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Assistant: Knowledge Management and University Cooperation

GIZ, the German International Development Corporation is supporting the Government of the Dominican Republic in the implementation of its Climate Compatible Development Plan. This support is delivered through the National Council on Climate Change (CNCCMDL), the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources and a wide range of other institutional, private sector and civil society stakeholders.

The national University Environmental Network (RAUDO) is one of our project stakeholders. Within the project scope we intent to support RAUDO and one designated University Institution to establish a University Climate Change Competence Centre which will contribute to the wider dissemination of Climate Change related issues, to develop and offer specific services and to host meetings and conferences. The advertised position will support GIZ and its stakeholders to achieve this particular project goal.

A. Responsibilities
The Assistant Knowledge Management and University Cooperationis responsible for the following:

Building of a Climate Change Knowledge Data Bank, including knowledge fields inSustainable Development, Waste/Cement Co-Processing, Waste Management, Renewable Energy, Carbon-based Mechanisms, Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management, and totransfer such knowledge data bank to an appropriate University Institution and support in establishment of the first one University Climate Change Competence Centre (U4C).

B. Tasks
The Assistant Knowledge Management and University Cooperation performs the following tasks:

• Review project-specific and external documents and to establish the most appropriate IT based knowledge content structure
• Collate knowledge and integrate into the data bank as digitally retrievable documents, in form of thematic link lists or in form of hard-copies
• Make sure that documentation can be made available to interested parties through the provision of suitable IT and office infrastructure
• Transfer of the knowledge bank to an appropriate University institution
• Provide support in the establishment of a “University Climate Change Centre of Competence” (U4C) in the above-mentioned fields
• Contribute to the development of the centre`s services strategy and service portfolioand form of service delivery
• Prepare media activities in order to promote the services of such a centre, including social networks
• Develop a work plan for the U4C, including a pipeline of events to be organised and hosted by the centre
• Actively support the organisation of such events
• Support International University Co-operations and academic exchange programs
• Liaise with other public and private institutions as well as civil society organisations, programmes and projects to leverage synergies and promote cooperation agreements
• To suggest appropriated mechanism to report and to verify the U4C performance

C. Required Competence and Experience

The Assistant Knowledge Management and University Cooperation has the appropriate competences and gained first experience in the following fields

• University degree in relevant subject matter (Engineering, Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Natural Sciences or Communication)
• Good knowledge and proven interest in the fields of Climate Change, Biodiversity, Waste and Environmental Management
• Structured approach, clear, logical and independent mind, focussed, dedicated to make a difference,high work ethics, team player
• Fully IT literate, experience in data bank management would be considered an additional asset
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, apart in Spanish and English, German language proficiency would be welcomed
• Good knowledge of the national and possibly international University environment
• Recent University graduates, preferably with a Master’s degree, are welcomed to apply

D. The position

Fixed- term full-time employment until December 2016 with a possibility for extension until June 2018 depending on project progress and priorities.

Send your application to: giz-karibik@giz.de

Deadline for application: June20th, 2015

Expected commencement of employment: Jul 1st, 2015

To include guidelines, standards and norms, documents on national and international climate change and waste management policies, scientific publications and monographs, best practises, background reports, etc.

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