The United Nations Development Programme works in about 170 countries and territories, helping Governments achieve their own development solutions to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
On October 21, 1974, the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Barbados entered into an agreement to “support and supplement the national efforts of developing countries at solving the most important problems of their economic development and to promote social progress and better standards of life.”
Subsequently, similar agreements were entered with Governments of the ten countries and territories that the UNDP Multi-Country Office (MCO) for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean serves: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
UNDP’s work in the region continues to evolve and is now classified under three main pillars (1) Sustainable Solutions, Energy and Climate Change (SSECC) (2) Prevention, Recovery and Resilience (PRR) and (3) Poverty and Governance (P&G).
The three aforementioned pillars of work follow the “Blue Economy for Green Islands approach” that incorporates the deep interlinkages between blue and green while encompassing an entire island system and its maritime waters as one interlinked economic, social and environmental system.
At UNDP in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, we follow the Blue Economy for Green Islands approach in order to promote economic diversification, job creation and resilience.
Through funding from the Government of Japan, the ‘Project for Improving National Sargassum Management Capacities in the Caribbean’ aims to support the enhancement of the national capacity for the management of sargassum seaweed by providing five (5) countries in the Caribbean with equipment, expertise, and technical knowledge to collect, remove, transport, and dispose of this reoccurring threat. This will be done through the purchase of sargassum removal and collection machinery which will be complemented and supported further, by relevant gender responsive training and capacity development programmes. The project will also explore scientific monitoring technologies such as UAV (drones) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other spatial mapping tools to evaluate the quantum of sargassum influx. In addition, site-specific sargassum collection and management plans to minimize beach erosion and sea turtle nesting sited will be develop in each of the countries of focus under this initiative. The UNDP MCO for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is establishing a Project Unit under the SSECC Cluster for the implementation of the Project described above
Support with Procurement and Contract Management
Support with Communications, Stakeholder Engagement, and Partnerships
Perform any other duties within the functional profile as assigned and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the office.
|Achieve Results:||LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline|
|Think Innovatively:||LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements|
|Learn Continuously:||LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback|
|Adapt with Agility:||LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible|
|Act with Determination:||LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident|
|Engage and Partner:||LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships|
|Enable Diversity and Inclusion:||LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination|
|Cross-Functional & Technical competencies|
|Finance||Financial Planning and Budgeting||
|Finance||Financial Reporting and Analysis||
|Administration and Operations||Documents and records management||
|Administration and Operations||Inventory management||
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