Vacancy Notice: National Project Officer for Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC)

A call for the presentation of candidates to fill the position of National Project Officer for Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC).

News | 11 March 2015
A call for the presentation of candidates to fill the position of National Project Officer. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline date of 24 March 2015.

Title: National Project Officer for Caribbean Employers’ Confederation
Project Duration: Three years (annual contract, renewable after one year) with the possibility of on-going employment beyond the project end.
Workplace: Offices of the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation, Aranguez, Trinidad
Start date: Immediate

The main task of the National Project Officer is to coordinate and manage the implementation of a project at the level of the implementing organization, the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC). The project title is Challenges to CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to fulfil their EPA Obligations: Support to Facilitate Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in Regional Development and Integration Process. This component is aimed at strengthening the capacity of CEC and its affiliate members (national Employers’ Organisations in CARICOM member states) to play a more effective role in developing social and economic policies at the regional level. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the executing agency of the project with funding from the European Union.

Under the supervision of the CEC Executive body and in close collaboration with the Senior Specialist for Employers’ Activities of the ILO Office for the Caribbean, the National Project Officer will carry out the following functions:
  1. Undertake the management of the project through timely provision of inputs, effective backstopping of activities, timely and efficient delivery of outputs, in conformity with ILO and EC policies, agreement with the donor and project strategies and in accordance with ILO and EC administrative and financial procedures.
  2. Develop a Project Monitoring Plan in consultation with the implementing organization and the ILO Office for the Caribbean.
  3. Identify implementation needs and in consultation with the implementing organization and the ILO Technical Specialist plan to provide the necessary expertise or resources.
  4. Assume responsibility for effective and efficient administrative and financial management of the project.
  5. Disseminate information on the project’s progress through progress reports and publications to the implementing organization and its affiliates, the Project Steering Committee and the ILO.
  6. Be aware of the ILO-EC visibility aspects relating to the project and ensure that at all appropriate times this is addressed.
  7. Perform any other job-related tasks as requested by the implementing organization and/or the ILO.
Education: University degree in management and business administration, industrial relations, economics, law, or social development.

Experience: Proven project management and implementation experience. Proven capacity to initiate and implement technical cooperation programmes and activities.

Candidates should be a citizen or an established resident of Trinidad and Tobago.
Languages: Excellent command of English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to provide leadership and to work in a team
  • Ability to communicate and work with a wide range of partners
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision 
Test and Interviews:
The short-listed candidates will be interviewed and may also be required to sit a written test.

Applicants must send an application letter along with a detailed CV by 24 March 2015 to:
Executive Secretary
Caribbean Employers’ Confederation
#17 Samaroo Road, Aranguez Roundabout North
Trinidad and Tobago
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