Vacancy - CDEMA - Senior Programme Officer (EDF) - Deadline June 12th, 2019

The CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is inviting applications for the position of Senior Programme Officer (SPO). The SPO will provide support for the advancement of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) programme at the national and sectoral levels providing support to CDEMA Participating States in the technical and logistical arrangements under the programme. The SPO will also support Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting of the CDM Strategy including support for the biennial reporting on the CDM progress and harnessing of information on the CDEMA signature events. For full Job Description please click here.

Open To: 

Applications for this post are open to employees of the CDEMA CU and all citizens and permanent residents of CARICOM countries. 


The compensation will be based on the individual’s qualifications and experience.

Merit Criteria:


1.1 Post-graduate degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or related field and

1.2 A minimum of three years related experience or

1.3 A Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or related field and at least five (5) years related experience.

1.4 Good understanding of and experience in, quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods and analysis including for example, use of baselines, log frames, results frameworks and theory-based approaches.

1.5 Experience in conducting evaluations at project, programmatic and organisational levels and producing relevant reports. 


2.1 A good working knowledge of disaster and project management issues

2.2 Proposal writing, report writing, data acquisition and analysis skills;

2.3 Ability to communicate and relate effectively with persons at all levels

2.4 Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationships.

2.5 Excellent interpersonal skills

2.6 Excellent negotiation, diplomacy and advocacy skills

2.7 Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills in English;

2.8 Proficiency in relevant computer applications (including word processining, database management & spreadsheet software)

2.9 Flexibility and adaptability

2.10 Knowledge of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy would be a distinct asset

2.11 Demonstrated Team Leadership

2.12 Appreciation of Workplace diversity

Information Notes:

1. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in writing that they have met all the criteria.  Failure to do so may result in your application not receiving further consideration.

2. Send applications, including Resume, three (3) testimonials and copies of certificates via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quote selection process number: CDEMA-CU/EDF 11/02.

3. Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.  CDEMA would like to thank all candidates who apply, as only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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