Director, Human Resource Development (GMG/SEG 2)

Organisation
Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology
Reference
VAC-31324
Contract Type
Not Vacant
Industries
Human Resources & Recruitment, Management
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
11/04/2019
Expiry Date
25/04/2019
The incumbent is responsible for designing and administering development and training programmes that prepares employees to meet the needs of the Ministry and assigned Agencies that fosters a culture of learning and productivity.

 

Key Responsibilities

Administrative/Managerial:

  • Assists with the development and implementation of the Division’s Operational Plan;
  • Develops Unit Work Plan and Individual Work Plan;
  • Prepares the annual financial needs for training and makes the necessary submissions for inclusion in the Budget;
  • Prepares and submits activity/performance and other reports as directed;
  • Represents the Ministry at meetings/conferences and other fora as directed;
  • Provides guidance/advice to the Permanent Secretary, Director, HRMD and other personnel on training and development matters;
  • Keeps abreast of trends and changes in training methodologies and technology, career and professional development;
  • Oversees the maintenance of an effective training database.

 

Technical:

  • Undertakes duties and responsibilities consequent on delegation of functions and makes submissions to the Human Resource Executive Committee;
  • Develops training programmes, ensuring relevance to the Ministry’s goals and objectives and/or the employees’ career development;
  • Designs and develops training and other Human Resource manuals;
  • Develops and ensures the maintenance of a database of training providers and resource personnel and procures their services in accordance with established procedures;
  • Assists with career guidance, counselling and development;
  • Assesses the general training needs of all categories of workers and develops strategies to fulfil these needs;
  • Co-ordinates the arrangements for local and overseas training programmes/courses;
  • Liaises with relevant Government Departments/Agencies to identify general and special training opportunities and keeps employees informed of available training;
  • Develops and implements strategies to evaluate the impact of training programmes on job performance;
  • Establishes an employee development programme, which provides opportunities for maximizing the potential of employees and for identifying career development, in collaboration with managers;
  • Designs training programmes and materials for in-house courses, in collaboration with Heads of Divisions/Branches and Units;
  • Undertakes specific aspects of in-house training for selected categories of employees and coordinates the implementation of training by other Officers to ensure that objectives are met;
  • Provides guidance with developing and documenting a programme for the orientation of new employees;
  • Co-ordinates orientation sessions;
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of training and orientation programmes and makes/implements recommendation for changes as is necessary;
  • Provides guidance to staff in the Ministry through coaching, mentoring and training, providing assistance and support as needed;
  • Assists with developing and maintaining the Succession Plan for the Ministry;
  • Assists with developing HRMD policies;
  • Assists with developing assessment instruments for recruitment of candidates.

 

Human Resource:

  • Monitors and evaluates the performances 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 Ministry and recommends staffing arrangements in keeping with established Human Resource procedures and policies;
  • Provides leadership and guidance to Direct Reports through effective planning, delegation, communication, training and mentoring;
  • Takes steps to address the welfare and development needs of staff in the Unit;
  • Makes provisions for Direct Reports to have sufficient and appropriate physical resources to enable them to undertake their duties efficiently and effectively;
  • Ensures that Direct Reports are sensitized on the policies, procedures and regulations of the Public Service/Ministry;
  • Recommends disciplinary action, leave and staffing arrangements for Direct Reports;
  • Performs other related duties that may from time to time be assigned.

 

Required knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Customer and quality focus
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good problem solving, decision making, planning, analytical and organizing skills
  • Goal/result oriented
  • Good knowledge of the Public Service Regulations, Staff Orders and other relevant Government regulations
  • Sound knowledge of training evaluation techniques
  • Sound knowledge of conducting training needs analysis

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree in Human Resources Development, Management Studies or Public Administration from a recognised tertiary institution, plus;
  • Four (4) years working experience in Human Resource Development or Training, preferably in the Public Sector, in an organization of similar size and complexity;
  • Professional training in the design and delivery of training programmes or related field.

 

Salary range $1,927,065 – $2,290,674 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

 

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