2 months ago

Do you have extensive knowledge of St. Maarten, it’s cultural modalities and capacity constraints? Do you have a project management background? Are you fluent in English and Dutch? Please see details below.

Background and Context

The Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity (RESEMBID) programme, funded by the European Union (11th EDF) and implemented through Expertise France, offers a demand-driven and bottom-up approach to technical assistance for the twelve Caribbean OCTs aiming at strengthening environmentally sustainable economic development.

The RESEMBID Programme operationally started on 1st January 2019 and is to be implemented until August 2023. The economies of the OCTs are highly vulnerable economically, financially, and environmentally. The three core objectives of the Programme are designed to support the effort of the OCTs to address or mitigate these vulnerabilities. They are:

To increase energy efficiency of infrastructure with high impact on energy consumption
To improve protection and sustainable management of the OCTs marine biodiversity
To increase the resilience of Caribbean OCTs to adapt to extreme and recurrent natural events
To ensure optimal implementation and communication OCT governments have designated RESEMBID National Focal Points (NFPs). The National Implementation Support Associate will be based in Sint Maarten and report to the RESEMBID National Focal Point, St. Maarten.

Description of Role

The RESEMBID National Implementation Support Associate (NISA) supports the RESEMBID National Focal Point in ensuring the effective and efficient implementation of the RESEMBID programme in-country.

More specifically, the NISA will be responsible for the following:

Supports the NFP in overseeing and facilitating the implementation of the RESEMBID programme in-country throughout the project cycle, from application to implementation and evaluation. The incumbent, in close communication with the NFP, liaises with project implementing partners and stakeholders, applying sound development practices, being practical and innovative, and ensuring that solutions to problems and implementation delays are found.
Supports the NFP to ensure implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders are well informed on relevant RESEMBID practices and expectations.
Supports implementing partners and relevant stakeholders with well-informed advice on RESEMBID policies and procedures, with a view to ensuring compliance, effective implementation, and an overall understanding of the Programme’s mission.
In close liaison with the NFP, facilitates proactive two-way communication with RESEMBID, in particular with the Programme Managers and Grants Manager, as appropriate, providing ongoing feedback about challenges and opportunities that arise in the course of implementation.
Supports the NFP in the production of all requisite reports on the status of implementation of projects for submission to RESEMBID Management.
Facilitates support to the NFP and RESEMBID on national communications and visibility activities, as required.
Facilitates support to the NFP and RESEMBID on national MEAL activities as required.

Master´s level qualification in the Social Sciences, Governance and Public Administration studies, or other relevant areas.
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
Specific experience in project management and implementation is highly desirable.
Extensive knowledge of in-country governmental context, including interplay between local and national government, is essential.
Extensive knowledge of Sint Maarten and the implementation context, including capacity constraints, cultural modalities and working language proficiencies is essential.
The successful candidate must possess fluency in English and Papiamento.
Programme Management and Implementation

The Programme Management Unit of RESEMBID will be responsible for the overall management of this contract.
The consultant will also be expected to work closely and in alignment with the three Programme Managers and Grant Manager.
The role will be a part-time role and is expected to require approximately 3 days per week.
Planned duration of the engagement: One year, renewable.

Please email your cover letter and CV or Resume for the attention of Rohan Malone, Senior Associate – Talent Acquisition

Rohan Malone rmalone@profilescaribbean.com

Under the caption “National Implementation Program – Sint Maarten”

Closing date for expressions of interest is March 22nd, 2022

This job is Expired