Consultant – Providing Technical Support Towards the Implementation of Caribbean Export’s Investment Promotion Portfolio of Projects

1. Relevant background

Caribbean Export was established in 1996 as the regional trade and investment promotion agency to serve 15 States of the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM), namely: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Agency carries out numerous programme-based activities designed to enhance the competitiveness of regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promote trade and development among the CARIFORUM, promote stronger trade and investment relations among CARIFORUM and the French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORs) and the EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Caribbean, as well as promote stronger trade and investment cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic.

Under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP), which Caribbean Export is currently implementing, support has been offered to CARIFORUM States in a gamut of areas ranging from investment promotion to business advocacy. With each intervention, Caribbean Export aims to optimise the export potential of regional entrepreneurs, as well as highlight the investment potential of the Caribbean to the international community.

The specific purpose of this consultancy is to work directly with the Manager, Competitiveness and Export Promotion in the implementation of Caribbean Export’s programme of works focussed on Investment Promotion. The Consultant will be expected to provide technical support to ensure the successful implementation of projects under the management of the Manager, Competitiveness and Export Promotion. He/she will also be required to work with the team to implement other strategic initiatives under the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme.

2. Overall Objective

To support the successful implementation of the investment promotion portfolio of projects identified or developed by Caribbean Export.

3. Commencement date and period of implementation of tasks

The consultant will be required to operate from the Head Office of the Caribbean Export Development Agency, Barbados, in accordance with its guidelines and procedures. The intended commencement date of this project is 01st July 2022.

4. Required Documentation

Interested persons must submit the following documents to Dr Damie Sinanan – Manager, Competitiveness and Export Promotion by Monday 20th June 2022:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae.
• Signed Declaration Form noted in section 13 of this ToR.