Adviser

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 Adviser at the ACS Secretariat at its headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Reporting to: 
Director
Type of appointment: 
Full time
Duration of appointment: 
Three years (with an option of renewal for two years)
Duties and responsabilities: 
  1. Assist the Director in the development, rationalization, coordination and implementation of ACS policies, programmes and projects which contribute effectively to the development process in the Greater Caribbean;
  2. Assist the Director in the development of appropriate training programmes on projects related to Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment and the Caribbean Sea; 
  3. Analyse, make projections and recommend actions to be taken in order to achieve the objectives and functions of the Directorate;
  4. Assist the Director in the design and presentation of cooperation projects on Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment and the Caribbean Sea; 
  5. Prepare reports on activities, programmes and projects undertaken by the Directorate in accordance with established guidelines; 
  6. Act as a resource person on issues in accordance with the policies, programmes and projects of the Directorate; 
  7. Assist the Director in the submission of working documents for meetings of the ACS bodies and working groups as well as ensuring that the outcomes of such meetings are prepared for circulation in compliance with Agreements 13/10 and 9/17; 
  8. Assist the Director in coordinating all aspects of working meetings including interfacing with focal points as designated; 
  9. Assist the Director in drafting agendas and participate in meetings of the Special Committee for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Caribbean Sea Commission; 
  10. Assist the Director in managing the financial, technical and logistical areas of projects undertaken by the Directorate; 
  11. Conceptualize project profiles and prepare proposals in collaboration with the Director for submission to the Directorate for Cooperation and Resource Mobilisation; 
  12. Evaluate  submissions received from Consultants in response to ‘Calls for Proposals’ in conjunction with the Directorate for Cooperation and Resource Mobilisation, Legal Advisor and Political Advisor;
  13.  Support the activities and work of the Consultants engaged by the ACS;
  14. Examine, evaluate, conceptualise issues and make recommendations regarding the studies, projects and programmes undertaken by other regional organisations; 
  15. Research, co-ordinate and monitor the compilation of data and statistical information on studies, policies, projects and programmes undertaken to support the work of the Directorate and by other international/regional organisations; 
  16. Assist the Director in preparing and organising seminars, courses or training sessions undertaken by the Directorate in collaboration with other international and regional organisations;
  17. Assist the Director in organising, executing, monitoring and following up on activities of the Directorate and those stemming from the mandates received from the Special Committee and Caribbean Sea Commission as well as those received from the higher bodies of the ACS;
  18. Submit Official Travel Reports to the Secretary General upon return from official missions;
  19. Represent the ACS at official meetings, events, workshops and conferences as designated.
Functions: 

Under the general guidance of the Director, the incumbent is responsible for analysing, planning,conceptualising, developing and evaluating plans, programmes and projects as well ascoordinating the agendas and work programmes in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction,Environment and Caribbean Sea.

Specific Responsabilities: 
  1. Advise the Director on all matters related to Caribbean Sea Commission policies, programmesand projects as well as support initiatives and present recommendations aimed at achievingthe objectives and mandates of the Association;
  2. Assist the Director in the development of a work programme that mainstreams the 2030Sustainable Development Goals that are relevant to the mandates of Disaster RiskReduction, Environment and the Caribbean Sea.
Minimum qualifications: 
  • A Post Graduate degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in fields related to SustainableDevelopment, Environmental Studies, Disaster Risk Reduction or other relevant areas.
  • At least five (5) years’ relevant work experience, preferably with experience atinternational or regional levels in areas such as sustainable development, environmentalstudies, disaster risk management, protection or conservation of marine resources,preferably the Caribbean Sea; and
  • Management of projects funded by international cooperation agencies.
Remuneration package: 
  • Monthly Remuneration: US$3,830.20 (tax exempted);
  • Purchase of airline ticket to and from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago for the professional and up to four dependents from the point of origin; 
  • Repatriation allowance (one-time payment corresponding to basic monthly salary) upon arrival in Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Shipping of personal effects from and to point of origin in keeping with relevant guidelines; 
  • Group Health Insurance for the Professional and dependants (if applicable).
  • Participation in the ACS International Staff Fund (employee - 7% and employer – 14%);
  • Annual paid vacation entitlement of 25 working days (2.08 per month).
Documentation required: 

Currriculum vitae. University degree certificate. Language Certificates (not in first language). Names of three referees and contact information.

Level: 
Junior Professional (P-2)
Job Title: 
Adviser
Deadline for receiving applications: 
12 November 2021