The overall objective of the Office of the National Authorising Officer (NAO) is to ensure the efficient and effective utilisation of European Union (EU) development assistance in support of the implementation of the Commonwealth of Dominica’s development strategies and policies.

A vacancy exists within the Office of the National Authorising Officer (NAO) for the European Development Fund, for the position of Programme Engineer. The successful candidate will be expected to perform his/her tasks in a dynamic and proactive manner, in accordance with European Commission (EC) procedures:

The Programme Engineer shall provide technical support to the NAO for the effective and efficient management of the infrastructure project portfolio. Specific assignments shall include, but are not be limited to, the following:

  • Feeder Road Rehabilitation
  • B-Envelope for Rehabilitation post Hurricane Maria
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme



  1. The Programme Engineer should have a profile as follows:
  2. A first degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline
  3. Post-graduate training and/or certification in a related field
  4. Specialised training in project design, appraisal and management
  5. Five years professional experience
  6. At least three years’ experience in management, supervision or implementation of civil engineering projects.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review all existing designs, cost estimates & other relevant documents for supervision and works to ensure that the main objectives of the project have been considered;
  • Conduct supervision and oversight for the various work programmes.
  • Assist in the planning, co-ordination and administration of all aspects of programme management in designated sectors through the provision of technical input and guidance;
  • Undertake regular liaison with the NAO, Unit staff, EC Delegation, line ministries, project managers, public/private sector representatives, civil society and other relevant agencies for the purpose of project/programme monitoring and co-ordination;
  • Enable tendering procedures as per Practical Guide for European Union External Actions through the appraisal, preparation and submission of project dossiers; and in the issuance, examination and award of service, supply and works contracts;
  • Prepare and submit reports in addition to carrying out any other tasks requested by the NAO.


Applications should be sent under confidential cover, along with the names of three (3) references, to:

The National Authorising Officer

Office of the National Authorising Officer

3rd Floor – Financial Centre

Kennedy Avenue

P.O. Box 1102


Commonwealth of Dominica.

Or Email: naodominica@cwdom.dm


The deadline for receipt of applications is 4.00pm, Friday 27th April 2018.