Call for Consultancy

Coaches in Resource Efficiency & Circular Production (RECP) Coaching Program for MSMEs under the Green to Compete Hub- Caribbean 


The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization supporting the internationalization of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).  

The GreenToCompete Hubs activate MSMEs to go and grow green. They provide the necessary tools and networks for MSMEs to implement green practices and access international markets and green finance. 

The GreenToCompete Hubs are implemented in Ghana, Kenya, Laos, Nepal, Peru, and Vietnam. The GreenToCompete Hub Programme has recently launched its Regional Hub in the Caribbean in partnership and hosted by Caribbean Export Development Agency. This project will initially target Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Guyana MSMEs before expanding to the entire region. 

Call for applications

The first coaching program for MSMEs offered by the GreenToCompete Hub – Caribbean will focus on enhancing resource efficiency and circular production practices.  

For the coaching program’s implementation, the GreenToCompete Hub seeks around three local experts based in each of the three target countries: Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Guyana to each coach around 3-5 MSMEs in a period of 4 months.  


Applicants have at least three years of work experience in terms of consulting MSMEs:  

  • on resource efficiency and circular production related issues 
  • in either one of the three target countries: Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Guyana 
  • in the tourism, services, light manufacturing, and agri-food sectors 

In addition, applicants shall hold at least a master’s degree in engineering, economics, business, or any other relevant area and be fluent in English.  

Application Process and Timelines

If you fit the profile, please submit your application by no later than September 1st, 2021, 11.59 pm Barbados time, via: 

In addition, all pre-selected applicants need to participate in the 2-week virtual training of trainers by ITC on its resource efficiency and circular production (RECP) approach to be considered for the open coach positions.

 Once the online application closes, applicants who have been pre-selected will be notified by September 3, 2021 and receive the virtual training login link and instructions. 

Virtual training of trainers 

The virtual training of trainers on the RECP approach provided by ITC has space for 30 pre-selected applicants. At the end of the ITC virtual training of trainers, around nine experts will be selected out of the 30 applicants to become ITC coaches to deliver our RECP coaching program to MSMEs from Barbados, Saint-Lucia, and Guyana.  

The training of trainers is implemented as a blended approach of e-learning and a series of virtual open classrooms sessions delivered by ITC staff within two weeks, September 6– September 13, 2021. 

The training will be free of charge for the selected applicants and hosted on the ITC SME Trade Academy. Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to implement the ITC RECP coaching program for their client MSMEs.  

Sensitization Webinar 

All interested applicants are invited to attend the 2-hour sensitization webinar on the benefits of implementing resource efficiency and circular production practices and the implementation of the coaching program taking place on Friday, September 3, 2021. More details to follow. 

For more information, please contact: 

Majda Grine, Project Manager of the GreenToCompete Hub Caribbean: