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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
TSC 3 of 2019
Teacher Grade II/III/IV (Mathematics Teacher)

Teacher Grade II/III/IV (Mathematics Teacher)

Department of Education

See vacancy notice attached. 

1 March 2019
1 March 2019 Department of Education
TSC 2 of 2019
Teacher Grade II/III/IV (English and Literature)

Teacher Grade II/III/IV (English and Literature)

Department of Education

See vacancy notice attached. 

1 March 2019
1 March 2019 Department of Education
TSC 1 of 2019
Teacher Grade II/III/IV (Primary Teacher)

Teacher Grade II/III/IV (Primary Teacher)

Department of Education

See vacancy notice attached.

1 March 2019
1 March 2019 Department of Education
20 of 2019
Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Office of the Deputy Governor

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the Department’s administrative functions to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness and ensure the systematic planning, designing, implementation, monitoring, revision and updating of all the channels of communications within the Governor’s Group

Main Responsibiltiies

  1. Maintain, manage and oversee inventory, records and systems.
  2. Assist in the planning and execution of the Department’s work.
  3. Provide administrative and specialised support to management and organise events.
  4. Research, analyse and prepare reports and advice.
  5. Prepare correspondences and annual and monthly reports to ensure accurate dissemination of information.
  6. Design the organisational communication structures.
  7. Define and uphold communications principles and standard of the Government of the Virgin Islands.
  8. Co-ordinate and assist with the formulation of communication goals and strategies and implements the communication strategies.
  9. Manage and monitor information flow of the Deputy Governor’s Office and Governor’s Group.
  10. Review the communications strategic framework of the Governor’s Group. 6. Draft speeches and statements on behalf of the Deputy Governor and Permanent Secretary.
  11.  Coordinate public relations activities for the Governor’s Group in consultation with the designated officer.
  12. Draft papers for Cabinet, as necessary, pertaining to Communication matters and undertakes necessary followup action.
  13. Chair the Public Service Week Committee and manage the communication activities surrounding Public Service Week.
  14. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a related area
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

 

27 February 2019
27 February 2019 Office of the Deputy Governor
19 of 2019
Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary

Premier's Office

Role Summary

The successful applicant will conducts research in addition to implementing and assisting in the coordination of effective legislation, strategic policies for regional affairs as directed by the Permanent Secretary. Serves as desk officer for selected departments on the Ministry’s behalf. Facilitates BVI representation and participation in international and regional organisations.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provide assistance and support to the Permanent Secretary and the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the formulation of policy and administration of the Premier’s Office and its departments to maintain the efficient delivery of services.
  2. Conduct research and assist with policy development, analysis and delivery in line with the requirements of the Ministry.
  3. Prepare Cabinet Papers, speeches, and statements for the Minister, press releases, and answers to House of Assembly questions as required to assist the Minister.
  4. Liaise with local and external persons, agencies and departments in order to respond to the needs of the public.
  5. Serve as the Ministry’s subject and Desk Officer for assigned departments.
  6. Monitor the implementation of the Government Legislative Agenda and strategic management initiatives to ensure that execution of such initiatives is consistent with original objectives.
  7. Represent the Ministry at meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and other official functions locally and overseas to ensure presence of the Ministry and to represent its interests.  
  8. Monitor incoming correspondence to remain current with a wide range of information and to assist with necessary follow-up action.
  9. Provide support to government ministries on strategic management to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Civil Service.
  10. Perform any other duties as required by the Permanent Secretary in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Public Administration or related field
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years working experience in a management capacity
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and management skills
27 February 2019
27 February 2019 Premier's Office
18 of 2019
Compliance Manager

Compliance Manager

Treasury Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will effectively and efficiently manage the day-to-day operations of the Compliance Unit, by ensuring that the Department follows and operates within the parameters of established legislation, polices and guidelines, and in accordance with Public Service Values. Lead and conduct internal audits and to make recommendations for improvement.

Main Responsibiliities

  1. Direct the operations of the Treasury Department’s Compliance Unit to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the unit in support of the Department’s Medium Term Strategy.
  2. Direct the updating, development, documentation and implementation of compliance-related legislation, policies, procedures and systems.
  3. Communicate and educate on the various financial regulations, policies and guidelines of the Department to ensure knowledge and understanding in order to ensure compliance.
  4. Develop an annual programme of compliance inspections for the Compliance Unit in liaison with the Accountant General and Deputy Accountant General, to ensure adequate coverage of areas within the timeframe and audit resources available.
  5. Monitor compliance programmes and systems to ensure their effectiveness. 
  6. Lead the auditing of Treasury statements of accounts participating where necessary to ensure audits are carried out as planned in a timely and efficient manner.
  7. Conduct or direct the internal examination of processes, procedures and systems to ensure compliance with regulations, polices and guidelines, and to identify compliance issues for corrective action. 
  8. Review audit work carried out to ensure that the objectives of the audit programmes are achieved, and that adequate documentation is in place to support audit programme. 
  9. Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such complaints, requests for examination and investigation outcomes.
  10. Prepares reports resulting from compliance investigations, as well as monthly and quarterly reports on the compliance programme of the Department. 
  11.  Stay current on the latest financial accounting, compliance and reporting international standards, trends and best practices.
  12. Discuss emerging compliance issues with the Deputy Accountant General and Accountant General.
  13. Serve as point of contact, and provide advice to management and employees on compliance matters  
  14. Assists with the preparation of the Department’s annual budget so that accurate and realistic goals and constraints are set for the business unit.
  15. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  16. Supervise and direct the work activities of assigned personnel.
  17. Coordinate and conduct training of assigned personnel to ensure understanding of established accounting regulations, policies, processes, procedures and systems. 
  18. Monitor and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel in accordance with the formal Performance Management Programme; and mentors to support performance improvement where necessary.
  19. Perform any other duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officers in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, from an accredited institution 
  • Five (5) years working experience inclusive of supervisory experience
  • Professional certification - CPA, ACCA, GRC or equivalent certification preferred 
  • Three (3) years management experience 
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Excellent knowledge of accountancy principles and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills 
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound knowledge of computer programmes used for analysis and databases
  • Sound knowledge of business management and accounting
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound organisational and  interpersonal skills
  • Sound decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and management skills

 

27 February 2019
27 February 2019 Treasury Department
17 of 2019
Reporting Manager

Reporting Manager

Treasury Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will effectively and efficiently manage the day-to-day operations of the Financial Reporting Unit, by ensuring the coalition of financial information, and the preparation and distribution of internal financial statements within the parameters of established legislation, polices and guidelines, and in accordance with Public Service Values.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Direct the operations of the Treasury Department’s Financial Reporting Unit to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the unit in support of the Department’s Medium Term Strategy.
  2. Develop, communicate and maintain the policies, standards, processes and procedures for the collation of financial data and financial controls to ensure the efficient and effective preparation and distribution of financial reports. 
  3. Monitor compliance programmes and systems to ensure their effectiveness. 
  4. Manage the monthly closing processes including reconciliations and analysis of related accounts. 
  5. Evaluate and analyse financial data in order to make financial projections, and to provide guidance and advice to management.
  6. Supervise international accounting and issues identification and resolution. 
  7. Perform continuous assessment of the close process and process re-engineering to reduce the timing to close the financial period. 
  8. Support the month end and year end cycle closure to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Department.
  9. Maintain financial reports and related documentation to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Department.
  10. Prepare financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis in accordance with the established legislation, policies and to support financial planning activities.  
  11. Stay current on the latest financial accounting, compliance and reporting international standards, trends and best practices.
  12. Serve as point of contact, and provide advice to management and employees on financial reporting requirements and standards.    
  13. Assists with the preparation of the Department’s annual budget so that accurate and realistic goals and constraints are set for the business unit.
  14. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  15. Supervise and direct the work activities of assigned personnel.
  16. Coordinate and conduct training of assigned personnel to ensure understanding of established accounting regulations, policies, processes, procedures and systems.
  17. Monitor and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel in accordance with the formal Performance Management Programme; and mentors to support performance improvement where necessary. 
  18. Perform any other duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officers in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, from an accredited institution 
  • Five (5) years’ working experience inclusive of supervisory experience
  • Professional certification - CPA, ACCA or equivalent certification preferred 
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Expert knowledge of financial reporting procedures and standards
  • Excellent knowledge of accountancy principles and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills 
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound knowledge of computer programmes used for analysis and databases
  • Sound knowledge of business management and accounting
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound organisational and  interpersonal skills
  • Sound decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and management skills

 

27 February 2019
27 February 2019 Treasury Department
16 of 2019
Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

Treasury Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will supervise the day-to-day operations of the Financial Unit to ensure that the department is functioning to the highest possible standard.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Supervise the junior staff within the Financial Unit to ensure that the Unit’s objectives are met.
  2. Post journal vouchers prepared by the junior staff within the Unit.
  3. Update and reconcile the assigned bank accounts to ensure financial records are accurately recorded.
  4. Maintain supplier’s address book information to ensure that this information is up to date.
  5. Ensure suspended accounts are cleared and system entries are balanced in order to close accounting periods.
  6. Draft and type correspondence and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  7. Sign processed cheques so that payments are made in a timely manner.
  8. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Four (4) years related experience
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies
  • Excellent knowledge of financial software packages
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting, finance and debt management
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

 

25 February 2019
25 February 2019 Treasury Department
MNRL 2 of 2019
Executive Officer (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Executive Officer (INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Department of Land Registry

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide secretarial and administrative support in an efficient and effective manner to ensure professional customer service is provided to the department and to the public.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department through administrative and/or secretarial support.
  2. Answer, screen and transfer calls appropriately, record messages and distribute to officers.
  3. Provide professional frontline service to clients.
  4. Administer and maintain systems and records ensuring the security of data.
  5. Coordinate meetings and events, attend, record and report minutes as required.
  6. Maintain records relevant to the specific department and also keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
  7. Assist with research as required. 8. Draft and type correspondence and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  8. Provide clerical support by completing all photocopying, scanning, binding and typing in a timely manner to facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry/Department.
  9. Assist with managing boundary investigations including site visits, liaising with the survey department, relevant parties and prepare and maintain boundary investigation files and electronic database.
  10. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Land Registry Unit by:
    1. Examining in detail applications presented for registration, answer queries from customers and assist them  will applications and searches.
    2. Registering all documents submitted for registration  
    3. Managing boundary investigations, including: scheduling site visits, liaising with the Survey department / relevant parties and prepare and maintain boundary investigation files and electronic database
    4. Preparing monthly reports of transfers / transmissions

     11. Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalency 
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a related field 
  • Typing speed 35-45 wpm
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures 
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications 
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
25 February 2019
25 February 2019 Department of Land Registry
JLSC 1 of 2019
Crown Counsel

Crown Counsel

Attorney General’s Chambers

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide legal advice and assist with cases in order to maintain the integrity of the legal system in a professional manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Serve as Counsel in the Courts and assist Senior Officers during trials in order to maintain the activities of the Court. 
  2. Prepare cases, draft charges and arguments, letters, opinions and legal documents as well as instruct on the preparation, filing and service of these documents to ensure effective and efficient administrative management within the department. 
  3. Prepare outgoing letters of request for legal assistance in matters and advise on incoming letters of request for legal assistance in matters when required.
  4. Provide written legal advice to Commissions, Government Ministries and Departments, and attend meetings to provide immediate oral advice on legal matters as required in order to provide timely and professional information.
  5. Attend/Participate in relevant workshops and seminars and assist with presentations when requested in order to represent the Department and ensure awareness of up-to-date legislation, knowledge and information.
  6. Undertake general legal assignments including the drafting and/or vetting of legal matters.
  7. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree or equivalent
  • Bar Professional Training Course Certificate (BPTC)
  • Admitted to the BVI Bar or imminent Call or other common law Bar qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Sound legal research skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Sound organisational skills
25 February 2019
25 February 2019 Attorney General’s Chambers

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