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Vacancy – Special Projects Officer

JOB TITLE: SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICER
REPORTS TO: MINISTER
MINISTRY/DEPARTMENT: MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT, MINISTRY OF BUSINESS
 
PURPOSE:
·         To assist with the development of projects for funding for the Ministry as well the development of investor- ready project portfolios
·         To provide research material on projects relating to the work of the Ministry and to give advice thereon.
·         To follow up and provide information on administrative and other matters delegated by the Minister in a timely manner.
 
KEY OUTPUTS:
·         Profiles of projects for implementation by the Ministry of Business and its agencies
·         Project proposals to maximize funding opportunities
·         Investor-ready portfolio of projects
·         Registry of projects undertaken by other government agencies and identification of opportunities for synergies
·         Reports on meetings, conferences and periodic reviews of specific projects undertaken by the Ministry.
RANGE OF ACTIVITIES:
·         Helps to coordinate preparatory work for financing of specific projects identified by external funding agencies.
·         Prepares or assists in preparing, and presents proposals for special projects to be funded.
·         Collects, maintains, reports on and publishes data regarding project activities.
·         In collaboration with the Communications Officer, designs and implements public information and educational programs and conducts public consultations concerning special projects.
·         Monitors special projects and project proposals and ensures that findings are applied, implemented, and documented.
·         Works closely with local authorities to identify areas for project development
·         Attends select meetings on behalf of the Minister.
·         Performs other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
·         Degree/Diploma in Public, Business Administration, Project management, Management Studies or equivalent
PLUS
·         A minimum of three years administrative experience.
 
COMMUNICATIONS:
The incumbent is required to communicate at the highest level on behalf of the Minister as such a good grasp of the English language with special emphasis on oral and written communication is desirable.
 
DECISION MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND IMPACT ON RESULTS
Subject to consultation with the Minister, the incumbent can make decisions on a variety of matters relating to the execution of the tasks assigned. The incumbent works closely with colleagues and personnel in external agencies and such interfacing can lead to better decision-making.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
Responsible for managing relationships, documents and any other resource assigned to his care.
COMPENSATION:
The incumbent is compensated in accordance with the Public Service GS10 Salary scale
WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal Working Conditions.

Vacancy – Business Liaison Officer

Business Liaison Officer 

PURPOSE:

To manage relationships between the Minister of Business and the business community.

KEY OUTPUTS:

  • Develop and maintain contact information of key businesses in Guyana and those who have been in contact with Minister
  • Daily policy advice for the Minister on issues of immediate concern to businesses
  • Verbal and written briefings on government information provided directly to businesses
  • Develop strategies and programmes to allow the Minister and the Ministry to more effectively co-ordinate and engage with  the business community
  • Assist with drafting content for speeches and presentations

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES:

  • Meet with businesses on behalf of Minister, in order to transmit concerns, ideas, and other communications
  • Attend and assist with creating events of key interest to businesses
  • Advise the Minister of immediate issues facing businesses
  • Assist to oversee the preparation and distribution of materials providing relevant information to businesses
  • Summarize media reports on individual businesses for the Minister’s information
  • All other relevant activities to help businesses ensure that their concerns are heard by the Minister in an appropriate and actionable way, and to help the Minister to effectively serve the business community

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A relevant university degree and ideally an MBA, with at least2 years of experience working closely with a range of senior staff in the business sector
  • Excellent skills of writing, presentation and communication
  • Strong understanding of the private sector, ideally with an extensive network of existing contacts at high levels in major companies
  • Competent in the use of information technology

DECISION-MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND IMPACT ON RESULTS

The business liaison officer would normally be the first point of contact with businesses, and his/her activities would therefore be critical to ensuring that the concerns of businesses are heard and can be acted on.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Responsible for managing relationships and documents

WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal working conditions

PREPARED BY: Minister of Business

 

Vacancy – Communications Officer

Communications  Officer

PURPOSE:

To manage the internal and external communications of the Minister Secretariat, in order to maximize the Ministry’s ability to communicate effectively with businesses, the general public and other state agencies.

KEY OUTPUTS:

  • High quality press releases and other media content Guide the development of formats for letters, advertisement or other content for the Ministry of Business, in collaboration with other staff
  • Prepare circulars and memoranda for communication to departments, agencies and staff of the Ministry
  • Updated communication records including press file and database of media contacts

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES:

  • Manage media enquiries and public relations of the Minister

Write press releases and draft content for news articles, other media items, and internal communications

  • Maximize media coverage for Minister and other staff by arranging and facilitating successful interviews and other activities
  • Develop strong relationships with the media, and be able to serve as spokesperson for the Ministry where relevant
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance communication across the Ministry, working closely with any staff working on communications projects
  • Supervise consultants working on projects related to communications, such as website
  • Approve and monitor content for the Ministry’s website
  • Other activities to enhance the effectiveness of Ministry communications as determined by the Minister

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A relevant university degree
  • At least 2years of relevant experience in communications, ideally for the business media or as communications officer in the public or private sectors
  • Advanced writing and editing skills
  • Experience writing content for newsletters, magazines and official letters
  • Excellent understanding of how to maximize media opportunities to advance the interests of businesses in Guyana
  • Excellent leaderships and negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of information technology
  • Good knowledge of protocol in government and business sectors

DECISION-MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND IMPACT ON RESULTS

The communications officer would often be the first point of contact with the media, and therefore their activities would have a major impact on how the Ministry of Business is perceived. Errors in communication could lead to the public misunderstanding the role and programmes for Ministry.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Responsible for creating files of press clippings, media contacts, and Ministry publications. May be responsible for communications budget and supervising consultants or other projects to enhance communciations.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal working conditions

PREPARED BY: Minister of Business