Job Information Manager, Northern Region (GMG/SEG 3) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Executive Agency
Category Management
Posted 22-11-2022
Job Status
Start Publishing 22-11-2022
Stop Publishing 01-12-2022
Applications are invited for the post of Manager, Northern Region (GMG/SEG 3) – (Not Vacant) during the period November 25, 2022 to March 10, 2023 in the Montego Bay Office, Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies, salary range $2,551,250 – $3,032,634 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
Job Purpose
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Inspectorate, the Manager, Northern Region is responsible for supervising, co-ordinating, planning and controlling regulatory and operational strategies being applied to regulated entities.
Key Responsibilities
  • Reports to the Director on issues relating to Regulatory activities and achievement;
  • Provides guidance to the Officers on Regulatory matters;
  • Monitors and reviews Work and Operational Plans to ascertain achievements in relation to target;
  • Facilitates and hosts workshops and stakeholders meeting regarding Charities to disseminate information and get feedback on issues, as well as recommendation to improve service delivery;
  • Ensures preparation of reports within the established timelines;
  • Assists with the development of Budget and Operational and Work Plans;
  • Communicates the Department’s policies, objective and procedures;
  • Prepares and finalizes work programmes in keeping with the Corporate and Operational Plans of the Inspectorate Section;
  • Represents the Department at meetings, conferences and other functions.
  • Participates in the information of the Department’s Strategic Plan and Budget;
  • Approves and implements the Region’s Operational and Strategic Plans within Budget;
  • Reviews and approves changes to the ISO Procedures under the control of the Region;
  • Reviews all Reports generated by staff to detect and prevent breaches of the Rules and Acts and Regulations;
  • Makes recommendations for improvement in Societies’ operation;
  • Reviews and verifies financial assessments from staff conformity to operational standards and makes recommendations for improvements where applicable;
  • Reviews the Annual Returns for conformity to the Rules, Acts and Regulations;
  • Issues regulatory directives for breaches detected;
  • Conducts Risk Assessment and recommends mitigating factors to prevent or eliminate the threats to the safety of members’ investment;
  • Monitors the application process and facilitates the registration of Entitles under the Charities Act;
  • Recommends registration of entities under the relevant Acts and Regulations;
  • Attends Board, Annual and Special General Meetings to provide technical advice;
  • Develops Strategic and Operational Plans for Societies to ensure commonality of purposes, efforts and to enhance futuristic growth;
  • Conducts training for Society personnel on areas of the Act that governs their operations;
  • Liaises with external entities to facilitate strategies for the promotion and development of Societies/Registered Charitable Organization;
  • Monitors and facilitates the conducting of Special Investigations and Enquiries into the operations of Societies;
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance in interpretation and application of the Rules, Act and Regulations. 
Human Resource:
  • Provides leadership and guidance to the supervisees through effective planning, delegating, organizing, co-ordinating, controlling, teamwork and proper communication;
  • Fosters good working relationship amongst the Section’s staff and other Sections to facilitate the attainment of the Department’s objectives;
  • Recommends training needs for staff in order to develop their competence;
  • Ensures that the welfare of the staff is addressed satisfactorily;
  • Completes Performance Evaluations for direct reports;
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director or Registrar.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizing and planning skills
  • Strong customer and quality focus skills
  • Goal/results oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Strategic Vision
  • Integrity
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Change Management
  • Good use of technology
  • Social skills
  • Knowledge of the operations of Government/Ministry’s policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of Co-operative and Friendly Societies Principles
  • Proficient in relevant software applications
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Management/Social Sciences/Public Administration;
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a Senior Management.
  • Special Conditions Associated with the Job:
  • Must possess a reliable motor vehicle and be the holder of a valid Driver’s Licence;
  • Highly unfavourable working conditions at times.
Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Wednesday, 30th November, 2022 to:
Director, Human Resource Management and Development
Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce
4 St. Lucia Avenue
Kingston 5
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted..
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