New Moroccan Ambassador accredited

President Granger said that Morocco’s efforts to balance economic development and the protection of the environment can provide valuable lessons for Guyana. Moreover, he lauded Morocco’s global leadership on issues such as climate change and the protection of the environment manifested in its hosting of the Conference on Climate Change in Marrakesh November 2016, which he attended.

Georgetown, Guyana – (December 14, 2017) As Guyana and the Kingdom of Morocco celebrate five years of cordial diplomatic relations, President David Granger, yesterday, accredited Mr. Nabil Adghoghi as the new Moroccan Ambassador to Guyana. The two countries established formal diplomatic ties on December 14, 2012.

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President accredits United Arab Emirates Ambassador

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Guyana, Ms. Hafsa Abdulla Mohammed Shar?f al Ulama, with President David Granger and Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Audrey Waddell (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

 

PRESIDENT David Granger said that he notes the offer by the United Arab Emirates to support the participation of developing countries in the World Expo 2020, which that country will be hosting and added that Guyana will work towards being represented at the event.

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TOR for IT Consultant – Regional Website (002) (2)

 

Position Title:                                   Information Technology Consultant
Location:                                             Georgetown, Guyana

Type of Appointment:                   Short Term Consultancy, 5 month contract with possibility of extension

Desired Start Date:                         11 December 2017

  1. Nature of the consultancy:

The Effective and Sustainable Diaspora Engagement for Development in the Caribbean project is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname.  This project complements the effort of each Government by helping them to tap into the resources available within host and home countries to finance community and entrepreneurial development initiatives that will enable growth, productivity, exports and employment in strategic sectors.

To assist in the attainment of the objective of the ESDEDC Project, it is essential that a website and database be established to capture the interest, skills, existing funding opportunities and other resources available among Caribbean expatriates residing in Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The website will be the vehicle to share information on existing opportunities for the setting up of small and medium size enterprises within each country.  Similarly, the website will enable Diasporas to have an opportunity to explore the possibilities for partnerships and to create networks for business and social initiatives within respective countries.  Government of each country will have an opportunity to update and share information on the existing gaps and needs that will aid development in their respective countries.

  1. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing: ‘Effective and Sustainable Diaspora Engagement for Development in the Caribbean ’
  1. Tasks to be performed under this contract:

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Coordination Officer for the Caribbean and Chief of Mission in Guyana, and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the consultancy will contribute to the social and economic development of Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname.

Tasks include:

  • Designing the project’s website and online survey
  • Providing weekly maintenance and update of the project’s website including (in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs) the uploading of information, photos, and responses to diaspora’s questions, concerns and queries
  • Creating a database that generates reports on information gathered through registration of the diaspora from the project’s website
  • Generating weekly reports on the data derived through registration on the project’s website
  • Setting up, maintaining and monitoring of social media networks, including responses to diaspora questions, concerns and queries
  • Conducting a minimum of 2 training sessions for the organization which the website will be handed over to ensure the organization’s capacity in managing the website/database and generating statistical analyses of survey results
  • Providing weekly updates to the Project Coordinator concerning the maintenance and updating of web tools and the database
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator or the Regional Coordination Officer for the Caribbean
  1. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

At the end of the contractual period, the following outputs will be derived:

  • A functional and updated website with information on the project’s progress and with a survey for the participation of the  diaspora
  • A functional database to collate and generate information on the diaspora’s participation in the online survey
  • Capacity to manage the website and generate information from the database established within managing organization
  1. Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

Development of website/survey and database

Week 1 -2

  • During the first two weeks of the consultancy the consultant will develop the visual elements of the website, including the header banner, user interface and other supporting graphics
  • Building of database structure

               Week 3

  • The development of a prototype will be completed for testing and reviews by IOM.

Week 4 – 6

  • Website with functional survey and database will be completed following testing and reviews given by IOM and Foreign affairs of Belize, Jamaica, Guyana and Suriname

Week 7-8

  • Finalization of website and database

Maintenance & update of website/survey and database

Week 9 – 20

  • Generate weekly reports on the data derived through registration on the project’s website
  • Weekly maintenance and update of website/survey including progress reports
  • Training of St. Vincent’s RIDU staff to manage the website/database
  1. Education and Experience

The qualified candidate should possess:

  • A university degree in Information Technology, website design or a related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required, preferably in the area of website and database development
  • Experience using PHP; MySQL; ASP; .NET framework or other similar programming languages would be an asset.

The candidate should also possess the following general qualifications:

  • High level of computer literacy
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work under tight timelines
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultural and professional backgrounds
    1. Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:A thorough knowledge of English, spoken and written, is required.Position Title:                                   Information Technology Consultant
      Location:                                             Georgetown, Guyana
      Type of Appointment:                   Short Term Consultancy, 5 month contract with possibility of extension

      Desired Start Date:                         11 December 2017

      1. Nature of the consultancy:

      The Effective and Sustainable Diaspora Engagement for Development in the Caribbean project is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname.  This project complements the effort of each Government by helping them to tap into the resources available within host and home countries to finance community and entrepreneurial development initiatives that will enable growth, productivity, exports and employment in strategic sectors.

      To assist in the attainment of the objective of the ESDEDC Project, it is essential that a website and database be established to capture the interest, skills, existing funding opportunities and other resources available among Caribbean expatriates residing in Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

      The website will be the vehicle to share information on existing opportunities for the setting up of small and medium size enterprises within each country.  Similarly, the website will enable Diasporas to have an opportunity to explore the possibilities for partnerships and to create networks for business and social initiatives within respective countries.  Government of each country will have an opportunity to update and share information on the existing gaps and needs that will aid development in their respective countries.

      1. IOM Project to which the Consultancy is contributing: ‘Effective and Sustainable Diaspora Engagement for Development in the Caribbean ’
      1. Tasks to be performed under this contract:

       Under the overall supervision of the Regional Coordination Officer for the Caribbean and Chief of Mission in Guyana, and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the consultancy will contribute to the social and economic development of Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname.

      Tasks include:

      • Designing the project’s website and online survey
      • Providing weekly maintenance and update of the project’s website including (in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs) the uploading of information, photos, and responses to diaspora’s questions, concerns and queries
      • Creating a database that generates reports on information gathered through registration of the diaspora from the project’s website
      • Generating weekly reports on the data derived through registration on the project’s website
      • Setting up, maintaining and monitoring of social media networks, including responses to diaspora questions, concerns and queries
      • Conducting a minimum of 2 training sessions for the organization which the website will be handed over to ensure the organization’s capacity in managing the website/database and generating statistical analyses of survey results
      • Providing weekly updates to the Project Coordinator concerning the maintenance and updating of web tools and the database
      • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator or the Regional Coordination Officer for the Caribbean
      1. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

      At the end of the contractual period, the following outputs will be derived:

      • A functional and updated website with information on the project’s progress and with a survey for the participation of the  diaspora
      • A functional database to collate and generate information on the diaspora’s participation in the online survey
      • Capacity to manage the website and generate information from the database established within managing organization 

    Development of website/survey and database

    Week 1 -2

    • During the first two weeks of the consultancy the consultant will develop the visual elements of the website, including the header banner, user interface and other supporting graphics
    • Building of database structure

                    Week 3

    • The development of a prototype will be completed for testing and reviews by IOM.

    Week 4 – 6

    • Website with functional survey and database will be completed following testing and reviews given by IOM and Foreign affairs of Belize, Jamaica, Guyana and Suriname

    Week 7-8

    • Finalization of website and database

    Maintenance & update of website/survey and database

    Week 9 – 20

    • Generate weekly reports on the data derived through registration on the project’s website
    • Weekly maintenance and update of website/survey including progress reports
    • Training of St. Vincent’s RIDU staff to manage the website/database
    1. Education and Experience

    The qualified candidate should possess:

    • A university degree in Information Technology, website design or a related field
    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required, preferably in the area of website and database development
    • Experience using PHP; MySQL; ASP; .NET framework or other similar programming languages would be an asset.

    The candidate should also possess the following general qualifications:

    • High level of computer literacy
    • Excellent analytical and communication skills
    • Ability to work under tight timelines
    • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultural and professional backgrounds
    • A thorough knowledge of English, spoken and written, is required.

TOR for IT Consultant – Regional Website (002) (2)

‘People before profits’

President David Granger addressing the high-level event on Combating Pollution in the Extractive Industries at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday (UNEA photo)

…Pres. Granger tells UN forum citizens must be at heart of development of natural resources

PRESIDENT David Granger has reiterated that citizens must come before any profits as the world’s natural resources are the patrimony of all humanity. He was at the time addressing the high-level event on Combating Pollution in the Extractive Industries at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Turn aspirations into actions’

President, David Granger

President urges UN Environment Assembly

PRESIDENT David Granger on Tuesday said that if the theme of this year’s United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), ‘Towards a Pollution Free Planet’ is to be achieved then world leaders must find a way to translate aspirations into actions.

The Head of State, during his address to the High Level Segment Opening of the Third Session of the UNEA, which is currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya, proposed a four pronged approach, which focuses on (1) information, education and communication, (2) cooperation, (3) international organisation and (4) legislation and regulation.

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Guyanese to get Queen’s young leaders award

Guyanese Marva Langevine

GUYANESE Marva Langevine has been chosen as one of the final Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners in recognition of the lead she is taking in her community to change lives.

The prestigious Awards programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates exceptional young people aged 18 to 29 from across the Commonwealth and the work they are undertaking to improve lives across a diverse range of issues, from supporting people living with mental health problems, helping children to receive a quality education, to promoting gender equality.

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