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Director, Standards Research & Development (GMG/SEG 3) (Band 9) (Vacant)

Salary Scale: Min: $4,594,306.00 – Max: $6,178,830.00 per annum)



To manage standards development and monitor implementation of standards.



  • Standards developed, documented, and disseminated;
  • The registration and re-registration of Health Service delivery institutions;
  • Professional conduct & institutional management;
  • Accreditation of training programme and institutions;
  • Quality audits of Health Service Organisations (public & private) planned, and conducted;
  • Existing standards for professional conduct & institutional management reviewed;
  • Establishment of registration standards for health professionals in collaboration with the Councils.



 Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and coordinates the work activities of the Standards Research and Development Department.
  • Prepares and monitors the department’s work plans and ensures that agreed targets are met.
  • Represents the Ministry at meetings, conferences and other functions as requested.
  • Provides guidance on matters related to standards and quality assurance.


Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Establishes minimum norms, standards, and criteria to provide the basis for registration and re-registration of individuals, entities, and institutions.
  • Monitors adherence to minimum norms, standards and criteria which will form the basis for the system of accreditation of health-related training courses and institutions.
  • Collaborates with Health Services Development and Coordination Division in the development of service delivery standards to ensure that services provided to the public are appropriate and cost effective.
  • Undertakes research to ensure that all standards which are developed are relevant and conform to international standards.
  • Identifies areas of Health Service delivery that require standards and regulations and take appropriate action to develop and implement these.
  • Assists the Senior Director, Health Standards and Regulations in formulating legislation to guide implementation of standards and regulations in the public and private health sectors and effect adjustments/modifications as and when required.
  • Develops and implements a Quality Assurance Programme to ensure the adherence of the health sector to approved standards and procedures.
  • Collaborates with other technical units in developing and monitoring the implementation of patient care and service delivery standards as part of the Quality Assurance Programme eg. efficiency targets.
  • Interfaces with Councils for setting standards for professional disciplines.
  • Empanels experts to develop optimal standards, monitors the performance of health service agencies and undertakes detailed analysis to ensure currency of standards.
  • Implements a process of voluntary accreditation for health service facilities and training institutions involving the regions to avoid insularity.
  • Recommends the enactment of pertinent legislation to facilitate the process of voluntary accreditation.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Director, Standards and Regulation.


Human Resource Responsibilities

  • Manages the welfare and development of staff in the department through the preparation of performance appraisals and recommendation of required training and development programmes.
  • Provides guidance to staff through coaching, mentoring, and training, providing assistance and support as needed.
  • Participates in the recruitment of staff for the department.
  • Ensures that staff are aware of and adheres to the policies, procedures and regulations of the division and the Ministry of Health.



  1. The development, maintenance & dissemination of Health Standards
  2. A high level of performance is demonstrated & consistently maintained.
  3. Stipulated deadlines are consistently met.
  4. Confidentiality of information obtained on the job is preserved.



(A) Education Requirement

  • in Health-related Science/Public Administration/Management studies – plus,
  • 5 years’ experience in the public sector health care system of which 3 years should be in Quality assurance.
  • In depth knowledge of research methods and techniques


Kindly submit a cover letter and resume along with the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two (2) references, one of whom must be a former or current supervisor.

Applications with résumés are to be submitted no later than Friday, September 15, 2023, to:


Senior Director

Human Resource Management & Development

Ministry of Health & Wellness

10A Chelsea Avenue

Kingston 10

Email: jobs@moh.gov.jm

The Ministry of Health & Wellness thanks all applicants for their interest, but only those shortlisted will be contacted.