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Programme Manager, 10th EDF, Drug Demand Reduction, Human and Social Development
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
Under the direction of the Coordinator, Drug Demand Reduction (DDR), 10th EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme, Directorate of Human and Social Development, the incumbent is responsible for providing:
- Professional leadership and management to the Drug Demand Reduction Component of the 10th EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme;
- Supporting the CARICOM Crime and Security Strategy; and
- Facilitating the mainstreaming of the Fourth Pillar within the Secretariat and through other Organs of the Community.
3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates should possess at least a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Project Management, Public Administration, or a related field from a recognized institution plus at least five (5) years of experience in one of the following Institutions/Bodies/Organisations:
- Drug demand reduction
- Illicit drug management institution/Council
- Regional/ International Institution for illicit drugs
- Crime and Security management institutions
Specialised certified training and good working knowledge in:
- Project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- Drug Demand Reduction Strategies (Prevention Education, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Harm Reduction).
- Addiction and therapeutic interventions.
- Crime and violence Prevention.
- Research and social policy development.
4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Coordinator, Drug Demand Reduction, 10th EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme the Programme Manager, 10th EDF Drug Demand Reduction will be required to:
- PROVIDE technical leadership for the implementation of the Project;
- MONITOR project implementation and PROVIDE timely advice on implementation challenges to facilitate speedy resolution;
- PARTICIPATE in the process for selection of consultants;
- SUPERVISE consultants engaged to undertake activities;
- INITIATE action and LIAISE with the ministries responsible for national drug councils/drug demand reduction programmes, national, regional and international agencies, NGOs, and other relevant institutions, in order to facilitate ownership and ensure involvement of their staff in the implementation and or monitoring of activities as relevant;
- CONSULT with the relevant collaborating/implementing agencies of the wider 10th EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme, special reference to the DNC in the DR and the Crime Prevention Component, in order to ensure that the activities are carried out in a coordinated and complementary manner;
- PROVIDE technical input for the development of programmatic interventions and the conduct of training workshops;
- MONITOR and CONTROL expenditures and ENSURE adequate management of the resources provided for the project in keeping with EU/CARICOM guidelines;
- MONITOR dissemination of information relevant to the project;
- PREPARE and PRESENT quarterly progress reports on the implementation of the project to the Coordinator, DDR, 10TH EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Coordination Programme for submission to the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and the European Union Delegation;
- COORDINATE and SUPPORT formative and summative evaluations;
- PREPARE the relevant documentation/documents for the closure of this Programme Estimate (No. 1);
- PREPARE, for approval, draft Programme Estimate No. 2; and
- CONTRIBUTE to a positive image of the CARICOM Secretariat, at all times, in keeping with its core values.
In addition to the Activities outlined above, the incumbent is expected to perform other related duties as assigned.
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:
- 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);
- the cost of transporting in a single shipment 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 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.
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.
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 submitted
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