Job Information Strategic Planning and Monitoring Manager (GMG/SEG 3) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email communications@osc.gov.jm
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Executive Agency
Category Planning/Development
Posted 23-09-2022
Job Status
Start Publishing 23-09-2022
Stop Publishing 01-10-2022
Description
 
Applications are invited to fill the vacant post of Strategic Planning and Monitoring Manager (GMG/SEG 3) in the Human Resource Branch, Office of the Information Commissioner, salary range $2,551,250 $3,032,634 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

Job Purpose
 
The Strategic Planning and Monitoring Manager will co-ordinate the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of strategic and operational management tools. The Director will promote the standardized use of the instruments and establishing, in co-ordination with the Information Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner, objectives and performance indicators to be achieved.
 
Key Responsibilities
Technical/Professional:
  • Directs and co-ordinates the comprehensive Strategic Planning process, and other planning processes;
  • Designs Corporate Planning, monitoring and related processes and procedures in consultation with the Commissioner and other senior staff;
  • Issues Corporate Planning guidelines to OIC Directors and Senior officials of its Portfolio Agencies and Departments;
  • Plans, administers and co-ordinates multiple, special project/assignments;
  • Organizes and employs resources to achieve project objectives;
  • Prepares and monitors Unit and Project Budgets;
  • Organizes and administers research studies;
  • Conducts, analyzes and prepares reports and recommendations regarding the OIC’s Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation process;
  • Prepares and makes presentations to decision-makers and the public;
  • Researches and responds to requests for information;
  • Co-ordinates the Entity’s Strategic Reviews;
  • Prepare the Annual Performance Report of the OIC.
Management/Administrative:
  • Directs and co-ordinates the activities of the Strategic Planner Analyst;
  • Supports the creation of effective teamwork in order to achieve the unit’s objectives and targets;
  • Provides day to day management support in the Strategic Planning and Monitoring Unit’s development and continual performance improvement;
  • Supports the establishment of processes, systems and controls within the Unit to enable achievement of its objectives effectively and efficiently;
  • Compiles and supports the OIC’s organisational requirements.
Human Resource Management:
  • Ensures that direct reports comply with the policies and procedures of the Unit and the OIC;
  • Provides leadership to direct reports through example and sharing of knowledge and skill in areas of professional expertise;
  • Provides guidance/advice to direct reports to ensure that clear goals and objectives are established and adhered to;
  • Manages the Performance Management process in relation to direct reports by preparing Performance Appraisals and recommending training and other developmental programmes;
  • Recommends leave and staffing arrangements in keeping with Human Resource policies and procedures. 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
Core:
  • Good oral and written communication – public speaking skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Customer and quality focus
  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Integrity
  • Compliance
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Change management
Functional:
  • Strategic vision
  • Good analytical thinking
  • Good problem-solving and decision-making
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Goal/result oriented
  • Managing external relationships
  • Risk Management
  • Knowledge of Government Policies
  • Use of technology – relevant computer applications
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Competence in strategic management, drafting reports and plans, process design and implementation
  • Good chairing and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial and other corporate information for decision making
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and convictions of purpose in unfavourable or unpopular situations
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate functions and their potential strategic contribution
  • Ability to manage limited resources in order to achieve challenging output targets
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • M.Sc. in Public Policy, Business Administration, Public Sector Management, Economics or related field;
  • Specialized training in Planning and/or Project Management;
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Corporate Planning;
  • Five (5) years’ experience in middle management.
  • Special Conditions Associated with the Job
  • Extended hours may be required to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to travel overseas and locally on work related business;
  • Ability to work under pressure.
Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, 30th September, 2022 to:
Information Commissioner Office of the Information Commissioner
PCJ Building
36 Trafalgar Road,
Kingston 10
 
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
 
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