Job offers under the Resources 4 Community Resilience project

VNG International is looking for experienced and enthusiastic team members from Sint Maarten for the following part-time positions for its new 4-year R4CR project in Sint Maarten: 
-    Deputy Team Leader
-    Finance and Control Specialist
-    Safeguard Specialist 

R4CR is a seperate project initiative under the Sint Maarten Trust Fund executed by VNG International. The main aim of this 4-year project is to finance community initiatives and strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations in its effort to build a resilient St. Maarten society. 

Applications should be submitted before 17 August 2020 to r4cr.sxm@gmail.com  

Request for Proposal - website developer Resources 4 Community Resilience

VNG International is looking for a website developer from Sint Maarten to develop a project website for the Resources 4 Community Resilience project (R4CR). The project website should serve as the entry point for civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders to the project, its project team, funding opportunities for grant projects, and training/capacity building initiatives. The website should provide information to (possible) beneficiaries, offer a networking platform for civil society organisations, and link up to other relevant initiatives and projects in St Maarten. Please find all information in the Terms of Reference below. The safeguards documents below apply to the assignment. Proposals/quotations can be sent to Elger.Vermeer@VNG.nl. The deadline for proposals/quotations is 31 July 2020.

(Click here for the Terms of Reference)

Safeguard Instruments

VNG International is working on St Maarten in the context of the recovery and reconstruction efforts after hurricane Irma in 2017. In that context, we are setting up a project funded by the World Bank strengthening non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their role in the rehabilitation effort, which will have a direct impact on community and household level and accelerate the realization of the World Bank Trust Fund for St Maarten’s activities and objectives. In order to do so, a grants mechanism will be set-up to launch periodic calls for proposals to fund projects with recovery and rehabilitation objectives. In addition, a component focusing on technical assistance and capacity building will be launched to complement the grant mechanism with institutional capacity building for the grant beneficiaries (NGOs). It is expected that the facility will be launched as soon as possible and that it will have a four year duration. Preparatory has been undertaken to be able to launch the facility. Especially in the field of safeguards and operational guidelines. These so-called safeguard instruments are necessary for such a project to have its intended results and not have any negative side effects. These instruments have been completed in the past couple of weeks and we are pleased to share them publicly in anticipation of the launch of the project.