The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GOSVG) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD185 Million towards the cost of the Kingstown Port Modernisation Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOSVG 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 GOSVG shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Ministry of Urban Development, Energy, Airports, Seaports, Grenadines Affairs, and Local Government, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Project Manager (PM).
The Project Manager (PM) will report to the Chairperson, Board Steering Committee (BSC). He/she will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring all aspects of the implementation of the Project. The PM will be supported by an Assistant PM, a Procurement Specialist, an Environmental Safeguards Specialist, a Community Liaison Officer and, administrative staff within the Ministry of Ministry of Urban Development, Energy, Airports, Sea Ports, Grenadines Affairs and Local Government. The PM will be a member of the BSC.
- The PM’s duties will include, but not be limited to carrying out the day-to-day coordination and supervision of the Project, including the preparation of regular progress reports and a Project Completion Report (PCR);
- Managing the financial aspects of the Project including monitoring and controlling of project cost, preparing/reviewing withdrawal applications, supervising preparation of financial reporting and submit to the BSC and CDB. Preparing and submitting to CDB, a Quarterly Report on the Investment Cost of the Project, in the form specified by CDB, within two weeks after the end of each calendar quarter, commencing with the quarter following the commencement of the assignment.
- liaising with CDB on all technical and administrative aspects of the Project;
- developing key partnerships with stakeholders and liaising with them to inform about the Project and its implementation status;
- organising meetings in collaboration with stakeholders at strategic times to discuss all aspects of project implementation, including any current and/or potential obstacles to timely implementation;
- assisting in the preparation of inter-agency Memorandum of Understanding to formalise roles and responsibilities;
- develop close working relationships with all project participants and stakeholders (including NGOs, government departments, private sector, and Local Government officials) to achieve a shared vision of the Project and its objectives;
- representation of GOSVG in all its dealings with all consultants, suppliers and contractors;
- oversight of the integration of the social and gender aspects of the project, including incorporating and monitoring the social and gender aspects at strategic points during implementation;
- management and administration of the implementation of the construction contracts;
- advertise for, and assist, in the selection and engagement of the various consultants;
- ensure that all contractual obligations are adhered to and make all necessary arrangements to ensure implementation meets projected targets;
- submission to CDB of the Civil Works Implementation Completion Report and as-built drawings referred to in the Reporting Requirements contained in CDB’s Appraisal Report, within two (2) months after the date of issue by the engineering consultants of a certificate of practical completion of the last Civil Works contract; and
The Consultant should possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Project Management or other related field with a minimum of fifteen years’ experience in the management and implementation of multi-sectoral projects.
- Experience in managing marine construction projects valued no less than USD20mn.
- Strong communication, supervisory and monitoring skills and good relations with local stakeholders are desirable.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of no more than thirty-six (36) months. The successful Consultant must be able to relocate to St. Vincent full-time.
The Ministry of Urban Development, Energy, Airports, Seaports, Grenadines Affairs, and Local Government now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.