The Senior Associate, Adaptation and Environmental Information will be part of the Nicaragua team and based on Managua. S/he will work in close collaboration with other staff in CAID, IPSD, and other GGGI divisions, particularly Nicaragua country team and under the guidance of the Project Manager. The Senior Associate will provide technical assistance to the Secretariat of Climate Change of the Presidency.
The Senior Associate will provide technical assistance to the Secretariat of Climate Change of the Presidency, and support the implementation of SCCP technical assistance under the direction of the Project Manager as well as carry out project management best practices, including project budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
The Senior Associate will work to support and advise partner country project in planning, designing, and implementing adaptation and resilience projects, including the creation of an enabling environment and formulating grant-based and bankable projects. In addition, the senior associate is expected to support the knowledge outputs that are highly relevant to the given context Nicaragua Program and support the implementation of policies and projects conducive to financing/investment, represent GGGI in relevant networks and platforms and generate visibility for the work of GGGI in the context of climate adaptation and resilience, low emission and climate resilience development strategies and sustainable finance policy development.
The Senior Associate shall proactively engage in collaboration, knowledge-sharing, communications, and advocacy for advancing country efforts to meet Paris Agreement commitments by:
Building and leveraging collaboration with and resources from international organizations (including the UNFCCC), partnerships, and platforms as well as research institutions, academic institutions, and other organizations, where relevant, to support project implementation.
Engaging and collaborating with key GGGI staff, including other country teams, throughout the project design and implementation process and supporting in-country technical advisory services.
Engaging and collaborating with the donors focus on climate change efforts.
Supporting stakeholder engagement, visioning exercises, consultations, and other activities necessary to formulate systems, strategies, and relevant policy documents.
Engaging, where necessary, with government and non-government counterparts to support relevant project and policy implementation.
The Senior Associate is responsible for supporting and, in some cases, leading technical assistance activities as part of GGGI’s efforts to promote integrated planning for low emission climate resilient green growth. Relevant tasks will include:
Conducting, supporting, and sharing research, analysis, and insights on relevant climate change adaptation issues.
Ensure project outputs, activities, and deliverables and project reporting are completed and submitted on a timely basis.
Managing individual consultants and/or small consultancy projects.
Reviewing project outputs for quality control and addressing delivery issues with internal and external project collaborators.
Preparing relevant technical studies, guidelines, reports, and publications where applicable; and
Bachelor´s degree in fields relevant to the described position (such as environmental policy, engineering, environmental science and management, economics, statistics, climate change or any related fields)
Master's degree in economics, environmental management, climate change, agriculture and forestry, public policy, or another relevant field is advantaged
At least five (7) years of experience in climate change with at least three (3) years in EWS development, risk and vulnerability assessment, identification of most vulnerable or riskier region, areas, economic sectors, and communities.
Experience in international organizations working with developing countries is a plus.
Experience with designing and implementing capacity building activities aimed at enhancing country capacity to identify disaster and climate risk to alert population in a timely manner.
Experience in quantitative data analysis, and the ability to produce compelling insights from the analysis of issues related to adaptation.