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Strategy and Resourcing Officer-CTS, CARICOM

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Responsible for information-gathering, dissemination, analysis and evaluation of regional HIV and AIDS programmes; reviewing National Strategic Plans in order to establish and maintain alignment with the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework (CRSF) on HIV and AIDS; providing technical support in the operationalisation of the CRSF and the development of regional strategies and programmes on HIV and AIDS with the full integration of regional priorities; identifying funding sources, training and development needs of PANCAP partners with special reference to Care, Treatment and Support.

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Head, Strategic Information and Communication, CARICOM

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Responsible for the effective management of the operations of the Strategic Information and Communication Division; directing data research and analysis on the course, consequences and cost of HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean, establishing appropriate formats and databases for widespread internal and external distribution and utilisation of information generated; identifying and reporting on strategic issues and priorities emerging from research and other information-gathering modalities, and liaising actively with all PANCAP stakeholders in gathering and sharing of information.

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Programme Manager-Agriculture & Industry, Guyana

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Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the above mentioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat with assigned duty station in Guyana.

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Snr. Legal Counsel, CARICOM

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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 CARICOM Competition Commission with assigned duty station in Suriname.

2. FUNCTIONS OF THE POST The Senior Legal Counsel will be required to supervise the Legal Department, advise the Executive Director on matters relating to the Treaty, competition law, and in the determination of actions to be taken on the basis of complaints and information available to the Commission on anti-competitive conduct, assist with the organisation and conduct of case investigations and act as lead attorney in the presentation of cases.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The Senior Legal Counsel should possess at least First degree in Law and a legal education certificate or its equivalent. He /she should be a practising Attorney, with a minimum of 8-10 years experience which includes competition law, corporate law, international law and civil litigation. Experience in such areas as commercial law and legal research would be an asset. Computer proficiency is essential.

4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Senior Legal Counsel, will be required to: (a) ENSURE correct application by the Commission of the provisions of the Revised Treaty and procedural rules developed pursuant thereto in the determination of anticompetitive business conduct in the CSME; (b) ADVISE on the appropriate action which should be taken by the Commission in the event of complaints received or other evidence available to the Commission on anti-competitive conduct within the CSME; (c) DETERMINE legal strategy and co-ordinate the trial of cases, participate in pre-trial conferences, prepare evidence for submission, examination and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses and conducting oral arguments; (d) ADVISE on the type of evidence to be presented in cases of violation of the provisions of the Community’s Rules of Competition; (e) ASSESS evidential information gathered with a view to prosecution, if necessary; REVIEW legal documents needed during the various stages of litigation; NEGOTIATE settlements, draft formal complaints and other legal documents necessary for litigation, prepare briefs, present evidence, examine and cross examine witnesses in formal proceedings; PROVIDE legal opinions as requested by the Executive Director or as deemed necessary to further the work of the Commission; DETERMINE, in light of available evidence and applicable legal precedent, whether a matter should be closed or whether a formal complaint of law should be issued; DIRECT AND/OR CONDUCT investigations and studies which provide facts necessary for determining the need for the issuance of complaints, the development of trade regulations and rules, or the publication of industry guides; CONDUCT hearings before the Commission which allow all interested groups to present their views on proposed regulations and rules; REVIEW applications from any person seeking De Minimis or Negative Clearance rulings and provide appropriate advice to the Commission; DIRECT the drafting of proposed rules and guides for the conduct of business by enterprises operating within the CSME and prepare appropriate explanatory legal memoranda; DEVELOP AND PUBLISH, in collaboration with other relevant senior staff, codes and guides relating to competition for approval by the Executive Director and submission to the COTED; DIRECT the preparation of contracts to be entered into by the Commission; and PERFORM other duties which may, from time to time, be assigned.

5. EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS An attractive remuneration package will be offered.

6. SETTLEMENT GRANT When you assume duty in Suriname, you shall be paid a settlement grant in respect of yourself (EC$1,000), spouse (EC$500) and each eligible child or dependant (up to two) (EC$500), provided that the total number of children and other dependants accompanying you does not exceed five in all.

7. RECRUITMENT AND APPOINTMENT Appointment will be on contract for a specified period 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 determined by the Commission and as may be introduced from time to time in respect of service with the Commission.

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 to a maximum of two as may be approved by the Commission provided that the number of children and other dependents does not exceed five in all.

In addition to passages, the officer will be granted the following transportation allowances: (i) ocean freight charges, including insurance, for shipping personal and household effects to Suriname, not exceeding 1250 cubic feet, plus a motor car (if the officer already owns one); (ii) 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 Suriname; the cost of packing and crating personal and household effects.
8. LEAVE The officer will be eligible for the grant of vacation leave at the rate of thirty-five 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.
9. PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES The officer will be granted the privileges and immunities as agreed by the Government of Suriname in respect of staff members of the CARICOM Competition Commission whose assigned duty station is in Suriname.
10. 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.
11. SUPERANNUATION An officer on contract will, subject to satisfactory service, be eligible for a gratuity at the rate of twenty per cent of basic salary, computed on the basis of completed periods of three months’ service and payable at the end of the contract. Where the appointment is on secondment, the Commission 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 pension status of the officer in the substantive employment

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Project Officer-Conference Services, Guyana

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The Project Officer will be responsible for:

(a) preparing reports of meetings of the Organs and Institutions of the Community; translate documents from foreign languages into English Language; analyse research gathered from secondary sources in the preparation of supporting technical papers and other documents for meetings of the Community; and

(b) assisting in the organization of/organise meetings.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates should possess the following qualifications and experience:

(i) A Bachelors Degree in languages and communication or allied professional areas in the Humanities or Social Sciences plus 2 years relevant experience in a similar environment.

(ii) Trained and proficient in:

(a) The English Language;
(b) Information Technology for research, presentation and document preparation;
(c) Secondary and basic field research; and
(d) At least one (1) foreign language relevant to the Community (Dutch, French or Spanish).

(iii) Computer proficiency is mandatory – MS Office Suite and MS Project.

4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Deputy Programme Manager, Conference Services, the Project Officer, Conference Services, will be required to:

(a) PROVIDE rapporteurial services, including draft reports for Meetings;

(b) TRANSLATE documents into English Language;

(c) CONDUCT secondary research on specific subject matters and prepare supporting technical papers for Secretariat conferences;

(d) ASSIST in preparing lists of documents to be recommended for declassification;

(e) PROVIDE administrative support in coordinating activities required for Secretariat conferences and meetings as requested; and

(f) UNDERTAKE any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Programme Manager, Conference Services.

5. EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS

An attractive remuneration package will be offered.

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Programme Manager-Conference Services, Guyana

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The Programme Manager will be responsible for:

(a) directing and coordinating activities within the Conference Services Sub-Programme to ensure that the Secretariat delivers efficient and effective conference support at meetings; and

(b) arranging venues and related facilities and support services; ensuring efficient and effective documentation editing, formatting, reproduction and dissemination systems; and overseeing the activities of the interpreters and translators.

The incumbent also has responsibility for the preparation of programme budget of the Sub-Programme.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates should possess the following qualifications and experience:

(i) a Masters Degree or equivalent in Humanities or Social Sciences plus 8 years relevant experience in a similar environment;

OR

a Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Humanities or Social Sciences plus 10 years relevant experience in a similar environment.

(ii) Training and working knowledge in:

(a) A foreign language relevant to the Community;
(b) Interpersonal skills;
(c) Events Management;
(d) Diplomacy and Protocol; and
(e) Logistics.

(iii) Computer proficiency is mandatory – MS Office Suite and MS Project.

4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Director, Corporate Services, the Programme Manager, Conference Services, will be required to:

(a) PREPARE the Conference Services Work Programme and Budget;

(b) PREPARE AND DISTRIBUTE internally, up-to-date manuals/guidelines for the organisation and management of meetings;

(c) PREPARE AND COORDINATE preparation, reproduction and dissemination of documentation for meetings;

(d) MAKE arrangements for venues, translators and interpreters, rapporteurs, stenographic and reproduction services, protocol, the provision of equipment and supplies required for meetings;

(e) TRAIN personnel for servicing meetings, as necessary;

(f) PUBLISH the calendar of approved meetings on the Secretariat’s website;

(g) PREPARE quarterly reports on the implementation of the Conference services Work Programme;

(h) PREPARE staff performance appraisals and submits reports; and

(i) UNDERTAKE any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director, Corporate Services.

5. EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS

An attractive remuneration package will be offered.

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Deputy Programme Manager-Conference Services, Guyana

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The Deputy Programme Manager will be responsible for:

(a) the timely production and dispatch of documents relating to Meetings of the Community; and

(b) supervision of the work and performance of the Senior Project Officer and Project Officers and the Conference Services Sub-Programme in the servicing of meetings; the preparation of lists of documents to be proposed for declassification; the provision of translation services and editing documents for publication to literary and journalistic expressions and techniques.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates should possess the following qualifications and experience:

(i) A Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Humanities or Social Sciences, with the capacity to communicate in a foreign language (Spanish, French and Dutch, preferably at university level) plus 5 years relevant experience in a similar environment.

(ii) Competence and performance in the English Language as well as good working knowledge of, and training in:

(a) Information Technology, including videoconferencing;
(b) Systems and Procedures of the CARICOM Secretariat; and
(c) Management Skills.

(iii) Computer proficiency is mandatory – MS Office Suite and MS Project.

4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Programme Manager, Conference Services, the Deputy Programme Manager, Conference Services, will be required to:

(a) VET documents for meetings, ensuring they are properly formatted prior to dispatch;

(b) CHECK reports of meetings to ensure that they reflect the meetings’ proceedings, are prepared in accordance with the Secretariat’s formats and are dispatched promptly after completion;

(c) SUPERVISE the accurate and timely translation of documents;

(d) ENSURE the timely provision of interpretation services;

(e) ENSURE the provision of conference support services in accordance with requests from the relevant Technical Officers and in keeping with the Secretariat’s standards and procedures;

(f) FORWARD lists of documents proposed for declassification to the relevant Technical Officers for their consideration and subsequent tabling at meetings of the relevant Councils;

(g) ASSIST in the preparation of the Conference Services Draft Annual Work Programme and Budget;

(h) EVALUATE AND SUBMIT reports on the performance of Officers under his/her direct supervision;

(i) OVERSEE the work of Conference Services in the absence of the Programme Manager; and

(j) UNDERTAKE any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Programme Manager, Conference Services.

5. EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS

An attractive remuneration package will be offered.

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