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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
High Court Judge Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

High Court Judge Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

High Court Judge Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

See Vacancy Notice and supporting documents attached for more information.

14 February 2020
14 February 2020
JLSC 2 of 2020
Attorney General

Attorney General

Attorney General’s Chambers

Role Summary

The role of Attorney General serves as the principal legal adviser to the Government as established by the Constitution, and has the overall responsibility for all aspects of civil litigation. Manages the day-to-day administration and activities of the Attorney General’s Chambers.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensures the smooth and efficient operation of the Department and the supervision of staff.
  2. Serves as the principal legal adviser to the Government on constitutional matters and all other issues relating to the law or having legal implications.
  3. Represents the Crown in all civil proceedings relating to or affecting the Crown.
  4. Serves as a Member of the Cabinet, National Security Council and the Prerogative of Mercy Committee and advises Cabinet as may be necessary in its decision-making process.
  5. Serves as an Ex-Officio of the House of Assembly, Pilots Bills and renders advice on legal issues arising with respect to the proceedings of the House of Assembly and other matters relating thereto.
  6. Negotiates contracts for and on behalf of the Government.
  7. Represents and defends the Government in international fora on matters affecting the Territory’s interests, particularly in the financial services field.
  8. Maintains within the Chambers oversight on the assignment and execution of work emanating from other Government Ministries and Departments.
  9. Serves as the Territory’s central authority in the processing of mutual legal assistance matters.
  10. Liaises with the Governor and the Commissioner of Police on security matters to stem the spread of crime in the Territory.
  11. Provides guidance on legislative matters, including the formulation and drafting of legislation.
  12. Performs functions given to the Attorney General by statutes.
  13. Serves as the Accounting Officer for the Attorney General’s Chambers.
  14. Prepares and manages the Department’s Annual Budget.
  15. Ensures the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
  16. Develops and implements strategic plans.
  17. Performs any other related duties as required by the Governor or Deputy Governor 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
  • Ten (10) years post qualification experience
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules of the BVI jurisdiction
  • Expert knowledge of and experience in Court proceedings
  • Expert knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Ability to master and interpret legislation
  • Expert legal research skills
  • Expert analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Expert oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
9 February 2020
9 February 2020 Attorney General’s Chambers
JLSC 1 of 2019
Director of Public Prosecutions

Director of Public Prosecutions

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Role Summary

The role of Director of Public Prosecutions serves as the principal prosecutor in the Virgin Islands as established in accordance with section 59 of the Virgin Islands Constitution, 2007.  The role has the overall responsibility for all aspects of criminal proceedings and is the lead manager of the daily administration and activities of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any civil court in respect of any offence against any law in force in the Virgin Islands.
  2. Take over and continues any such criminal proceedings that have been instituted by any other person or authority.
  3. Discontinue at any stage before judgment is delivered any such criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by himself or herself or any other person or authority.
  4. Prepare cases, draft charges and arguments, letters, opinions and legal documents as well as manage the preparation, filing and service of documents.
  5. Provide written legal advice to Commissions, Government Ministries and Departments, and attend meetings to provide immediate advice on legal matters as required in order to provide timely and professional information.
  6. Research, identify and recommend necessary amendments to modernise and improve criminal laws and procedures and the legal framework for the prosecution of matters.
  7. Prepare and implement the necessary standards and codes of practice for relevant staff for the effective and efficient discharge of duties under the law.
  8. Attend/Participate in relevant workshops and seminars and presents when requested in order to represent the Department and ensure awareness of up-to-date legislation, knowledge and information both locally and internationally.
  9. Undertake general legal assignments including the vetting of legal matters.
  10. Manage all summary court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Privy Council.
  11. Serve on various committees as required.
  12. Assume responsibility for the full range of legal decisions taken by Prosecution staff.
  13. Liaise with the Governor, Commissioner of Police and other institutions on criminal matters.
  14. Advise the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and other institutions/agencies on matters of criminal law, policy and practice; including reviewing files submitted by the police and deciding charges to be brought in all case.
  15. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Department and the supervision of staff.
  16. Serve as the Accounting Officer and prepare and manage the Department’s Annual Budget.
  17. Ensure the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
  18. Ensure the development and maintenance of staff’s capacity which includes the implementation of succession plans and the development of senior staff.
  19. Develop and implement strategic plans for the development of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
  20. Identify job specific and environmental factors, develop/enforce health and safety policies and mitigate and minimise hazards to promote health and safety of officers.
  21. Liaise with external stakeholders a clear and consistent understanding of the mandates of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and increase community engagement to raise public confidence in the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Admitted to the BVI Bar or imminent Call or other common law Bar qualifications
  • Seven (7) years minimum post qualification experience, ten (10) years experience preferred
  • Five (5) years’ experience supervising prosecutors or leading in a complex criminal litigation
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of the Criminal Law of the BVI jurisdiction
  • Expert knowledge of and experience in Court proceedings
  • Expert knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Ability to master and interpret legislation
  • Expert legal research skills
  • Expert analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Sound knowledge of Government budget and accounting procedures
  • Qualification or extensive proven experience in financial crime litigation, including money laundering offences, and also in prosecuting criminal confiscation cases; and
  • Extensive knowledge in extradition and mutual legal assistance matters.
8 February 2020
8 February 2020 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
JR 2 Oof 2020
Senior Administrative Assistant (INTERNAL REASSIGNMENT)

Senior Administrative Assistant (INTERNAL REASSIGNMENT)

Ministry of Finance

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. Ensure that imprests are cleared upon the Deputy Financial Secretary’s return in order to maintain up to date records.
  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.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 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 January 2020
27 January 2020 Ministry of Finance
JR 1 of 2020
Executive Officer (INTERNAL REASSIGNMENT)

Executive Officer (INTERNAL REASSIGNMENT)

Magistracy

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.
  9. Provide clerical support by completing all photocopyinh, scanning, binding and typing in a timely manner to facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry/Department.
  10. Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor or senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Preferred Skills/Competencies

  • 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

 

24 January 2020
24 January 2020 Magistracy