Development of a National Export Strategy [NES] for Saint Lucia Recruitment of a National Consultant to assist in the design and development of the NES

Duration: 100 days over a period of ten calendar months (with possibility of extension)

Duty station: St. Lucia

Terms of Reference

Background:

The Government of St. Lucia, with the assistance of the International Trade Centre (ITC) is embarking on a process of design and development of a National Export Strategy (NES) under the auspices of the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA).
The process of export strategy design and implementation management will involve three distinct phases. 
(i). An Inception Phase to include identification of the principal objectives of the NES, and identification of priority sectors and cross-sectoral functions  (ii) a Design Phase to involving drafting of Detailed Sector Strategies and Cross-Sectoral Functional Strategies, the drafting of the NES Plan of Action and Project Documents and (iii) An Initiation of Implementation Management Phase to include drafting of Implementation Management Framework, finalization of consolidated NES Document, and endorsement of the NES by the Government and stakeholders, among other things
The main outputs of the design exercise will be:

To achieve this, ITC will retain the services of a National Consultant, based in St. Lucia, to assist the ITC Export Strategy Section and national stakeholders to complete the NES.

Duties of the Consultant :

The National Consultant will work under the guidance of ITC’s Export Strategy Section and in direct collaboration with the Navigator appointed by the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs) and TEPA.

The National Consultant’s specific responsibilities shall include inter alia:

 

Qualifications and Experience:

The Consultant will:

 

Language:

The Consultant is required to be fluent in written and spoken English.

Receipt of Applications and Deadline Date:

Applications/Expressions of Interest are solicited from suitably qualified applicants/entities who wish to be considered for the aforementioned assignment. The application/expression of interest must be accompanied by full curriculum vitae and details of pertinent experience among other things.

Only suitable applications/expressions of interest will be acknowledged.

The deadline date for receipt of Applications/Expressions of Interest is Monday October 6, 2014

Your Application/Expression of Interest should be submitted to the following address:

 

The Chief Executive Officer
Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA)
2nd Floor Hewannora House
Pointe Seraphine
Castries
Saint Lucia Tel: 1 758 468 2185

Fax: 1 758 452 4606
Email: director@tepa.org.lc, vpeter@tepa.org.lc

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