ACS- RESEMBID Tourism Facilitation and Resilience Mechanism Consultancy

Announcement of Vacancy: 

Suitably qualified citizens of the Member States and Associate Members of the Association of Caribbean States are invited to apply for the position of Tourism Facilitation and Resilience Mechanism Consultancy at the ACS Secretariat at its headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Reporting to: 
Directorate for Trade & Sustainable Development
Duration of appointment: 
8 months
Duties and responsabilities: 

The consulting team will work in close collaboration with the Project Team in the Directorate of Trade and Sustainable Development (DTSD), supported by the Units and Directorates at the ACS Secretariat with the technical competencies for the scope of services required for this consultancy. Under the general guidance of the Project Manager, the Consultancy Team is responsible for the investigation, development, and testing of a passenger facilitation mechanism that simplifies travel to and among participating OCTs and a digital solution that can facilitate visitor contact tracing. In undertaking the aforementioned, the Consultancy Team will be expected to conduct research on OCT entry protocols and digital contact tracing options, build out selected tourism facilitation mechanisms, strengthen user capacity, and coordinate systems testing at selected ports of entry in the beneficiary countries. The work will comprise a combination of desk research, virtual consultation, training and a maximum of a seven-day in-country travel for coordination purposes. Activities are designed to support the outcome of improved stakeholder capacity for contagion mitigation and management within the tourism industry of participating Caribbean OCTs.

Minimum qualifications: 

  General Experience of the Consulting Team:

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of combined experience in the conceptualisation and implementation of data-driven management solutions, especially related to tourism management and or epidemiological solutions. The consultant should also be familiar with the International Health Regulations as it relates to ‘Points of Entry’ (PoE).
  • The consulting team must include specialists who act as key personnel possessing professional training and experience in projects similar to that described in these Terms of Reference.
  • A consulting team with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of combined experience in the conceptualisation and implementation of data-driven management solutions, especially related to tourism management and or epidemiological solutions. The consultant should also be familiar with the International Health Regulations as it relates to ‘Points of Entry’ (PoE).
  • The consulting team must include specialists who act as key personnel possessing professional training and experience in projects similar to that described in these Terms of Reference.

  General Competencies of the Consulting Team:

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as the working language of this consultancy; 
  2. Diplomatic acumen, principles of integrity, transparency and the ability to work under pressure in a multicultural environment;
  3. Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills;
  4. Ability to work independently. 

Proposals must be sent electronically for the attention of Ms. Safiya Reid, Advisor Directorate for Trade and Sustainable Development, to the following email address [email protected] copy to [email protected] with the subject “RFP – Pilot Testing of Tourism Resilience Mechanisms”

Documentation required: 

Submission Guidelines for Proposals

The proposal must include the following three (3) components that should be clearly identified:

  1. Technical Proposal
  2. Compliance documentation
  3. Financial Proposal

See specific details on the Terms of Reference document that is attached to this vacancy posting

Level: 
Temporary Position
Job Title: 
ACS- RESEMBID Tourism Facilitation and Resilience Mechanism Consultancy
Deadline for receiving applications: 
31 January 2023