Internal Position No.: 
JR 30 of 2020


1. Lead the smooth and efficient operation of the Human Resources Unit through management of daily operations, and assist with the development of the Department’s plans, goals, objectives and systems.
2. Develop and implement programmes, policies and procedures to develop the human resources capacity within the Public Service.
3. Lead staff development/training, workshops and offers coaching to staff on performance improvements to ensure all staff are given the tools required to operate effectively.
4. Lead, direct and participate in long-term strategic HR planning of the Ministry and Departments, recommending new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of departments and services performed. 
5. Ensure that all files and records are updated and maintained securely, ensuring that ethical and legal guidelines are maintained.
6. Liaise with the Attorney General's Chambers and other agencies to obtain advice to resolve complex matters.
7. Lead a timely and accurate completion of the appraisal process, promoting a positive attitude, from goal setting for new recruits to monitoring performance of employees, initiating disciplinary proceeding, where necessary.
8. Lead an effective interview process, through developing, evaluating and validating interview and selection instruments, directing and conducting high-level recruitment to ensure the right candidate is recruited, and recommending conditions of service, compensation packages and performing exit interviews.
9. Advise employees regarding terms and conditions and HR concerns. Conduct investigations and makes recommendations as appropriate regarding issues of staff disputes and     grievances.
10. Research, analyse and prepare relevant reports.
11. 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. 
12. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
13. Receive and submit occupational cases to the CEO, Virgin Islands Health Service Authority (HSA) for review and appointment of medical board for assessment / evaluation of injured    officers to ensure cases are dealt with in a timely manner.
14. Act as liaison officer with relevant officers and Departments to ensure accurate processing of compensation claims.

15. Act as co-chairperson for Health and Safety Awareness Campaign during Public Service Week and coordinate the annual ILO World Day for Health and Safety awareness campaign to   bring attention to the Health and Safety issues for a safe and healthy workplace.
16. Keep track of reported and processed occupational cases and persons with other medical conditions to ensure knowledge is stored for future reference.
17. Liaise with other agencies for conducting workplace assessments for corrective action in a professional and timely manner.
18. Draft Health and Safety Policy and guided notes and Employee Health and Safety Manual to ensure proper guidelines for the BVI Government and employees to follow.
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.

Skills and Competencies

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration / Management or related field
Certification in Human Resources Management
Five (5) years managerial experience in related field 
Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
Excellent knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
Excellent knowledge of psychosocial interviewing and counselling techniques 
Excellent budget skills
Sound knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
Excellent knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
Sound knowledge of record management and business administration
Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Closing Date: 
Friday, 28 August 2020
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