The Government of The Bahamas has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the Revitalization of the Sponging Industry for the services of a Consultant to produce Exporting tools to allow locally produced items to be sold in the international market.

The Consultant will be required to:

  • Complete the application process for denomination of origin
  • Facilitate the examination process for denomination of origin
  • Ensure registration is complete for denomination of origin
  • Sample sponges to be tested for sustainability certification
  • Work with the board of a newly incorporated association to develop declarations: environmental and social
  • Provide proof of best practice conformance
  • Complete application process for sustainability certification

 

Duration: This assignment is expected to be concluded in 3 months

Deliverables:

  • Denomination of origin
  • Sustainability certification

Qualifications/Experiences/Competencies:

  • At least a Master’s degree in Natural or Marine Science, or other related fields
  • At least 5-years of experience working with grass root organizations and small communities
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • A good knowledge of the local Fisheries and Agri-business Sectors

The Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation now invites eligible consultants or consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested candidates must provide proposals, along with information outlining qualification, experiences, competencies, and cost. Consultants will be selected in accordance with procedures set out in the Inter-American Development Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (GN-2350-7) and is open to all eligible consultants as defined in the policies.

How to Apply

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 9:00am – 5:00pm Local Time. Proposals must be delivered via direct mail or email at the address indicated below.

Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box N-4940

Nassau, Bahamas

Email: sponge@baic.gov.bs