Senior Programme Officer (Ref# 67/171 I L1)

Office of the Campus Principal

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
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Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree from a recognized university.

Candidates should also possess:

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a senior administrative capacity in academia and/or a business environment, at least three (3) of which should be in a leadership role At least seven (7) years’ experience in Project Management
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in supporting strategic planning and special initiatives
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in report writing and data analysis
  • A track record of skills acquired in the following areas:

             o Project Management
             o Critical Judgement
             o Using Information Technology
             o Planning and Organizing
             o Writing Skills
             o Team Leadership

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Certification or training in Protocol, Diplomacy and Etiquette
  • Evidence of prior success in securing external funding
  • Experience in event planning
  • Proven expertise in at least two of the following:

           o Environment
           o Green energy
           o Food security issues

  • Experience in collaborating with non-governmental or community service organizations and/ or with the private sector

The following will be considered assets:

  • Certification in Project Management
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite

Special Responsibilities

  • Identifying and prioritizing issues of strategic importance to the campus, in partnership with the Campus Principal. Working to advance strategic goals in close coordination with the Campus Principal and the Campus Principal’s executive management team
  • Working with the Campus Principal and other internal stakeholders to identify key projects and identifying funding sources in conjunction with STACIE and OCES (formerly OIAI)
  • Supporting policy and strategy development with the Campus Principal and executive management team
  • Working closely with university leaders to support and facilitate initiatives on behalf of the Campus Principal to ensure the coordination and execution of Campus Principal’s objectives
  • Leading, facilitating, or participating in strategic initiatives as a representative of the OCP, particularly in highly sensitive or complex matters
  • Preparing agendas and strategic topics for Campus Principal executive management team meetings in consultation with the Campus Principal
  • Overseeing major events at the OCP
  • Leading the development and collection of information to support the Campus Principal’s
    initiatives, meetings, and responses to key issues
  • Interfacing with key internal and external partners, including but not limited to: donors,
    government officials, the diplomatic corps, business leaders, PVCs, Deans, Heads of
    Departments, Faculty, staff, and students
  • Facilitating and supporting strong working relationships between the OCP and with
    academic and administrative units, and the Student Guild
  • Performing any other related duties as assigned

Personal Attributes
The Campus places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and
student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and
interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates
should also:

  • Be analytical and strategic thinkers
  • Possess work ethics and values
  • Have problem solving abilities
  • Be able to seek and build alliances with internal and external stakeholders
  • Display organizational awareness
  • Demonstrate product, industry and competitive knowledge
  • Be able to influence and gain others’ support
  • Be able to support, promote and ensure alignment with the organization’s vision and values

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR
Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West
Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail:
Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.
Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff
Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at
the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to
ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY
to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the
University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2022 October 23