The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Assistant Project Manager, within the Ministry of Communications, Works, Labour & Energy.
Government of Montserrat (GoM) spends a considerable amount of its total annual recurrent budget on electricity. Like many overseas countries and territories (OCTs), Montserrat is highly dependent on imported fossil fuels for electricity generation, and this exposes the country to the volatility of fuel prices and shipment delays. Montserrat’s 2020 Energy Intensity measured at 4,650.5BTU per US dollar, which is the highest in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) grouping. With the cost of fuel forecasted to increase, energy conservation becomes one of the most effective means to reduce energy cost and is a key path to developing a sustainable energy future.
In 2020, GoM occupied buildings accounted for 12.6% of the island’s electricity sales, with an average electricity cost of US$0.38/kWh, which is among the highest in the region. This places a significant strain on the government’s recurrent expenditure, which is already heavily subsidized by Donor Aid. Additionally, in 2020, domestic consumers accounted for 48% of the electricity consumed in Montserrat. Studies have shown that lighting accounts for 20%-35% of the energy consumed and electricity bill for the average household. Hence, domestic lighting accounts for 9.6%-16.8% of the annual electricity consumption on Montserrat.
With funding from the European Union (EU) via the ReSEMBid programme, the following two projects have been designed to address the crippling impact the high cost of electricity is having on the government and citizens of Montserrat:
The Ministry of Communication, Works, Labour and Energy is seeking to employ an Assistant Project Manager for a period of 9 months as part of the implementation team for these two projects.
PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT
The Ministry of Communication, Works, Labour and Energy is recruiting for a Temporary, Full Time (9 months) Assistant Project Manager in the Department of Energy. The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and administration of two ReSEMbid projects currently being implemented by the Energy Department. This position will also assist the Director of Energy and Energy Officers with the execution of activities to implement these two projects. The primary duty of this position is to ensure the timely, efficient, and effective completion of tasks, activities and reports associated with the ReSEMBid projects. This is a task-orientated and results-driven position
The Assistant Project Manager with assist the management of the two aforementioned projects to meet quality, budget and time objectives. Delivers high quality outputs in compliance with agreed time and budget constraints and to the satisfaction all stakeholders. Assist and support the Director of Energy and Energy Officers within the Energy Department in the planning and implementation of the two ReSEMBid projects. In addition, this position will play a key role in the ongoing coordination, communication, and decision making with a wide-range of collaborators, including: consultants, contractors, maintenance staff, programming teams, other departments, user groups, committees, the public, and more. As such, the successful candidate will be a clear and effective communicator with a proven history as an action-orientated/goal-orientated team member.
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Basic SalaryR23: XCD $4,116.00 / Month
AllowancesTelephone - $60.00 Transport - $800.00