Principal Director, Entertainment Policy Development and Monitoring (GMG/SEG 6)

Principal Director, Entertainment Policy Development and Monitoring (GMG/SEG 6) (NOT VACANT)

Available for the period January 2021 to August 2022

Entertainment Policy Development and Monitoring Branch
Salary Range: $4,148,351 – $4,931,086 per annum and any allowances attached to the post

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general direction of the Chief Technical Director, the Principal Director - Entertainment Policy Development and Monitoring is responsible for developing and implementing policies and programmes to encourage and facilitate investment and sustained growth within the entertainment industry.  

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS INCLUDE:

  1. Management/Administrative Responsibilities
  • Participates in the Ministry’s strategic planning process by preparing and monitoring the Division’s operational plan and budget, ensuring that the work of the Division is carried out according to plan and agreed targets;
  • Leads the formulation of the entertainment policy to support the work of the industry for sustainable growth and development; reviews and makes recommendations for policy changes where necessary, to maintain relevance to the strategic objectives of the Ministry.

 

  1. Technical/Professional Responsibilities 
  • Overseas and ensures the effective administration and management of programmes and projects  as it relates to local, regional and international entertainment policy, free movement of entertainment practitioners, incentives to the sector, event and entertainment standards and the establishment of appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Collaborates with key Ministries, Agencies, Departments, NGOs and the private sector to develop, implement and monitor mechanisms for the development and enhancement of the entertainment industry including incentives, exemption regimes, regulations and registration of entertainment practitioners;

 

  • Develops mechanisms to facilitate an enabling business environment for entertainment practitioners through the advocacy, lobbying and monitoring of international trade agreements;  
  • Initiates and maintains strategic alliances with potential partners in local, regional and international markets to increase investment in the entertainment industry, foster job creation and foreign exchange earnings.

 

  1. Human Resource Management Responsibilities 
  • Develops and manages the overall performance of the Division and its staff, including transferring skills, motivating staff through coaching and mentoring, arranging for training, setting performance  targets, monitoring performance, providing feedback to staff and initiating corrective action where necessary to improve performance;

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Technical/Core Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of local, regional and international cultural and entertainment products and services
  • Excellent knowledge of Jamaica’s creative industries 
  • Knowledge of the machinery of government (policies/programmes) and steps in the legislative process; 
  • Strong customer and quality focus
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer applications and systems
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic vision and analytical thinking
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Team work and cooperation
  • Planning and organising 
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Ability to manage external relationships

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Public Administration or its equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution; 
  • Training in Statistical Techniques, Policy Analysis, Cultural Policy Administration, Planning and Research; 
  • Training in Human Resource Management/Supervisory Management;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a managerial position in cultural management or administration or related field. 

OR

  • First Degree in Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Public Administration or its equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution; 
  • Training in Cultural Policy Administration, Planning and Research;
  • Training in Human Resource Management/Supervisory Management;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in a cultural management or administration or related field with at least five (5) years at the managerial level. 

 

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

no later than Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to:

 

Director, Human Resource Management and Development

Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport

4-6 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 5

 

We thank all applicants for their expressions of interest, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

Contacts

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  +876.978.7654
  4-6 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 5

Jamaica, W.I.

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