Director, National Shelter (GMG/SEG 4)

Director, National Shelter (GMG/SEG 4)

Bureau of Gender Affairs

Salary Range: $3,032,763 – $3,605,002 per annum and any allowances attached to the post.


Under the general direction of the Principal Director, Bureau of Gender Affairs, Director – National Shelter oversees the day to day logistics, operations and administration of all Regional National Shelters.  The Director is responsible for the implementation of strategic initiatives, programmes, policies and procedures as well as to work to strengthen and create new partnerships in support of the Shelters mission and vision.



Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Contributes to and supports the planning process of the Branch’s operational plan and budget;
  • Oversees the development of the Unit’s operational/work plans, programmes and annual budget;
  • Manages the approved budget for the Shelter Units ensuring that all expenditures are documented and accounted for according to Government of Jamaica guidelines.
  • Manages the operations of all Regional Shelter Units;

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements programmes initiatives, systems, policies, and procedures in line with legislative standards and guidelines;
  • Designs and develops policies, systems and plans for the effective coordination, implementation and monitoring of programmes and initiatives;
  • Provides sound advice to the Permanent Secretary, Chief Technical Director, Principal Director and other stakeholders on matters relating to the Unit’s responsibilities;
  • Establishes evaluation, monitoring and controlling mechanisms to ensure compliance with all legislative policies and procedures;
  • Conducts regular assessments on policy needs and performance of systems and procedures designed to meet the objectives of the shelter as well as determine human resource and other infrastructure needs as they relate to shelter;
  • Monitors shelter homes ensuring appropriate control and review of all facilities, equipment and resources of the programmes. Ensures routine maintenance and security planning for safety of staff, clients and facilities;

Human Resource Management Responsibilities 

  • Develops and manages the performance of the unit 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;
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of staff and recommends movement when appropriate;
  • Recommends vacation leave and approves sick and departmental leave for staff in the unit and participates in the administration of staff benefits in keeping with established human resource policies;
  • Conducts monthly and other ad hoc staff meetings as required.



Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in managing residential housing programme services
  • Excellent knowledge of Government regulations, laws and guidelines which affects adults and children who are victims of domestic violence., sexual assault, and/or abuse
  • Excellent knowledge of safety and security protocols for gender violence programmes
  • Sound knowledge of public sector management

Core Competencies

  • Oral and Written communication skills
  • Strategic vision
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Planning and Organising
  • Leadership
  • Managing External Relationships



  • Postgraduate Degree in Gender and Development Studies, Social Work or its equivalent from an accredited tertiary institution
  • Training in Project Management
  • Training in Human Resource Management/Supervisory Management;
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in a related field


  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Social Policy & Development or its equivalent from an accredited tertiary Institution
  • Training in Project Management
  • Training in Supervisory Management/Human Resource Management
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a 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 Friday, February 12, 2021 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. 


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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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Kingston 5

Jamaica, W.I.

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