Finance & Administrative Assistant - Climate Resilient Agriculture for Integrated Landscape Management - Grenada

Tags: climate change finance
  • Added Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 17 July 2020

Grenada’s biodiversity is being threatened by unsafe agricultural practices and encroachment from human settlements, resulting in habitat loss and fragmentation, overexploitation of biological resources, and pollution. The presence of invasive alien species and climate change are also drivers of biodiversity loss in the country. Land degradation has affected approximately 50% of land resources in Grenada; deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the form of forest clearance to allow for residential and commercial development, non-sustainable agriculture, forest fires, and coastal tourism development are the main forces behind land degradation in Grenada. Integrated agroecosystem management, which incorporates sustainable land management (SLM) and biodiversity conservation into production landscapes, may provide a solution to biodiversity loss and land degradation in the country. SLM and biodiversity conservation objectives need to be mainstreamed into national land use planning, sectoral policies, and legal frameworks. Incorporated into SLM are climate smart agriculture (CSA) practices that can contribute to ensuring the long-term sustainability of agricultural production at the community and producer levels.

Core Competencies

Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow 
Level 2: Proactively identifies new opportunities and challenges


Communication
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform 
Level 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation


Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work 
Level 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs


People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 2: Takes ownership of responsibilities


Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement 
Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services 

Technical/Functional

Financial management
Knowledge of financial management concepts, frameworks, risk management, and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise


Monitoring and compliance
Knowledge of monitoring and results management concepts, accountability frameworks, risk management, and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise


Change Management
Ability to apply a systematic approach to adapt, control and effect change
Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work


Stakeholders Management
Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and balance often contradictory expectations, building and maintaining relationships 
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise


Team Building
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals 
Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

Education:

Specialized education preferably with specialized certification in business administration, management, economics, accounting or related field.

Experience:

At least 3 years of professional experience in project or business administration, including budget planning and monitoring, logistics coordination/event planning and procurement


Experience working in a sustainable development context is a distinct asset

Professional work experience with a UN Agency is desired, especially UNDP/GEF, preferably with knowledge of Atlas

Excellent report writing skills and strong interpersonal communication skills

Data processing skills would be an asset

Demonstrable computer proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Language: 

Fluency in written and spoken English

Legal status to work in Grenada e.g. CARICOM Graduate/Skilled National Certificate

 

Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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Contract Duration: One Year