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Diploma in Public Sector Administration

CIRCULAR NO. 26 OF 2010

REF: TRA/3/04/10 (1)

FROM: Chief Executive Officers, Ministry of the Public Service, Governance Improvement , Elections & Boundaries and Sports

TO: Cabinet Secretary, Financial Secretary, Solicitor General, Contractor General, Chief Executive Officers, Auditor General and Heads of Department

SUBJECT: DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SECTOR ADMINISTRATION - TRAINING FOR FIRST CLASS CLERKS


DATE: October 7, 2010


The Ministry of the Public Service, Governance Improvement, Elections and Boundaries and Sports in partnership with the University of the West Indies, Open Campus will be offering a “Diploma in Public Sector Administration” training for First Class Clerks.

This “Diploma in Public Sector Administration” is to allow First Class Clerks to meet one of the criteria of the Circular No. 9 of 2009, for promotion purposes.

It will be delivered using a mixed-mode format. Some courses will be delivered in a face-to-face environment and the other courses will be delivered using blended learning or online approaches. First Class Clerks must have access to a computer and Internet.

The First Class Clerks will complete a total of 30 credits, which is normally equivalent to 10 courses. The Diploma in Public Sector Administration will take eighteen (18) months to complete. First Class Clerks will explore general education and core courses in a number of areas including:
• Mathematics
• Business Communication
• Public Sector Management
• Constitutional & Administrative Law
• Caribbean Political Economy.

Special arrangements will be made by the University of the West Indies – Open Campus for 15 applicants minimum.

This Ministry is hereby requesting the nominations of eligible First Class Clerks to attend classes at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. Also note, that eligible Officers should have served a minimum of two (2) years as a First Class Clerk and, in addition, meet any one of the following:

1. Persons over the age of 21 on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments.

2. Holders of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies, UWI with an acceptable pass in English Language


3. Holders of three (3) CXC-CSEC or GCE ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting, as follows:
a. English (A), and
b. Two (2) other approved subjects.


Please submit your nominations by Friday, November 12, 2010.

Payment of fees for the programme will be made by the Ministry of the Public Service, Governance Improvement, Elections & Boundaries and Sports. However, Ministries, Departments and Offices concerned are expected to meet all other costs relating to travel and subsistence for its respective staff.


Please bring the contents of this Circular to the attention of all First Class Clerks concerned.


K. Samuels (Ms.)
For Chief Executive Officer

Youth and Community Transformation Project, Southside-Belize City

CONSULTING SERVICES TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTION INCLUDING THE DESIGN OF A COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE

STATEMENTS OF CAPABILITY

The Government of Belize (GOBZ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Youth and Community Transformation Project, Southside-Belize City and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.

The Ministry of Economic Development, Commerce, Industry and Consumer Protection, the Executing Agency, wishes to procure consultancy services to be carried out in two phases. Phase 1: (a) a review of the socio-economic context of Belize City with specific attention given to the Southside; (b) formulation of a proposal to address the issues highlighted in the first part; and (c) an assessment of the feasibility of the establishing the proposed community resource centre. Phase 2 is contingent upon approval of the recommendations for establishment of a community resource centre and agreement on the preferred option in Phase 1 by GOBZ and CDB and will involve preparation of preliminarily and final designs, and environmental and social impact assessments of the community resource center. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a maximum of 200 person days.

The Ministry of Economic Development, Commerce, Industry and Consumer Protection, now invites interested eligible consultants to submit Statements of Capability for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 percent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b) in the case of individuals and unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country; and

(c) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Three hard copies of the Statement of Capability must be received at the first address below no later than 16:00 hours on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 and one hard copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Statement of Capability – Consultancy Services for Youth and Community Transformation Project, Belize City, Belize”.

Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. GOBZ reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of statements.

Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Economic Development,
Commerce, Industry and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 42
Sir Edney Cain Building
Belmopan, Belize, C.A
Tel: (501) 822-2526 (2527)
Fax: (501) 822-3673
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Procurement Officer
Project Services Division
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408, Wildey, St. Michael
Barbados
West Indies, BB 11000
Tel: (246) 431-1600
Fax: (246) 426-7269
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Commonwealth Scholarship Tenable In the United Kingdom

Nominations are invited from suitable qualified candidates wishing to pursue post-graduate programmes in the United Kingdom commencing in October 2011. The award is being offered in either of the following categories:

• One (1) year taught Master’s course or equivalent degrees
• Six months of Clinical Training in Medicine or Dentistry
• Doctoral or equivalent degrees of up to three years duration
• One (1) year research on a split-site basis, towards a PhD registered at a local University


ELIGIBILITY:

• Candidates must be Citizens of Belize
• Candidates must be fluent in English
• Candidates should hold or expect to hold, by October 2011, a first degree of upper second class honors level or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification.
• Candidates should be able to take up their awards by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2011

Awards will not be offered to scholars who are already close to completing a doctorate in their home country.

Awards are tenable at any UK institution of higher education with whom the Commission has a joint-funding agreement. A list of these institutions can be found at: http//www.cscuk.org.uk/apply/universities.asp.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit independent applications to their chosen institutions in the UK prior to, or at the time of their submission, without waiting for the results of the selection procedures.

Additional information can be obtained from the Ministry of the Public Service, Governance Improvement, Elections & Boundaries and Sports.

APPLICATION

Applicants are advised to complete the electronic form at website: http://www.cscuk.org.uk/apply/developingcommonwealthscholarships.asp.
Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.


CLOSING DATE

Duly completed applications should be submitted to: Ministry of the Public Service, Governance Improvement & Elections & Boundaries, Sir Edney Cain Building, Ground Floor, City of Belmopan, no later than 4:00 pm on the 1st November, 2010

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