Recruitment of a Navigator to assist in the execution of the National Export Strategy

Duration: 100 days over a period of four calendar months (March – July, 2017)

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

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The main outputs of the design exercise will be:

  • A national export strategy document, aggregating sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies, that is endorsed by both the public and private sectors, completed with detailed plan of action;
  • A strengthened public-private sector dialogue platform for export development;
  • A strategy management framework for monitoring implementation and refinement of the strategy as and when required;

To achieve this, TEPA will retain the services of a Navigator to assist the National Consultant and the ITC develop and to complete the NES.

Duties of the Navigator

The Navigator will work under the guidance of TEPA and the ITC in the execution of this project. The task of the Navigator requires the individual to take on multiple roles. He/she will:

  • become fully aware of, and apply, the NES methodology and maintain a clear line of communication with ITC throughout the process;
  • liaise with all of the relevant stakeholders, and obtain the engagement of public sector, private sector and civil society representatives;
  • take the lead in the setting up of the National Strategy Team, in consultation with ITC;
  • arrange for the logistical requirements of the National Strategy Team’s consultations;
  • coordinate and lead the consultations of the National Strategy Team in a substantive and focused manner;
  • schedule and coordinate the tasks to be carried out by the National Strategy Team;
  • establish and manage the Specialized Teams that will be set up for priority sector and cross sector strategies;
  • manage and monitor the work in progress and ensure that the required outputs are satisfactorily completed on time (the Response Paper, Sectoral and Cross-Sectoral Strategies, the NES document and associated Plan of Action, and the Management Framework);
  • take corrective action in cases of non-performance;
  • be responsible for quality control of the resulting NES;
  • create visibility for, and promote the NES, with national stakeholders throughout the process.

The Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) works with, and supports the Navigator at each step of the NES initiative.

Qualifications and Experience:

The Navigator is required to:

  • Have extensive, first-hand knowledge in trade-related issues in St. Lucia;
  • Have a university degree in a relevant discipline (economics, international trade and/or business administration);
  • Be familiar with St. Lucia’s institutions and their activities;
  • Have excellent communication skills and a good drafting ability, as well as the ability to present and explain technical issues at a non-technical level;
  • Have good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with senior representatives of both government and the private sector.


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.

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The deadline date for receipt of Applications/Expressions of Interest is Friday, February 24th, 2017

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

The Chief Executive Officer

Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA)

2nd Floor, Hewanorra House

Pointe Seraphine Castries Saint Lucia

Tel: 1 (758) 468-2185 / 468-2123

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