POSITION TITLE: Satellite Office Manager (Jamaica)
POSITION LOCATION: Kingston, Jamaica
REPORTS TO: Project Manager, Field Support Services Project (FSSP) Caribbean
CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year, renewable
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 20, 2023
EXPECTED START DATE: August 2023
The Field Support Services Project (FSSP) provides a range of services to support the implementation of Canada’s Caribbean Regional Development Program (CRDP). The FSSP will enable Canada to enhance the quality and the relevance of Canada’s International Assistance programming by providing a platform of technical expertise with local knowledge and experience, sector studies and strategies, program-level monitoring and support to aid effectiveness in thematic and sector areas related to CRDP’s priorities in the Caribbean.
CRDP has existing programming in 13 CARICOM countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago). CRDP programming is grounded in Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), particularly in the
Actions Areas of Environment and Climate Action, Inclusive Governance, Growth that Works for Everyone, and Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls. CRDP programming is for the most part multi-country and in some cases designed to promote Caribbean-wide harmonization and functional cooperation efforts, including communication, knowledge sharing, and synergy among projects.
Based in Kingston, Jamaica, the full-time FSSP Satellite Office Manager (Jamaica) will be responsible for managing the services provided by the FSSP Satellite office in Jamaica (covering Jamaica and Belize).
The duties and responsibilities of the Satellite Office Manager (Jamaica) include:
- Ensure quality and management oversight of services offered by the FSSP in Jamaica and Belize, and ensuring the quality of services provided by the FSSP meets the needs and expectations of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD);
- Feed into the development of all key FSSP documents, including Procurement Plans, Operating Procedures Manual and Annual Work Plans, as well as overseeing the Local Development Initiatives (LDI) Fund;
- Contribute to FSSP budgets and financial reports;
- Provide local oversight on procurement, logistics, and financial management services provided by the FSSP in Jamaica and Belize;
- In concert with the Project Manager based in Barbados, ensure appropriate administrative oversight of the Country Coordinators and Technical Specialists in Jamaica and Belize, including timely delivery and performing quality assurance of their deliverables;
- Liaise regularly with the Technical Authority, DFATD HQ, as well as with the local Canadian High Commission, the Recipient Countries Government Authorities or representatives, and other relevant project stakeholders;
- Develop and maintain networks of key stakeholders (government, civil society, other donors, private sector) in their countries of responsibility;
- In concert with the Project Manager based in Barbados, oversee procurement services for goods and services, including but not limited to procurement of Technical Specialists through local and international competitive processes;
- Ensure the effective management and internal monitoring of project progress and results, including dealing with project issues and problems as they arise in Jamaica and Belize; and
- Provide oversight of team in the main office of the FSSP that is located in Kingston, Jamaica including office management;
- Provide any other related services as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as: political sciences, law, business, finance, accounting, logistics, economics, international development, procurement, project management, business administration, engineering or applied science.
Experience & Competencies
- At least four (4) years of cumulative related experience working with Development Stakeholders including International Development donors, government development projects, National Government Organizations or Civil Society Organizations or on an International Development Project(s);
- At least five (5) years of cumulative experience working in the CARICOM Region, preferably in Jamaica, Guyana or Barbados;
- Demonstrated experience managing development project(s) with a minimum annual budget of $1 million CAD, experience with international development projects preferred;
- Demonstrated experience managing international development project(s) with a minimum annual budget of more than $1 million CAD;
- Demonstrated experience working with different types of International Development Assistance Stakeholders, including civil society organizations, the private sector, multilateral organization, donors, as well as local or national governments, preferably in Jamaica
- Demonstrated experience managing the following types of services, including administrative services, procurement services, financial services, support to local; development initiatives, project coordination services, and logistical services;
- Knowledge and understanding of the local development context in Jamaica and Belize as well as other countries in CARICOM ;
- Well networked within the international development community in Jamaica and Belize
- Effective time management: able to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
- Resourceful, ability to solve problems and/or identify when an issue should be elevated;
- Able to work effectively in a dynamic team environment (working both independently and as part of a small team); and
- Curious, enthusiastic and willing to innovate and adapt.
- Advanced Professional Proficiency in English (Oral, Reading and Writing)
WHY WORK WITH WUSC?
Join Us. Our work is important, cutting-edge, and fast-paced. We encourage curiosity, innovation, and flexibility. And we provide a phenomenal learning experience.
WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $40 million. We have over 90 staff in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.
WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural
workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain
experience all while making a difference in the lives of youth around the world. Employees
at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, economic opportunities and
WUSC offers flexible working arrangements, competitive benefits, four weeks of annual leave (for full-time employees), safe and healthy working conditions, and fair compensation.
WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around
the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall
correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility,
respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment,
coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to
undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.
This employment opportunity is open to all CARICOM Nationals. WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking
part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those candidates selected for an interview
will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
Kindly note this employment opportunity is subject to funding from Canada’s DFATD.
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