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Project for the reduction of maternal and child mortality (PROMAC) technical assistance team

Location Jamaica
Status/Reference Tender
Agency/Donor EC
Experts KE1 Team Leader, EU Project Manager
  KE1 Senior Civil Engineer
commencement March 2014
MISSION duration 44 months
  KE1 800 days
  KE2 780 days
Language  skills Full working knowledge of English
Deadline 10/12/2013 14:00:00 Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement; posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToRs are available only for shortlisted experts
Eligible Nationalities All
  • Only short listed consultants will be replied to.
  • Please apply only if you fulfill all requirements for the vacant position
  • All experts must have at least regional experience
  • Please send us your CV in the EU AID format; you may download the templates at


Please note that we will respond only to candidates who meet the above requirements

Only short listed consultants will be replied to.


If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:


1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments. CVs in other format than EU format will not be evaluated.

2 – The country, no of position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject line of message

3 – Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.

4 – Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.)


Suggestions: Please make sure, that the experience requested is also shown “Description” section 14 of your CV. As the selections are very strict and paper based, we request you to prepare your CV in the right format and detail all the relevant experience under the Professional experience table as much as possible. There is no problem if your CV is long, the most important is to prepare so that it describes clearly your experiences relevant to the mission. (Your CV has to sell you!)

Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents those are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.




The objective of the mission is to provide management support to the Ministry of Health of the Project for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC) financed by a 22 m EUR grant contribution from the 10th European Development Fund.

The components of PROMAC include:

the construction/rehabilitation of 6 regional hospital facilities that will accommodate 6 neo-natal High Dependency Units (HDUs); 5 obstetric HDUs; 1 labour ward and delivery suite as well as a maternal-foetal unit;


Team Leader, EU Project Manager, Jamaica

Mission of 800 days of work (approx 36 months) over a duration of 44 months, starting in March 2014.

  • the rehabilitation of primary care and delivery services and the upgrading of laboratory facilities in two community hospitals and four regional health centres;
  • the provision of medical monitoring, diagnostic and laboratory equipment to furnish the HDU, primary health care and laboratory facilities;
  • the provision of ambulances;
  • the training of medical personnel, nurses and other healthcare sector staff;
  • the promotion and public outreach campaigns for proper health seeking behaviour of target population;
  • the promotion of patients’ rights advocacy;
  • the development of academic research.
  • The operational base of the technical assistance team (composed of 3 persons) will be the offices of the Ministry of Health in Kingston.


–       The Team Leader will assume overall responsibility for the implementation of the contract and shall organise, direct and motivate his/her team.

–       He/she must be well versed in overseas procurement activities for goods and services funded by the EU development and cooperation programme, and shall have an appropriate level of experience in the management of relatively complex projects requiring coordination with multiple stakeholders and activities at the same time.

–       S/he must have experience in the preparation of tender documents and in monitoring the contractual implementation of contracts.

–       The TL will be responsible for planning and directing the implementation of activities and controlling the quality of all reports and deliverables issued under this contract.

–       She/he will be directly involved in the preparation and implementation of all activities that do not have an infrastructure component (i.e design and supervision services and works contracts, the latter falling under the scope of work of the Civil Engineer).

Profile needed:

–       University degree relevant to the scope of work of this contract supplemented by a Masters’ degree in management studies, business administration, project management or equivalent field of study.

–       Proficiency in the use of a Project Management software (MS Project or equivalent), Internet, MS Office or comparable software for word processing , spread sheet, presentation tools, etc.

–       Excellent written and verbal command of English.

–       Excellent communication skills and organisational capacity.

–       Capability to work well in a team and with persons of all levels.

–       Minimum 10 years of experience in the management of projects, including a minimum of 5 years of experience in developing countries.

–       Familiarity with participatory approaches, which fully engage primary stakeholders throughout the project cycle procedure, is an advantage.

–       Experience in the English-speaking Caribbean is an advantage.

–       Minimum 3 years of experience in the last 10 years in the direct management and implementation of projects financed by the European Commission under EU Budget or EDF financing.

–       Experience in the management of at least 1 project with similar value and complexity as PROMAC in the last 10 years.

–       Experience in the health sector is an advantage.

–       Experience as Technical Assistant to the National Authorising Officer or Public Institution is an advantage.

–       Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in an English-speaking environment is required if English is not mother tongue.

Senior Civil Engineer, Jamaica

Mission of 780 days of work (approx 35 months) over a duration of 44 months, starting in March 2014.


–       Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader, the Civil Engineer will assume direct responsibility for the correct preparation and implementation of all activities having an infrastructure character, i.e design and works supervision contracts and works contracts.

Profile needed:

–       University Masters’ degree in Civil Engineering (M. Eng., Diploma Ing., M. Sc or equivalent)

–       Preferably be a recognised chartered member of his/her respective professional body/order or possess an equivalent professional certification issued by his/her respective professional body/order in his usual place of residence or practice

–       Excellent written and verbal command of English

–       Proficiency in the use of computer aided design, software application such as AutoCad, ArchiCad or equivalent

–       Proficiency in the use of Project Management software (MS Project or equivalent), Internet, MS Office or comparable software for word processing, spread sheet, presentation tools, etc.

–       Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in the design of civil and/or structural works or buildings

–       Minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in the supervision of construction and/or renovation works of buildings

–       Experience in designing and/or supervising infrastructure and/or building projects in the healthcare or medical sector is an advantage

–       Experience in drafting terms of reference for design and supervision of works contracts, technical specifications and bill of quantities for buildings construction/renovation works is an advantage

–       Experience in the implementation of EU funded projects and in accordance with EU/EDF conditions of contract is an advantage

–       Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in an English-speaking environment is required if English is not mother tongue.