Job Vacancy – Project Coordinator

Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Director of the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean), the incumbent provides thorough research, scientific, technical, and administrative support, in order to facilitate the objectives of the BCRC-Caribbean and the fulfilment of its project related tasks. The Project Coordinator has the main responsibility for the overall management of the activities and tasks related to the GEF ISLANDS Portfolio. The Project Coordinator must liaise with the Senior Technical Officer to ensure that there is a coherent approach to the project execution at the Centre.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Undertakes and executes the work for the ongoing projects of the BCRC-Caribbean, specifically as it relates to the GEF ISLANDS Programme Child Projects.
  • Assists the Director in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports on the projects currently undertaken by the Centre.
  • Prepares and reviews technical reports, project reports, briefing documents and makes presentations at meetings related to projects being executed by the BCRC-Caribbean.
  • Assists with logistical arrangements for the hosting of meetings and technical workshops and seminars.
  • Keeps abreast of new research in the field of waste and chemicals management.
  • Under the guidance of the Director, prepares proposals for funding to local, regional and international donor funding partners.
  • Assists the Director in the coordinator and preparation of tender documents and the evaluation of tenders.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars on behalf of the BCRC-Caribbean.
  • Trains staff members on their role as Project Coordinator through consistent sharing of information and guidance over an eight (8) month period to ensure succession planning.
  • Performs any other related functions and responsibilities consistent with this role and any other duties assigned related to projects executed by the BCRC-Caribbean including new projects that may be developed during the tenure of the incumbent.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well in a team with the ability to lead and coordinate the team for successful execution of the tasks.
  • Capable of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with project stakeholders and associates, including the ability to coordinate the team for successful execution of tasks.
  • Knowledge of the objectives and obligations of wastes and chemicals related multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs)
  • Experience working with international organizations such as the Global Environment Facility, UN Agencies and the IDB is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire, manipulate, analyse, manage and synthesize information gathered from a variety of sources with limited guidance.
  • Ability to draft, edit, and prepare clear correspondence and briefings.
  • Knowledge of conducting research and evaluating research methodologies including analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Adept ability to prepare clearly written reports, and present study findings to a formal audience and to the general public.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the adept ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Advanced computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Respectful of peers and their opinions and showing emotional intelligence.
  • Fluency in Spanish would be considered an asset.

Minimum Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies/Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Waste Management or a related discipline in the natural sciences
  • Five (5) years previous work experience working in a MEA setting and with large multidisciplinary projects would be considered an asset.
  • PMP or PRINCE2 Certification is mandatory.


Please submit via email, a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV), referring in the email title to the position being applied for: Project Coordinator Application, [Name of Applicant], and addressed to:

Ms. Jewel Batchasingh
Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and
Technology Transfer for the Caribbean
#8 Alexandra Street, St. Clair,
Trinidad and Tobago.

The deadline for the submission of applications is Sunday March 03, 2024, 11:59pm (Trinidad and Tobago, GMT -4).