Re­gional Ad­vi­sor/Ex­pert (m/f)

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• • • • • • • • • Ad­vanced De­gree in Cli­mate Science, or else, in a rel­e­vant aca­demic dis­ci­pline such as Agri­cul­ture,

En­vi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences, Wa­ter Re­sources Man­age­ment, Coastal Re­sources Man­age­ment, Forestry or En­gi­neer­ing.

Solid prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence (more than 5 years pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence) in de­vel­op­ing and/

or man­ag­ing multi-stake­holder part­ner­ships, ide­ally re­lated to the adap­ta­tion to cli­mate change in

agri­cul­ture, forestry, coastal/ma­rine and/or the wa­ter sec­tor. You have knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence on cli­mate change adap­ta­tion and mit­i­ga­tion projects, Know-how re­gard­ing loss and dam­age and cli­mate-in­duced mi­gra­tion would be an as­set Prior work ex­pe­ri­ence with an in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion agency would be an

ad­van­tage too.

Proven track record of work­ing in a team set­ting Ide­ally, prior ex­pe­ri­ence in Gre­nada and/or Car­ri­a­cou Abil­ity to work in­de­pen­dently Flu­ency in English (oral and writ­ten) Solid ITC skills (MS Of­fice, In­ter­net, E-Mail) Ex­cel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion skills incl. PR (Pub­lic Re­la­tions) and aware­ness cre­ation.

The CATS pro­gram is a joint de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion en­deav­our be­tween the Ger­man Fed­eral Min­istry

for Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment (BMZ) and the Caribbean Com­mu­nity (CARICOM). It is

be­ing jointly im­ple­mented by the Caribbean Pub­lic Health Agency (CARPHA) and Ger­man De­vel­op­ment

Co­op­er­a­tion (GIZ). CATS pro­gram op­er­ates in sev­eral CARICOM Mem­ber States, mainly tar­get­ing the

three fo­cal is­land states of Do­minica, Gre­nada and Saint Lu­cia in the Eastern Caribbean.

Last Satur­day started with a proud morn­ing for Ex­cel­lent Stores and Gros Islet. The new­est branch and the first non-Trinida­dian lo­ca­tion of Ex­cel­lent Stores opened in the John­son’s Cen­tre in Rod­ney Bay. Franco Siu Chong, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ex­cel­lent Stores Group of Com­pa­nies, was de­lighted to an­nounce that spread­ing the com­pany’s reach re­gion­ally is an im­por­tant step for in­vest­ment. He also high­lighted that the rea­son for choos­ing Saint Lu­cia for this in­vest­ment is his wife — Lisa Siu Chong, is Saint Lu­cian and presently the com­pany’s di­rec­tor of hu­man re­source, mar­ket­ing and e-com­merce.

Franco Siu Chong em­pha­sized the pos­i­tive mark that he wishes for the com­pany to make on the is­land. He said: “At Ex­cel­lent Stores our mantra is hon­esty, hard work, in­tegrity and, most of all, giv­ing our cus­tomers a value for their hard-earned spend, de­liv­er­ing ex­cel­lent ser­vice in our com­fort­able shop­ping en­vi­ron­ment and sat­is­fy­ing their needs for val­ued prod­ucts, con­ve­nience and im­proved lifestyle.”

Fur­ther to the mantra, Siu Chong said that the staff of the most re­cent Ex­cel­lent Stores will be 100% Saint Lu­cian and that “it is our in­ten­tion to in­te­grate into the lo­cal econ­omy and truly be­come Saint Lu­cian".

As pres­i­dent of the Trinidad Dragon Boat Fes­ti­val, Siu Chong has al­ready started dis­cus­sions with the Saint Lu­cia Yacht Club to bring a sim­i­lar con­cept to this is­land. He pre­dicts that it would be his con­tri­bu­tion to the lo­cal tourism in­dus­try.

In at­ten­dance at Satur­day’s rib­bon-cut­ting and open­ing cer­e­mony were other mem­bers of the com­pany’s board of direc­tors, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of their for­eign re­tail­ers and Sharon Amos, the win­ner of a trip to Saint Lu­cia from Ex­cel­lent Stores as part of its 60th an­niver­sary pro­mo­tion.

The ad­jec­tive “ex­cel­lent” was tossed around a lot by all of the event’s pre­sen­ters. Min­is­ter Bradley Felix, who fea­tured an eye-catch­ing hair­style on the oc­ca­sion, and deputy mayor of Gros Islet, Mr. Daniel Belizaire, both ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with the look, de­sign, dis­play and mer­chan­dise at the store.

---Clau­dia Elei­box

Ex­cel­lent Stores Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Franco Siu Chong, wel­comes the first cus­tomers to the Saint Lu­cia branch.

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