Director Public Procurement (GMG/SEG 2) (VACANT) - Corporate and Liaison Services Division

Director Public Procurement (GMG/SEG 2) (VACANT) - Corporate and Liaison Services Division

Salary Range: $1,927,065 - $2,290,674 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general direction of the Senior Director, Corporate and Liaison Services, the Director, Public Procurement has responsibility for ensuring that goods and services required by the Ministry and its Agencies are procured and delivered as requested in accordance with the Government of Jamaica Public Procurement Act 2015 and Regulations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS INCLUDE:

Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Provides advice to the Director, Corporate and Liaison Services, other Directors and Managers on procurement policies and procedures;
  • Prepares the operation plan, work programmes and budget for the Unit;
  • Monitors and ensures that procurement practices conform to the Financial Audit Act (FAA) and Government Procurement Guidelines.

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and conducts organisation procurement training seminars/workshops;
  • Ensures that tender documents are prepared in accordance with GOJ standards and are disseminated timely and accurately;
  • Oversees the contract award and tendering processes;
  • Reviews and approves contract award recommendations within the specified threshold;
  • Manages, monitors and controls the procurement of goods and services and ensures that the objectives and principles of the procurement guidelines and procedures and complied with;
  • Ensures that funds are allocated to meet the expenditure for goods prior to placement of orders and ensures that the procurement practices conform with the procurement guidelines and the FAA Act;
  • Liaises with customs brokers to ensure that imported goods are cleared from wharves and airports in time and accordance with established Government Regulations;
  • Prepares and submits reports to the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service for all goods purchased by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport inclusive of cost and locations supplied;
  • Monitors orders and re-orders levels in order to minimise incidence of extravagance and waste.

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

  • Sound knowledge of the Government Public Procurement Act 2015 and Regulations
  • Sound knowledge of the Finance, Administration and Audit (FAA) Act
  • Sound knowledge of Supplies Management
  • Knowledge of Project Management
  • Knowledge of Budget Preparation
  • Knowledge of Contract Management
  • Knowledge of Tender Management
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer applications and systems
  • Strong customer relations skills 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
  • Sound integrity and ethical principles

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.Sc. in Business Administration, Management Studies, Public Administration, Public Sector Management Economics, Accounts or any related field
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 3 or INPRI Level 4 and MIND
  • Five (5) years related work experience in procurement of goods and services

OR

  • ACCA Level 2
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 3 or INPRI Level 4 and MIND
  • Five (5) years related work experience in procurement of goods and services

OR

  • Diploma in Accounting, Business administration or any related fields
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 3 or INPRI Level 4 and MIND
  • Seven (7) years related work experience in procurement of goods and services

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, December 20, 2019 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. 

MCGES

We place people at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that culture is the great equaliser and transformer that makes ordinary men and women great.

We believe that gender equality is essential in a modern society.

We believe that an entertained person is a happy person and happy persons make happy societies.

We believe that physical activity enhances lives and sport is the medicine that heals and corrects.

Olivia Grange

Contacts

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  +876.978.7654
  4-6 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 5

Jamaica, W.I.

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