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Caribbean Examinations Council
School
Director
Category: Management
Description:
* Corporate Services
  • Lead in the development, implementation and periodic review of the Council's Strategic Plan and Organisational Performance reporting
  • Undertake timely and appropriate strategic planning and policy work for the council, specifically in the areas of direct responsibility
  • Monitor the development and implementation of appropriate corporate governance strategy and policies
  • Liaise with and instruct as necessary the Council's legal service providers; and obtain and present advice on legal matters affecting the organisation
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations and apply legislative requirements to the practice of the Council's business
  • Oversee the Finance function ensuring proper administration of the Council's financial affairs
  • Direct the Council's investment strategy and perform a major role in steering and monitoring the organisation's financial stability
  • Contribute to to the management of the Council, by participating in the generation of new ideas and business approaches
  • Provide advice and support to the Council and/or its sub cpmmittees on matter relating to any issue within the remit of this (Director of Corporate Services) office
  • Oversee the Human Resource Division, ensuring the provision of advice on HR matters to the Chief Executive and Senior Management team
  • Oversee the Information Services Division, ensuring the ongoing development and implementation of the Information Technology strategies which supports the Council's objectives
  • Direct the establishment of a comprehensive safety programme within the Council and lead the Council's Risk Management function
  • Manage the operations of the Examinations Development and Production Division
  • Provide leadership and direction for professional staff involves in test construction and related activities
  • Provide technical advice to the Council and its Committees on all psychometric issues relating to syllabus development,s etting examination papers, marking of candidates' scripts and the grading of candidate performance
  • Conduct and supervise research activities
  • Provide technical assistance to institutions and memeber countries
  • Plan and coordinate the production, printing and delivery of the Council's examination question papers and related materials
  • Ensure that security procedures are established and adhered to
Qualifications:
  • A post-graduate qualification in the area of business management, accountancy or economics
  • A recognised professional accounting designation
  • A minimum of twelve years post-qualification experience in a service-based organisation
  • A minimum of seven years experience in leadership roles
  • Practical knowledge and experience in: Human Resorce Management, Finance and Information Technology areas
  • Project Management experience would be an asset
  • The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration (ICSA) or similar type qualification would be an asset
  • Excellent analytical, organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • A track record of effectively maanging and motivating a team
  • A first degree preferably in Economics, Mathematics or Statistics or any other degree with a heavy concentration in quantitative methods
  • Recognised post-graduate qualification in Testing, measurement and Evaluation
  • At least five years experience in designing, constructing and analysing tests for use in national/regional examinations and/or international experience
  • A minimum of three years managerial/administrative experience at a senior level
  • A minimum of five years experience at a senior level in print production management
  • Excellent organisational, managerial, planning, problem-solving and leadership skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Research experience and proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications
  • Demonstrable track record of successful delivery of organisational transformation and change management on a number of high profile, strategic change projects or programmes
  • Strategic outlook and capable of conceptual thninking and decisive decision making
  • Strong bias for action and capable of translating the strategic agenda into actionable, qualitative plans; conveys a sense of urgency and drive to closure
  • Comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
  • Service oriented, yet able when necessary to be assertive/persuasive with internal and external customers
  • Superior interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to get along with diversse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible
  • Must be respectful of confidentiality required for the role and treat all issues in a manner that promotes the integrity of the respective functions and CXC at large
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with team and others
  • A decisive individual who is able to flex to recognise and support the organisation's preferences and priorities
  • Participative management style - advocate of team concept
  • Experience working with an eduction body will be an asset
NB: Resumes along with cover letter should be received via email ONLY
Deadline: January 11, 2013

Contact Information
Name: N/A
Address: The Registrar
Caribbean Examinations Council
Email: job-applications@cxc.org
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2012-12-12

 

 

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