Updated Weekly/Daily - Subscribe To Receive Vacancy Updates
GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA - Arts Coordinator – Youth Empowerment Project (RFE)
GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR ARTS COORDINATOR
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$4,762,000.00 million towards the cost of Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) 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 the GOSL and upon approval by the 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 knowledge of the 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 the GOSL shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Arts Coordinator – Youth Empowerment Project.
The objective of the consultancy is to assist the Department of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment to deliver creative and expressive art for peace and development activities with a focus on team building, dealing with disappointment, conflict management, strategic thinking, and self-discipline as well as artistic and cultural expressions. Consultant(s) skilled in artistic disciplines of garment construction, visual, expressive and creative arts are required. The duration of this consultancy is expected to be for thirty-six (36) months.
The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment, the Executing Agency, now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing consultancy services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
Eligible consultants should be able to participate if:
- the persons are citizens or bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country; and
- in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes 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 member countries 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 technical competence, qualifications and experience on similar assignments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information and Terms of Reference may be obtained from the first address below between 0830 and 1600 hours Monday to Friday.
Five (5)hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 1600 hours on July 22, 2019 and one(1)electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for an Arts Coordinator – Youth Empowerment Project”
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. GOSL 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 selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.
- Project Coordinator
Youth Empowerment Project
Ministry of Equity, Social Justice,
Government & Empowerment
4th Floor, Greaham Louisy Administrative Building
Waterfront, Castries, Saint Lucia
Tel.: (758) 468-5108
Fax.: (758) 713-1836
- The Procurement Officer
Caribbean Development Bank
Wildey, St. Michael Local Barbados W. I.
Tel: (1-246) 431-1600
Fax: (1-246) 426-7269
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Art Coordinators, Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) implemented through the Department of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment (DOE) in the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment (MOE).
1.01 The Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) has requested assistance from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in financing a project, which would respond to the challenges facing vulnerable groups, particularly youth-atrisk in Castries, Saint Lucia (the Project). Castries is challenged by, inter alia, increasing crime, inadequate social infrastructure and limited access to social services. The Youth Empowerment Project will seek to examine address these challenges by supporting the expansion of, and access to, existing social services as well as the development and implementation of new services so as to reduce social exclusion among youth and families in target communities. In the main, the Project will provide services to address mal-adaptive behaviours, enhance employability skills, support community safety and security and improve inter-linkages and the sharing of current good practices among participating agencies working in target communities. The Project is being implemented through the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment (MOE).
1.02 Engaging the surrounding communities and sustaining their active participation in programmes and activities to be developed and delivered in close collaboration with government ministries and participating agencies (PAs) is critical to attaining project outcomes. This is also important for sustaining the effective use of social services by target populations during and after implementation. In this regard, the intervention will utilise the Project Operations Manual (POM) incorporating a Community Participation Plan (CPP) and a Gender Equality Guidance Note (GEGN) to strengthen integration and coordination support among PAs in providing services and programmes to participants. In addition, the development and delivery of sports programmes has proven to be an excellent medium to reach and deliver services necessary to support positive social activities targeting vulnerable youth living in at-risk circumstances.
2.01 The objectives of the consultancy services is to assist DOE to deliver the cultural arts subcomponent of the captioned project. Activities will be focused on team building, dealing with disappointment, conflict management, strategic thinking, and self-discipline as well as artistic and cultural expressions.
3. SCOPE OF SERVICES
3.01 The Individual Consultants shall undertake, inter alia, the following:
(b) Arts Coordinator
(i) In conjunction with the PAs, planning, coordinating and delivering a comprehensive high-quality arts programme that meets the needs of the young people;
(ii) Facilitating art sessions outside of your own specialty based on the needs of young people;
(iii) Motivating, encouraging and supporting young people to participate fully in arts sessions, including identifying talented youngsters and creating development plans;
(iv) Identifying any relevant issues or areas of development for young people and ensuring that these are targeted in the arts programme delivery;
(v) Maintaining a comprehensive and detailed up-to-date inventory of all equipment and resources owned and/or used by the PAs;
(vi) Monitoring, recording and evaluating the arts programme and providing reports and information as required in order to demonstrate the impact of the project;
(vii) Managing and monitoring the budget allocated to the arts programme effectively and efficiently;
(viii) Network with local appropriate arts clubs and community providers and other partner organisations to develop joint working programmes;
(ix) Facilitating the recruitment, support, supervision and training of youth and adult arts facilitators;
(x) Performing other related work as required;
(xi) Attending required meetings and training sessions; and include promptly reporting all problems, incidents and
4. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
4.01 In the case of the Arts Coordinator he/ she should possess the following minimum qualifications in their disciplines:
(a) An Associate Degree in their relevant discipline.
(b) At least four years' experience coaching/teaching youths.
(c) Experience in facilitating or delivering life skills or personal development sessions would be an asset.
(d) Professional experience working with young people either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
(e) Experience in teaching and/or group facilitation.
References: At least two references from previous employment.
5.01 The assignment is expected to last not more than 36 months. Contract may be renewed annually.
6.01 The Arts Coordinator(s) will report directly to the Project Coordinator of the Youth Empowerment Project under the DOE.