PROGRAMME MANAGER RESOURCE MOBILISATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (RMTA)

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Closing Date: March 21, 2021

Type of Vacancy: /

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 abovementioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat with assigned duty station in Guyana.

2.         FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Programme Manager, Resource Mobilisation assists in the development and implementation of the Community’s Resource Mobilisation Strategy. The Incumbent ensures the resource mobilisation team builds and maintains relationships with Regional and International Donors and Partners (R&IDPs). The incumbent supports the Director in negotiating funding agreements, ensures that the appropriate documentation is prepared, and commitments are met.

3.         QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Development Studies, International Relations or a related discipline, plus eight (8) years’ relevant experience which includes:

  • At least five years’ in the development sector in resource mobilisation and partnership building.
  • At least three years’ equivalent experience in a management position.

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

  • Microsoft Office
  • MS Projects
  • MS Visio/Smart Draw
  • Resource Mobilisation
  • Grant Proposal Writing

Experience should include:

  • Working in either a National, Regional or International Public Sector Organisation or Complex Private Sector Firm.
  • Working at a senior level in engaging International and Regional donors.
  • Proven track record of meeting challenging income targets.
  • Proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client and donor relationships.
  • Being a business partner to technical teams and managing those relationships.
  • Helping organisations to plan resources against a portfolio of prioritised projects.
  • Building and implementing processes and procedures resulting in significant improvement in the practice of resource mobilisation.
  • Development of policies and frameworks for resource mobilisation.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously, take initiative and make decisions.

4.         DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Director, RMTA, the Programme Manager will be required to:

  1. Key Result 1:  Resource Mobilisation Strategy and Action Plan (RMSAP) developed.

Activities:

  1. DRAFT Broad Framework to develop a community wide resource mobilisation strategy and action plan to meet the development needs of the   Community and get sign-off from key stakeholders;
    1. ENGAGE executives, senior managers, regional institutions and the resource mobilisation team in the development of the resource mobilisation strategy and action plan;
    1. ENSURE synergy with the Secretariat’s Strategic Business Plan (SSBP) and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (ME&R) System;
    1. PREPARE a Secretariat wide IDP engagement strategy that assures coordinated resource mobilisation actions;
    1. LIAISE with the Secretariat Communications Department, CSME Unit, CARIFORUM Directorate, and Institutions of the Community, to ensure appropriate visibility actions are incorporated into the RMSAP; and
    1. OVERSEE the preparation of Draft and Final versions of the RMSAP.
  • Key Result 2: Resource Mobilisation Strategy being implemented and annual resource mobilisation target achieved.

Activities

  • PREPARE annual resource mobilisation plans, with resource mobilisation targets, on the basis of EMC approved costed programmes/projects for the CARICOM Secretariat;
    • PREPARE annual resource mobilisation budget, required to effectively implement the plan;
    • DEVELOP a well-defined resource mobilisation framework of policies and processes, including process maps, templates and user manuals;
    • OVERSEE implementation of approved resource mobilisation framework as described in 2.3;
    • SUPERVISE the establishment and implementation of an IDP (Donor) information system;
    • ENSURE the continuous updating of the Donor (IDP) Matrix;
    • MANAGE the continuous updating of the Status Report (Brief) on Technical Cooperation Relations of the CARICOM Secretariat;
    • ESTABLISH a pipeline of potential IDPs for marketing, in coordination with the Directorates and the Regional Institutions;
    • LIAISE with the Project Management Unit, to identify priority programmes/ projects for which funding is required;
    • In collaboration with key stakeholders, ORGANISE, DESIGN and EXECUTE CARICOM/IDP events and other and other fund-raising activities as required;
    • EXPLORE opportunities for funding and technical assistance from Regional and International entities, establishing a diversified and sustainable funding base;
    • In collaboration with internal stakeholders and IDPs, DEVELOP a list of IDP technical cooperation engagements and COORDINATE its execution. (Review meetings, Courtesy calls, Joint Commission meetings, Higher level Dialogue etc.);
    • NEGOTIATE resource mobilisation instruments and ENSURE that those instruments are duly executed;
    • OVERSEE the execution of all required actions, including research and proposal writing to facilitate mobilisation of resources;
    • COLLABORATE with the Communications Unit of the Secretariat to create knowledge products to support resource mobilisation activities;
    • MONITOR and EVALUATE all resource mobilisation activities to ensure that the goals are being achieved;
    • MONITOR trends in the International Community and in the Region and on that basis, MAKE appropriate recommendations for improvement of the resource mobilisation strategies;
    • In coordination with Finance Department and the Regional Institutions, OVERSEE the preparation of project performance reports for submission to IDPs; and
    • IDENTIFY, GAIN authorisation and IMPLEMENT appropriate technologies.
  • Key Result 3: Resource Mobilisation Team Managed effectively and delivering results.

Activities

  • SET quarterly performance targets, PREPARE monthly and weekly schedules to ensure that the targets are met;
    • PROVIDE feedback on individual and team performance; CONDUCT timely formal performance assessments and DEVELOP performance improvement plans where necessary;
    • PREPARE an internal training programme on current issues affecting international development cooperation and oversees its execution;
    • COACH and MENTOR team members as needed; and
    • EVALUATE staff performance semi-annually and annually.

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.         EDUCATION GRANT

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.

7.         SETTLEMENT GRANT

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.

8.         RECRUITMENT AND APPOINTMENT

An Officer appointed to this post may be required to participate on the CARICOM Secretariat’s Defined Contribution Pension Plan, or 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.

10.       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.

11.       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, 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.

12.       SUPERANNUATION

An Officer appointed to this post will be required to participate in the Secretariat’s Defined Contribution Pension Plan and contribute 7 per cent of basic salary per month, while the Secretariat will contribute 13 percent of the Officer’s basic salary to the pension plan.  An officer appointed 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.

13.       APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates must create a job profile and apply for the position via the                  CARICOM Secretariat’s Employment Portal. The link can be accessed at – https://caricom.org/opportunities_category/caricom-secretariat-vacancies/ .

14.       The deadline for the submission of applications is 21 March 2021.

Notice expires at 11:30pm on Sunday March 21st, 2021

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