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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 Barbados.


Under the direction of the Senior Project Officer, Donor Resources, the incumbent is responsible for the basic operational accounting functions pertaining to the donor resources                              sub-programme. The core functions comprise – generation of accounts payable and receivable, verification of requests for payments, checking the preparation of journals, preparation of purchase orders, reconciliation of bank statements, monitoring of expenditure, reconciliation of accounts receivable, the preparation of bank disbursements instructions and general support to the Finance Unit, Barbados.


Candidates should possess an Associate Degree or equivalent Diploma in Accounting, Management, or Project Management, ACCA Level 1 or Association of Accounting Technicians Certification (AAT or CAT), plus five (5) years of relevant and equivalent level experience working in one or more of the following:

  • A Finance or allied service institution
  • A Public sector institution
  • An Auditing firm
  • An international/regional organisation
  • Private corporation

In addition, the candidate should possess training and good working knowledge in:

  • MS Office
  • Accounting packages
  • Customer service
  • MS Project
  • Human relations


Under the direction of the Senior Project Officer the Senior Accounts Clerk will be required to:

4.1       GENERATE accounts payable and receivables for projects and other non-project activities as required;

4.2       PREPARE journals for projects as required;

4.3       VERIFY invoices, bills, and receipts submitted by implementing agencies in support of expenditure;

4.4       PREPARE reconciliations and inputs to the accounting system for documents received from the Jamaica Office;

4.5       PREPARE monthly bank reconciliation statements on the donor resources bank accounts as required;

4.6       MONITOR the expenditure of the various funded projects;

4.7       DRAFT remittance letters for dispatch;

4.8       MONITOR the outstanding advances to the various Focal Points, Consultants and staff travelling under projects;

1.9       MAINTAIN custody of relevant Project Accounting Documents;

1.10     RECONCILE commitment documentation to the Project Balances Report;

1.11     PROVIDE support for the monitoring of Fixed Assets in the Barbados Offices;

1.12     PROVIDE logistical support to the Technical Officers/Specialists through the Accountant, Donor Resources to facilitate action on the individual projects and stakeholder participation in projects; and

1.13     CONTRIBUTE to a positive and professional image of the CARICOM Secretariat at all times in keeping with its Core Values.

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


An attractive remuneration package will be offered.


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.

7.         LEAVE

The officer will be eligible for the grant of vacation leave at the rate of fifteen (15) 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.


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 twenty-five per cent of the premium. The life and accident insurance scheme is non-contributory.


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.


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 –

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

Notice expires at 11:59pm on Sunday March 21st, 2021

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