Vacancy at Caribbean Regional Environmental Programme
>Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 17:03:17 -0000
>Subject: [CCA] Vacancy at Caribbean Regional Environmental Programme
>The Caribbean Regional Environmental Programme (CREP) is being
>implemented by the Caribbean Conservation Association (CCA) through a
>Programme Management Unit (PMU) based in Barbados.
>REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COORDINATOR (REAC)
>The REAC will have direct experience:
>- working with multi-media arts production and administration
>- in popular Caribbean art forms or cultural studies
>- in communications, public education and awareness building
>A Bachelor of Arts degree and at least seven (7) years work
>experience is required.
>Creative thinking would be a strong asset.
>Terms of Reference (TOR)
>The REAC will be required to prepare contract documents, advertise
>and recruit suitable Caribbean artists to produce specific awareness
>building products, as well as oversee production and distribution of
>these products. In the first year, four (4) products are foreseen:
>1. Video on CREP challenges & goals
>2. Video on indigenous peoples¡¦ values
>3. Radio drama series
>4. CD compiled of songs and poetry on environment and development
>The REAC will:
>á elaborate on the concepts already developed for the above
>products, monitor their production, ensure that agreed to delivery
>dates are kept by producers and schedule product launches.
>á develop a database for disseminating the products, including
>commercial media centres, Government Information Services in
>participating CARICOM States, CREP Focal Point Organizations, schools
>and community and labour groups etc.
>á establish a mechanism for measuring the impact of the
>products on select audiences. In the Amenity Areas (AAs) this will
>be done in collaboration with CREP Focal Point Organizations
>(products are to be viewed in the AAs by a cross-section of community
>groups and secondary schools attendees).
>á prepare a questionnaire or other appropriate format for
>establishing baseline awareness information and feedback mechanisms
>to measure audience responses. The means for longer term impact
>monitoring of behavioural changes will also need to be developed.
>á investigate commercial opportunities for products produced.
>In subsequent annual work plans the REAC will elaborate the concepts
>for additional products to be produced and disseminated. These
>concepts were tabled at the CREP REA Workshops ¡§ An Interface of
>Environmental Professionals and Culture Producers¡¦, held in 2002 in
>Jamaica and Trinidad.
>á establish a Regional syndicated newspaper column
>titled ¡¥Conversations with the Earth¡¦, to be published in 13
>Two columns per month are foreseen. The REAC will make arrangements
>with leading newspaper editors to host the columns, invite submission
>and send columns to the newspapers. Columns will also be reproduced
>on the CREP website and in CCA Newsletter.
>á Develop the ¡¥One cent fund money tree¡¦ concept & organize for
>the production of a prototype ¡¥tree¡¦. Arrange with a commercial
>centre to display ¡¥tree¡¦ and monitor success of this as a means to
>The REAC is expected to work closely with the CREP PMU and the
>Regional Environmental Information Coordinator (REIC) at the CCA.
>The CREP PMU will require the services of the REAC for approximately
>30 months. The Contract is covered in CREP annual work plans and will
>be issued on an annual basis. The REAC post will be based at the CCA.
>For further information, please contact Programme Manager Cathal
>Healy-Singh at crepmanager@... or Joth Singh at