Department of Environment Invites Interested Persons to Apply for Training as Environmental Auditors

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Department of Environment (DOE) is now seeking to receive applications for persons desirous to be trained as environmental auditors. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP.

This training program is to be undertaken in collaboration with the Antigua & Barbuda Bureau of Standards and will train successful candidates under the international Standard Organizations (ISO) 14000 Standards for Quantification and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals.

Initial training will take place on 7th and 8th July, 2022, at the Department of Environment (DOE) headquarters through the ‘National Adaptation Planning in Antigua and Barbuda’ (NAP) Project funded through the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support Program.

This will be followed by a second workshop during the week of the 11th to 15th July, 2022, where selected auditors will be trained in Green House Gas (GHG) Standards.

Background:    Under the Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA), 2019 Part VII, Environmental Protection and Monitoring, provision is made for a system of auditing, monitoring, and verification of facility-specific greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental management plans in order to implement Antigua & Barbuda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

In support of these commitments, the Department of Environment (DoE) has proposed the Paris Agreement Regulations to the EPMA.

These proposed Regulations provide a framework to establish a network of trained, accredited environmental auditors who will be authorized to execute audits of GHG emissions, and Environmental Management Systems of local businesses and facilities both as a means of protecting our natural environment as well as an economic opportunity.

Requirements:

The candidates for the position of environmental auditors should meet the following requirements:

Educational and Work Experience Requirements

At least an Associate Degree or Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Certificate or higher, preferably in the areas of Pure Sciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Health & Safety, and Public Health or an otherwise related field. Please note that although these are the preferred areas, consideration will also be given to individuals possessing advanced qualifications outside these areas of expertise.
A good working-knowledge of environmentally related fields, particularly in the areas of pollution and greenhouse gases
At least 2 years of working experience (Experience at a supervisor or management level a plus)
Experience working with National/International organizational standards a plus

Software Skills

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
Capable of preparing detailed reports

Inter-personal Skills

Ability to maintain, protect and manage confidential information while maintaining integrity and discretion
Ability to communicate at all levels, with advanced written and oral skills in English
Polite
Excellent note taking and report writing skills
Excellent time management skills
Organized and able to work effectively in achieving deadlines
Excellent analytical skills
Observant
Understanding of organizational structures and the breakdown of roles
Works well independently with minimal supervision

Applications

Applications should include the following:

Cover letter
CV
Names of three references

The Department of Environment will be accepting applications from 21st of June 2022 to the 28th of June, 2022.

Applications are to be emailed to [email protected] and addressed to:

Pollution & Standards Officer

Department of Environment

Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment

#1 Victoria Park Botanical Gardens, Factory Road

St. John’s, Antigua

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Mr. Jasiel Murphy, Pollution and Standards Officer, at 462-4625 or 562-2568, or email [email protected].

 

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