Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent EUR197,130, to assist in financing infrastructure development, acquisition of equipment, training and other capacity building, certification, strategic market promotion, intellectual property management, project management and visibility to increase the export capacity of micro and small agro-processors using the cluster approach in Jamaica. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of JBDC 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 withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import 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 JBDC shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
Jamaica Business Development Corporation now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for a Cluster Facilitator.
The objective of this consultancy is to facilitate the development of a sustainable cluster of agro-processing enterprises in a gender-sensitive and inclusive manner that will expand value chains through collective approaches to branding, product development, production and digital marketing that will lead to increased exports through the Things Jamaican portal.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for 120 person-days over a period of 24 calendar months.
JBDC now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.