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Senior Project Officer, 10th European Development Fund, PANCAP

Greater Georgetown, Guyana


Under the direction of Director, PANCAP the incumbent will oversee and monitor the PANCAP component of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme of Support for Wider Caribbean Cooperation i.e. Regional Technical Cooperation Facility, strengthen Coordination on Human Rights Issues through the HIV and AIDS Thematic Task Force in CARIFORUM, the British and Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and French Overseas Departments (DOMs) in the Caribbean on HIV and AIDS Human Rights. This will be achieved through a structured and coordinated regional policy and programme of work.



Candidates should possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Policy, Public Health, Project Management or related in the field of Social Sciences plus five (5) years’ relevant experience at the senior professional level in the implementation or management of projects and programmes in the Health Sector, Private Sector organization, and regional organizations involving HIV and AIDS or health and working in one or more of the following institutions:

  • Large regional or international organisations
  • National Health Institutions
  • Private health, HIV and AIDS organizations


Candidates must also possess specialised training and good working knowledge in:

  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite and in a digital project management tool such as MS Project.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Strong managerial and Leadership skills.
  • Strong human relations skills.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated legal experience particularly in the area of legislative review.



Under the direction of the Director, PANCAP, the Senior Project Officer, 10th European Development Fund, PANCAP will be required to:

  1. OVERSEE and MONITOR the PANCAP ccomponent of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme in Support for Wider Caribbean Cooperation – Regional Technical Cooperation Facility;
  2. COORDINATE the work of the Policy and Strategy Working Group on stigma and discrimination as an effective platform for structured and continuous dialogue across the region on human rights to reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination;
  3. STRENGTHEN coordination on Human Rights issues paying special attention to Haiti in keeping with the PANCAP Justice for All Roadmap;
  4. GATHER and DISSEMINATE information on human rights including web-based dialogue; incorporating HIV champions in the process;
  5. MONITOR the implementation of the PANCAP Justice for All Roadmap including policy, advocacy and behaviour change communication initiatives; documents and SHARES best practices/approaches; and
  6. PARTICIPATE in the Secretariat’s strategic planning process and recommend strategies for public information, education, advocacy and outreach in support of the Community’s goals on HIV and AIDS. 


An attractive remuneration package will be offered.



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.



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.



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:

  1. 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);
  2. 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
  3. 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.



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.



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


Applicants must complete the Profile Summary Form included with the website notices.

Client: The CARICOM Secretariat
Salary: Not Disclosed
Reference: VAC-27547

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