Project Management Specialist (GMG/SEG 2) Projects Unit

JOB PURPOSE

To coordinate and monitor all implementation activities of the Ministry’s capital projects to ensure that contracts/specifications are adhered to.

 

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Project Status Reports
  • Technical Advice
  • Date base of capital projects

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Management and Administrative

  • Maintains an information system for the tracking of implementation activities and ensuring an early warning system for delays/bottlenecks that may arise
  • Prepares regular reports on the progress of projects and submits to the Director, Project Planning and Implementation.
  • Maintains liaison with the Director, Civil Works, Project Engineer and Project Architect in matters relating to capital projects

 

Project Management

  • Reviews implementation schedules and monitors on an ongoing basis the progress of work on the Ministry of Health’s projects to ensure completion within the scheduled time frame and technical specifications.
  • Examines project reports, ensures variances are explained, identifies areas for immediate or priority action and updates the Director, Project Planning and Implementation.
  • Prepares/Modifies critical path analysis as a guide to performance and to ensure performance remains on target.
  • Evaluates the level of manpower employed on project sites to ensure their adequacy in completing projects as planned.
  • Monitors expenditure to ensure the efficient scheduling of resources to guard against cost overruns.
  • Obtains, reviews and submits reports to funding agencies as per project agreement.
  • Consolidates data received on project performance and prepares reports for submission to Planning Institute of Jamaica, Ministry for Finance, Project Analysis and Monitoring Company and other Agencies, as required.
  • Monitors the performance of Contracts to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of their contracts.
  • Conducts post-implementation evaluation of projects to determine if their objectives have been achieved in a cost effective manner. Prepare evaluation reports.

 

Other 

  • Performs other related functions for the efficient implementation of the Ministry’s capital projects.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Status reports are complied and submitted to relevant agencies on timely basis.
  • The Director, Project Planning and Implementation is informed promptly of problems that may arise during implementation so that corrective action may be taken.
  • A high level of performance is consistently achieved.

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Sc. In Economics, Management Studies, Engineering, Architecture or equivalent.
  • Training in Project Management PLUS
  • Five (5) years experience in project management

 

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Interested persons may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via email no later than Friday, May 17, 2019 to:

Director
Human Resource Management & Development
Ministry of Health
10A Chelsea Avenue
Kingston 10
jobs@moh.gov.jm

Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only.