Senior Director, Water Policy and Monitoring (GMG/SEG 5) (Not Vacant)

Reference
VAC-31099
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Environment, Health & Safety, Management
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
13/03/2019
Expiry Date
29/03/2019
The incumbent will develop and implement health, wellness and safety best practices, ensuring compliance with current Government policies.

He/she will work proactively with managers to establish and maintain safe systems of work and safe environment and develop wellness strategies for the improvement of the working environment.

 

Key Responsibilities

Management/Administrative:

  • Recommends participation of Divisional Representatives at relevant meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Prepares and oversees preparation of reports to Ministers, Permanent Secretary, other Ministries, Agencies, international meetings and conferences;
  • Oversees the development of the Division’s Corporate/Operational Plans, Budget and Individual Work Plans;
  • Represents Minister, Permanent Secretary and Chief Technical Director at meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Represents Minister on various Agency Boards;
  • Reviews Annual Reports from all Water Agencies and programmes, including Central Wastewater Treatment Company Limited.

 

?Technical/Professional:

  • Leads consultations on water related policies with interest groups island-wide, in accordance with Government of Jamaica’s (GoJ’s) policy development procedures;
  • Co-ordinates the completion of reviews on legislation in the Water Sector;
  • Co-ordinates the sourcing of funds for the development and implementation of water related policies, programmes and projects;
  • Determines the legislative programme to ensure congruence between legislation and policy direction;
  • Oversees the monitoring of all major water and sewerage projects and programmes to ensure compliance with all Government policy and procedures;
  • Collaborates with all Water Sector Agencies and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) on the observation of set standards of co-operation by the Water Agencies;
  • Advises Agencies and Statutory Bodies on policy directions;
  • Negotiates funding for proposals and projects with International Agencies such as World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank;
  • Reviews progress reports of the National Water Commission (NWC), Water Resource Authority and Rural Water Supply Limited to ensure proper accountability of funds released for ongoing and new infrastructure projects and makes recommendations; 
  • Supervises ongoing research on current trends in water and sewerage policy, legislation and strategies internationally;
  • Prepares Cabinet Submissions, Notes, Briefs and Reports;
  • Co-ordinates and monitors Memoranda of Understanding between the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs);
  • Ensures that GoJ PPPs guidelines are followed;
  • Provides technical advice and comments on water and sewerage issues referred to the Division;
  • Co-ordinates research and preparation of responses to questions asked in the Houses of Parliament;
  • Reviews and approves policy instruments for the development of water and sewerage related policies;
  • Develops and presents public education programmes in relation to the Water Sector Policy and Legislation;
  • Reviews Tenders and other agreements for capital projects;
  • Reviews annually, the Ministry’s Water Legislative Programme, for submission to Cabinet Office;
  • Reviews insurance coverage for properties of all Water Agencies, as required;
  • Develops and maintains appropriate partnerships with Ministry and Agency Heads, Private Sector and International and Regional Organizations on water and sewerage related issues, policy development and implementation;
  • Attends meetings of PAAC, Cabinet Infrastructure and Legislation Sub-Committees and other meetings to defend and justify contracts of Water Agencies;
  • Works with Permanent Secretary and Chief Technical Director (CTD) to ensure the Ministry’s plans and programmes are effectively carried out to fulfill the mandate of the Ministry.

 

Human Resource:

  • Monitors and evaluates the performance 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 Branch and recommends transfer, promotion, termination and leave in accordance with established human resource policies and procedures;
  • Provides leadership and guidance to direct reports through effective planning, delegation, communication, training, mentoring and coaching;
  • Facilitates the welfare and development of staff in the Branch;
  • Establishes and maintains a system that fosters a culture of teamwork, employee empowerment and commitment to the Branch’s and Ministry’s goals;
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the succession planning framework in collaboration with the Human Resource Branch through the development of procedural manuals and other duties prescribed within the framework;
  • Prepares and conducts presentations on role of Branch for the orientation programme.

 

Required knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Goal and results oriented
  • Ability to function outside of the office environment
  • Competence in public speaking/presentations
  • Competence in preparation of Cabinet Submissions, Briefs and Reports
  • Knowledge of research methods
  • Knowledge of Water and Wastewater Management Policies and Legislations
  • Experience in policy development procedures
  • Knowledge and use of relevant computer applications
  • Experience in GoJ legislation procedures
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques 

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration/Management Studies or similar field;
  • Post graduate training in policy analysis and development;
  • Training in monitoring and evaluation techniques;
  • Six (6) years’ experience in a similar capacity;

OR

  • First Degree in Public Administration/Public Sector Management or a similar Degree;
  • Post graduate training in policy analysis and development;
  • Training in monitoring and evaluation techniques;
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in a similar capacity.

 

Salary range $1,852,947 – $2,202,571 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

 

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