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CTO Vacancy: Sustainable Tourism Specialist

The Caribbean Tourism Organization is seeking to hire a Sustainable Tourism Specialist at its headquarters in Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados. The deadline for applications is 5 February, 2016

Role Purpose:

The Sustainable Tourism Specialist will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of projects and activities which will enhance the development, growth, quality, competitiveness and sustainability of Caribbean Tourism.

The Position:

The Sustainable Tourism Specialist will:

• Develop and deliver an annual programme of activities which seeks to enhance the growth, quality, competitiveness and sustainability of the Caribbean tourism product;

• Help to develop quality standards for Caribbean destinations and their tourism products and services;

• Initiate and/or undertake relevant research and case studies, which are regional in scope, focusing on the impact of tourism on specific aspects of the social, cultural/heritage and environmental resources of the region;

• Research and compile sustainable tourism Best Practices for the purpose of disseminating and guiding the adoption of such best practices among CTO’s membership;

• Design, deliver and/or coordinate training and development programmes dealing with issues related to sustainable tourism and plan and execute the CTO’s biennial Sustainable Tourism Conference;

• Identify appropriate authorities, speakers and presenters in matters of sustainable tourism to and assist in acquiring services and funding for programmes and events organized by the CTO or its member countries;

• Help to create a stronger link between the work of the sustainable tourism department and all other aspects of CTO’s work so that sustainabile tourism practices become the underpinning and foundation of the work of the CTO and its member countries;

• Convene and coordinate the activities of the CTO Sustainable Tourism Technical Committee;

• Liaise on an on-going basis with regional and extra-regional institutions and projects dealing with tourism and sustainable development matters;

• Keep abreast of available resources from regional and international agencies to fund regional projects and to provide technical input to access these resources;

• Develop and manage projects which support the work of the CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Programme;

• Provide content on the CTO website (www.onecaribbean.org) on materials, training programmes and educational opportunities, funding sources etc. for the benefit of CTO member countries; and

• Provide and/or facilitate technical advice and assistance on management issues related to sustainable tourism matters to Ministries of Tourism, Boards of Tourism and other public and private sector tourism entities in the CTO member states.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• A Master’s degree in Tourism Management, Environmental Management, Planning and Development, or Resource Management, with not less than five (5) years’ experience in their field of expertise or a Bachelor’s degree together with at least ten (10) years of relevant tourism experience;
• Knowledge of and experience in project management and implementation;
• Work related to the field of sustainable development would be a definite asset; and
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Proficiency in Spanish, French or Dutch would be a valuable asset.
• Must have the ability to prioritize work and complete all assignments by required deadlines.
• Travel within and outside the region is an integral part of the job requirement
• Proficiency with MS Office applications

Interested candidates must supply a letter of interest and curriculum vitae which includes the names of two persons, with their contact information, who can act as references. Applications can be made by mail, fax, electronically or submitted by hand to the CTO office in Barbados. Only suitable applications will be acknowledged.
All applications must be addressed as follows:

Application for the post of Sustainable Tourism Specialist
Attn. Director, Resource Mobilization & Development
Caribbean Tourism Organization
Ground Floor, Baobab Tower
Warrens, St. Michael
BARBADOS

Tel: (246) 427-5242; Fax: (246) 429-3065
msealy@caribtourism.com

The deadline for applications is 5 February, 2016

 

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Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority Vacancy: Director Tourism Marketing CANADA

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following position of Director Tourism Marketing Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office in Canada

ESSENTIAL ROLE AND FUNCTIONS

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following essential functions:

• Develop, annual marketing, advertising and PR plans to support organizational strategy and objectives.
• Direct execution of marketing strategy and promotional policies and practices to strengthen Antigua and Barbuda’s position and brand in the United States.
• Ensure marketing activities are efficiently conducted to support marketing plan objectives and meet organic expenditure requirements.
• Oversee and direct market research, and compile for analysis.
• Effectively manage all budgetary, financial and administrative functions.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with airlines, tour operators, travel agents and key industry stakeholders.
• Build, develop, and motivate a dynamic team of professional staff by providing leadership and support for the design, development and implementation of the marketing strategy and activities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

MBA preferred or post graduate degree in Tourism, Marketing, Business Administration or any similar related discipline; along with 8 years experience in the capacity of Destination Marketing Management.  Applicants must also demonstrate the following core competencies:

• Strong Leadership
• Strategic thinking
• Project Management
• Financial Management
• Customer Focus
• Organization and Planning Skills
• Problem Solving/Analysis
• Technical Capacity
• Learning Orientation
• Excellent Presentation Skills
• Team Work Orientation

Please submit a resume and cover letter with two references to:

CEO Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority
ACB Financial Centre
P.O Box W351
High St
St Johns
Antigua
Email:  HR@aandbtourism.com

All applications must be received by Friday, 05 February 2016
Shorted listed applicants will be required to undergo psychometric testing and attend a panel interview.

Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority Vacancy: Director Tourism Marketing USA

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following position of Director Tourism Marketing Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office in the USA

ESSENTIAL ROLE AND FUNCTIONS

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following essential functions:

• Develop, annual marketing, advertising and PR plans to support organizational strategy and objectives.
• Direct execution of marketing strategy and promotional policies and practices to strengthen Antigua and Barbuda’s position and brand in the United States.
• Ensure marketing activities are efficiently conducted to support marketing plan objectives and meet organic expenditure requirements.
• Oversee and direct market research, and compile for analysis.
• Effectively manage all budgetary, financial and administrative functions
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with airlines, tour operators, travel agents and key industry stakeholders.
• Build, develop, and motivate a dynamic team of professional staff by providing leadership and support for the design, development and implementation of the marketing strategy and activities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

MBA preferred or post graduate degree in Tourism, Marketing, Business Administration or any similar related discipline; along with 8 years experience in the capacity of Destination Marketing Management. Applicants must also demonstrate the following core competencies:

• Strong Leadership
• Strategic thinking
• Project Management
• Financial Management
• Customer Focus
• Organization and Planning Skills
• Problem Solving/Analysis
• Technical Capacity
• Learning Orientation
• Excellent Presentation Skills
• Team Work Orientation

Please submit a resume and cover letter with two references to:

CEO Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority
ACB Financial Centre
P.O Box W351
High St
St Johns
Antigua
Email: HR@aandbtourism.com

All applications must be received by Friday, 05 February 2016
Shorted listed applicants will be required to undergo psychometric testing and attend a panel interview.

 

Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation Vacancy: Statutory Managing Director

Our client, the Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation (“CTDF”) strives to convert Curaçao into one of the premiere Caribbean destinations by 2020. To help realize this ambition, CTDF is looking for suitable candidates for the position of: STATUTORY MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Position

It is the task of the Statutory Managing Director to give strategic guidance and direction to ensure the achievement of the Strategic Tourism Master Plan 2015-2020. The long term goals in this plan include promoting Curaçao, encouraging tourism development, and fostering an understanding of the importance and economic benefits of the tourism industry.

The Candidate

CTDF is looking for a visionary and inspirational leader with excellent interpersonal skills and organizational expertise. The successful implementation of the Master Plan requires a restructured organization that involves inclusiveness, a business culture, and accountability as its most salient organizational values. The Statutory Managing Director is expected to guide this change process.

The candidate should meet the following criteria:

•At least a Master’s degree in a management or marketing field;
•Minimum 10 years of (tourism) industry experience and at least 5 years in
high level positions;
•Ability to think and formulate strategic objectives and translate these objectives into operational actions;
•Skilled in organizational development, personnel management, marketing, financial and resource development, and strategic planning;
•Excellent interpersonal skills;
•Experience with transformation processes;
•Exhibits integrity, credibility, and commitment to the organization;
•Excellent oral and written command of English. Dutchand Spanish are a plus;
•Affinity with the Dutch Caribbean culture.

Candidates that meet the requirements are invited to send their resume with a cover letter, before February 7, 2016, to KPMG Advisory Services B.V. to the attention of Ms. Nathalie Cannegieter via cannegieter.nathalie@kpmg.com. Confidentiality is guaranteed. For more information, you can reach us by phone at (+5999) 732-5100. A psychological test may be administered as part of the application procedure.

 

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