Full Time

Senior  Programme  Management  &  Co-ordination  Officer  (GMG/SEG  3)

Ministry of Finance & Public Service

Expires May 13, 2021 3 Days


May 3, 2021

Days Remaining

3 Days


May 13, 2021






Public Sector


Senior  Programme  Management  &  Co-ordination  Officer  (GMG/SEG  3),  salary range $2,453,125 – $2,915,995, salary range $1,592,427 - $1,892,895 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.


Job Summary


To provide support for the management and co-ordination of activities related to Policy-Based Loans (PBLs), Policy-Based Grants (PBGs), and Technical Co-operations (TCs) being implemented/executed by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ). In particular, the incumbent will assist in managing progress in relation to programme activities, preparing the necessary reports and recommending strategies to ensure that targets related to the respective programmes/projects as specified in the Financing Agreements are achieved.




Key Responsibilities


Provides support in managing and co-ordinating the implementation of activities related to PBLS, PBGs, and TCs by:


     Participating in meetings on behalf of the MOFPS and contributes to the input in the development of policy matrices and related means of verification, and providing the necessary updates on the outcome of the meetings to Senior Management;

     Monitoring progress in relation to programme activities, preparing the necessary reports and recommending strategies to ensure that specified conditions/commitments

regarding the respective financing agreements are achieved;

     Assisting in the co-ordination and submission of means of verification for the satisfaction of conditions/triggers to the relevant funding Agency

     Monitoring and verifying outcomes and achievement of policy triggers of active programmes to ensure objectives are achieved and advising the Negotiation Section and

Senior Management through the supervisor;

     Drafting report on implementation status to the Branch Director, Deputy Financial Secretary (DFS), Economic Management Division) EMD), Financial Secretary (FS) and Funding Agency Portfolio Review Team;

     Contributing to the preparation of official correspondence to funding partners for signing by the DFS (EMD), the FS and the Honourable Minister of Finance and the Public Services.


Conducts research, prepares reports, maintains records and provides advice/information on portfolio-related issues by:

         Conducting research as requested and providing analysis/advice as necessary;

     Identifying research issues and providing data and other information on relevant portfolio issues;

     Reviewing and providing analysis/comments for Draft Cabinet Submissions and other documents;

         Assisting in the preparation of briefs, reports, Draft Cabinet Submissions and Ministry

Papers for the DFS (EMD), FS, and HMFP in relation to the portfolio;

     Providing comments on any policy and Budget support-related agreements and documents;

         Assisting with preparation of internal briefs, memos and reports on policy-based and

Budget support programmes, terms and conditions for Senior Management to inform decision-making;

     Assisting with maintenance of records in respect of policy-based and Budget support programmes and related documents;

     Assisting with the review of Policy Based and Budget Support Programme Estimates and the related Financing Agreements and Addendums prior to submission for signing

by the relevant Ministry personnel;


Maintains effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and represent the interests of the MOFPS/GOJ on issues related to PBLs, PBGs, and TCs by:


     Developing and maintaining appropriate relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;

     Liaising with the PIOJ and Funding Partners to ensure timely receipt of expected inflows for Policy-based Programmes;

     Liaising with the Negotiation Section regarding performance (historical) in relation to policy programmes to inform decision making and formulation of policy


         Conducting research to inform advice provided to the Branch Director, DFS, FS and

HMFPS through the Director of any issues associated with the policy-based programmes with recommendations as applicable to obtain the relevant approvals




and/or directives to address issues.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


         Good knowledge of project/programme management.

         Good knowledge of Macroeconomic policies.

         Good knowledge of Project Management.

         Good knowledge of public policy in relation to Financial Management and the Financial

Acts and Regulations.

         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel.

         Project Implementation skills

         Analytical ability

         Problem-solving and analysis skills

         Interpersonal skills

         Customer relations skills



Minimum Required Qualification and Experience


     Bachelors Degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent qualifications;

         Three to four (3 - 4) years experience in a related field.



Special Conditions Associated with the Job


     Highly pressured working conditions with numerous competing critical timelines and deadlines.

         Possession of a valid Drivers' License and a reliable motor vehicle.



Applications  accompanied  by  résumés  should  be  submitted   no  later  than  Thursday, 13th May, 2021 to:

Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Development

Human Resource Management & Development Branch

Ministry of Finance & the Public Service

30 National Heroes Circle

Kingston 4

Email:  [email protected]


Please identify the job title of interest as the Subject

Detailed information about the positions can be accessed on the Ministry’s website


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.