and Greenland.
The expected results of the action are described below:
- Strengthen the OCTs' capacity to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis;
- Strengthen the OCTs' capacity to carry out climate change (CC) risk assessments and disaster risk reduction (DRR);
- Identify and implement integrated and sustainable management practices in the OCTs for land, coastal and marine resources, as well as water management and security;
- Contribute to improving the OCTs' knowledge on energy management and storage technologies and models;
- Contribute to building capacity, tools and knowledge in the OCTs to facilitate the development, financing and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency programmes;
- Contribute to the implementation of effective energy management strategies in the OCTs.
A consultation/cooperation phase with partners and beneficiaries is foreseen in order to identify and better define precise needs and refine the programme strategy. Particular attention will be paid to the upstream involvement of all relevant stakeholders (beneficiaries, civil society, local population, financing institutions, etc.), in order to ensure a participatory management of the programme, from its conception to its closure. In addition, encouraging ownership of the programme by the beneficiaries, through iterative and progressive learning, will also be a major indicator of the programme's success.
Any applicant must provide the following documents:
Application deadline: 11 June 2021
Desired start date: August 2021
Applications will be analysed as they are received. Expertise France reserves the right to select a candidate before the application deadline. If you do not receive notification by 30 June, you may consider your application unsuccessful.
Competitive salary commensurate with level of experience and qualifications
Deadline for application : 11/06/2021 23:59
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.