REGISTRAR (GMG/SEG 5) Contract

JOB PURPOSE

Operations/Professional/Business

  • Provide advice to the Government and the PCA’s Board on all matters related to the management of pesticides including international trends, national priorities, policies and inter-agency collaboration.
  • Accountable for the appropriate licenses for all pest control companies and certification of all Pest Control Applicators and Servicemen that work for these companies.
  • Develop an optimum Inspector field visiting strategy that ensures the most effective and efficient structure of the entity to perform its task.
  • Achievement of key operational objectives (public awareness campaign, product registration within specified timeline, budget management, talent development etc.) to accomplish PCA’s strategy.
  • Track and report KPI’s performance, to be shared with PCA’s Board monthly.
  • Ensure the respective stakeholders, including Pesticide importers and local manufactures, Farm Stores Owners/Workers, Pest Control Operators, Applicators and Servicemen, are aware/aligned to policy/procedure and performing according to PCA’s guidelines and complying with agreed contractual/obligatory terms.
  • Support, update and provide feedback to the Board to help enrich planning and to help provide sound information that can improve management, decision making and compliance.
  • Perform advisory functions to the Chairman of the Board and the Government when required, including dealing with public enquiries and complaints.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Provide advice to the Government on all matters related to the management of pesticides including international trends, national priorities, policies and inter-agency collaboration.
  • Represents Jamaica at international meetings on pesticides.
  • Prepare Annual Reports including Audited Financial Statements for presentation by the Minister of Health to Parliament.
  • Develop linkages with other agencies to carry out pesticide regulatory functions.
  • Act as Secretary to the Board of the Authority and maintain records and undertake the necessary follow-ups to decisions taken.
  • Carry out the drafting and ensure the smooth progress of regulations under the Pesticide Act (1975).
  • Perform advisory functions to the Chairman of the Board and the Government when required including dealing with public enquiries and complaints.
  • Liaise with the media and service organizations to promote the Authority and its functions and to do interviews, presentations, speeches and press conferences as required from time to time.
  • Prepare corporate plan, annual work plan and budget.
  • Supervise Inspectors activities in the PCA’s Kingston and Western offices.
  • Any other duties necessary to carry out the functions of the Authority as stipulated under the Pesticides Act (1975).

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong leadership, management and team building skills
  • Knowledge of pesticides control policies, legal and technical regulatory framework-local, regional and international
  • Knowledge and experience in handling various computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet etc.)
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master Degree in Science based discipline
  • Five (5) years work experience in private or public sector management at a senior level
  • Qualification and experience in Agriculture would be an advantage

 

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Resumes should be submitted no later than FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Further information on the position may be obtained from the Ministry’s website:

All applications should be addressed to:

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

We thank all applicants for expressing interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.