Closing Date: December 5, 2023


The Government of Barbados  (GOB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) allocated from the Special Funds Resources (SFR) in an amount equivalent to one hundred and thirty-five thousand United States dollars (USD$135,000),  towards the cost of the Institutional Strengthening of Barbados’ Social Protection System Project, and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. 

The Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs (MPEA), the Implementing Agency now wishes to procure consultancy services for a Social Protection Programme Specialist.

The objective of the consultancy is to enhance the Social Protection Framework in Barbados in the context of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT II) Plan. It is expected that this consultancy will provide technical support to the MPEA in the planning, management and coordination of social protection programmes which consider the existing socio-economic challenges including the risks and mitigating the adverse impacts of BERT II on poor and vulnerable populations. Overall, this consultancy will also lay the foundation for stronger partnerships and coordination of programmes to undergird the implementation of critical social protection reforms to support the achievement of key medium—term macroeconomic results and the progressive realisation of an enhanced social protection system.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of eighteen  (18) months.

The MPEA now invites Individual Consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating the qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR); eligibility criteria and instructions for the submission of an Expression of Interest can be obtained from

Expressions of interest must be submitted in English, electronically, by email, in pdf format, to the first address below, copied to  no later than 16:30 hours, AST on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 and an electronic copy should be emailed to the second address below (CDB). The email submissions should include the name and address of the Consultant and shall be clearly marked in the subject line as “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for a Social Protection Programme Specialist.”  

Permanent Secretary Mr. Jehu Wiltshire Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs 4th Floor, Warrens Office, Warrens, Barbados  +246-535-1617     The Procurement Officer Caribbean Development Bank  (+1 246) 539-1600     
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