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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
MOF 5 of 2022
Office Generalist III

Office Generalist III

Internal Audit

ROLE SUMMARY

The successful applicant will assist with frontline and clerical duties to ensure professional customer service is provided to the Department and to the public at all times.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Answer, screen and transfer calls appropriately, record messages and distribute them to officers to ensure a timely and adequate flow of information.
2. Perform clerical and data entry functions.
3. Update and maintain information on computer systems, databases and spreadsheets and in archives.
4. Assist in processing paperwork, gathering information and verifying data.
5. Greet and assist visitors and clients in a friendly and professional manner to facilitate effective communication and customer service.
6. Ensure that all correspondence is collected, delivered and recorded appropriately to facilitate effective information flow.
7. Assist with the filing of correspondence to keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
8. Assist with the preparation of meetings and presentation materials.
9. Assist with maintenance of minor office equipment to ensure a well-functioning work environment.
10. 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.
11. Assist with records management, organisation and retrieval of documents.
12. Perform any other related duties as required by the Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry/Department.
BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
1. Observes departmental standards for own conduct
2. Manages own work effectively
3. Manages customer relationships
4. Communicates clearly and effectively
5. Contributes to the effective use of resources
6. Manages relationships with others in the team, including your manager
WORKING CONDITIONS/ ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
 Normal Office Environment
 Fieldwork
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
 High School Diploma or equivalent
 Three (3) years working experience
 Valid BVI driver’s licence (if required)
 Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
 Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
 Working knowledge of relevant computer software applications
 Sound knowledge of general office procedures
 Sound time management and organisational skills
 Sound oral and written communication skills
 Sound interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player

7 October 2022
7 October 2022 Internal Audit
16 of 2022
Senior Administrative Officer

Senior Administrative Officer

Cabinet Office

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the Department’s administrative functions to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness.

Main Responsibilities

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. Perform the relevant human resources functions for the Department including, monitoring leave administration, assisting with the recruitment process, conducting orientation sessions, coordinating training requests and monitoring staff matters.
7. Perform the role of office manager including, ensuring that the Department premises are maintained at the appropriate standards and liaise with the necessary Departments to ensure that equipment are up to date.
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 Business Administration/Management, Public Administration or related field
Five (5) years related experience
Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Sound knowledge of relevant accounting applications
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
Sound supervisory and management skills
7 October 2022
7 October 2022 Cabinet Office
JR 47 of 2022
Accounts Officer II (Internal Reassignment)

Accounts Officer II (Internal Reassignment)

Ministry of Health & Social Development

Responsibilities

1. Ensure diligent performance of accounting functions to ensure that accurate records are kept
2. Preparation of purchase orders and vouchers within a specified timeframe to ensure that internal records for expenses are accurately kept and orders are made in a timely manner
3. Reconcile invoices and bills to purchase orders before payment so that accurate payments are made
4. Record all accounting transactions in the vote book 
5. Assist in the drafting of the annual budget 
6. Assists in the preparation of monthly financial statements for the Accounting Officer
7. Prepares and processes the relevant forms and paperwork to complete related financial accounting processes
8. Draft and types correspondence and reports
9. Research, analyse and prepare reports
10. Assist with maintaining inventory levels
11. Liaise with other relevant departments and vendors
12. Maintain records relevant to the specific department and keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference
13. Performs 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

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Two (2) years’ working experience in a related area
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of accountancy principles and procedures
  • Good knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Good knowledge of computer programmes used for analysis and databases
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Good oral and written communication skills
30 September 2022
30 September 2022 Ministry of Health & Social Development
JR 46 of 2022
Senior Administrative Officer (Internal Reassignment)

Senior Administrative Officer (Internal Reassignment)

Ministry of Health & Social Development

Responsibilities

  1. Maintain, manage and oversee inventory, records and systems.
  2. Assist in the planning and execution of the Ministry’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. 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.

Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Public Administration or related field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related experience
  • 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
30 September 2022
30 September 2022 Ministry of Health & Social Development
MECYA 3 of 2022
Janitor

Janitor

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist perform cleaning duties in order to provide a clean, tidy and sanitized environment on a daily basis.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provide a clean and sanitized working environment both indoors and outdoors on a daily basis by:

    a. Dusting & polishing all surfaces

    b. Wiping, scrubbing and disinfecting fixtures

    c. Sweeping/mopping/vacuuming all floors

    d. Removing litter from floors/grounds and emptying trash bins

    e. Cleaning windows, appliances and other equipment

    f. Maintain gardens, walkways, parking lots and stairways by cleaning areas on a daily basis and maintaining

       plants and lawns in order to facilitate effective grounds management and appearance, as required.

 g. Ensure that tools, materials and equipment are sufficiently cleaned and stored in order to maintain     effective use of resources, as required.

  1. Perform assigned cleaning duties with due regard to Health and Safety procedures and policies, and with responsibility towards staff and the general public.
  2. Keep an inventory for cleaning supplies advising when re-ordering is necessary.
  3. Prepare a requisition of cleaning supplies to be ordered and report any faults or incidents to the Supervisor in a timely manner in order to maintain clean, safe and sanitized environment.
  4. Perform any other related duties as required by the Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum one (1) year’s work experience in cleaning/housekeeping
  • Good knowledge of cleaning agents and equipment
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of Health & Safety regulations, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge and ability in housekeeping, and use of cleaning materials and equipment
  • Basic use of standard office equipment
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Basic oral, reading and written communication skills
30 September 2022
30 September 2022 Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports
95 of 2022
Senior Assistant Human Resources Manager

Senior Assistant Human Resources Manager

Public Works Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide assistance to the Public Works Department to ensure all HR related matters are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the Human Resources Unit through management of daily operations and supervision of staff.
  2. Prepare correspondence, periodic reports and various documents on human resources activities (including monthly leave reports).
  3. Assist in the administration and completion of the appraisal process, promoting a positive attitude, from objective setting to monitoring performance of employees.
  4. Administer recruitment to ensure the best candidate is employed and assist with the thorough on-boarding of new employees.
  5. Coordinate and deliver staff development / training and workshops to ensure employees obtain up-to-date knowledge. Schedule, organise and prepare material and minute departmental meetings to ensure accurate and timely preparation of documentation.
  6. Provide up-to-date advice on HR related matters, procedures and regulations, including succession planning, promotions, acting appointments etc., to internal and external clients to ensure all queries are handled in a professional and timely manner.
  7. Conduct investigations regarding issues of staff disputes, grievances and misconduct.
  8. Research and prepare documentation to advise the relevant Commission.
  9. Interpret applicable legislation regarding salaries and allowances entitlements and examine personnel files to determine employment status, ensuring accurate payments are made and administer salary administration to ensure accurate credits, deductions and payments are administered on time.
  10. Provide general counselling to employees regarding employment matters and arrange for referrals to EAP as required.
  11. Administer and maintain systems ensuring security of confidential personnel data and assist with maintaining and up to date electronic database of existing employees' profile using the payroll system.
  12. Liaise with the relevant ministries, departments and other agencies to obtain advice to resolve complex matters.
  13. 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 Human Resources Management, Business Administration/Management or related field
  • Three (3) years working experience in related field
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Sound record management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and management skills
29 September 2022
29 September 2022 Public Works Department
94 of 2022
Deputy Director

Deputy Director

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry

Role Summary

The successful applicant will lead the Department and provides guidance and support to ensure all survey related matters are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner

Main Responsibilities

  1. Updates and maintains operational procedures for inspection, certification and registration of vessels and seafarers in accordance with international maritime conventions (IMO & ILO), and other national legislations, regulations, and codes; in consultation with heads of line divisions.
  2. Monitors and manages liaison with recognized classification societies and other approved certifying authorities in line with Red Ensign Group and MCA applications and standards.
  3. Coordinates, develops, and manages business contacts, relations and partnerships with ship-owners, ship registration agents, representatives and brokers bother overseas and locally.
  4. Develops new business relations and partnerships to expand, increase, and deepen the commercial client base and to keep existing clients loyal to VISR.
  5. Coordinates and manages the promotion and marketing of the services of VISR in collaboration with IFC as appropriate with a view to increase business and revenue.
  6. Monitors worldwide trends and competitors.
  7. Manages and modernizes the collection, storage and availability of data, management information and statistics.
  8. Develops and updates computers and other IT applications to suit and modernize the business and general operations of the department, including databases and static and interactive programmes necessary for operation of a modern international shipping registration and maritime safety and environmental protection administration. Manages website of VISR.
  9. Coordinates, researches, and manages revision and maintenance of Business Plan and develop strategies for enhancement and exploitation of the business potential of VISR for growth.
  10. Monitors activity performance of individual divisions of VISR against policies of Government, key targets and indicators, master plan, business plan, and annual expenditure and revenue budgets.
  11. Monitors compliance with Category One MOU between GOVI and HMG, to assure maintenance and sustainability of Category One Status.
  12. Organises and coordinates seminars, conferences, meetings and events; attends, records and reports as required.
  13. Represents VISR at international conferences, exhibitions, workshops and seminars as instructed by the Director.
  14. Deputises in the absence of the Director.
  15. Assists with the preparation of the Department’s Annual Budget.
  16. Assists with the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
  17. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
  18. Performs any other related duties which may be assigned from time to time by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master Mariner (>3000 GRT) ; minimum 2 years in command, or
  • Chief Engineer (>3000 KW ) ; minimum 2years as Chief Engineer, or
  • Master’s Degree in Business / Public Administration or relevant field, such as Law, Commerce, Maritime
  • Administration (Shipping/ Safety/ Ports).
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years in senior executive position in maritime, public sector or private sector organisation,
  • Classification Society or similar organisation; of which at least 2 years as divisional head.
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge in ship operations and the registration process
  • Expert knowledge in national and international maritime legislation and interpretations’
  • Expert knowledge of the IMO, ILO administrative and working procedures, legislation process, legal drafting,
  • international conventions
  • Expert knowledge in safe manning on ships and seafarers qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of financial accounting, budgeting and financial control
  • Ability to conduct investigation into Maritime accidents casualties and death at sea
  • Ability to conduct examinations for STCW Certificates (Masters, Mates and Boatmasters etc)
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Good supervisory and managerial skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisationsal skills
29 September 2022
29 September 2022 Virgin Islands Shipping Registry
93 of 2022
Deputy Secretary (Internal Applicants Only)

Deputy Secretary (Internal Applicants Only)

Ministry of Communication and Works

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide advice, assistance, and administrative support to the Permanent Secretary in formulation of policy for the Ministry and its Departments, and Government. Conducts research, develops policy proposals, liaises with Ministries and Departments on a wide range of issues and leads a variety of special projects.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provides assistance and support to the Permanent Secretary and the Minister in the formulation of policy and administration of the Ministry and its departments to maintain the efficient delivery of services.
  2. Conducts research and assist with policy development, analysis and delivery in line with the requirements of the Ministry.
  3. Prepares Cabinet Papers, speeches, and statements for the Minister, press releases, and answers to House of Assembly questions as required to assist the Minister.
  4. Writes numerous correspondences to local and external persons, agencies and departments in order to respond to the needs of the public.
  5. Serves as desk/liaison officer for the Ministry to improve overall efficiency.
  6. Serves on various committees/focus groups in order to fulfil the coordinating functions of the Ministry.
  7. Monitors the implementation of the Government Legislative Agenda and strategic management initiatives.
  8. Monitors incoming correspondence to remain current with a wide range of information and to assist with necessary follow-up action.
  9. Provides support to government ministries on strategic management to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Public Service.
  10. Deputises in the absence of the Permanent Secretary.
  11. Assists with the preparation of the Ministry’s Annual Budget.
  12. Assists with the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for staff.
  13. Researches, analyses and prepares reports and provides advice.
  14. Identifies job specific and environmental factors and develops, where applicable, implements and promotes the health and safety policies. Mitigates and minimises workplace hazards.
  15. Performs any other duties as required by the Supervisor in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or equivalent
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience in senior management or Head of Department in the Public Service
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, procedures and policies
  • Good knowledge of Government budget and accounting procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good 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
  • Excellent supervisory and management skills
27 September 2022
27 September 2022 Ministry of Communication and Works
92 of 2022
Finance and Planning Officer (Internal Applicants Only)

Finance and Planning Officer (Internal Applicants Only)

Ministry of Communication and Works

Role Summary

The successful applicant will control and evaluates the effective management of the financial resources of the Ministry of Communications and Works and its Departments. Undertakes activities related to the development of the operating and capital programmes of the Ministry. 

Main Responsibilities

1. Advises management in the Ministry and Departments on financial matters to ensure decisions are based upon up-to-date, expert information.
2. Scrutinizes petty contracts submitted to the Ministry for approval to ensure accuracy and veracity of contracts.
3. Conducts financial analysis and produces quarterly reports on the Ministry and Departments to establish spending patterns.
4. Monitors the expenditure of both the capital and recurrent vote accounts to ensure correct payments are being processed and to review any suspect entries.
5. Supervises staff of the Accounts Unit, schedules and assigns work, responds to complaints, evaluates performance and manages leave to ensure effective and smooth running of the Unit.
6. Monitors and reports on the physical and financial progress of all projects under implementation to ensure goal congruence.
7. Manages the activities of projects through the investment phases, including tendering, negotiation and contracting, to ensure a consistent approach is adopted throughout.
8. Attends cross-Ministry meetings of a financial nature so that the Ministry and its interests are represented.
9. Performs fiscal analysis and makes recommendations relating to the status of account balances to the Accounting Officers of the Ministry.
10. Manages fiscal transactions and related financial activities pertaining to the preparation and maintenance of the capital and operating budgets.
11. Prepares first draft of revenue, recurrent and capital budget estimates for the Ministry.
12. Liaises with the Departments under the Ministry in developing their budgets and prepares the budget of and its units.
13. Reconciles vote books of the Departments in the Ministry.
14. Performs any other related duties as required by the Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent
  • CPA or ACCA certification is preferred
  • Five (5) years experience in a related area
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of accountancy principles and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and decision-making skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent knowledge of computer programmes used for analysis and databases
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound supervisory and management skills

 

 

27 September 2022
27 September 2022 Ministry of Communication and Works
GG 13 of 2022
Senior Executive Officer

Senior Executive Officer

Civil Registry and Passport Office

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide professional and executive support to management in an efficient and effective manner for office related matters. 

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department through administrative and/or secretarial support and the supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Provide professional frontline service to clients.
  3. Schedule and attend meetings, record and report minutes as required.
  4. Draft, type and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  5. Administer and maintain systems and records ensuring the security of data.
  6. Assist/Provide research support as required.
  7. Manages all functions and support staff at the frontline.
  8. Supervises the efficient operation ofthe Belonger's Unit by:

a. Screening and approving all applications for belonger cards on a daily basis to ensure that applicant meet the necessary requirements in accordance with the Virgin Islands Constitution, 1981.

b. Preparing the Annual Work Plan for the Belonger's Unit in consultation with the Registrar General.

c. Maintaining and managing inventory of belonger cards.

      9. Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor or senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Management or related field
  • Three (3) years working experience in a related area
  • Typing speed 45-55 wpm
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound supervisory skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
27 September 2022
27 September 2022 Civil Registry and Passport Office