Director 1 – Public Procurement (GMG/SEG 1)

Full-Time
Kingston
Posted 10 months ago

THE EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMISSION

The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) an agency of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information with responsibility to regulate the operation of Early Childhood Institutions, is seeking to identify highly motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the following vacant post:

DIRECTOR 1 – PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (GMG/SEG 1)

 

Description of Duties:

Under the supervision of the Manager, Human Resource and Administration, the Director 1 – Public Procurement has the responsibility to ensure that goods and services required are procured and delivered as requested in accordance with Government of Jamaica Public Procurement Act 2015 and Regulations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and ensures that procurement practices conform to the Financial Audit (FAA) Act and Government Procurement Guidelines;
  • Monitors and maintains an inventory listing of all equipment brought within the Commission;
  • Acts as purchasing agent on behalf of the Commission as well as local funded projects;
  • Monitors and ensures that effective and up to date procurement records are maintained;
  • Coordinate and conduct procurement compliance reviews;
  • Coordinate and conduct organisation procurement training seminars/workshops;
  • Coordinated reports for submission to the MOFP, OCG, PPC and Cabinet;
  • Ensure that tender documents are prepared in accordance to GOJ standards, disseminated timely and accurately;
  • Monitor the organisation’s procurement activities to ensure conformity to the Procurement Plan;
  • Manages, monitors and controls the procurement of goods and services and ensures that the objectives and basic principles of procurement guidelines and procedures are complied with;
  • Procures goods and services on a competitive basis without compromising quality and ensures proper storage;
  • Monitors the issuing of purchase orders and follows up for the receipt/delivery of goods and/or services;
  • Certifies all invoices, payment orders and commitment vouchers prior to submitting to the Finance Department;
  • Acquires clearance letter from N.I.S. and National Housing Trust and Tax Compliance Certificate from the Collector of Taxes from the Commission to be exempted from these taxes;
  • Ensures that funds are allocated to meet the expenditure for the goods prior to placement of orders and ensures that the procurement practices conform to the procurement guidelines of the FAA Act;
  • Liaises with representatives of the funding Agencies and Government Departments on matters relating to purchases and external payments for goods to ensure that established guidelines, rules and regulations are adhered to;
  • Assists Senior Directors and Managers in developing guidelines for establishing priorities in the allocations of resources;

 

Attributes:

  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of Government Public Procurement Act 2015 & Regulations
  • Sound knowledge of the Financial Management & Audit (FAA) Act
  • Sound knowledge of Supplies Management
  • Knowledge of Project Management
  • Knowledge of Budget Preparation
  • Knowledge of Contract Management
  • Knowledge of Tender Management
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer application software

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management Studies, Public Administration, Public Sector Management Economics, Accounts or related field;
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 3 or INPRI Level 4
  • At least five (5) years’ related work experience in procurement of goods and services 

     

 

  • OR

  • ACCA Level 2;
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 3 or INPRI Level 4
  • At least five (5) years’ related work experience in procurement of goods and services

 

  •  OR
  • Diploma in Accounting, Business Administration or any related field;
  • Certificate in Public Procurement: UNDP/CIPS Level 3 or INPRI Level 4
  • At least seven (7) years’ related work experience in procurement of goods and services

Remuneration: Salary Scale $1,516,506.00 – $1,802,649.00 per annum, and any other allowances attached to the post

Written application along with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted no later than Friday, February 1, 2019 to:

Manager, Human Resources & Administration

Early Childhood Commission

Shops 45-49 Kingston Mall

8-10 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston

Or by email to: application@ecc.gov.jm

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