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Consultant - Development of Finance and Cost Plan for the CARICOM Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy

Location: Home-based and Georgetown, Guyana
Closing date: 24 May 2019
Contract duration: 28 person days

Fee: £350 per day

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Commission of CARICOM crafted a Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy which aimed at ensuring that the education and training sectors were relevant to the needs of twenty-first century economies and societies. The goal of the HRD 2030 Strategy is the development of the ‘whole’ person, to contribute to educating enlightened individuals who can support ‘meaningful and informed’ social and cultural changes through their daily and professional lives within their homes, communities, schools, workplaces and the global space.

The primary purpose of the assignment is to provide technical assistance to the CARICOM Secretariat to support the implementation of HRD 2030 Strategy. The Commonwealth Secretariat proposes to support the development of a finance and cost estimation plan in relation to the overarching vision and strategy of the HRD 2030 Strategy and of its implementation. 

To this end, the Commonwealth seeks a qualified consultant to develop a resources mobilization strategy with a proposed results-oriented action plan and cost proposal. The overall purpose of the consultancy is to establish a clear overview of current and potential funding opportunities for the implementation of the HRD 2030 Strategy. In addition, the consultant will be instrumental in developing a cost projection along the guidelines provided by the CARICOM Secretariat.

The overall objective is to both provide CARICOM Heads of Government and the CARICOM Secretariat with financial projections for resource mobilisation, allocation and prioritization at the regional level; and to indicate to Member States the projected cost of successfully implementing the HRD 2030 Strategy at the national level, and so prefigure the allocation of resources for developmental plans.

To be considered, you will need; a minimum of a Masters level qualification in Finance and Accounting, including professional accounting qualifications (e.g. CPA; ACCA); at least eight years’ experience working in the area of Finance and Accounting, with a particular focus on costing and expenditure projections; and a demonstrated capacity with supporting institutions and or entities with the development of Finance and Cost proposals for strategic plans.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a proven ability to design implementable Finance and Cost plans for public authorities across social and economic policy domains; proven ability to undertake consultation and analysis pertaining to F&C development; proven ability to think laterally and apply innovative thought to design, and to develop practical F&C recommendations; strong planning and analytical skills; and high level written and interpersonal communication.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for full details.

To apply interested parties should submit the following:

  • Overview of proposed approach to the assignment, including:
    • Methodology for each deliverable
    • Proposed scope of each service/activity
    • Total time and personnel commitment for the assignment 
  • Example(s) of previous work that demonstrate capability to complete the assignment;
  • For individuals: a detailed CV outlining educational qualifications, professional engagements, and a list of other, relevant work undertaken

For organisations and institutions:  a prospectus outlining relevant experience and achievements together with the CVs of experts who would work on the assignment.

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The closing date for applications is 24 May 2019, 17:00 BST

Terms of reference