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									The CARIBSAVE Partnership
Job Title:                   CARIBSAVE Regional                   Location:         Barbados
Travel Required:             Yes                                  Position Type:    Full-time
Level/Salary Range:          USD $50,000-$70,000 Dependent        Closing Date:     1 July 2010 /
                             on Experience & Qualifications                         Interviews First Week July 2010
                             Plus Package
Applications Accepted By:

E-mail:               admin@caribsave.org                     Mail:   The CARIBSAVE Partnership
                                                                      Chancery House
Attention:         Dr Murray Simpson
                                                                      High Street
                   Chief Executive Officer and Co-
                   Director                                           Barbados

Job Description

Job Purpose:
The CARIBSAVE Partnership Regional Coordinator (RC) will be responsible for the coordination of operations and
procedures in the Caribbean Region and the Regional Head-Quarters of The CARIBSAVE Partnership based in
Barbados. The RC will support and oversee the activities of the regional CARIBSAVE Team of experts in the
execution of various projects including the CARIBSAVE Climate Change Risk Atlas (CCCRA).
    •     Provide pragmatic assistance to the CARIBSAVE team of experts and stakeholders (governments and
          communities) of the Caribbean tourism and related sectors in the assessment of climate change impacts
          and the development of adaptation and mitigation strategies.
    •     In collaboration with the CARIBSAVE Team, the RC will coordinate, manage and facilitate the activities and
          outputs of all CARIBSAVE projects in the Caribbean and those activities specified in the CARIBSAVE
          Climate Change Risk Atlas (CCCRA). These activities will initially focus on the following countries: The
          Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, St Lucia, Anguilla, St Kitts, Nevis,
          Suriname, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize and Grenada.
    •     Work with other researchers in the CARIBSAVE Team to assess vulnerabilities to climate change scenarios
          in a range of sectors.
    •     Pro-actively explore and pursue fund-raising opportunities, write and prepare funding proposals and
          source funds for CARIBSAVE projects.
    •     Provide the CARIBSAVE Team with regular updates and progress reports.
    •     Promote awareness of The CARIBSAVE Partnership by delivering presentations at conferences and
          through the publication of press releases and other marketing tools.
    •     Collate data and communicate this data in report format to senior CARIBSAVE Officers.
    •     To gain recognition and support for CARIBSAVE and to develop and promote CARIBSAVE work.
    •     Attend conferences and facilitate workshops and meetings when required.
    •     Monitor expenditure and budgets to ensure that project components are delivered within budget.
    •     Manage the Regional Head-Quarters of The CARIBSAVE Partnership, the Regional Administrator and staff.

Selection Criteria:
    •     Advanced level of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
    •     Excellent interpersonal and staff management skills.
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    •   Strong decision making skills.
    •   Effective communicator with a high level of verbal and listening skills.
    •   Rigorous attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
    •   Effective organizational skills.
    •   Effective written communication skills.
    •   Ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines.
    •   Excellent fluency in written and spoken English essential.
    •   Cheerful ‘can-do’ helpful attitude at all times.
    •   Ability to solve problems and demonstrate initiative.
    •   Must be approachable with the ability to work as part of a team.
    •   Previous project management experience essential.
    •   Minimum qualifications: Master of Science / Arts or equivalent experience.

    • Knowledge of Spanish and / or French advantageous.
    • Experience of working in coordination and cooperation with several institutions.
    • Experience of working with policy makers and communicating scientific information.
    • Experience of techniques used to assess vulnerability to climate change.

Personal Attributes:
    • Honest and Trustworthy
    • Respectful
    • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
    • Flexibility
    • Demonstrate sound work ethics

The CARIBSAVE Partnership an Overview

The CARIBSAVE Partnership (CARIBSAVE) was formed in 2008 between the Caribbean Community Climate Change
Centre (CCCCC) and the University of Oxford. CARIBSAVE is now also supported by a wide range of international
and regional partners including four United Nations agencies (UNDP, UNEP, WMO and UNWTO), the World
Wildlife Fund, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the UK Department for
International Development (DFID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the World Bank,
Conservation International, the Rainforest Alliance, the Nature Conservancy, IUCN, the Caribbean Tourism
Organization and the Association of Caribbean States.

The CARIBSAVE Partnership is protecting and enhancing the livelihoods, environments and economies of the
Caribbean Basin. CARIBSAVE addresses the impacts and challenges surrounding climate change, tourism, the
environment, economic development and community livelihoods across the Caribbean Basin, using an integrated
and holistic approach. The CARIBSAVE Partnership is providing practical strategies, and implementing capacity
building and skills transfer activities across the region for pro-poor and national economic development in the
Caribbean in an era of economic restructuring and climate change.

The organization has a regional headquarters in Barbados, and is a non-profit company based in the Caribbean.
CARIBSAVE also has non-profit entities in the UK and the USA. The organization is currently engaged in a wide
range of projects in over fifteen countries across the region. One of these projects the CARIBSAVE Climate Change
Risk Atlas (CCCRA), Phase 1, is providing practical assistance to the governments, communities and the tourism
sector of the Caribbean at the local destinational level and at national level to assess climate change impacts, in
order to better manage the risks and consequences of climate change and enhance resilience. The CCCRA is
providing Climate Change Risk Country Profiles across the Caribbean Basin that will be replicated in other
destinations and countries in the region. The CCCRA is building capacity and enabling the practical implementation
of pragmatic strategies and action plans for national, local and regional stakeholders.

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CARIBSAVE is focused on building critical regional and national capacities for climate modelling, vulnerability
screening, adaptive capacity and action planning that are specific to community livelihoods, national policy, the
tourism sector and related sectors i.e. water, energy, agriculture, health, biodiversity, infrastructure and
settlements and disaster management. Through education and communication CARIBSAVE is raising awareness
and ‘democratising science’ for communities, public and private sector stakeholders. The Country Profiles derived
from the CCCRA are informing wider policy and planning processes, and the implementation of actions at
ministerial, private sector and community level.

How to Apply
Please submit your application (Covering Letter and CV/Resume) to the CARIBSAVE Administrator –

The Closing date for applications is 1 July 2010

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