Ministry of Finance and Energy

Grenada

Caribbean Development Bank -- Coordinator, Micro Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development

 

 

 

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

OPPORTUNITY PROFILE

COORDINATOR, MICRO SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISE 

DEVELOPMENT

PROJECTS DEPARTMENT

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB/the Bank) is seeking to recruit an experienced, dynamic professional  to  role  of  Coordinator,  Micro,  Small  and  Medium-sized  Enterprise  Development (“MSMED”). The  successful  candidate  will  be  based  at  CDB’s  headquarters  in  St. Michael, Barbados.

CDB is a regional multilateral development bank which was established in October 1969 to contribute to the harmonious economic growth and development of the member countries in the Caribbean Region and

to promote economic cooperation and integration among them, having special and urgent regard to the needs of the less-developed members of the Region.  CDB began operations in January 1970 and has become a leading catalyst for providing development financing, technical assistance and policy advice to its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) for the reduction of poverty.  

THE ROLE

The Coordinator MSMED, reporting to the Division Chief (DC), TCD, leads the management of the CTCS Network, and provides overall strategic direction for assisting MSMED, utilising innovative approaches to MSMED in the Region. The  Coordinator   M SME D   promotes  knowledge-sharing (via  new technologies)  and the  development  of technical  expertise  in  the Caribbean as  an  instrument for economic  and  social development  in CDB’s BMCs.

THE CANDIDATE 

The successful candidate must have: 

1.  An  undergraduate  degree  in  a  relevant  discipline  and  a  postgraduate  degree  in  Business Administration,  Finance,  Economics,  Governance,  International  Trade/Affairs/Development or other relevant disciplines.

2.  Significant  experience  in  MSMED  at  policy  and  implementation  levels  nationally  or  regionally with at least five years’ experience in designing results framework for MSMEs.

3.  Experience in preparation, appraisal, implementation and the design of monitoring frameworks of MSMED projects.

4.  Knowledge  of  cross-cutting  themes  such  as  gender  equality,  poverty/reduction  of  inequality, governance, disaster risk management and climate sustainability.

5.  A sound understanding of relevant cross-sectoral areas, how they are interrelated and the ability to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.

6.  Experience in budgetary control processes and management of staff.

7.  High proficiency in the use of the Microsoft suite of products.

8.  “Hands-on” multi-sector project experience. 

The following are considered assets for this position:

  •  International experience in MSMED.

  •  A second language competency (preferably French or Dutch).

COMPENSATION

An attractive compensation package commensurate with these responsibilities and which responds to market demands is being offered.

APPLICATIONS

Applications should be completed online in English at the Bank’s career page.   Full Details of  the  job  opportunity  and  general  information  about  the  Caribbean  Development  Bank  may  be application is April 18, 2017.