SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER MONITORING AND EVALUATION STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

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Closing Date: June 4, 2022

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

The Senior Project Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) will contribute to the Strategic Management function, in particular the coordinating the development and monitoring of the Secretariat’s work programme and the Community Operational Plan within the context of the CARICOM Results-based Management System. This will include systematic monitoring and maintenance of the CARICOM Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System (CARMES) which is the Community’s Performance Measurement Framework to facilitate and improve compliance, data collection and analysis, and reporting on the Community Strategic Plan  and the of the Community’s Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation Framework across the Community.

The incumbent is also required to conduct on-going environmental scans and prepare key Community documents, and Quarterly and Annual Results-focused Performance Reports. This role, which is integral for the coordination, implementation and sustainability of the CARICOM Results-based Management (RBM) System, requires fostering and maintaining strong strategic partnerships with the CARICOM Member States, Regional Institutions and other implementing partners.

3.         QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s Degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Public Policy, Strategic Management or Development Studies, plus at least of five (5) years of relevant professional experience with proven successes in designing and implementing Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Systems for multi-stakeholder interventions and results.

Key Competencies should include:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Excellent Research skills;
  • Sound analytical skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be able to work in a team;
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite and digital project management tools such as MS Project; and
  • Ensures accountability and transparency.

4.         DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Result 1:  Provides technical support in the areas of monitoring and evaluation for the Community’s Strategic Plan.

Activities

1.1 PROVIDES technical support to the Strategic Management Unit in the areas of strategic planning and analysis, monitoring and evaluating the performance of the Secretariat and Community, and report preparation;

1.2 ASSISTS with the periodic revision and/or development of Monitoring & Evaluation tools and frameworks for the Community Strategic Plan;

1.3 SUPPORTS the effective implementation of the CARICOM Secretariat’s Results-based Management Policy;

1.4 ASSISTS with establishing data-collection mechanisms for the indicators in the Community’s Performance Measurement Framework and COORDINATES the systematic collection of data and information;

1.4 DEVELOPS and MAINTAINS the Reference Information for each Indicator identified in the Community’s Performance Measurement Framework;

1.6 MONITORS the progress of implementation of the Community Strategic Plan through the operationalization and updating of the Performance Measurement Framework/CARMES to measure achievements against performance targets;

1.7 REVIEWS existing Monitoring,  Evaluation, Accountability and Learning approaches and Management Information Systems in Member States and Regional Institutions, and support required changes, towards implementation of a Results-based Management Policy; and

1.8 UNDERTAKES evaluations of the effectiveness, benefits and impact of programmes and projects emanating from the Community Strategic Plan.

Key Result 2: Develops, and monitors the Secretariat’s Integrated Work Programme and the annual Community Operational Plan

Activities

  • DEVELOPS the consolidated Work Programme for the Secretariat and the annual Community Operational Plan and CONVENES quarterly meetings with  Regional Institutions and the Secretariat to monitor progress on implementation, identify challenges, and agree on recommendations for addressing challenges through established mechanisms;
  • PREPARES the Community’s Results-Focused Annual Report and other periodic progress reports on the implementation of the Community Strategic Plan, highlighting implementation successes and challenges, and proposing recommendations for addressing challenges;
  • MONITORS developments in domestic, regional and international economic groupings with a view to identifying opportunities, threats and good practices that may impact the implementation of the Community Strategic Plan;
  • CONDUCTS research using appropriate methodologies, and UNDERTAKES appropriate analysis with the aim of providing evidence-based information to support the work of the Strategic Management Unit;
  • ESTABLISHES and MAINTAINS relationships with all implementing partners including across the CARICOM Secretariat architecture and through established channels, to feed into the strategic management and implementation processes;
  • COORDINATES the convening of forums, policy round tables and think tanks to identify new and emerging issues with potential implications for the implementation of the Community Strategic Plan; and
  • PERFORMS additional and 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 (23) years and shall not exceed seventy-five per cent (75%) of the cost of tuition (including textbooks), room and board up to a maximum total of EC$16,200.00 per year per child for a maximum of two (2) children at any one time. The grant is payable for a maximum of five (5) 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

Appointment may be on permanent establishment 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 (18) years, unmarried and dependent on the Officer) and for such other dependents not exceeding two (2) 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 insurance, the Officer will contribute fifty per cent (50%) 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. 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 (25%) 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 4 June 2022.

Notice expires at 11:59pm on Saturday June 4th, 2022

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