Director of Investment & Promotion Vacancy, Montserrat Development Corporation

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Release Date

Friday, August 9, 2013


The Montserrat Development Corporation is leading an ambitious economic regeneration programme for Montserrat, aiming to build a prosperous and self-sustaining economy. Crucial to this is the attraction of private sector investment. We are looking for an ambitious and experienced Director to drive our investment promotion campaign and to help create a thriving local business sector. The Director will play a central role in Montserrat's economic future, and the job is a unique opportunity for a creative and influential leader to make a major, lasting impact on the island's future.

Job Title: Director, Trade & Investment Promotion

Reporting to: Chief Executive, Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC)

Location: MDC Offices, Little Bay, Montserrat

Job Purpose:

To make a measurable impact on the Montserrat economy through attracting new private sector investment to Little Bay/Carr's Bay and other parts of the island; ensuring that potential investors receive advice and information in an efficient manner; providing local businesses with the support necessary to grow, primarily through exporting and import substitution; assisting in the development of improved tourism services and attractions; identifying and appraising new business opportunities.

Key Objectives:

1.To identify and approach investors in the key target sectors identified in Montserrat's Sustainable Growth Plan.

2.To create and continuously improve a suite of investment promotion material to assist in informing and attracting investors.

3.To ensure that the investment enquiries are provided with the information required to confirm and implement their investments.

4.To work with the Montserrat Tourist Board in improving tourism services and attractions.

5.To identify and support local businesses with export and import substitution potential.

6.To provide business development services accessible to all local enterprises.

7.To identify and appraise potential new business opportunities.

8.To lead and motivate the divisional team of permanent staff and TC support.

9.To ensure that own professional competences are up-to-date and fit for purpose.


Education and qualifications:


'Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline such as Business Management, Marketing, Accountancy, Banking or Economics.


'Post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.



'At least five years' experience in a management role in a business or economic development organisation.

'Experience in investment policy and promotion.

'Management of technical consultants.

'Working closely with government departments and agencies.


'Working in small states or islands.

'Experience of starting up and running a business, ideally with export revenues.



'Investment Promotion techniques.

'Business Development requirements.

'Export marketing.

'Management of a lending portfolio.


'Knowledge of the Montserrat market and business community.

'Financial management and control systems.

'Leadership: setting a vision and getting performance from people.



'Business Analysis.

'Willingness to take hands-on role. Make personal contact with businesses.

'Analytical and writing skills.

'Communication and interpersonal skills.

'Undertaking staff reviews and appraisals.

'Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


'Monitoring and evaluation

'Making presentations to large and small groups

Personal Qualities:


'Ability to work effectively and innovatively in a resource constrained environment.

'Honesty, integrity and a set of values that encourages productive work in others.

'Willingness to understand the values associated with small communities.

'Persistence and personal resilience.

'Willingness to personally deliver quality to business clients.


'Willingness to understand different cultures, lifestyles and associated points of view

Other special requirements:

'Fluent English

'Willingness and ability to travel by air and sea.

Salary and Allowances:

'Negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive

Montserrat Development Corporation

Little Bay



And should reach him no later than 8th October 2013

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