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The Environmental Protection Agency invites suitably qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of: Director, Biodiversity Management Division

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The Environmental Protection Agency invites suitably qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of:

 

Director, Biodiversity Management Division

 

 

Applicants should possess:

 

  • A Ph. D. in Natural Resources Management (Biology or related field), with a minimum of three (3) years experience.

OR

  • A Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management (Biology or a related field), with a minimum of five (5) years experience.

 

  • Administrative and group management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, appropriate to inter-agency and public consulting duties.

 

Remuneration:

 

 

The EPA offers a competitive compensation package and working conditions. A detailed Terms of Reference can be downloaded from the EPA website at   http://www.epaguyana.org .

 

Applications including a full Curriculum Vitarum and names and addresses of two references should be sent to:

 

Executive Director

Environmental Protection Agency

Ganges Street Sophia Georgetown.

 

 

Closing date for applications is August 15, 2014.

 

 

NB:      Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

 

 

                                                                        Job Description

 

Job Title:                      Director

Reports to:                   Executive Director

Division:                      Biodiversity Management Division

Overall objective:         To provide technical support, advice, and coordination for the development and maintenance of a programme and activities for the management, sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director will be responsible, among other this, for:

1.       Supervising and directing the functions of the Officers under his/her charge.

2.       Providing advice on, and implementing, relevant aspects of MEAs related to the management of biological diversity.

3.       Coordinating the formulation and implementation of relevant legislation.

4.       Preparing and coordinating programmes related to biological diversity, including budgetary requirements.

5.       Planning, organizing and carrying out studies, surveys and inspections, etc. relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.

6.       Travel to hinterland areas for the purpose of monitoring, inspection, and related activities.

7.       Developing and maintaining linkages with sectoral agencies, local government and non-governmental organisations, and international organisations.

8.       Coordinating/chairing the activities of relevant committees.

9.       Reviewing and providing recommendations on applications related to biodiversity management.

10.    Coordinating the implementation of projects being executed by the Division.

11.    Representing the Agency at local and international meetings, seminars, workshops, etc.

12.    Generating and providing reports as required.

13.    Performing other related duties which may be assigned from time to time.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Ph. D. in Natural Resources Management (Biology or related field), with a minimum of three (3) years experience.

OR

  • A Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management (Biology or a related field), with a minimum of five (5) years experience.

 

  • Administrative and group management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, appropriate to inter-agency and public consulting duties.
 

GUYANA ELECTIONS COMMISSION VACANCY Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons to fill the position of: ASSISTANT CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER/ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, NATIONAL REGISTRATION

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GUYANA ELECTIONS COMMISSION

VACANCY 

Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons to fill the position of:
ASSISTANT CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER/ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, NATIONAL REGISTRATION

Under the control and supervision of the Deputy Chief Election Officer, the Assistant Chief Election Officer is responsible for the smooth functioning of all Divisions/Sections/Units/Offices within the ambit of the Operations Department.

Primary duties:
A) Ensures that all field activities confirm to the relevant laws, regulations, GECOM policy directives and guidelines. 

B) Coordinates, directs and ensures the implementation of all operational plans.

C) Reviews operational plans relative to the effective availability and timely movement of all resources necessary to facilitate the registration of eligible persons and the conduct of all elections.

D) Conducts regular monitoring/evaluation of the performance of the various Divisions/Sections/Units/Offices within the Operations Department.

E) Coordinates the provision/distribution of all relevant materials, equipment, supplies, transport and other requisite resources that are pertinent to the registration and electoral processes.

F) Ensures the precise numbering of Polling Stations and accurate allocation of electors to the respective Polling Stations, in conformity with the legal provisions and policy guidelines of the Commission.

G) Convenes regular briefing sessions with Registration Officers.

H) Receives and reviews pertinent Reports, District/Area Plans and relevant Schedules of Activities.

I) Liaises with the Police Force regarding the provision of security for all Polling Stations and for Registration Offices, as may be necessary; as well as for the safe custody of all registration and election materials and equipment.

J) Any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Deputy Chief Election Officer from time to time.

Requirements
1. A first Degree in Public Administration, Management. Sociology or related discipline from a recognized institution, with training in electoral management practices. Must have at least five years' experience in the management of national elections. 

2. A Diploma in Public Administration, Management, Sociology or related discipline from a recognized institution, with training in electoral management practices. Must have at least ten years' experience in the management of national elections. 

Qualifications in Elections Management and a comprehensive knowledge of GECOM's procedures and processes along with excellent oral and written communication skills and computer literacy would be an asset. 
Applications must include a detailed Curriculum Vitae along with two (2) letters of recommendation, of which one (1) must be from a current or last employer and should be submitted no later than 12:00 hours on Monday, August 04, 2014  to:

Chairman
Elections Commission Secretariat
Lot 41, High & Cowan Streets
Kingston
Georgetown
Guyana
 

GUYANA ELECTIONS COMMISSION VACANCY Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons to fill the position of: DEPUTY CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER/DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, NATIONAL REGISTRATION

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GUYANA ELECTIONS COMMISSION

VACANCY 

Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons to fill the position of:

DEPUTY CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER/DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, NATIONAL REGISTRATION

Under the control and supervision of the Chief Election Officer, the Deputy Chief Election Officer is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the registration of persons and all elections processes in an efficient manner.
 
Primary duties:

A) Prepares schedules, plans, and proposals for the conduct of field exercises to be approved by the Chief Election Officer.

B) Coordinates the preparation of annual and quarterly Work Programmes, and related budgetary estimates.

C) Ensures the effective implementation of all functions/activities/projects within the scope of the Operations Department.

D) Reviews weekly, monthly and other periodic Reports submitted by Managers, and coordinates the preparation of Departmental Reports for submission to the Chief Election Officer.

E) Prepares accurate comprehensive Reports on all aspects of the work of the Operations Department.

F) Coordinates the adequate staffing and functionality of all Offices of Returning Officers/Deputy Returning Officers and Polling Stations, including any special poling arrangements which may be necessary for remote/hinterland areas with peculiar logistical problems.

G) Conducts field inspections and monitors and evaluates the performance of Managers and Supervisors within the Operations Department.

H) Any other duties which may be reasonably assigned by the Chief Election Officer from time to time.

Requirements

1. A first Degree in Public Administration, Management. Sociology or related discipline from a recognized institution, with training in electoral management practices. Must have at least five years' experience in the management of national elections. 

2. A Diploma in Public Administration, Management, Sociology or related discipline from a recognized institution, with training in electoral management practices. Must have at least ten years' experience in the management of national elections. 

Qualifications in Elections Management and/or comprehensive knowledge of GECOM's procedures and processes along with excellent oral and written communication skills and computer literacy would be an asset. 

Applications must include a detailed Curriculum Vitae along with two (2) letters of recommendation, of which one (1) must be from a current or last employer and should be submitted no later than 12:00 hours on Monday, August 04, 2014  to:

Chairman
Elections Commission Secretariat
Lot 41, High & Cowan Streets
Kingston
Georgetown
Guyana
 

The Environmental Protection Agency invites suitably qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of:

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VACANCY

 

The Environmental Protection Agency invites suitably qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of:

 

Environmental Officer I, Environmental Management Compliance Division (EMCD)

 

 

Applicants should possess:

 

·         A minimum of a BSc. in Environmental/Physical/Biological Sciences, Geological, Civil, Petroleum/Chemical Technology/Engineering, Forestry or any other related discipline, plus one (1) year relevant experience in the respective field.

·         Advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft offices suites (excel, word, power point, publisher, etc).

·         Good communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

·         Candidate should be able to work with minimum supervision.

·         A working knowledge of investigation of offences, preparation of briefs and evidence and court procedures or process will be an asset.

 

Remuneration:

 

 

The EPA offers a competitive compensation package and working conditions. A detailed Terms of Reference can be downloaded from the EPA website at   http://www.epaguyana.org .

 

Applications including a full Curriculum Vitarum and names and addresses of two references should be sent to:

 

Executive Director

Environmental Protection Agency

Ganges Street Sophia Georgetown.

 

 

Closing date for applications is July 25, 2014.

 

 

NB:      Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

Job Description

 

Job Title:                              Environmental Officer I

Reports to:                          Senior Environmental Officers

Division:                               Environmental Management Compliance Division (EMCD)

Overall objective:              To undertake activities related to the authorization, response, enforcement and development.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

The Environmental Officer will:

  • Conduct inspections and investigations with regards to reports of pollution and breaches of the Environmental Protection Act and associated Regulations. 

·         Conduct research, analyze data, prepare reports and assist in the development of EPA’s position on matters of environmental compliance, enforcement, and general environmental issues.

·         Assist in review of EMPs, Authorizations, Prohibition Notices, Cease Orders, and Enforcement Notices.

·         Assist in the development of Environmental Regulations, Guidelines and Standards.

·         Represent the EPA at workshops, conferences/meetings and consultations locally and overseas as necessary.

·         Assist or participate in preparing for and responding to environmental emergencies.

·         Performing any other duties which may be assigned from time to time.

 

Qualifications/Experience:

 

·         A minimum of a BSc. in Environmental/Physical/Biological Sciences, Geological, Civil, Petroleum/Chemical Technology/Engineering, Forestry or any other related discipline, plus one (1) year relevant experience.

·         Advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft offices suites (excel, word, power point, publisher, etc).

·         Good communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

·         Candidate should be able to work with minimum supervision.

·         A working knowledge of investigation of offences, preparation of briefs and evidence and court procedures or process will be an asset.

 

 

 

 

The Environmental Protection Agency invites suitably qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of:

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VACANCY

 

The Environmental Protection Agency invites suitably qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of:

 

Litter Prevention Wardens (2 positions), based in Georgetown, Region No. 4

 

 

Applicants should possess:

 

         Five (5) subjects CXC, grades 1 -3, including Mathematics and English, along with a minimum of two (2) years relevant post-secondary training and experience. Or an Undergraduate Diploma in any relevant field from a recognised University.

         Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and dealing with members of the public in a face to-face environment, and confrontational situations in a professional manner.

         Ability to give clear oral instructions and information to other team members and operational information to managers including educational communications.

         Awareness of the importance of personal responsibility for a litter free environment.

         Knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act, 1996, and the Litter Regulations, 2013.

 

Remuneration

 

The EPA offers a competitive compensation package and working conditions. A detailed Terms of Reference can be downloaded from the EPA website at   http://www.epaguyana.org

 

Applications including a full Curriculum Vitarum and names and addresses of two references should be sent to:

 

Executive Director

Environmental Protection Agency

Ganges Street Sophia Georgetown.

 

 

Closing date for applications is July 25, 2014.

 

 

NB:      Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

TERMS OF REFRENCE

LITTER PREVENTION WARDEN

SCOPE OF WORK

Litter Wardens will be responsible for implementation of the provisions of the Litter Prevention Regulations under the Environmental Protection Act No. 11 of 1996, to prevent the deposit of litter in any public place and to enforce the Regulations as required in Guyana.

REPORTS TO

Litter Wardens will report on a day-to-day basis to the Pick-it-up Coordinator. Overall oversight is the responsibility of the Director, Environmental Management Compliance Division (EMCD), of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

         Undertake the full range of duties in connection with the Litter Prevention Regulations by patrolling the streets and public places, detecting offences; and, attendance and providing evidence in Court as necessary.

         Perform duties and make decisions in a fair and equitable manner, having regard to factors which may affect the ability of an individual/business to comply with the legislation.

         Identify and/or respond to requests for litter removal or clean up service from Business, Statutory Agencies and members of the public.

         Attend and participate in activities that promote environmental awareness including the promotion of the Litter Prevention Regulations.

         To work in co-operation with relevant agencies, organizations and statutory bodies as directed by EPA in operation of their duties.

         Maintain and provide records and reports of duties as directed by the supervising officer.

         Must be willing to work shift system and on weekends.

         Any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

         Potential candidates should possess; 5 subjects CXC, grades 1 -3, including Mathematics and English, along with a minimum of two (2) years relevant post-secondary training and experience. Or an Undergraduate Diploma in any relevant field from a recognised University.

         Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and dealing with members of the public in a face to-face environment, and confrontational situations in a professional manner.

         Ability to give clear oral instructions and information to other team members and operational information to managers including educational communications.

         Awareness of the importance of personal responsibility for a litter free environment.

          Knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act and the Litter Regulations.

 
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