Vacancies at the NAO

Vacancies exists within the Office of the National Authorising Officer (NAO) for the European Development Fund, for the following positions:

  • Programme Engineer
  • Programme Officer

The successful candidates will be expected to perform their tasks in a dynamic and proactive manner, in accordance with European Commission (EC) procedures:

General Duties and Responsibilities for All Positions:

  • Assist in the planning, co-ordination and administration of all aspects of programme management in designated sectors through the provision of technical input and guidance;
  • Undertake regular liaison with the NAO, office staff, EC Delegation, line ministries, project managers, public/private sector representatives, civil society and other relevant agencies for the purpose of project/programme monitoring and co-ordination;
  • Enable tendering procedures as per Practical Guide for European Union External Actions through the appraisal, preparation and submission of project dossiers; and in the issuance, examination and award of service, supply and works contracts;
  • Prepare and submit reports in addition to carrying out any other tasks requested by the NAO

Qualifications and Experience

  • The Programme Engineer should have a profile as follows:
    • A first degree in Civil Engineering or related, relevant discipline
    • Post-graduate training and/or certification in a related field
    • Specialised training in project design, appraisal and management
    • Five years professional experience
    • At least three years' experience in management, supervision or implementation of civil engineering projects
    • Specialised training/experience in Quantity Surveying would be an asset
    • Training and/or expertise in the following fields would be an advantage:
      • Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency
      • Civil works - Road rehabilitation
      • Civil Works – building construction
  • Specific Duties and Responsibilities
    • Review all existing designs, cost estimates & other relevant documents for supervision and works to ensure that the main objectives of the project have been considered;
    • Undertake designs as necessary for aspects of works;
    • Conduct supervision and oversight for the various work programmes;
    • Advise the NAO on technical matters related to programmes
  • II. The Programme Officer should have a profile as follows:
    • A post-graduate degree or equivalent in development programming – Economics, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, or related, relevant discipline;
    • Specialised training in project design, appraisal and management;
    • Experience in the development and maintenance of a Monitoring and Evaluation system for programme/project implementation;
    • Five years' professional experience;
    • At least three years' experience in supervision or implementation of projects;
    • Experience with donor-funded projects would be an advantage;
    • Knowledge of public sector procedures would be an advantage
  • Specific Duties and Responsibilities
    • Conduct sector analysis to guide Government policies and strategies and to inform performance assessments relating to EU Project operations;
    • Assist in the assessment and analysis of the impact of EU funding on key sectors and programmes of interest;
    • Development and maintenance of an appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation System for the implementation of the project portfolio of the Office of the National Authorising Officer;
    • Monitor and supervise the implementation of assigned projects;
    • Advise the NAO on project implementation matters

Applications should be sent under confidential cover, along with the names of three (3) references, to:

The National Authorising Officer
Office of the National Authorising Officer
3rd Floor - Financial Centre
Kennedy Avenue
P. O. Box 1102
Commonwealth of Dominica

Or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4.00pm, Monday, 20th April 2020.

Posted: 18/03/2020