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Planning Institute of Jamaica
Director General
Category: Management
  • Undertake statutory responsibilities as stated in the Planning Institute of Jamaica Act (1984).
  • Guide research and prepare analyses for policy advice to the Minister responsible for Planning and the Cabinet.
  • Guide the formulation of national policies, programmes and plans for development, particularly in the economic, social, cultural and sustainable development arenas.
  • Negotiate loans, grants and technical assistance with various local and international development partners on behalf of the Government of Jamaica.
  • Provide direction and oversight to the programmes being implemented by the GOJ and the framing of national development policies.
  • Ensure that the Institute optimises its efficiencies through inter-divisional collaboration and coordination of internal processes, systems and procedures.
  • Foster effective collaboration between the organisation, government ministries/departments/agencies (MDAs), the private sector and NGOs to advance and achieve the mandate of the Institute.
  • Represent the organisation at international and national fora as well as on various boards, authorities and committees of both the Government and the Private Sector.
  • Postgraduate qualifications, ideally a doctorate, in Economics, Development Studies, or equivalent discipline with at least 10 years of executive management experience. 
  • International exposure and experience working with high level officials would be an asset.
  • Good Governance
  • Fostering Innovation and Empowerment
  • Teamwork/Communication
  • Strategic thinking
  • Solution-oriented
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous learning
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise/critical analysis
  • Evidence-based policy advice
  • Results-based programme development and change management
  • Resource mobilisation
  • Proven ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team to achieve demonstrable results
  • Strong human relations/leadership/negotiation skills
NB: A contract package, within the guidelines of the Government of Jamaica pay scale, will be offered to the successful candidate who will be employed on a contract/gratuity basis
In addition to the application letter, applicants are required to submit the following: Full Curriculum Vitae; Names and addresses of three (3) referees; A 1-3 page Vision for the advertised position
The PIOJ fully respects the need for confidentiality of information supplied and assures you that your background and interest will notbe discussed with anyone, without your prior consent, nor will contact be made with references until mutual interest has been established.
Deadline: January 11, 2013

Contact Information
Name: N/A
Address: The Chairman
Selection Committee Board of Directors
Planning Institute of Jamaica
16 Oxford Road
Kingston 5
West Indies
Email: ; Website:
Telephone: N/A
Fax: 906-5011

Ad Post Date: 2012-12-10



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