May 9, 2018
Request for Expressions of Interest: BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative Project Manager, Regional Adaptation Strategies Implementation
The Regional Adaptation Program is focused on addressing agriculture’s climate change adaptation priorities in a way that is strategic and targeted. The Program facilitates adaptation planning (development of Regional Adaptation Strategies) with agricultural organizations and local governments to identify priority climate impacts and develop strategies and actions for regional-level adaptation issues.
From June 11, 2018 to March 31, 2019, the Contractor will serve as the manager for development and implementation of priority projects identified in the completed Regional Adaptation Strategies Updates within three regions. In these three regions, the Contractor will work with local partners to confirm priorities and draft project descriptions for review and input from local working groups.
The Contractor will organize periodic working group meetings, maintain working group engagement, respond to inquiries and distribute materials before and after meetings. The Contractor will also serve as the primary BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative (CAI) representative on project oversight committees for any initiated projects — this role will include participating in contractor selection and assisting project administrators with contract development, reporting and overseeing major project milestones.
The Contractor will also be responsible for attending — and providing facilitation support at — select workshops for the development of new Regional Adaptation Strategies (in two regions during the contract period). Throughout the year, the Contractor will seek regular input from the Director of the CAI and will provide regular progress updates. The Contractor will be responsible for drafting quarterly reports (compiling information and metrics from other project managers) and will take part in monthly CAI team meetings.