Jan 26


1.01. As part of the Regional Development Plan for the Services Sector, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in collaboration with the governments of the fifteen Member States of CARICOM, decided that the establishment of Coalitions of Services Industries in respective Member States was necessary to facilitate the strengthening of the services component of the Private Sector. It was also decided by COTED that a regional support network was necessary to foster harmonized development of the national coalitions and effectiveness in delivering their mandate.

1.02. The Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions (CNSC) was therefore established as an informal network of independent national coalitions of service industries, operating in the Caribbean region, to lead the advocacy and establishment of strategic alliances in support of the drive by the national coalitions in development of the region’s services sectors.

1.03. The CNSC is currently comprised of eleven members (Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Trinidad & Tobago, and Suriname).

1.04. The CNSC supports collaboration among the region’s service organizations in an effort to raise awareness on services issues including; advocacy efforts, generate support at national and regional levels for the services sector and to share best practices. Ultimately, the network’s interest is in the development of the region’s services industries and ensuring that this integration includes the necessary feedback and input of the services sector.

1.05. The specific objectives of the CNSC are as follows:
a. To raise awareness of the importance of the services sector at national/regional level;
b. To develop export promotion programmes;
c. To lobby for the development of the sector;
d. To support institutional strengthening for the services sector (associations and coalitions).

2.01. The objective of this assignment is to manage the implementation of the CNSC 2016 work programme, including keeping records of the results of the programme.

Deadline for receiving applications is February 19, 2016. Please submit via email at yvonne.agard@slcsi.org.lc

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