Closing Date: March 11, 2022
Type of Vacancy: CARICOM Secretariat Vacancies / Expired Notices
Details of the Post
Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the above-mentioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat with assigned duty station in Guyana.
2. FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the management and coordination of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP). This will be achieved through a structured and coordinated regional policy and programme of work.
3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, or in the field of Social Sciences, plus at least ten (10) years of relevant and equivalent level experience at the senior professional level in policy and programme management in the Health Sector, Private Sector organization, and regional organizations involving HIV and AIDS or health and working in one or more of the following:
- Large regional or international organisations
- National Health Institutions
- Non-Governmental health or HIV and AIDS organizations
Ideally, the candidate should possess specialised training and good working knowledge in the following:
- Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite and in a digital project management tool such as MS Project
- Excellent analytical and communication skills
- Strong managerial and Leadership skills
- Strong human relations skills
- Negotiating skills
In addition, candidates must also be fluent in English with knowledge of Spanish and/or French.
4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director will be required to:
4.1 PROVIDE comprehensive policy guidance on the Caribbean’s regional response to HIV and AIDS to regional political leaders, non-governmental organisations, civil society, private sector and the various decision-making organs of PANCAP;
4.2 DIRECT the regional strategic planning process on HIV and AIDS to determine strategic priorities, programmatic direction and operational imperatives; as well as PROVIDE overall oversight in the implementation of all PANCAP projects and programmes;
4.3 PROVIDE strategic leadership and dynamic management of the operations of the PANCAP Coordinating Unit in the broad areas of strategy and resourcing, policy analysis, strategic information and communication and corporate services;
4.4 FACILITATE the mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS into the work programme of the Secretariat especially the activities that fall under the Directorate of Human and Social Development;
4.5 MOBILISE resources to support the work of PANCAP including the effective implementation of the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS;
4.6 INTERFACE with national authorities, regional institutions, bilateral and multilateral agencies and development partners in building the profile and promoting the ideals of PANCAP;
4.7 REPRESENT CARICOM/PANCAP at regional and international fora and CONTRIBUTE towards policy decision-making and debate on HIV and AIDS;
4.8 PARTICIPATE in the Secretariat’s strategic planning process and RECOMMEND strategies for public information, education, advocacy and outreach in support of the Community’s goals on HIV and AIDS; and
4.9 CONTRIBUTE to the projection of a positive and professional image of the CARICOM Secretariat, at all times, consistent with the core values of the organisation.
In addition to the activities outlined above, the incumbent is expected to perform other related duties as assigned.
In addition to the Activities outlined above, the incumbent is expected to perform other related duties as assigned.
5. EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS
An attractive remuneration package will be offered.
6. SETTLEMENT GRANT
On assumption of duty in Guyana, the officer shall be paid a settlement grant in respect of self, 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.
7. RECRUITMENT AND APPOINTMENT
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.
The officer will be eligible for the grant of vacation leave at the rate of thirty (30) 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.
9. PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
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.
10. GROUP HEALTH AND LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
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 and group 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 must create a job profile and apply for the position via the CARICOM Secretariat’s Recruitment Portal. The link can be accessed at – https://caricom.org/opportunities_category/caricom-secretariat-vacancies/
13. The deadline for the submission of applications is 11 March 2022.
Notice expires at 11:59pm on Friday March 11th, 2022