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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
Presiding Judge

Presiding Judge

Commercial Court Division
31 August 2016
31 August 2016 Commercial Court Division
MHSD 11 of 2016
Office Generalist I

Office Generalist I

Ministry of Health & Social Development

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. Provide adequate and competent assistance to the public in relation to burials by
    1. Assisting visitors in completing burial application forms
    2. Preparing letters and other correspondence for burial requests
    3. Regularly updating burial grounds management database
  13. 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.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • One (1) year working experience
  • Valid BVI driver’s license (if required)
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer software applications
  • Basic knowledge of general office procedures
  • Good time management and organisational skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player
12 August 2016
12 August 2016 Ministry of Health & Social Development
MEC 04 of 2016
Library Assistant I/II (Anegada Community Library)

Library Assistant I/II (Anegada Community Library)

Library Services

Role Summary

The successful applicant will perform basic library services in a timely and professional manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the unit.
  2. Greet and assist visitors and clients in a friendly and professional manner to facilitate effective communication and customer service.
  3. Assist with performing technical services including shelving and displays, replacing spine labels, procuring library supplies and processing books and materials to ensure the library is kept in an excellent condition with adequate inventory.
  4. Assist with updating and maintaining information on computer systems, databases and spreadsheets and in archives.
  5. Assist in processing paperwork, gathering information and verifying data.
  6. Assist with maintaining a statistical register of the books processed.
  7. Assist with records management, organisation and retrieval of documents.
  8. Liaise with the information technology unit with regard to the Alexandria system use of international standards.
  9. 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.
  10. Organise and coordinate events related to library services.
  11. Perform relevant circulation duties.
  12. Assist with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the unit and branch library (where applicable) and the supervision of assigned staff.
  13. Act in the absence of the Senior Library Assistant, as required.
  14. Assist in processing paperwork, gathering information and verifying data.
  15. Assist with maintaining a statistical register of the books processed.
  16. Liaise with the information technology unit with regard to the Alexandria system use of international standards.
  17. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Three (3) to five (5) years working experience
  • Valid BVI driver’s license
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of library management including knowledge of the relevant library practices and procedures
  • Good knowledge of Brown Circulation procedures
  • Good knowledge of indexing and Dewey Decimal system for filing/shelving or have the ability to learn quickly
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Good knowledge of local current events and local history
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
12 August 2016
12 August 2016 Library Services
MEC 03 of 2016
Executive Officer (Personal Assistant to Chief Education Officer)

Executive Officer (Personal Assistant to Chief Education Officer)

Ministry of Education & Culture

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.
  9. 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.
  10. Serve as personal assistant to the Chief Education Officer. 
  11. Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor or senior officers 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
  • 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
12 August 2016
12 August 2016 Ministry of Education & Culture
65 of 2016
Programmer II

Programmer II

Inland Revenue Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will convert data from specifications and statements of problems to computer codes for Windows and Web systems in a professional and timely manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist with the development of policies, operating standards, protocols and procedures and assist in conducting regular back-ups to ensure policies are adhered to and no data is lost.
  2. Design or write program specifications based on consultations with relevant officers as well as design and code layouts for onscreen user interfaces, printed outputs and interfaces with other systems to ensure all the needs of the department are met.
  3. Conduct periodic spot checks to ensure the integrity of data entered in applications.
  4. Monitor operation standards where programs are implemented, make recommendations for changes, and assist with implementation of changes if necessary for new standards to be adhered to.
  5. Compile code into programs and correct errors detected in the compile process as well as to modify and maintain software programs written by others to ensure no errors exist.
  6. Assist with the preparation and distribution of technical and operation manuals for users and assist in providing training for the programmes and modules created.
  7. Investigate and respond to customer queries, create test transactions and run tests to find errors and confirm program meets specification as well as analysing codes to find causes of errors and revises programs to maintain effective department management.
  8. Consult with relevant officers regarding all computer programs and software and convert designs and specifications into computer codes according to programming standards.
  9. Prepare relevant reports on the activities of the unit.
  10. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any Senior Officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related area
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a related area
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of programming and computer systems
  • Sound knowledge of methods and techniques used in operations
  • Sound knowledge of relevant computer software applications including sound knowledge of Oracle, CISCO CCNA, A+, N+, MCSE
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Good interpersonal  and organisational skills
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
12 August 2016
12 August 2016 Inland Revenue Department
Director of Financial Services

Director of Financial Services

Premier's Office

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide leadership for the government’s policy and legislative role in the financial services industry.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Establish and lead the government’s Financial Services Department
  2. Establish the BVI’s  Financial Services Policy Framework, which outlines the government’s policy  to achieve future financial services success
  3. Lead in coordinating the government’s response to matters affecting the financial services industry
  4. Provide advice to Government on all aspects of financial services and related legislative policy
  5. Coordinate the\process of developing new laws and acts to improve legislative process;
  6. Respond to international initiatives and challenges and work with key stakeholders to enhance the BVI’s reputation as a leading international finance centre
  7. Support the development of new products; some of which may require new legislation
  8. Establish and maintain strong mutually supportive relationships with government, industry and the regulator
  9. To engage the industry at events and promotional activities that will promote BVI’s high quality financial services proposition

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA or relevant Financial Services Professional qualifications
  • Ten (10) years executive experience in Financial Services or related industry. 
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in the financial services industry
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent negotiation, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound knowledge of financial services legislation and regulation
  • Sound knowledge of project management principles, methodology and software
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
12 August 2016
12 August 2016 Premier's Office
64 of 2016
Deputy Director (Organisational Development, Workforce Planning & Learning and Development)

Deputy Director (Organisational Development, Workforce Planning & Learning and Development)

Department of Human Resources

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist the Director in planning, organising and directing the activities matters in the area of organisational development and workforce planning and learning and development, and ensure strategic outputs are executed according to established procedures and guidelines, in order to ensure a consistent, efficient and effective approach to Human Resources across all Ministries and Departments.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist the Director with planning, developing, managing and implementing Government projects in order to contribute to the effective management of the department.
  2. Assist with the management of the Department’s units to ensure that work is carried out in a timely manner, as well as monitoring the efficient use of resources and supervise assigned staff.
  3. Participate in developing department goals and objectives, and prepare evaluating reports and systems on effectiveness.  Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to promote the department’s continual improvement and industry alignment.
  4. Recommend budget items and develop programmes to ensure units operate effectively.
  5. Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on projects supervised by the Department to provide substantive data measuring performance against indicators.
  6. Prepare professional and timely correspondence, Cabinet papers, and other reports as required, ensuring consistency and accuracy of data.
  7. Assist with the preparation of the Department’s Annual Report and Budget Estimates.
  8. Preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Reports for designated staff.
  9. Contribute to the development and implementation of people strategies and policies to ensure that they reflect the employment law and the Public Service values and objectives.
  10. Anticipate and solve complex Human Resources matters.
  11. Classify positions; conduct job analyses to identify important job duties, necessary qualifications, and other information about positions.  Classify and evaluate positions to determine proper job class and salary grade.  Write specifications for jobs.
  12. Provide technical advice on human resources matters, policies and procedures to Ministries – line managers and department heads.  Produce articles, handbooks, manuals, and other publications on human resources topics. 
  13. Advise and assist with the development and implementation of a Career and Succession Planning programme with Ministries and Departments to ensure sustainability and continuity of quality of service.
  14. Design, develop and implement strategic and competency based learning and workforce plans, in collaboration with Ministries and Departments to aid in the professional development of officers and services.
  15. Oversee the development and execution of skills-analysis to forecast service-wide learning and development needs.
  16. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant.
  17. Lead, advise, coordinate and communicate organisational improvement/change efforts and partner with others to develop and embed workforce plans and structures to support improvements.
  18. Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
  19. Deputise in the absence of the Director of Human Resources.
  20. 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

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration / Management or related field
  • Certification in Human Resources Management
  • Five (5) years’ working experience and at least three (3) years in a management capacity
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent supervisory and management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
5 August 2016
5 August 2016 Department of Human Resources
PO 01 of 2016
Assistant Statistical Officer

Assistant Statistical Officer

Central Statistics Office

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the development and maintenance of various statistical databases according to defined procedures effectively and efficiently in order for the department to meet its objectives.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Collect, classify, code and manipulate raw data to obtain various economic, financial and social indicators in a timely and competent manner.
  2. Verify the quality of data.
  3. Maintain a series of linked spreadsheets and update economic, financial and social statistics databases in accordance with established procedures.
  4. Assist with preparation of statistical reports, publications and requests for statistical data to support the work of the unit.
  5. Assist with planning, testing and execution of surveys as required to support the work of the unit.
  6. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any changes in policies or procedures.
  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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years’ working experience in a related area
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs used for analysing datasets i.e. Microsoft Access, Excel
  • Basic knowledge of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Basic analytical and decision making skills
5 August 2016
5 August 2016 Central Statistics Office
63 of 2017
Editor

Editor

Department of Information and Public Relations

Role Summary

The successful applicant will ensure that content is clear, consistent and accurate to have timely and professional communication to the public.

Main Responsibilties

  1. Edit/proofread written copy for print and electronic distribution.
  2. Establish, recommend and maintain a high quality standard to clients as it relates to all forms of communique.
  3. Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports as reflection of departmental productivity.
  4. Serve as a member of the Editorial Board of all GIS publications and productions.
  5. Create a job log to ensure order and an effective workflow and timely dissemination of Government communiques.
  6. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any Senior Officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.
  7. 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 a Journalism, English or related field
  • Four (4) years’ experience in related field
  • Sound knowledge of the Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant computer software applications
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of English Language
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound copy editing skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound time management skills
5 August 2016
5 August 2016 Department of Information and Public Relations