Senior Director, Water Policy and Monitoring (GMG/SEG 5)

Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

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Senior Director, Water Policy and Monitoring (GMG/SEG 5)

  • Deadline: Mar 21, 2019

Senior Director, Water Policy and Monitoring (GMG/SEG 5)

 

 

Job Purpose

 

Under the general supervision of the Chief Technical Director, the incumbent provides overall guidance and leadership in the development and revision of water and sewage related policies and legislations. The incumbent also monitors the commitments in the Water Sector and collaborates with relevant Agencies for policy and project implementation.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Management/Administrative:

     Recommends   participation   o Divisiona Representatives   at   relevan meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops;

         Prepares and oversees preparation of reports to Ministers,  Permanent Secretary, other

Ministries, Agencies, international meetings and conferences;

         Oversees the development of the Division’s Corporate/Operational Plans, Budget and

Individual Work Plans;

     Represents Minister, Permanent Secretary and Chief Technical Director at meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars;

         Represents Minister on various Agency Boards;

         Reviews Annual Reports from all Water Agencies and programmes, including Central

Wastewater Treatment Company Limited.

 

Technical/Professional:

     Leads  consultations  on  water  related  policies  with  interest  groups  island-wide,  in accordance with Government of Jamaicas (GoJs) policy development procedures;

         Co-ordinates the completion of reviews on legislation in the Water Sector;

     Co-ordinates the sourcing of funds for the development and implementation of water related policies, programmes and projects;

     Determines the legislative programme to ensure congruence between legislation and policy direction;

     Oversees the monitoring of all major water and sewerage projects and programmes to ensure compliance with all Government policy and procedures;

         Collaborates with all Water Sector Agencies and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR)

on the observation of set standards of co-operation by the Water Agencies;

         Advises Agencies and Statutory Bodies on policy directions;

         Negotiates funding for proposals and projects with International Agencies such as World

Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank;

     Reviews progress reports of the National Water Commission (NWC), Water Resource Authority and  Rural Water  Supply Limited to ensure  proper  accountability  of  funds released for ongoing and new infrastructure projects and makes recommendations;


 

 

     Supervises ongoing research on current trends in water and sewerage policy, legislation and strategies internationally;

         Prepares Cabinet Submissions, Notes, Briefs and Reports;

         Co-ordinates  and  monitors  Memoranda  of  Understanding  between  the  Ministry  of

Finance and the Public Service and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs);

         Ensures that GoJ PPPs guidelines are followed;

         Provides technical advice and comments on water and sewerage issues referred to the

Division;

     Co-ordinates research and preparation of responses to questions asked in the Houses of Parliament;

     Reviews and approves policy instruments for the development of water and sewerage related policies;

         Develops and presents public education programmes in relation to the Water Sector

Policy and Legislation;

         Reviews Tenders and other agreements for capital projects;

         Reviews  annually,  the  Ministrys  Water  Legislative  Programme,  for  submission  to

Cabinet Office;

         Reviews insurance coverage for properties of all Water Agencies, as required;

     Develops  and  maintains  appropriate  partnerships  with  Ministry  and  Agency  Heads, Private Sector and International and Regional Organizations on water and sewerage related issues, policy development and implementation;

     Attends meetings of PAAC, Cabinet Infrastructure and Legislation Sub-Committees and other meetings to defend and justify contracts of Water Agencies;

         Works with Permanent Secretary and Chief Technical Director (CTD) to ensure the

Ministrys plans and programmes are effectively carried out to fulfill the mandate of the

Ministry.

 

Human Resource:

     Monitors  and  evaluates  the  performance  of  direct  reports,  prepares  performance appraisals  and  recommends  and/or  initiates  corrective  action  where  necessary  to

improve performance and/or attain established personal and/or organizational goals;

     Participates  in  the  recruitment  of  staff  for  the  Branch  and  recommends  transfer, promotion,  termination  anleave  in  accordance  with  established  human  resource policies and procedures;

     Provides  leadership  and  guidance  t direct  reports   through  effective  planning, delegation, communication, training, mentoring and coaching;

         Facilitates the welfare and development of staff in the Branch;

         Establishes  and  maintains  a  system  that  fosters  a  culture  of  teamwork,  employee

empowerment and commitment to the Branchs and Ministrys goals;

     Contributes  to  the  development  and  implementation  of  the  succession  planning framework in collaboration with the Human Resource Branch through the development of procedural manuals and other duties prescribed within the framework;

         Prepares and conducts presentations on role of Branch for the orientation programme.

 

 

Required knowledge, Skills and Competencies

 

         Excellent interpersonal skills

         Excellent oral and written communication skills

         Excellent leadership skills

         Excellent problem solving and decision making skills

         Excellent research and analytical skills

         Goal and results oriented

         Ability to function outside of the office environment

         Competence in public speaking/presentations

         Competence in preparation of Cabinet Submissions, Briefs and Reports

         Knowledge of research methods

         Knowledge of Water and Wastewater Management Policies and Legislations

         Experience in policy development procedures

         Knowledge and use of relevant computer applications

         Experience in GoJ legislation procedures

         Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques


 

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

 

         Masters Degree in Public Administration/Management Studies or similar field;

         Post graduate training in policy analysis and development;

         Training in monitoring and evaluation techniques;

         Six (6) years’ experience in a similar capacity;

or

         First Degree in Public Administration/Public Sector Management or a similar Degree;

         Post graduate training in policy analysis and development;

         Training in monitoring and evaluation techniques;

         Ten (10) years’ experience in a similar capacity.


 

Applications  accompanied  by  résumé shoul be  submitted   no  later  tha Thursday, 21st March, 2019 to:

 

Senior Director

Human Resource Management and Development

Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

7th Floor, The Towers

25 Dominica Drive

Kingston 5

 

Email human.resources@megjc.gov.jm

 

 

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.





  • Employer Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation
  • Salary Grade GMG/SEG 5
  • Starting Salary (Gross/yr) $3,394,285.94 JMD
  • Max Salary (Gross/yr) $4,034,737.80 JMD
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  • Created Mar 11, 2019
  • Deadline Mar 21, 2019
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