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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
JR 57 of 2021
Social Distancing Officer (Internal Reassignment)

Social Distancing Officer (Internal Reassignment)

Ministry of Health & Social Development

Responsibilities

1. Help raise education and awareness on the importance of established Covid-19 control and suppression measures and relevant Public Health Orders and related legislation.
2. Remind clients of social distancing rules; issue tickets to offenders and report breaches to the Covid-19 control and suppression measures. 
3. Observe areas for any queuing hot spots, people gathering together, and areas where social distancing is not being observed. 
4. Consistently monitor and assess the compliance of business application to the Covid-19 control and suppression measures and relevant Public Health Orders and related legislation. 
5. Provide guidance in all areas to ensure social distancing rules are communicated and adhered to. 
6. Assist with providing updated communications and signage as required to clients. 
7. Monitor on-site social distancing compliance by routinely conducting site tours of businesses, gatherings and public spaces. 
8. Provide guidance on the use of correct Personal Protective Equipment. 
9. Provide representation at court hearings in relation to ticket violations as required. 
10. Gather data, update systems and databases and assist with producing reports
11. Any other duties delegated by the Chief Environmental Officer or designated supervisor. 

Skills and Competencies

High School Diploma
Three (3) years working experience in conducting inspections or related area
Successful completion of mandatory Social Distancing Inspection Training
Certification in Environmental Health, Occupational Health or related area would be an asset
Working knowledge of the Virgin Islands Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 100 Public Health Ordinance (Cap. 194) Public Health (Covid-19 Control and Suppression Measures) (No. 6) Order, 2020
Working knowledge of relevant computer software and database management
Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality and demonstrate values and principles of integrity 
Excellent interpersonal skills including counselling and interviewing techniques
Ability to manage and negate sensitive situations
Sound knowledge of Government policies and procedures
Sound critical thinking skills
Good observation skills 
Sound oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work well under pressure

 

17 December 2021
17 December 2021 Ministry of Health & Social Development
JR 56 of 2021
Contact Tracer (Internal Reassignment)

Contact Tracer (Internal Reassignment)

Ministry of Health & Social Development

Responsibilities

1. Locate persons who have been in contact with persons suspected to have contracted COVID-19 using the methods advised by the Epidemiologist.

2. Conduct telephone calls with persons suspected to have been in contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases to complete case interviews.

3. Collect and record information from the case interview into the data system.

4. Provide limited psycho-social support to quarantined individuals.

5. Provide traced contacts with approved information about the British Virgin Islands quarantine procedures and the testing protocol.

6. Collect and record information on quarantined persons daily well-being.

7. Record any potential symptoms of COVID-19.

8. Refer persons suspected of contracting the disease to the Epidemiologist for testing.

9. Provide a daily report on activities conducted related to contact tracing.

10. Any other duties delegated by the Epidemiologist and Chief Medical Officer.

Skills and Competencies

• Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field

• Alternatively, two (2) years related experience

• Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures

• Good oral and written communication skills

• Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications

• Good analytical and decision-making skills

• Good interpersonal and organisational skills • Ability to work well under pressure

17 December 2021
17 December 2021 Ministry of Health & Social Development
31 of 2021
Programme Director (Disability Services)

Programme Director (Disability Services)

Social Development

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist provide leadership, operational direction and management for all programme services, develop support staff, systems, policies and procedures, and contribute to the planning and leading change.

Main Responsibilities

1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Aging and Disability Division through the management of daily operations and programmes, ensuring effective staff development and supervision of assigned staff.

2. Develop and implement recommendations to improve processes, procedures and programmes ensuring that clients receive the necessary support to maximise their independence and support their individual goals.

3. Oversee and maintain systems and records relevant to the Division, ensuring the security of data and ensuring that data is kept up to date so that complete records are available for reference and for statistical purposes.

4. Monitor the programme activities and conduct evaluations to ensure that the programmes are focused on the needs and goals of the clients, and ensure that activities comply with the established legislation, policies and procedures.

5. Provide professional and technical advice on complex programme matters.

6. Assist with the preparation and manage the programme’s budget.

7. Assist with the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for staff.

8. Research, analyse and prepare various reports.

9. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any changes in policies or procedures relevant to the role.

10. 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 Social Work or related field

 Five (5) years’ experience in social work with management experience

 Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures

 Excellent knowledge of relevant laws, policies and regulations

 Excellent knowledge of project management techniques

 Expert knowledge of working with people with disabilities

 Excellent interpersonal skills including counselling and interviewing techniques

 Expert knowledge of curriculum and instructional strategies and research based methods and strategies related to autism

 Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant computer applications

 Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Excellent knowledge of casework management, concepts and procedures

 Excellent analytical and decision-making skills

 Sound supervisory and management skills

1 October 2021
1 October 2021 Social Development
JLSC 10 of 2021
Parliamentary Counsel

Parliamentary Counsel

Attorney General’s Chambers

Role Summary

The role of Parliamentary Counsel prepares and drafts legislation for Government, advises Government departments on legislative matters, assists with oversight and supervision of the Legislative Drafting Division of the Chambers.

Main Responsibilities

1. Receives drafting instructions and conducts extensive research into the subject matters for the purposes of preparing draft legislation.

2. Liaises with Ministries and Departments of Government in the formulation of legislation.

3. Vets imperial legislation and submits comments and suggested amendments in respect to the applicability of such legislation to the Territory.

4. Capable of executing statute revision assignments, including consolidation of legislation (incorporates all amendments).

5. Renders specific legal opinions on matters requiring statutory interpretation by various Ministries and Departments of Government.

6. Assists the Clerk of the House of Assembly during passage of legislation on matters pertaining to legislation and motions.

7. Supports the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to develop and institute systems, policies and reform measures regarding the operations of the Division.

8. Oversees the administration of the Division from time to time as may be assigned by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.

9. Assists with all division activities such as maintaining a database of all draft and enacted legislation and provides progress reports in relation thereto.

10. Attends official meetings from time to time to guide and render advice on legal issues relevant to such meetings. May involve travel overseas.

11. 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

 Post graduate degree or diploma in Legislative Drafting

 Admitted to the BVI Bar or imminent Call or other common law Bar qualifications

 At least seven (7) years’ experience in legislative drafting in an appropriate jurisdiction.

 Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures

 Expert knowledge of legislative drafting practices and procedures

 Excellent research and analytical skills including understanding and applying the law

 Excellent knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation

 Excellent knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, procedures and policies

 Ability to master and interpret legislation

 Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

 Good interpersonal skills and be a team player

 Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications

 Expert oral and written communication skills

28 September 2021
28 September 2021 Attorney General’s Chambers