Vacancies at the NAO

The overall objective of the Office of the National Authorising Officer (NAO) is to ensure the efficient and effective utilisation of European Union (EU) development assistance in support of the implementation of the Commonwealth of Dominica's development strategies and policies.

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