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Human Resource Manager

Date Posted
11th May 2017
Human Resources & Recruitment
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office is inviting suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Human Resource Manager, Level 8

Job Description

To develop and implement the human resource policies and procedures which will satisfy the staffing needs of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) and ensure that the standards of service/performance are achieved and the JIPO objectives are met.

Reporting Relationship:
Reporting to the Executive Director the incumbent is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, guiding and implementing the organizations human resource strategy in keeping with agreed organizational objectives.

Management Information Systems (MIS) and Records Management Department; Receptionist; Support Staff, Security and Stationery purchasing; Procurement Committee


  • Human resources policies and procedures documented
  • Personnel records maintained
  • Training, development and employee benefits administered
  • Staff knowledge of pension, retirement and other human resource issues be kept current

Major duties and responsibilitie:

  • Ensure that all departments are adequately staffed with the requisite human resource to the extent of budgetary allowance
  • Develop and implement the Human Resource Strategic Plan
  • Provide effective Human Resource Management
  • Identify and make recommendations aimed at ensuring that employee’s needs, deemed critical for effective performance are adequately and promptly addressed through training and development opportunities.
  • Directs preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of benefits, compensation and personnel policies
  • Analyse compensation policies, government regulations and prevailing wage rates to develop competitive compensation plan
  • Formulate procedures for recruitment, testing, placement, orientation, reference checks, benefits and labour industrial relations using government’s guidelines
  • Prepare annual work plan and budget for the human resource division
  • Meet with employees and supervisors to resolve grievances
  • Maintain accurate records for job descriptions and compile statistical reports for personnel- related data including hiring, transfers, performance appraisals, absenteeism, sick leave, vacation, daily attendance
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations
  • Provide advice and recommendations on disciplinary actions
  • Prepare monthly reports
  • Oversees the management of the local and overseas training offered annually

Nature of guidelines used in the performance of duties:

  • JIPO Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Government Policies, Circulars and guidelines for procurement
  • Labour laws and statutory requirements
  • Access to Information Act


  • Manage the HR Division’s Budget
  • Recommend staff for service reward
  • Recommend amendments to organisational policies
  • Authorise projects, inspect and request payment for satisfactory completion


  • staff are recruited according to specifications and positions filled within specified timeframes
  • accurate and efficient completion of tasks within agreed timeframe
  • manage the organisation’s staff to ensure full compliance with the organisation’s policies, roles, guidelines and regulations
  • Confidentiality and integrity are exercised

Due to the nature of the position, working beyond scheduled hours of work will become necessary at times

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of Labour laws
  • Knowledge of government’s administrative system
  • Sound knowledge of HR Functions: staffing, employee development, performance, management, compensation, and benefits administration, job analysis, design and evaluation
  • Excellent Human relations/interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • leadership and motivational skills
  • Meet stipulated deadlines
  • Negotiation and mediation skills
  • Competence and knowledge of relevant HR software programme
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite


  • BSc. in Human Resource Management or a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and two (2) years related experience;
  • Sound knowledge of Human Resource policies and procedures;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Training/Proficiency in Microsoft applications


Salary - $2,292,983 – 2,866,228 per annum


Please note that we thank all for responding, but only short listed applicants will be contacted

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