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Director, Policy Coordination Unit

Job Details

  • Agency: Cabinet
  • Reference: R0412019
  • Posted: 27-Feb-2019
  • Closing Date: 25-Mar-2019
  • Salary: CI$96,600 - CI$120,648
  • Job Description

The CI Government invites applications for the following position in the Cabinet Office Portfolio

Director, Policy Coordination Unit

This is an exciting opportunity to positively impact the lives of the people of the Cayman Islands by contributing significantly to coordinating the development and implementation of public policy.

The successful applicant will primarily be responsible for leading a team that: supports the Cabinet Secretary providing objective and politically neutral advice to the Cabinet and Hon. Premier; coordinates the development and implementation of inter-sectoral policy between ministries and portfolios and across the wider government sector toward ensuring that public policy is developed coherently and implemented effectively; and monitors/measures the achievement of priority outcomes.

Applicants should possess a whole of Government perspective and must:

  • be highly knowledgeable of the Cayman Islands Constitution and public service structure;
  • be very knowledgeable/experienced coordinating development and implementation of public policy. Experience coordinating cross-Ministerial policy is particularly desirable.
  • be an open minded, objective, analytical and strategic thinker, acutely aware of the complexities of the changing socio-environmental and economic factors facing the Cayman Islands and how these may impact advising on public policy, as well as their influence on policy implementation;
  • be highly motivated/committed to public service, the delivery of high quality policy advice and achievement of positive results in support of the government’s broad outcomes;
  • work effectively with a broad cross-section of people at senior levels in government, the private sector, and civil society, as well as regional and international organisations;
  • possess excellent leadership skills, such as motivational, interpersonal, communication, staff management and stakeholder engagement (sometimes under challenging circumstances) competencies; and
  • be politically neutral in work to allow serving the government of the day to maintain its confidence whilst ensuring that the same professional and impartial relationship with future governments can be established.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:Candidates must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science or similar tertiary qualification. A Master’s degree in a relevant field/discipline is preferable. At least ten (10) years’ relevant experience operating in a government environment at a strategic management level and developing as well as implementing policy is essential. Three (3) years’ minimum experience coordinating the development and implementation of public policy is desirable. Applicants must have at least 3 years’ supervisory experience leading a high-functioning team.

Submit an application form and resume to cabinetofficerecruitment@gov.ky for the attention of: Deputy Chief Officer (Administration), Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, George Town.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: MARCH 25, 2019

Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Service Management Law, Personnel Regulations, the Public Service Pensions Law and the CINICO Health Plan as may be amended from time to time. Pension and health benefits are non-contributory.