Director, Information and Communication Technology (MIS/IT 7)

Director, Information and Communication Technology (MIS/IT 7) 

Corporate and Liaison Services Division
Salary Range: $2,521,624 – $2,997,419 per annum and any allowances attached to the post

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

Under the general direction of the Senior Director, Corporate and Liaison Services, the Director plans, coordinates and oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of a modern Information and Communications Technology system for the Ministry, based on its strategic plans and according to the Government of Jamaica policies.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS INCLUDE:

Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development and implementation of the operational plan and budget for the Division;
  • Manages the operations of the ICT Unit;
  • Develops, implements and evaluates IT strategies/plan, policies and procedures;
  • Reviews requests for technology and makes recommendations, as appropriate, on alternative system options;
  • Develops computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery;
  • Develops, implements and manages Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Develops and maintain current and effective ICT training plan for the Ministry;

 

Technical/ Professional Responsibilities

  • Provides ICT policy direction and support services to Senior Management and Departmental Heads, thereby planning and developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required;
  • Oversees the management of ICT through the access and utilisation of information systems such as email, internet, telephones etc.;
  • Ensure the research and technology plans are effectively aligned with the business plans of the MDAs;
  • Selects, develops, implements and supports new systems and technologies;
  • Conducts post implementation reviews to ensure that benefits are achieved;
  • Ensures proper documentation, storage and dissemination of information pertaining to ICT systems, policies, procedures , plans and projects;
  • Formulates and implements an ICT acquisition strategy that ensures compliance with vendor licensing requirements as well as GOJ procurement guidelines;

 

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

Core/Technical 

  • Broad-based knowledge of the future direction and use of ICT by government and the private sectors
  • Knowledge of the Government of Jamaica’s procurement procedures and Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act
  • Knowledge of the machinery of government (policies/programmes) 
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer applications and systems 
  • Strong customer and quality focus
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic vision and analytical thinking
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Team work and cooperation
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Ability to manage external relationships

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication Network or Electrical Engineering/Electronics or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution;
  • Training in Supervisory Management/Human Resource Management
  • Four (4) years’ experience in a related field;

Or

  • Diploma in Computer Studies or equivalent from an accredited tertiary institution;
  • Training in Supervisory Management/Human Resource Management
  • Six (6) years’ experience in related field

 

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

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  +876.978.7654
  4-6 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 5

Jamaica, W.I.

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