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Director, Agricultural Services (GMG/SEG 4)

Date Posted
29th November 2017
Reference
VAC-27527
Sector
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries invites suitably qualified applicants to fill the post of Director, Agricultural Services (GMG/SEG 4) in this Ministry.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general direction of the Director, Agricultural Marketing & Information Branch (GMG/SEG 5), the Director, Agricultural Services (GMG/SEG 4), is responsible for implementing the Government’s agricultural policies and programmes; planning, organizing, directing and controlling the work of the Agri-business Unit. The incumbent is also responsible for directing the marketing and strategic planning programmes and facilitating client development through mar-keting and client services programmes.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operational Plan developed and implemented
  • Work plans developed and Annual Budget prepared
  • Income Tax Relief/approved farmer status recommended
  • Trade Agreements and issues with regional and international trade organizations examined and recommendation submitted
  • Grades and Standards for crops and livestock developed and published
  • Farmers and exporters trained in packing techniques
  • Appropriate marketing legislation in place
  • Marketing Intelligence Service in place
  • Marketing Strategy, implementation plans and budgets
  • Effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Information disseminated
  • Parliamentary Brief/Notes
  • Markets identified/improved
  • Annual Report prepared
  • Adherence to Government’s marketing policy by relevant statutory bodies/agencies
  • Capabilities of producers improved
  • Cabinet Submissions, Cabinet Notes, Ministry Papers and Annual Reports of Commodity Boards and Statutory Boards vetted
  • Committee Meetings attended
  • Competent and productive staff
  • Staff assessed and evaluated
  • Staff needs identified and addressed

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Social Science, Marketing or equivalent
  • Eight (8) years’ experience in Agricultural Marketing, Public Sector Administration or equivalent
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Agricultural Marketing, Public Sector Administration or equivalent
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a Supervisory capacity

 

Salary - $2,593,142 – $3,082,431pa

Please note that we thank all for responding, but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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