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Closing Date: November 20, 2020

Type of Vacancy: /

Details of the Post

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of CARIFORUM Member States to fill the abovementioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat with assigned duty station in Guyana.


Under the direction of the Director-General, CARIFORUM Directorate, the incumbent is responsible for programming of resources, supporting and monitoring programme/project implementation and promoting Haiti/Dominican Republic bi- national cooperation with the UK, Dutch and French Overseas Countries, Territories and Collectivities.


  1. Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in Economics, Development Economics or in any other related area, plus five (5) years’ experience at the senior level in the area of Project/Programme Management or Project Implementation in any of the following institutions:
  • A regional or an international agency
  • A multi-national/donor organisation
  • A relevant public sector entity (Ministries/Statutory bodies)
  • A large private sector organisation
  • An institution whose core business is Development

In addition, the incumbent should have specialised qualifications or training in:

  • Microsoft Office Suite and a digital project management tool such as Microsoft Project;
  • Analytical and communication skills;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Project Cycle Management Aid Delivery and Management; and
  • EDF Procedures and practical experience of EDF applications.


Under the direction of the Director-General, the Deputy Programme Manager will be required to:

  1. UNDERTAKE work on the Programming of the European Development Fund (EDF) and other regional resources including dialogue with CARIFORUM members states DOMS, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), and Non-state Actors;
    1. DEVELOP Terms of Reference for technical assistance to be recruited to assist CARIFORUM in project appraisal and other technical functions and to assist in the supervision of external technical assistance;
    1. PREPARE draft project/programme proposals and draft programme estimates, workplans and other planning and implementation documents and arrangements and agreements for proposed and approved regional projects /programmes;
    1. PROMOTE CARIFORUM/FCOR, OCT, ACP, CELAC relations and programmes with other regional and international agencies;
    1. PROVIDE technicalsupport to the Project Steering and Advisory Committees and to agencies implementing CARIFORUM projects and programmes;
    1. SUPERVISE the monitoring, reporting and review of the implementation of CARIFORUM projects and programmes;
    1. ASSIST with coordinating follow-up on all CARIFORUM operational matters;
    1. PARTICIPATE and ASSIST in internal and external meetings as necessary; and
    1. UNDERTAKE travel as required.

In addition to the Results and Activities outlined above, the incumbent is expected to perform other related duties as assigned.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered.


The Officer shall be eligible for the payment of an education grant in respect of children (including step-children and legally-adopted children) who require reasonable education facilities that are not available at the assigned duty station or whose education the Officer would not want to disrupt in relocating to take up this appointment.

The grant shall apply to children under the age of twenty-three years and shall not exceed seventy-five per cent of the cost of tuition (including text books), room and board up to a maximum total of EC$16,200.00 per year per child for a maximum of two children at any one time. The grant is payable for a maximum of five years.


On assumption of duty in Guyana, the Officer shall be paid a settlement grant in respect of the staff member, his or her spouse and each eligible child or other approved dependent.  The number of dependents eligible for Settlement Grant shall not exceed six (6) persons.


Appointment may be on contract or on secondment from a Public Service or a statutory body of a Member State or approved regional organisation. It will be subject to such regulations, rules, orders and instructions as exist and as may be introduced from time to time in respect of service with the Secretariat.

An officer recruited from outside the assigned duty station, on first appointment, will be provided economy class air passages by the most direct route for the officer, spouse and children (provided they are below the age of eighteen years, unmarried and dependent on the officer) and for such other dependents not exceeding two as may be approved by the Secretary-General, provided that the number of children and other dependents does not exceed six (6) in all.

In addition to passages, the Officer will be granted the following transportation allowances:

(i)         ocean freight charges, including insurance, for shipping personal and household effects to Guyana, not exceeding 45.3 cubic meters, plus a motor car (if the Officer already owns one);

(ii)        the cost of transporting baggage, personal and household effects from the home of the Officer to the place of embarkation and from the port of disembarkation to the place of residence in Guyana; and

  • the cost of packing and crating personal and household effects.

9.         LEAVE

The Officer will be eligible for the grant of vacation leave at the rate of twenty (20) working days a year and a leave grant after every twelve months of service in respect of the Officer, spouse and up to two dependent children.


The Officer will be granted the privileges and immunities extended to officials of the Caribbean Community in accordance with Article 8 of the Community’s Headquarters Agreement with the Government of Guyana.


Subject to your acceptance by the Secretariat’s insurance carrier, Sagicor Life Inc., the Officer will be required to participate in the Secretariat’s group health, life and accident insurance schemes. With respect to the health scheme, the Officer will contribute fifty per cent of the premium.  The life and accident insurance scheme is non-contributory.


An officer on contract shall, subject to his/her services being satisfactory and having completed at least six (6) months of the contractual term of employment be eligible for the payment of a gratuity. The gratuity shall be at the rate of twenty per cent of the officer’s basic salary, calculated for each day of completed service and shall be payable at the end of the officer’s contractual period (including for this purpose any period of extension or approved leave). Where the appointment is on secondment, the Secretariat will pay to the officer’s substantive employer, over the period of secondment, a contribution not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the pensionable salary normally payable to the officer by that employer so as to maintain the pensionable status of the officer in the substantive employment.


Interested candidates are required to apply using the CARICOM Secretariat’s Recruitment Portal which can be accessed via the CARICOM Secretariat’s Website at under the Opportunities tab.

14.       The deadline for the submission of applications is 20 November 2020.

Notice expires at 11:59pm on Friday November 20th, 2020

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