02. Request for Expression of Interest

TSDP Provincial Coordinator

BACKGROUND
The Tourism Sector Development Project (TSDP) is planned to facilitate the development of tourism hubs and spokes in East New Britain and Milne Bay provinces. Firstly, the project will strengthen the institutions that are the backbone of the sector at the national and provincial level. Secondly, the project will improve the attractiveness of Alotau, Kokopo, and Rabaul as tourism hubs, together with the creation and improvement of spoke destinations run by local communities. In doing so, tourism enterprises will be better able to provide employment for the bottom forty percent, in addition to establishing longer term employment and business generation paths. Furthermore, income raised from cultural and natural assets (e.g. taxes, admission fees, etc.) will mobilize resources for further development of local communities and preservation of culture.

SCOPE OF DUTIES:
• Be based in the province (one in Alotau and another in Kokopo),
• When required, conduct inspection on all TSDP sub-project sites,
• Fill-in sub-project screening sheets and submit to Project Manager, TPA Head Office,
• Assist the province in concept designs of sub-projects and submit to Project Manager,
• Understand scope of work of each contractor and able to work with multiple contractors,
• Work closely with nominated provincial officers assigned to TSDP,
• Work closely with ENB Tourism Authority/Milne Bay Tourism Bureau,
• Coordinate all TSDP related functions in the province for TPA,
• Monitor the Provincial Grievance Redress Mechanism process
• Will be required to travel to islands, districts and where TSDP sub-projects are implemented,
• Conduct meetings, workshops and awareness or attend meeting on behalf of TPA,
• Keep a record of daily activities including any issues for monthly reporting,
• Report all TSDP related matters to project manager at TPA head office

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
The TSDP Provincial Coordinator will be an experienced individual with a demonstrated track record in a tourism and/or project management.
S/he will establish good working relationships with other provincial key stakeholders staff and be
proactive in pursuing TSDP provincial deliverables.
The successful candidate would be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
✓ Minimum bachelor degree in business, management, tourism, project management from a reputable university,
✓ Postgraduate qualification would be an advantage,
✓ Five or more years’ experiences in tourism project management, tourism product development and infrastructure project management,
✓ Have extensive experience working with provincial government and well versed with government established systems,
✓ Experience in project procurement processes, project management processes and project monitoring and evaluation,
✓ Experience working with micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) business operators and able to develop MSME business models,
✓ Advance computer literate in MS Office and can use and interpret GIS,
✓ Must be a team worker, have good Public Relations and communicate well,
✓ Well versed with report writing skills

Expressions of interest must be delivered via e-mail by 12th April 2019, at 16:00hr (local time). Send to:

Michael Taia
Senior Officer Provincial Coordination & Product Development
Tourism Sector Development Project
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA)
Address: Champion Parade, Pacific MMI Bld, Level 5
Telephone: +6753200211
Fax: +675 320-0223
E-mail: [email protected]

Authorized by:        Chief Executive Officer
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority