Head, Development Cooperation and Resource Mobilisation

OECS Secretariat
Contract Type
Consulting & Project Management, Government & Public Sector, Management
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
Expiry Date
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Head, Development Cooperation and Resource Mobilisation.



The Development Cooperation and Resource Mobilisation Unit is responsible for the organisation’s Resource Mobilisation Strategy and the coordination of partnerships with various Development Partners (traditional and non-traditional) to achieve a higher level of programmatic, institutional and financial sustainability. Given the multi-dimensional processes involved in development cooperation, the unit engages in continuous intelligence gathering and networking to build and sustain strategic partnerships and mobilise resources that will yield results that are aligned to the Commission's mission, objectives and work programme. Overall, the unit's operations facilitate the creation of joint ownership and accountability between the Commission and its partners, as well as ensures a more structured and holistic approach towards cooperation and effective allocation and use of resources. 



  1. In partnership with the Director General and Divisional Heads, develop and drive the Organisation’s Resource Mobilisation Strategy to support the delivery of its strategic priorities.
  2. Lead and coordinate development cooperation initiatives with various International and Regional Development Partners (inclusive of Traditional and Non-Traditional Multi-laterals, Bi-laterals, Academia, International Foundations, Private Sector and such others).
  3. Drive functional cooperation opportunities with French Associate Member States and other French Territories.
  4. Work closely with the Regional Councils and the Interreg Secretariat to coordinate the INTERREG V Programme (2014-2020) on behalf of the OECS.
  5. Partner with the Director General to develop and sustain effective relationships and identify relevant programmes and innovative funding sources to support the British OTIs.
  6. Collaborate with CARIFORUM Secretariat to lead negotiations on behalf of the Organisation to secure European Development Resources (inclusive of oversight of the management and closure of 10th and launch of 11th EDF Programme).
  7. Continue to widen functional cooperation with key regional integrations movements inclusive of CARICOM, ACS, ACP, EU, ECOWAS and such others.
  8. Work closely with the Legal Unit and the Procurement Department to undertake due diligence that will avoid conflict of interests and any reputational risks to the Organisation’s track record.
  9. Collaborate with the PMU and other Heads of Unit to facilitate the formulation of Concept Papers and Project Proposals on priority thematic areas to obtain support from various Development Partners.
  10. Work  closely  with  the  PMU  and  Finance  Unit  in  the  preparation  of  the Organisation’s Annual Work Programme and Budget.



Education and Training

  • First Degree in relevant field or equivalent professional experience plus 5 years management experience OR
  • Master’s Degree in relevant field plus 3 years management experience



  • 10 years technical experience in related field



The holder of the post should possess the following competencies:

  • Drive with Purpose and Vision
  • Create an Environment of Trust
  • Builds Effective Teams
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Demonstrates Decision Quality
  • Communicates Effectively



The position is on the permanent basis subject to satisfactory annual reviews. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and exempt from income taxes. In addition to the basic salary, the post attracts other allowances. The Officer will be eligible for membership in the Organisation’s non-contributory Group Health and Life Insurance Scheme. Reasonable location expenses will be reimbursed where applicable.


Only applications under consideration will be acknowledged.




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