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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
113 of 2022
Reporting Manager

Reporting Manager

Treasury Department

Role Summary

The successful applicant will effectively and efficiently manage the day-to-day operations of the Financial Reporting Unit, by ensuring the coalition of financial information, and the preparation and distribution of internal financial statements within the parameters of established legislation, polices and guidelines, and in accordance with Public Service Values.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Direct the operations of the Treasury Department’s Financial Reporting Unit to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the unit in support of the Department’s Medium Term Strategy.
  2. Develop, communicate and maintain the policies, standards, processes and procedures for the collation of financial data and financial controls to ensure the efficient and effective preparation and distribution of financial reports.
  3. Monitor compliance programmes and systems to ensure their effectiveness.
  4. Manage the monthly closing processes including reconciliations and analysis of related accounts.
  5. Evaluate and analyse financial data in order to make financial projections, and to provide guidance and advice to management.
  6. Supervise international accounting and issues identification and resolution.
  7. Perform continuous assessment of the close process and process re-engineering to reduce the timing to close the financial period.
  8. Support the month end and year end cycle closure to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Department.
  9. Maintain financial reports and related documentation to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Department.
  10. Prepare financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis in accordance with the established legislation, policies and to support financial planning activities.
  11. Stay current on the latest financial accounting, compliance and reporting international standards, trends and best practices.
  12. Serve as point of contact, and provide advice to management and employees on financial reporting requirements and standards.
  13. Assists with the preparation of the Department’s annual budget so that accurate and realistic goals and constraints are set for the business unit.
  14. 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.
  15. Supervise and direct the work activities of assigned personnel.
  16. Coordinate and conduct training of assigned personnel to ensure understanding of established accounting regulations, policies, processes, procedures and systems.
  17. Monitor and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel in accordance with the formal Performance Management Programme; and mentors to support performance improvement where necessary.
  18. 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 Accounting or related field, from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years’ working experience inclusive of supervisory experience
  • Professional certification - CPA, ACCA or equivalent certification preferred
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Expert knowledge of financial reporting procedures and standards
  • Excellent knowledge of accountancy principles and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound knowledge of computer programmes used for analysis and databases
  • Sound knowledge of business management and accounting
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Sound organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Sound decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and management skills
6 December 2022
6 December 2022 Treasury Department
112 of 2022
Cabinet Recording Secretary

Cabinet Recording Secretary

Cabinet Office

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide assistance to the Cabinet Secretary to ensure accurate recording of minutes at the meetings of Cabinet, National Security Council and the Virgin Islands Corps Council.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Draft minutes to ensure timely preparation and circulation prior to meetings and ensure that action points are completed where required.
  2. Maintain accurate physical and electronic records of meetings and minutes and ensure that documents are available for use when requested.
  3. Provide research support as required.
  4. Ensure that all supporting documents and/or updates are circulated prior the commencement of meetings.
  5. Draft, type and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  6. Assist the Cabinet Secretary in the development of the Cabinet Operating Guidelines to assist with the ongoing expansion of the department.
  7. Manage and maintain a master Action Items Log to be used as a monitoring tool of the Office and update the Log weekly after confirmation of minutes.
  8. Assist in providing information on the procedures involved in the conduct of relevant meeting business.
  9. Provide support in the development of training material on specified meeting processes.
  10. Performs any other duties as required by the Cabinet Secretary or designated officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law or Public Administration
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a management capacity
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of the role of Parliament, Cabinet and associates processes and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality and demonstrate values and principles of integrity
  • Good knowledge of protocol procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
6 December 2022
6 December 2022 Cabinet Office
GG 15 of 2022
Legal Executive Officer

Legal Executive Officer

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

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. Type, proof-read, photocopy, collate and bind court bundles and ensure the required administrative support and service is provided in a timely manner.
3. Ensure that the minutes of meetings chaired by the Principal Crown Counsel are accurately recorded and distributed.
4. Coordinate meetings and manage the Principal Crown Counsel’s calendar and court diary accurately.
5. Provide professional frontline service to clients.
6. Draft simple legal documents as assigned.
7. Draft, type and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
8. Administer and maintain systems and records ensuring the security of data.
9. Assist/Provide research support as required.
10. Serves as personal assistant to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
11. Organise and coordinate travel.
12. Prepare standard court documents as assigned by the Director.
13. 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 35-45 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
2 December 2022
2 December 2022 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
JLSC 9 of 2022
Crown Counsel

Crown Counsel

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Role Summary

The role of  Crown Counsel provide legal advice as well as prosecute cases in order to maintain the integrity of the legal system in a professional manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Serve as Counsel in the Courts and assist Senior Officers during trials in order to maintain the activities of the Court.
  2. Prepare cases, draft charges and arguments, letters, opinions and legal documents as well as instruct on the preparation, filing and service of these documents to ensure effective and efficient administrative management within the department.
  3. Vet Police files for prosecution.
  4. Provide written legal advice to Commissions, Government Ministries and Departments, and attend meetings to provide immediate oral advice on legal matters as required in order to provide timely and professional information.
  5. Attend/Participate in relevant workshops and seminars and assist with presentations when requested in order to represent the Department and ensure awareness of up-to-date legislation, knowledge and information.
  6. Undertake general legal assignments including the drafting and/or vetting of legal matters.
  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

  • 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
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in criminal prosecutions
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound legal research skills
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
2 December 2022
2 December 2022 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
111 of 2022
Human Resources Manager (Learning and Development)

Human Resources Manager (Learning and Development)

Department of Human Resources

Role Summary

The successful applicant will create and preserve an effective and efficient HR department by providing leadership and direction of the unit on issues pertaining to learning and development including reporting and compliance with legislation.

Main Responsibilities

1. Provide senior professional expertise in the development and implementation of training policies, programmes and systems that support the strategic direction of the unit while ensuring their integration with HR processes.
2. Coordinate the implementation of short-term goals and objectives related to the function within agreed timescales and budgets to support the delivery of departmental objectives.
3. Provide guidance on learning and development programmes, training design, and other human resources issues ensuring that matters are effectively dealt with.
4. Collaborate with managers to identify, and analyse learning and talent development needs of staff across the service.
5. Develop a training calendar and utilise a range of cost effective training models which will increase the quality and effectiveness of training, meets the identified staff training and development needs of the service while ensuring value for money.
6. Create, design and deliver L&TD solutions to support organisational change and development using a blend of methodologies including computer based, self-managed learning, remote delivery, management cascade, class room and on the job learning, as appropriate.
7. Coordinate the delivery of trainings and information sessions including staff inductions, and develop or facilitate targeted, specific training sessions and programmes, as required.
8. Keep abreast with current thinking on training practice and methods; e-learning development and ‘rapid’ on-line software technology.
9. Conduct and participate in a variety of surveys, studies and assessments. Make recommendations on future directions, professional development strategies and appropriate initiatives for learning and development
10. Develop communications on learning and development, and other human resources topics and make presentations.
11. Prepare reports on learning and development programmes, trainings, and other human resources issues required by senior administration for planning purposes.
12. Identify needs and make recommendations on financial, information technology and human resources needs to support the goals and objectives in the area of function.
13. Attend senior level meetings and represent the department at internal and external meetings and meet with staff or other associations regarding a variety of issues and requests.
14. Develop and manage relationships with internal stakeholders, external organisations and government officials.
15. Direct and manage a team of administrative staff ensuring that they are well supported and trained to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.
16. Carry out such other duties as may be reasonably requested by the line manager or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit.
17. Compliance with health and safety policy and procedures and risk assessments in order to maintain a safe working environment for colleagues and clients.
18. Sharing in the Government’s’ Public Service Principles and Values
19. Maintain confidentiality of information. Information must not be communicated to unauthorised persons.
20. Posts that require membership to a professional body are to hold a relevant registration/membership and comply with the standards and guidelines of the professional practice, education and conduct and must act at all times within the boundary of the code of conduct.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration / Management or related field
  • Five (5) years managerial experience in related field; 3 years training experience
  • Valid BVI Driver’s License
  • Certification in Training and Assessment or Talent Development, is preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles and methods of training, with the ability to design, develop, manage and implement training programmes
  • Ability to prioritise workload, pay attention to detail, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Highly organised and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Relationship management and partnership skills, including negotiation and influencing skills; proactively building relationships with others to achieve results.
  • Working knowledge JD Edwards or other similar Human Resources Information System experience is preferred
  • Good computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to work extended hours (occasionally) and work under pressure
  • Excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent planning, analysis and project management skills
  • Sound knowledge of assessing organisational needs and implementing solutions
  • Excellent knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including a strong commend of English grammar
  • Ability to work on own initiative, under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Competent in dealing with difficult situations
  • Sound experience in design, delivery of learning and development programmes
  • Excellent training and coaching skills.
1 December 2022
1 December 2022 Department of Human Resources
110 of 2022
Human Resources Business Partner

Human Resources Business Partner

Department of Human Resources

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide assistance to the Human Resources Manager or equivalent to ensure all relevant HR related matters within the Unit are handled.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the Human Resources Unit through management of daily operations and supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Draft relevant correspondence and reports ensuring a quick turnaround and proof-read various documents ensuring accuracy.
  3. Administer and maintain systems ensuring security of confidential personnel data.
  4. Provide up-to-date advice on HR related matters, procedures and regulations, to help staff carry out their daily operations.
  5. Schedule, organise and prepare material and minute departmental meetings to ensure accurate and timely preparation of documentation.
  6. Assist in maintaining and up to date electronic database of existing employees' profile using the payroll system.
  7. Serve as Desk Officer for selected Ministries by assisting in the appointment of suitably qualified officers and assist with the resolution of Human Resource related matters.
  8. Research and prepare documentation to advise the relevant Commission.
  9. Prepare employment contracts.
  10. Coordinate and deliver orientations and staff development / training and workshops to ensure employees obtain up-to-date knowledge.
  11. Ensure timely accurate completion of the appraisal process, promoting a positive attitude, from goal setting for new recruits to monitoring performance of employees.
  12. Coordinate salary administration to ensure accurate credits, deductions and payments are made on time and recommend compensation packages for new recruits and employees.
  13. Research, analyse and prepare reports (including employee profiles) and advice.
  14. Monitor temporary/probationary appointments and contract terms periodically and notify Permanent Secretaries/Heads of Departments of end dates for further action.
  15. Review HR matters involving devolved grades.
  16. Coordinate the on-boarding of new employees.
  17. Adhere to relevant policies and procedures applicable to salaries and allowance entitlements and examine personnel files to determine employment status, ensuring accurate payments are made.
  18. Arrange for the development, implementation and maintenance of ongoing public education and information programmes.
  19. Arrange and implement internal and external media activity in conjunction with the Department of Information and Public Relations to ensure appropriate communication of key messages.
  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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration/Management, Public
  • Administration or related field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related experience
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • 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
1 December 2022
1 December 2022 Department of Human Resources
109 of 2022
EAP Counsellor

EAP Counsellor

Department of Human Resources

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide counselling and support services to Government employees and provide operational and administrative support.

Main Responsibilities

1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Unit through management of daily operations.
2. Provide frontline assessment, counselling and referral services by helping employees, supervisors and Department Heads to settle work-related conflicts through providing advice, and recommending solutions to administration when repetition of individual problems indicate negative trends.
3. Perform confidential intake and screening with individual employees and / or departments for work and non-work related issues and conflicts, triages and review intake in consultation with supervisor in order to resolve issues.
4. Coordinate and / or plan scheduling of client appointments, mediation, department presentations, training and related functions in an efficient and professional manner to ensure these occur on a timely basis.
5. Provide employees with Employee Assistance Programme Service information and provide relevant referral information on community resources; coordinate service-wide departmental advertising, promotion of services and distribution of materials to ensure shared knowledge of EAP services.
6. Ensure that confidential files and records are updated and maintained securely, ensuring that ethical and legal guidelines are maintained.
7. Perform as a mediator or co-mediator for mediation in work-related disputes as assigned to ensure the flow of communication continues and matters can be resolved.
8. Supervise and train clerical, support and intern staff in performance of programmatic and administrative activities to encourage the flow of knowledge and techniques.
9. Assist in conducting and documenting exit interviews with employees separating from the Public Service in a professional, timely and effective manner.
10. Ensure the administration of the unit runs smoothly by efficiently preparing reports and/or minutes, correspondence and ensuring that EAP and other wellness education materials are accessible to all.
11. 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 Psychology, Counselling or another social science related field
  • Two (2) years human resources or counselling experience
  • Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws
  • Expert personal counsellor in a wide range of personal and work-related areas
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
  • Interviewing, psychological / development evaluation, conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of psychosocial interviewing and counselling techniques
  • Excellent knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
1 December 2022
1 December 2022 Department of Human Resources
108 of 2022
Court Reporter II

Court Reporter II

Magistracy

Role Summary

The successful applicant will record accurate verbatim proceedings of the Court using stenographic technology.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Attend Court and record all relevant proceedings.
  2. Prepare transcripts of the day’s proceeding when necessary.
  3. Maintain daily log of all Court proceedings.
  4. Maintain backup and Note File Management System.
  5. Archive Steno notes.
  6. Assist in Billing of Transcripts.
  7. Assist other court reporters in printing, binding and proofreading in order to meet deadlines.
  8. Research citied cases as required at the Attorney General’s Chambers.
  9. Assist in typing of letters, sending faxes or photocopying.
  10. 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

  • Associate’s Degree in Court Reporting or Certificate in Court Reporting from NCRA Accredited School at 225
  • WPM.
  •  Three (3) years’ experience as an Official or Legislative Court Reporter and experience in Court Procedures and Transcript Production
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Uphold Professional Code of conduct
  • Certification and membership National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • Excellent skills in operation of the Stenograph machine and CAT Software
  • Ability to make an emergency decision to effectuate the objective of the Court Reporting Unit
  • Ability to use English skills in proper spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Excellent time management
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
1 December 2022
1 December 2022 Magistracy