Eco-clubs Coordinator

Location : Borjomi
Application Deadline :25/03/2013
Type of Contract :IC
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English, Georgian
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months from 15 April, 2013 - 14 April 2014

Background

The Project will focus on the sustainable livelihoods, responsible attitude to environment and disaster risk reduction in the Tsagveri Sakrebulo four villages affected by forest fires in 2008 armed conflict and Borjomi municipality. It will support income generation activities particularly those related to safe environment; it will pilot alternative energy systems and energy efficiency measures to the selected local families, schools and municipality buildings and will introduce informal environmental education through eco clubs, eco camps and green schools in line with the Government's strategy: ‘Environmental Education for Sustainable Development'. The above activities will be accompanied by community mobilization to achieve maximum participation, ownership and sustainability. Training and support is envisaged to ensure local capacity building and increased interest to manage natural resources in the best possible way. Lessons learned and techniques proven on site will be replicated elsewhere in the country, primarily in Samtskhe Javakheti region.

Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of the assignment is to develop capacities of the newly established six eco-clubs in the project target area (Borjomi municipality) and facilitate their independent functioning. It is expected that this will be achieved through the support and provision of necessary guidance on strategic planning and organizational issues, training of children and teachers, and facilitation of eco-clubs operation to be in line with the applied eco-club model in the country. 

The assignment is also aimed at ensuring close link and coordination with other eco-clubs in Georgia especially with the eco clubs alliance ‘Eco Boom".

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support six eco clubs to introduce informal environmental education at schools;
  • Assist eco club teachers to establish syllabus for informal environmental education following the Teacher's Guidebook and including lectures, trainings, research, filed work, eco camp, conferences, etc.
  • Assist eco clubs' management boards in strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Together with eco clubs produce result oriented quarterly action plans and an action plan with estimated cost for 2014.
  • Monitor and evaluate eco clubs operation and report quarterly.
  • Assist management boards to identify small grass root projects, 3-5 a year, write proposals, implement projects, evaluate results to learn lessons.
  • Identify, plan and organize civic activities related to safe environment, awareness raising campaigns, public outreach events, ensure community participation.
  • Organize cooperation with other eco-clubs, participation in eco clubs alliance activities to become members.
  • Publicize eco clubs in the region and identify other interested schools in the region to replicate eco clubs model.
  • Organize eco-camp during the summer holidays for eco club members both from the project and other eco clubs.
For more details, please refer the IC Procurement Notice and ToR available at: http://undp.org.ge//index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=27&info_id=11740

Competencies

  • Proven ability of programme planning, project writing, monitoring and evaluation, timely reporting.
  • Very good communications and facilitation skills. Ability to work under  

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in pedagogy or related fields (minimum qualification requirement).
  • At least 3 years of practical work experience in the field of environment education and environment protection (minimum qualification requirement).
  • 3 years of practical work experience with school children, eco clubs, training experience (minimum qualification requirement).
  • Experience of working with international donor organization.
  • Proven record of coordination and organizational skills, experience in organizing events, trainings, etc.
  • IT literacy.
  • Knowledge of Georgian, English is an asset.
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