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FESTIVALS & EVENTS MANAGER, DISCOVER DOMINICA AUTHORITY

The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) requires a suitably qualified professional to fill a leadership position in Management and implementation of Festivals and Events.

Job Statement:

In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer / Director of Tourism, successful applicant makes proposals for the development of the festivals &events strategy and plan. The successful applicant will report to the CEO/ Director of Tourism of the DDA and will be responsible for the promotion, marketing and management of major festivals and special events in Dominica, for example, Carnival, Jazz’n Creole, Nature Island Challenge and the World Creole Music Festival; and providing effective leadership, accountability and management of the activities of the unit. The individual will be expected to work closely with, regional and international agencies and stakeholders, andlocalpublic and private sector groups including the Division of Culture, DHTA, DAIC, artistes, performers and the entertainment industry, in general.

Core Competencies and Experience:

1. To ensure adequate pre-planning, implementation, periodic review of plans and programs of the unitand to effectively communicate information through written correspondence, oral communication, preparation of reports and reviews.
2. To ensure that the sub-committees for events i.e. WCMF, Carnival, Village Feasts and Festivals are functioning efficiently, effectively and professionally.
3. To organize pre and post event meetings with sub-committees and staff and maintain communication with law enforcement and emergency medical services as key event stakeholders.
4. To direct, coordinate and supervise activities of personnel, vendors and subcontractors as required to successfully execute assigned events through a process of event orders submitted through the Chairperson of each sub-committee.
5. To develop and maintain effective relationships with service contractors and other suppliers of event services; and to monitor contractual services anddelivery and report all deviations to project sponsor within specified period.
6. To effectively communicate with upline management and project sponsorsregarding strategic plans, policies and operational programs.
7. To demonstrate leadership in effective handling of staff, administrative, budgeting and other fiscal responsibilities as project manager and lead for each event and in aggregate.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful applicant should have at least five (5) years experience in a senior management position, be familiar with the art and entertainment industry, computer literate with strong interpersonal and leadership qualities. The position calls for a highly motivated individual with a strong capacity for decision-making and good public relations skills. Applicants should possess relevant qualifications or experience in event management and project management.

Remuneration and Conditions of Recruitment:

The position is to be filled on a contractual basis for two (2) years, subject to renewal upon decision by the Board of Directors. An attractive financial package will be negotiated on the basis of ability, qualification and experience.

Timeline for Receipt of Applications:

Applications accompanied by curriculum vitae together with certified copies of certificates and the names and contact details of two referees must be submitted in sealed envelopes, marked “Confidential” Application for the position of Festivals & Events Manager, Discover Dominica Authority and addressed to the CEO/Director of Tourism, Discover Dominica Authority, P.O. Box 293, 1st Floor, Financial Centre, Roseau, to reach no later than Friday, July 18, 2014.

 

MARKETING MANAGER, DISCOVER DOMINICA AUTHORITY

The Discover Dominica Authority requires a suitably qualified professional to fill a leadership position in Destination Marketing.

Job Statement:

In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer / Director of Tourism, successful applicant makes proposals for the development of the marketing strategy and plan; markets the Dominica Destination Brand; leads a marketing team and oversees the implementation of aspects of the marketing plan and is operationally and directly responsible for implementation of the marketing plan in one or more key geographical markets; monitors and evaluates marketing performance; monitors and evaluates performance of staff under supervision; maintains communication and productive relationships with key tourism industry stakeholders and the media in Dominica and overseas; undertakes budget management.

Core Competencies and Experience:

1. Undertakes market research and assesses demand trends and other aspects of the operations of the Tourism Industry;
2. Consults with the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Tourism, departments and staff of the DDA and other stakeholders within the Tourism Industry in preparation of proposals;
3. Develops and submits proposals for the marketing strategy and plan of the Discover Dominica Authority;
4. Develops and agrees with Marketing Team, targets and results areas for marketing of the Dominica Destination Brand;
5. Develops mechanisms for feedback and data-gathering on marketing performance;
6. Conducts analysis of data to inform decision-making both at the level of the marketing unit and at the corporate level;
7. Prepares annual programme plans and projected budgetary requirements and evaluates Unit performance and achievement of targets against budgetary allocation

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should possess relevant qualifications at the Graduate or Undergraduate Degree level in Marketing or a Business-related field; a minimum of five years’ work experience including managerial experience in the Tourism Sector or in Tourism Marketing. A Post Graduate Degree in the field of Tourism Marketing would be an added advantage.

Remuneration and Conditions of Recruitment:

The position is to be filled on a contractual basis for two (2) years in the first instance, subject to renewal upon decision by the Board of Directors.

Timeline for Receipt of Applications:

Applications accompanied by curriculum vitae together with certified copies of certificates and the names and contact details of two referees must be submitted in sealed envelopes, marked “Confidential” Application for the position of Marketing Manager, Discover Dominica Authority and addressed to the CEO/Director of Tourism, Discover Dominica Authority, P.O. Box 293, 1st Floor, Financial Centre, Roseau, to reach no later than Friday, July 18, 2014.

 

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