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CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY SECRETARIAT – STAFF VACANCY – Project Officer, Energy

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 Project Officer provides project management, reporting and analytical support to the Programme Manager, Energy with the objective of accomplishing effective and timely execution of the Energy Programme under the Unit. This will be achieved by managing and supervising areas of the work programme, conducting analysis and proposing improvements to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Programme.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates should possess at least an undergraduate degree in Energy, Engineering, Applied Science, Natural Science from a recognised university or related field plus three (3) years of relevant and equivalent level experience working within the energy sector in one of the following:

? International organisation
? Public and/or private sector
? Academic institution

Experience within the relevant environment within the Caribbean is desirable.

In addition, the incumbent should possess the following:

? Sound understanding of, and technical competence in, the field of energy
? Strong analytical skills
? Experience in project design, project preparation and project report writing
? Proven understanding of project and knowledge management issues
? Competent IT capability; familiarity with energy information systems and energy planning tools is an asset but is not necessary
? Highly developed interpersonal, negotiation, influencing and communication skills, with an ability to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders

4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Programme Manager, Energy, the Project Officer, Energy will be required to:

(a) COORDINATE CARICOM Energy Week activities, to include the establishment of indicators for its impact on sustainable energy awareness in the Community as well as an appropriate review and feedback mechanism for facilitating continuous improvement;

(b) COORDINATE consultancies for the CARICOM Energy Week activities;

(c) MANAGE the development and continuous updating of CARICOM appropriate energy awareness material and products for regional use;

(d) COORDINATE and MANAGE Energy Data, Energy Information and Knowledge Management Component of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS), to include the timely input from and, where necessary, support for Member States and other stakeholders;

(e) MANAGE existing and planned sustainable energy awareness tools of the Energy Programme, inter alia: the Energy Programme Newsletter; and the Web Portal, to include the Caribbean Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Matrix (CREEEM), which is intended to serve as a tool and resource for the multiple stakeholder groups operating within the CARICOM energy sector;

(f) COORDINATE and SUPPORT meetings of the C SERMS Platform as a knowledge sharing mechanism for the hosting of regular stakeholder discussions;

(g) PERFORM any other duties in keeping with job function as assigned by the Programme Manager, Energy or his or her designate.

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

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 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 1250 cubic feet, 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

(iii) 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 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

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.

12. SUPERANNUATION

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.

13. APPLICATIONS

Applications in English Language with full curriculum vitae details, including nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or expertise, language proficiency, list of professional publications, coordinates (including email addresses) of three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant’s work), and other relevant information, should be addressed to:

The Executive Director, Human Resource Management,
Caribbean Community Secretariat,
Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana

and sent by email to applnhrm@caricom.org

14. Applicants must complete the Profile Summary Form included with the website notices.

15. The deadline for the submission of applications is 26 April 2015.

SOURCE: http://www.caricom.org/jsp/secretariat/careers.jsp?menu=secretariat



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