Position: Satellite Office Managers (Barbados and Guyana)
Level of Effort: 220 days per year, for 5 years
Location: Barbados and Guyana
Remuneration: Fees are subject to negotiation and must not exceed established market rates.
Committed to Inclusivity and Diversity: Alinea provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants based on merit.
Alinea is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Given the nature of our work, candidates will be subjected to due diligence checks and to enhanced background checks as appropriate.
About Alinea International Ltd.
Alinea is an international development consultancy providing technical and management expertise that helps people improve their lives. We work with governments, investors, companies and communities to create lasting change. Over 35 years, Alinea has successfully delivered more than 515 projects worldwide. alineainternational.com
About the Project
The Government of Canada’s Field Support Services Project (FSSP) provides the required technical, administrative, procurement, financial and logistical support services which will ensure the quality and relevance of Canada’s support in responding to the Caribbean’s development challenges. The Field Support Services Project will follow Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy Action Areas: human dignity; growth that works for everyone; inclusive governance; and gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Based in Barbados and Guyana, the full-time FSSP Satellite Office Managers are responsible for managing the services provided by the Satellite offices in Barbados (covering Barbados and the 6 countries of the Eastern Caribbean) and Guyana (covering Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname). The tasks of the Satellite Office Manager include:
Ensuring quality and management oversight of services offered by the FSSP in their satellite country of responsibility (Barbados or Jamaica) and ensuring the quality of services provided by the FSSP meets the needs and expectations of DFATD.
Feeding into the development of all key FSSP documents, including Procurement Plans, Operating Procedures Manual and Annual Work Plans, as well as overseeing the OPM - LDIs.
Contributing to FSSP budgets and financial reports.
Local oversight on procurement, logistics, and financial management services provided under the project in their satellite country of responsibility.
In concert with the Coordinator based in Jamaica, ensuring appropriate administrative oversight of the Technical Specialists if applicable in their country of responsibility, including timely delivery and performing quality assurance of their deliverables.
Regularly liaising 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.
Developing and maintaining networks of key stakeholders (government, civil society, other donors, private sector) in their countries of responsibility.
In concert with the Project Manager based in Jamaica, overseeing procurement services for goods and services, including but not limited to procurement of Technical Specialists through local and international competitive processes.
Ensuring the effective management and internal monitoring of project progress and results, including dealing with project issues and problems as they arise in their country of responsibility; and
Providing any other related services as required.
Academic Qualifications and Experience:
PhD or a Master’s in political sciences, law, business, finance, accounting logistics, economics, international development, procurement, project management, business administration, engineering or applied sciences.
Ensuring quality and management oversight of services offered by the office.
Feeding into the development of key organization documents, including Procurement Plans, Operating Procedures Manual and Annual Work Plans, as well as overseeing the OPM - LDIs.
Contributing to budgets and financial reports; oversight on procurement, logistics, and financial management and technical specialist services.
Developing and maintaining networks of key stakeholders (government, civil society, other donors, private sector).
Experience working with International Development Assistance Stakeholder(s) or on an International Development Project.
Fluency in English is required; fluency in both English and French is a significant asset.
Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and CV firstname.lastname@example.org January 17, 2022. Please include the position title in your subject line and state your approximate salary expectations as a daily rate, in Canadian dollars.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, no telephone enquiries, please.