National Director (GMG/SEG 5) (VACANT) – Culture and Creative Industries Policy Division (National Cultural and Creative Industries Council)

National Director (GMG/SEG 5) (VACANT) – Culture and Creative Industries Policy Division (National Cultural and Creative Industries Council)

Salary Range: $3,564,000 – $4,236,476 per annum and any allowances attached to the post



Under the general direction of the Principal Director, Culture and Creative Industries Policy, the National Director, directs the operations of the National Cultural and Creative Industries Council (NCCIC) by providing leadership and direction in the development of policies and strategic plans relevant to the Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) Sector.



Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Leads the development and implementation of strategic and operational plan for the NCCIC in relation to the CCI Sector;
  • Leads the development of Inter-Ministerial Cultural and Creative Industries Development Policy;
  • Develops the annual budget for the NCCIC in accordance with the relevant Acts and Guidelines;
  • Manages the approved budget for the Council ensuring that all expenditure are documented and accounted for according to GOJ guidelines;
  • Develops work plans and programmes for the Council ensuring staff is effectively utilised and productivity is maximised.

 Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Leads organisational research in international, regional and local trends in the Sector and consults with key stakeholders in order to inform recommendations for strategic direction, policies and establishment of priorities;
  • Recommends policy, programme and project development to the Council and develops strategies to implement decisions taken by the Council;
  • Establishes measurable goals with deadlines and measures progress against established indicators and corrects any variance, as necessary;
  • Leads the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for the NCCIC; 
  • Keeps abreast of the Creative Economy practices, trends and developments worldwide to inform national operations where possible;
  • Facilitates mobilisation of resources for the NCCIC and the CCI Sector by identifying investment opportunities, strategies and sources of funding for public, private and donor contributions;
  • Negotiates for financing of the NCCIC and CCI Sector, with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and local, regional and international funding agencies, and ensures that current and prospective donors have adequate information on National CCI Policy, strategic plans and priority needs;
  • Ensures effective internal control systems are in place as specified in the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act, GoJ Procurement Guidelines, the Access to Information Act, Public Bodies Management Act and various policy circulars that are issued from time to time;
  • Maintains compliance with all obligations under international and local contracts, including, but not limited to Loan Agreements and Grants; 
  • Leads the development of National CCI Development Management Information System.

 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.




  • Expert knowledge of the laws and regulations governing Cultural and Creative Industries development in Jamaica, as well as global Creative Economy Policy
  • Expert knowledge of public sector financial management practices, strategic planning and budgeting principles and practices
  • Sound knowledge of cultural and creative industries development
  • Sound knowledge of research and reporting processes for policy development and implementation
  • Sound knowledge of the machinery of government (policies/programmes) 
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations governing Statutory Boards, including the Public Management Bodies and Accountability Act, The FAA Act and GOJ Procurement guidelines
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer applications and systems (Statistical Software)
  • 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



  • A Master’s Degree in Policy Development, Cultural or Development Studies or its equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Project Management Certification 
  • Training in Human Resource Management/Supervisory Management
  • Eight (8) years’ related experience in a senior capacity in a cultural environment


  • A First Degree in Humanities, Cultural or Development Studies or its equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Specialised training in Cultural and Creative Industries Policy Development
  • Training in Project Management 
  • Training in Human Resource Management/Supervisory Management
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in the related area, five (5) of which must be at a senior level in a cultural environment


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, May 22, 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. 


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


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  4-6 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 5

Jamaica, W.I.

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