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Director, Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations (GMG/SEG 4)

Date Posted
12th July 2017
Government & Public Sector, Human Resources & Recruitment
Job Type
Ocho Rios
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The North-East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Director, Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations (GMG/SEG 4).

Job Description


Reporting to the Regional Director, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and communicating in conjunction with the Regional Director and subject to approved policies and procedures, appropriate HRD, HRM & IR systems and procedures for the Authority and its staff.



  • Post graduate training in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • First degree in Management, Public Administration or equivalent


  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in HRM & IR with reputable firm or public sector with a staff complement of not less than 200 employees; to include at least two (2) years at the senior management level.



  • Sound knowledge of the laws, procedures and practices pertaining to industrial relations, employments, terminations, salary administration, employee benefits and welfare.
  • Sound knowledge of current techniques of human resources motivation and development
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Authority’s policies and procedures and of the Act governing the Authority
  • Sound knowledge of goals, functions and operations of the various departments, divisions and entities of the Authority


Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Developing and formulating appropriate HRM & IR systems and procedures for the Authority and it entities in accordance with approved policy guidelines. This includes the review and update of existing procedures as well as the development of new systems and procedures.
  • Consulting with the executive management on Government of Jamaica and Ministry of Health policy guidelines on annual HRM objectives and develop the necessary strategies for their accomplishment. This will include human resource requirements, training needs, recruitment & selection, promotions, industrial relations, etc.
  • Ensuring that all approved HRM & IR systems and procedures are implemented within the Authority. This entails communication, follow up and training, periodic review of results and initiation of corrective actions, as appropriate.
  • Monitoring indicators of the organizational climate and of management/staff relations and initiate or propose steps, as appropriate, to maintain or restore harmonious relations and a positive climate. This includes close personal interaction and communication with management, staff and union delegates; monitoring absenteeism, grievance levels, staff turnover; conducting/reviewing exit interviews and conducting/reviewing of employee attitude surveys.
  • Reviewing policies and practices and recommending implementation of an ongoing system to ensure relevance in procedures manuals.
  • Prepares and manages the annual plan and budget for the HRM & IR Department and authorize departmental expenditure in accordance with the approved budget. 

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