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The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis (GSKN) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$5,792,000 towards the cost of the Street and Flood Light Retrofitting Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GSKN and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GSKN shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. The St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited (SKELEC), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the Supervision of the Street and Flood Light Retrofitting Project. The objective of the consultancy is to support SKELEC and the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) during the implementation of the Project. This includes the provision of assistance for tendering processes, the preparation of an Environmental and Social Management Plan, the formulation of implementation plans and reports and the monitoring of the […]

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The purpose of this position is to establish and maintain reliable financial reporting, effective and efficient financial controls, compliance with applicable laws and regulations and effective collection procedures. Additionally, safeguarding of assets against theft, unauthorized use and cash management is essential. Key Output Establish, maintain and coordinate the implementation of accounting control procedures. Audited financial statements. Budgetary Control. Asset Management. Collection Management. Effective support to management in the administration of the Student Loan Agency. Range of Activities Prepare annual budget. Prepare monthly financial statements. Document, assess and recommended internal controls for the improvement of procedures within the Student Loan Agency. Liaise with MOF and UG on financial matters. Supervision of accounting department. Supervision of debt collection. Reconciliation of bank accounts. Preparation of payroll. Preparation of financial statements for audit. Supervision of reconciliation of student loans with UG. Investment of liquid assets. Preparation of reports on loans, repayments, etc. Signing of contracts, amendments, correspondences, etc. on behalf of the Student Loan Agency. Assist in the overall administration of the student loan agency. Maintain a register of fixed assets. Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document financial transactions. Analyze budgets and expenditures for compliance with voted provision. Monitor and review accounting system reports for accuracy and completeness. Prepare and review budget, revenue, expenses, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents. Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control. Explain billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, […]

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The purpose of this position is to provide legal advice /services to the agency’s Director, assist in the collections and legal aspect of the student loan process. Key Output Effective legal advice/support to the Director in the implementation of collection strategies. Provide support to the accountant with collection management. Legal advice and representation on debt collection and law suits. Effective support to management in the administration of the student loan agency. Range Of Activities Review and advise on all loan agreements and legal letters. Facilitate the resolution of student customer service complaint and/ or concerns. Provide legal representation for SLA in law suits/court cases. Ensure loan agreements/ contracts and letters of indebtedness are legally binding. Provide legal advice/guidance to Director in the implementation of collection strategies. Liaise with MOF and UG on legal / collection matters. Administrative support to the accountant – collection unit. Maintain the accuracy and integrity of the student loan programme / documentation. Complete periodic reports to the Director. Any other duties that may be assigned. NATURE AND SCOPE Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience This position requires the job holder to have a first Degree in Law or Criminal Justice and three (3) years experiences as an attorney. Alternatively, a Diploma / First Degree in a related field plus (5) five years experience in the legal field or as a senior legal officer is acceptable. Incumbent must have first-hand experience in computer programs such as Word, Excel and accounting Package. Decision Making, Problem Solving and Impact on Results […]

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated financing towards the cost of providing Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector in Jamaica and intends to award a contract for the above-mentioned services. Payments shall not be made to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. CDB now wishes to procure consultancy services for providing Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector in Jamaica. The objective of the intervention is to increase the capacity of regulatory authorities and in particular the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR) in Jamaica about tariff productivity improvement practices and advice on appropriate productivity target-setting methodologies. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of up to three (3) months. Further details can be found in the Terms of Reference available here (attach TORs). CDB now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services. Consultants shall be eligible to participate if: (a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements; (b) in […]

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The Project Manager (PM) will head the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Implementing Agency and will be an ex-officio member and Secretary of the Oversight Entity (OE). The PM will report on the day-to-day operations of the IA. The PM will be responsible for the establishing and maintaining contact with the relevant government ministries, NGOs, civil society organisations and the private sector and for negotiating integral partnerships. As head of the IA, the PM will have ultimate responsibility for managing project resources and all IA staff and supervising the implementation of all sub-projects. Duties The duties of the PM are: Aligning the BNTF’s work programme with the country’s poverty reduction goals and relevant development strategies. Assisting the OE and Government to develop and implement a Country Policy Framework (CPF) based on poverty reduction goals and national sector priorities and coordinate project activities with other similar donor- funded projects which address poverty. Agree on quantified (non sub-project specific) annual targets and work plans in the context of the agreed strategy. Coordinating the preparation of the portfolio of sub-projects for the approval by the OE and CDB, and proposing for consideration and approval by the OE, any other activities to be financed. Managing, coordinating and supervising the IA team, including the Administrative / Accounting Officer, Community Liaison Officer, Project Engineer, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and support staff, thereby ensuring sub-projects and activities are in compliance with the policies and guidelines established for the Programme. Identify funding partners in consultation with the OE […]

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The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, BNTF IA will report to the Project Manager (PM), and is responsible for evaluating project performance and impact. Depending on the size of the project portfolio in the country this may be a part-time role. Duties The duties of the M&E Officer are: aligning the BNTF IA’s work programme with the country’s poverty reduction goals and Applying the monitoring and evaluation sections of the Guidance Framework throughout all tasks and processes, including liaising with the CDB through the PM; monitoring BNTF projects in the country to an agreed standard format capturing implementation and operational dimensions which are reported by the project sponsor using standard software at agreed time intervals; assisting the relevant government departments to monitor the post-implementation activities, in partnership with sponsoring agencies, and assist in the evaluation of social and economic impact of sub-projects on all members of the communities, using participatory approaches; conducting mid-term and completion evaluations of a sample of projects in the country again to the standard methods and formats detailed in the Guidance Framework, focusing on outputs, outcomes, and impacts; extracting lessons learnt from in-depth evaluations for application in-country and communicating throughout the BNTF network; and contributing to the preparation of annual reports as requested. Qualifications The M&E Officer will hold formal qualifications to Bachelor’s Degree level, with 5-7 years of experience is required working in a donor agency or an international financial institution in monitoring and evaluation techniques using long-frames. Performance Indicators Performance in this role will […]

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Since 2014, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has increased its focus on the promotion of Sustainable Energy in its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) with the overall goal of transforming the energy sector to significantly increase energy security and sustainability, thus enabling economic growth. This followed the approval of CDB’s Climate Resilience Strategy in 2012, which highlighted initiatives in both adaptation and mitigation to combat the impacts of climate change. 1. BACKGROUND 1.01 The Office of Utility Regulation (OUR), a multi-sector regulatory agency, was established by an Act of Parliament, the OUR Act of 1995 (amended 2000), to regulate the provision of utility services in Jamaica. These services include electricity, telecommunications, water supply and sewerage. The OUR has functioned publicly since January 1997 and it has focused on ensuring that the interests of the utility consumers and those of the utility companies alike are protected. The mission of the OUR is “To contribute to national development by creating an environment for the efficient delivery of utility services to the customer whilst assuring that service providers have the opportunity to make a reasonable return on their investments.” The electricity sector is governed primarily by the OUR Act, The Electricity Act, 2015 and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) Electricity Licence 2016 (Licence 206). The Licence 2016, which governs the economic behaviour and technical operations of JPSCo, emphasizes, among other things, the importance of crafting rates that takes into account the advancement of economic efficiency. 1.02 The electricity sector in Jamaica is comprised […]

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The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), in an amount equivalent to£35,515,000 towards the cost of the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under contracts procured under this project. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. The following consultancy assignments will be procured under the project: Off-farm Irrigation System and Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure – Engineering Designs and Construction Supervision Services. Development and Delivery Farmer Advisory Services in Climate Smart Agriculture and GLOBALG.A.P. Conduct of a Climate Vulnerability Assessment. Development of Gender-responsive Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Economic Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups in Agriculture and Organisational Strengthening. Conduct of a Cost of Service and Tariff Study for the National Irrigation Commission. Development of […]

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The Government of Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD9.147 million to towards the cost of Third Water Supply Project “WA-1 Network Upgrade” and intends to apply the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under contracts procured under this project. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOCD and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOCD shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO), the Executing Agency, wishes to procure consultancy services for a Cost of Service and Tariff Study. The Consultant will be required to, inter alia, evaluate existing tariffs and tariff structures with respect to the recovery of costs, local, social and financial factors and develop a tariff calculation model that takes into consideration water demand, operating costs, economic sustainability, and investment options and costs. The objective of the consultancy is to evaluate DOWASCO’s operations to determine the cost […]

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The Government of Suriname (GOS) has been approved for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$65 million towards the cost of an Electricity System Upgrade and Expansion Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under contracts procured under this project. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOS and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOS shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. The following consultancy assignments will be procured under the project: Electrical Engineering Consultancy Services to assist in all aspects of the procurement process, and to provide engineering supervision throughout the implementation of the project; Civil Engineering Consultancy Services to assist with the technical inspection and certification of all civil construction works to ensure compliance with contract provisions throughout the implementation of the Project; Master Grid Study; and Dynamic Stability Study. It is expected that these will be procured during the period April […]

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The Government of Belize (GOBZ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of two projects, namely, the Belize Social Investment Fund II Project and the Institutional Assessment of the Belize Social Investment Fund Project. GOBZ intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing from these two projects to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOBZ and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOBZ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. The Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce (MOED), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for an Impact and Institutional Assessment of the Belize Social Investment Fund. The consultancy will be executed into two phases: Phase I will involve an evaluation of the activities and impact of BSIF interventions, lessons learnt, and beneficiaries’ perspectives on the performance of BSIF. Phase II will incorporate the findings […]

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The Government of Suriname (GOS) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$21.94 million towards the cost of the Enhancement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training at the Lower Secondary School Level (ETVET) Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOS and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOS shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (MOESC), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Design and Construction Supervision. The objective of the consultancy is to assist GOS in evaluating and selecting potential sites for eight new TVET Practical Implementation Centres (PICs) and preparing final designs and bidding documents for each centre. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for […]

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The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (GOGY)has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD 25,000,000 towards the cost of the Sea and River defence Resilience Project (the Project) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under this contract. Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of GOGY and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOGY shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) through its Works Services Group (WSG). MPI has contracted Consultants who will assist the WSG with delivering the Project. The Consultants have prepared designs and contract documentation and will assist in tender administration and evaluation and supervise Works activities. MPI now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the reconstruction and upgrading of the Sea Defences Lot 2 – Crane(Nouvelle Flanders)/Harlem/Rotterdam/Mary, West Coast Demerara, Region No 3. The works […]

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The Government of Suriname (GOS) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$21.94 million towards the cost of the Enhancement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training at the Lower Secondary School Level (ETVET) Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOS and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOS shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (MOESC), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Competency-based curriculum revision and development. The objective of the consultancy is to assist GOS to modify existing curricula and develop new curricula for the delivery of Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET) in the TVET programme of Lower Secondary Schools (LSS) in Suriname, and orient officers to, and […]

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