COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICER
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Government of St. Lucia (GOSL) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment 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 GOSL 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 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 WASCO shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
GOSL through its Executing Agency, the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) now wishes to procure a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to ensure that community engagement requirements are adhered to during the construction phase of the Caribbean Development Bank financed project implemented by the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO). The CLO will report to Head, Project Management Unit (HPMU).
The CLO will promote constructive partnerships and communication between WASCO and the communities on issues relating to project implementation and will be responsible for implementing community engagement activities as set out in the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP). Among other activities, the CLO will:
The CLO is expected to possess the following minimum qualifications:
The qualifications and experience of any person subsequently assigned to the position of CLO shall be acceptable to CDB.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be twenty-four months in the first instance.
WASCO now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest for this Consultancy.
Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:
Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.
In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience and local and regional experience on similar assignments. The Expressions of Interest must include a detailed curricula vitae and all information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 08:00 and 16:30 hours Monday to Friday.
Four (4) hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the second address below no later than 16:00 hours on 9th February 2021 and one hard copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the third address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest: Community Liaison Officer – Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment Project”.
Following the assessment, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicants will be invited to interview for the post and, if successful, to then negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services.
WASCO reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.
Mr. Gordon Wyke
Head – Project Management Unit
Water and Sewerage Company Inc.
Tel: + (758) 453-2790
Central Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and
2nd Floor Financial Centre
Wildey, St. Michael
BARBADOS W.I. 11000
Tel: + (246) 431-1600
Fax: + (246) 426-7269