Director, Industrial Relations (GMG/SEG 2) | Ministry of National Security

Director, Industrial Relations (GMG/SEG 2) Human Resources

Ministry of National Security

Director, Industrial Relations (GMG/SEG 2) Human Resource Management and Administration Branch (Vacant), salary range $1,927,065 $2,290,674 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

Job Purpose


The incumbent is responsible for administering all employee relations matters for the Ministry, for the promotion of good labour practices and harmonious relations  among Management, Workers, Trade Unions and Associations.



Key Responsibilities


     Manages the development  and implementation of  the  MinistryIndustrial Relations policies  and  strategies in  keeping  with  approved  regulations  and guidelines  by  the competent authorities by:

 Interpreting and implementing Governments Industrial Relation (IR) policies

 Ensuring that new or revised policies are implemented and fully understood

 Maintaining network links with IR and HR practitioners to keep abreast of new developments and best practices

 Identifying  areas  where  Industrial  Relations  improvements  are  needed  and develops proposals to rectify same

 Providing accurate and appropriate advice to the Director, Human Resource

Management  and Administration on all  Industrial Relations  and  staff  welfare issues of the Ministry

 Monitoring the implementation of policies concerning wages and conditions of

work to ensure compliance with terms and agreement of Labour Contract

 Investigating health related complaints and prepares reports

 Maintaining and updating Emergency Response Plans and Procedures

 Investigating and reporting on accidents/incidents at the work place

 Conducting Occupational Health and Safety Seminars

 Planning   long-term  strategies  to  mitigate  risks  o industrial  actions  and unintended consequences arising from disputes;

     Conducts    Industrial    Relations    research    to    underpin    the    development    of approaches/strategies to deal with specific challenges by:



 Researching past arbitration decisions, grievances and analyzes their effect on pending negotiations

 Designing, developing, conducting and analyzing staff satisfaction surveys

Developing and implementing recommendation arising from staff satisfaction surveys and other research

 Researching  and  preparing  briefs  and  arguments  for  claims  submitted  by

unions/staff associations for improvements in salaries, wages, fringe benefits and other issues in relation to conditions of service

 Reviewing legislation, arbitration decisions and Collective Bargaining Contracts

to assess Industry trends;

         Facilitates the timely resolution of grievances and industrial disputes by:

 Arranging and scheduling meetings between grieving parties, supervisory and management personnel to investigate and resolve grievances

 Meeting with disputants to address industrial disputes

 Preparing report on result of actions taken at meetings and conferences and submits to Director, Human Resource Management and Administration for attention

 Investigating and participating in matters relating to discipline and grievances and ensures the correct procedures are followed with a view to arrive at amicable


 Organizing  and  participating  imeetingwith  union/staff  associations  and providing   advice   t the   Director Human   Resource   Management   and

Administration  for  the  purpose  of  mediation,  negotiations,  arguments  and


 Developing and establishing an active programme on the legal framework and employment  policies  for  the  Government  of  Jamaica  (GoJ)  (employer)  and

participating  in implementing  appropriate systems for  a harmoniourelations climate

 Conducting workshops, seminars, meetings on issues relating to Labour Laws and the Industrial Environment

 Ensuring that the Disciplinary Committees are in place and functional

 Representing the Ministry at Disciplinary/Court Hearings and investigations

 Monitoring and communicating bargaining agreements in respect of Departments within the Ministry;



Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


         Excellent knowledge of the Staff Orders

         Good knowledge of Labour Laws and Industrial Relations practices

         Computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

         Excellent problem solving, decision making and analysis and critical thinking skills

         Excellent oral and written communication skills

         Ability to conduct investigations and produced reports accordingly

         Excellent interpersonal skills

         Excellent negotiating skills

         Excellent coaching and counselling skills

         Excellent conflict management skills

         Excellent time management skills

         Excellent planning and organizing skills

         Ability to delegate

         Good presentation skills

         Strong leadership and motivational skills

         Emotional intelligence

         Ability to work in a team



Minimum Required Qualification and Experience


     Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management (HRM), Public Sector Management or equivalent qualification and training;

         Three (3) years’ experience in a Hunan Resource Management/Industrial Relations or

management capacity;

         Specialized training in employee relations would be an asset.

 Applications  accompanied  by  résumés  should  be  submitted   no  later  than  Tuesday19th November, 2019 to:

Director, Human Resource Management and Administration

Human Resource Management and Administration Branch

Ministry of National Security

4th Floor North Tower

2 Oxford Road

Kingston 5


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Job Details

  • Location: Kingston

  • Sector: Public Sector

  • Category: Human Resources

  • Posted On: Nov 9, 2019

  • Deadline: Nov 19, 2019

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