Business Development and Investment Officer

Job Summary

Department: Office of the Premier

Salary: $250000- $250000

Grade: R0 - R0

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Friday November 27, 2020

Days Left: 3

About the Job

The Government of Montserrat (GoM) is seeking to recruit a Business Development & Investment Officer (BDIO), within the Office of the Premier. The post of BDIO is a new important position with responsibility for coordinating  the development of Enterprise Montserrat (EM) which is conceptualised to be an arms’ length organisation to be created in the future with a wide remit to promote private sector development based on tourism, assist and finance local businesses and attract inward and foreign investment.

The Business Development & Investment Officer will be responsible for leading the efforts in facilitating economic and business development to secure growth and to increase local employment and development opportunities. The position holder will be the primary point of contact in the Government of Montserrat for private sector and potential investors and will promote new business opportunities and provide support to existing businesses to help with retention and expansion efforts and long term economic sustainability for Montserrat. The officer will report directly to the PS, Office of the Premier.

CANDIDATES EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

They should have:

-      Strong interpersonal and strategic thinking skills. The post holder will deal with a wide range of on and off-island stakeholders, including local businesses and associations, senior government officials, and prospective international investors.

-      An in depth understanding of the interface between Government policy, organisational culture and stakeholder dynamics is essential for the effective execution of duties.

-      Substantial knowledge and experience in developing the local private sector and attracting FDI as well as the knowledge of the tourist attractions of the surrounding areas would be highly desirable assets.

-      The ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form is mandatory.

-      Be capable of exercising good judgement, discretion and initiative while utilizing tact and courtesy in frequent contact with business and industrial representatives, government officials and the general public.

REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must be able to demonstrate the qualifications, skills and experience summarised below:

Essential:

-      A Postgraduate qualification in Economics, Business, International Economics, Economic Development or related areas.

 

-      Experience in Private Sector Development

 

-      A proven track record in preparing grants funding submissions

 

-      Strong leadership, management and communication skills;

 

-      Innovative and results focused;

 

-      Good interpersonal, team working and networking skills; and

 

-      A track record of values driven, ethical work practices and habits.

 

Desirable:

 

-      A broad range of industry contacts in key markets such as the US, UK and the Caribbean;

 

-      Experience in managing relationships with international donors; and

 

-      A sound understanding of the socio-cultural realities of Montserrat and sub-region.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENGAGEMENT

Appointments will be made on a contractual basis for a period of two (2) years.

REMUNERATION PACKAGE

The total remuneration package for this position is EC$250,000.00 which includes basic salary and allowances. 


TERMS OF REFERENCE

Detailed Terms of Reference for the Business Development and Investment Officer can be obtained from the following link at https://www.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/TOR-Business-Development-and-Investment-Officer-FINAL-Sept-24.pdf

HOW TO APPLY

For detailed information on the post of Business Development and Investment Officer please visit our website at www.jobs.gov.ms.

To apply send your completed application form along with certified copies of your qualifications, the names of at least two referees and your Curriculum Vitae supported by a covering letter to the Human Resource Management Unit tojobs.hrmu@gov.ms.

Application forms can be obtained from our website at www.jobs.gov.ms or by contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail at hrmu@gov.ms, by telephone at (+664) 491 2365/2444 or by fax (+664) 491 6234. 


The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2020.  

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