Project Name
DOWASCO - Water Sector Strategic Development Works Project
Consultancy Services for a Community Liaison Officer
10:00 AM


The Government of Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) - United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) towards the cost of the Water Sector Strategic Development Works Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of GOCD and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement.  The Financing Agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the Financing Account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any importation of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.  No party other than GOCD shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Finance.

The Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO), the Executing Agency for the Project, is responsible for the overall implementation of the project.  A Project Management Unit (PMU) has been established to coordinate the various activities within the Project.  DOWASCO now wishes to procure consultancy services for a Community Liaison Officer (CLO).

Under the overall guidance of the Project Coordinator (PC), the CLO will promote constructive partnerships and communication between DOWASCO and the communities on issues relating to project implementation and will be responsible for implementing community engagement activities as set out in the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP).  The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 24 months.

DOWASCO now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services. Submissions must include a detailed curriculum vitae.



Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

1. the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

2. in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertake not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are country members of CDB.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments.  The Community Liaison Officer is required to possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:

  1. At least a Master’s Degree in Sociology, Rural Development, Anthropology, International Development, Community Development or other relevant discipline.
  1. A minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant practical experience encompassing stakeholder engagement practice, community development, and/or social research using participatory methodologies.
  1. Fluency in English is required.
  1. Proficient computer skills and good written and oral communication skills are required. 
  1. Administrative and management competence would be an asset.


All information must be submitted in English.  Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information and inspect the Terms of Reference (TOR) from the PMU of DOWASCO at email address and copied to  The TOR may be obtained by interested applicants through the following means:

  • Requesting an electronic copy via the e-mail address as stated above.  The subject of the email must be “Request for TOR for Community Liaison Officer for WATER SECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR DOMINICA” and the email must contain the name, address and contact information of the person requesting the TOR.

Applications must be in English and must be submitted by 1000 hours, local time on Thursday, November 4, 2021.


  • By electronic submission to the email address: and copied to  The “Subject” field of the email message must read: “Application for Community Liaison Officer - Water Sector Strategic Development Project for Dominica”.  On receipt of the Applications, a confirmation email will be sent acknowledging the files received.  The burden of proving receipt of the email will be on the applicant and will not be met solely by a read receipt or sent items report generated by the bidder’s computer.

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services.  GOCD reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.