Job Vacancies from the Department of Environment

The Department of Environment (DoE) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources, Cooperatives, Human
Settlements and Environment wishes to recruit a suitably qualified responsible individual to fill the position of
Project Coordinator for the implementation of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Third National Communication (TNC) to the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and First Biennial Update Report
(BUR1) to the UNFCCC.


A National Project Coordinator is required to oversee project implementation of the above mentioned projects.
The Department of Environment and UN Environment will provide supervision. The BUR1 and TNC will
facilitate the collection of information including the national inventory of anthropogenic emissions, actions taken
to mitigate emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and actions to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change
and other relevant information.

He/she will be responsible for the overall management of all aspects of the project and will provide technical
assistance to the national technical expert groups. The candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and
capable of working independently. He/she should have a strong scientific/technical and policy background and
experience in preparing National Communication on Climate Change and/or in other climate change enabling
activities. The ability to work with a wide variety of people from governments, agencies, non-governmental
organizations, and research institutions is essential. The post requires one who will work on a full-time basis.

Education and Experience

 An advanced degree (at least BSc or MSc.) in environmental science or another related field
 Relevant experience in the field of climate change and project implementation
Other Skills/Competencies
 Familiarity with national communications, and with international negotiations and processes under the
 Familiarity with computers and world processing
 Good command of national and UN official language
Primary Responsibilities Include:
 Co-ordinate all project activities with heads of technical expert groups, and a range of institutions and
agencies, including UN Environment, IPCC, UNFCCC secretariat, GEF, and national institutions to
ensure smooth , timely and appropriate execution of project activities;
 Prepare a detailed project workplan and terms of reference for the project consultants;
 Liaise with the relevant ministries, national and international research institutes, NGOs, and other relevant
institutions in order to involve their staff in the project activities, and to gather and disseminate information
relevant to the project;
 Identify, interview and recruit national and international consultants to work for the project;
 Promote and establish links with related national and regional projects, and other international
 Prepare the periodic progress reports on project implementation and ensure that all national project outputs
are sent to UN Environment;
 Manage the project expenditures according to the project budget;
 Identify training needs of the contracted national consultants and other project stakeholders and identify
appropriate courses and trainings for national capacity building;
 Organize national workshops and trainings according to the project workplan;
 Attend, whenever possible, the relevant regional and international workshops, trainings and conferences
 Review all materials generated during the project;
 Ensure the publication and dissemination of the reports identified as project outputs
 Coordinate negotiations on co-operation with Government and financing institutions in order to identify
and mobilize sources for the follow-up activities.

Terms of Engagement and Duty Station
The position is valid for 3 years and he/she will be housed at the Department of Environment
Application Process
Kindly submit a letter of interest inclusive of a Curriculum Vitae, along with two (2) recommendations by Friday
th March, 2019 to:
Ms. June Hughes
Senior Environment Officer
The Department of Environment
Cnr of New and Central Street
St. Kitts

Re: Application for Project Coordinator_ St. Kitts and Nevis Third National Communication and First
Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC
Only suitable applicants who have been shortlisted will be acknowledged.