Deputy Programme Manager - Economic Development Policy, Tax Administration And Research (EDPTAR)

The CARICOM Secretariat
Contract Type
Government & Public Sector
Salary & Benefits
EC$10,471.00 to EC$13,313.00 per month
Date Posted
Expiry Date
The incumbent supports formulation and review of regional financial policies, conducts analyses, manages projects, facilitates consensus, and prepares policy papers for CARICOM bodies.



The Deputy Programme Manager, Economic Development Policy, Tax Administration and Research is responsible for managing assigned elements of the macro-economic policy coordination work programme for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and the Economy (CSME) which covers the following areas

  • Monetary and financial policy cooperation and coordination;
  • Capital Market Integration; 
  • Fiscal Policy (including tax administration) coordination and harmonization; and 
  • Investment Policy coordination and harmonization.

The incumbent is required to provide technical and administrative support to facilitate the formulation and/or keep under review the regime of regional financial sector (including capital market development) policies and measures as envisaged by the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and as adopted, or being promoted for adoption, by CARICOM Member States with a view to determining their relevance and appropriateness, to the prevailing economic landscape in the Community.  In this regard, the incumbent will be required to undertake the relevant technical analyses, assist in the design and management of the execution of technical cooperation projects; facilitate initiatives to promote national and regional consensus on policy proposals; and prepare technical policy-oriented papers for consideration by financial sector officials, CARICOM Ministerial bodies and the Conference of Heads of Government.

The incumbent must also conduct, coordinate, review, evaluate and follow-up on research and studies, on issues of direct significance to the financial development of the Region as well as support the economic intelligence and advocacy functions of the Secretariat.



Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Economics plus at least five (5) years of relevant and equivalent level experience in the review and formulation of financial sector policy and project execution as well as working in one of the following institutions:

  • Public sector institutions (Ministry of Finance or Economic Development, Central Bank) 
  • International/Regional organisations engaged in economic development
  • Large private financial corporations

In addition, candidates must possess specialised training and good working knowledge in:

  • Financial sector policy 
  • Economic Integration (and specifically monetary and financial policy formulation and application)
  • IT applications for economic and financial analysis
  • Project planning, monitoring and evaluation



  • Key Result 1:  Economic and Financial Policy Formulation, Review and Coordination
    • MANAGES assigned work streams under the purview of the EDPTA&R Programme and UNDERTAKES the required tasks to ensure the delivery of planned outputs in accord with the annual work plan and decisions of Community bodies;
    • PARTICIPATES in the formulation, impact analysis and review of regional policies for one or more of the areas which fall under the purview of the EDPTA&R Programme, namely
      • Monetary and financial policy cooperation and coordination;
      • Capital Market Integration; 
      • Fiscal Policy (including tax administration) coordination and harmonization; and
      • Investment Policy coordination and harmonization.
    • RECOMMENDS the commissioning of studies and analysis on the regional financial services sector that cannot be undertaken internally, DESIGNS project interventions, and MANAGES the project execution process which involves, inter alia
      • Preparing project profiles, draft terms of reference and facilitating the employment of consultants;
      • Monitoring and supporting, as necessary, the technical execution of consultancies, undertaking project management administrative tasks; and evaluating reports and studies prepared by consultants;
      • Providing technical and administrative support for project-related meetings, consultations and missions to Member States;
      • Preparing draft project execution and evaluation reports; and
      • Serving as a repository for project-related information, activity records, reports and documents.
  • Key Result 2: Economic Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
    • MONITORS global and regional economic trends and PREPARES periodic financial sector reviews and analysis to inform regional macro-economic policy formulation within the context of the CSME and economic integration, in general, as well as to support the economic intelligence functions of the Secretariat;
    • ENGAGES in consultations with Member States regarding the performance of their economies and specifically, monetary and financial sector developments, as inputs into the preparation of comprehensive reviews on the functioning of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy; and
    • COLLABORATES with, inter alia, regional and national economic research and planning institutions; Central Banks and Ministries of Finance, Planning and Economic Development; financial sector regulatory bodies and institutions to acquire relevant inputs for the policy formulation and the review process and any research activities in which the Secretariat may be involved.
  • Key Result Area 3: Programme Management and Coordination
    • PARTICIPATES in the identification and elaboration of new or emerging development issues (pertaining to the financial sector) of potential concern to the Community and the design and development of related intervention programmes and initiatives;
    • ASSISTS with the planning, organisation and servicing of expert group meetings, workshops and regional consultations that contribute to the finalization of Programme Outputs;
    • ASSISTS with the organizing and servicing of meetings of the Council for Finance and Planning including preparatory meetings of officials;
    • PREPARES draft briefs and speeches on assigned issues for use by Members of the Secretariat’s Senior and Executive Management Committee as well as makes presentations at meetings of Community Bodies;
    • PARTICIPATES in the Secretariat’s work programme planning, preparation and review process and drafts the annual work plans for the EDPTA&R Programme; 
    • REPRESENTS the Unit at internal meetings and the Secretariat at national, regional and international meetings, as assigned; and
    • UNDERTAKES such other related duties as assigned.



This is an S3 post. The salary range for this position is EC$10,471.00 to EC$13,313.00 per month.



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.



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.



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 staff rules and policies, rules, regulations, orders and instructions as exist and as may be introduced from time to time with respect to service with the Caribbean Community 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 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:

  • 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);
  • 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.



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 (12) months of service in respect of the officer, spouse and up to two (2) dependent children. 



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.



Subject to your acceptance by the Secretariat’s insurance carrier, 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.



An Officer appointed to this post will be required to participate in the Secretariat’s Defined Contribution Pension Plan and contribute 7 percent 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.



Applications in English Language with full curriculum vitae details, including the email addresses of three (3) referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant’s work), should be submitted.


The deadline for the submission of applications is 12 April 2024.

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