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Transition Manager

Annual Salary

Job Description


Attorney-General’s Chambers



The Ministry of Justice is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to be engaged on contract as Transition Manager in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), salary of $3,580,200.00 per annum and a travelling allowance of $1,573,164.00 per annum.

Assignment Objective
The objective of the assignment is to support the AGC in general, and the Solicitor-General in particular, in the strategic and daily operational management of the transition process for the onboarding of staff in Legal Services Units (LSU) in Ministries, to the AGC consequent on the centralization of Legal Services; in a fair, transparent and accountable manner. The Transition Manager will also be expected to co-ordinate and facilitate the change management interventions necessary to support the public sector as it navigates a smooth and successful transition to a centralized arrangement for legal services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviews the LSU Onboarding Plan and the HR Transition Policy and develop a transition plan to guide the transition activities
  • Develops and manages the budget for transition activities
  • Manages the Transition process and leads committees reviewing all planned activities to ensure completeness against targets with respect to the implementation of the centralization of the provision of legal services
  • Implements the transition plan with minimum disruption to the work of the LSUs and the AGC-HQ
  • Manages relationships with a wide range of stakeholder groups
  • Reviews and/or develops and implement stakeholder satisfaction tools to ensure continued stakeholder buy-in and satisfaction and where gaps exist, to develop solutions to remedy
  • Executes the Change Management Communication Plan to ensure key stakeholder awareness and  understanding of the change arrangements by stakeholders
  • Facilitates the creation of the conditions necessary for transition with the least resistance from the employees and maximum enthusiasm to adapt to the change
  • Organizes additional workshops/sensitization sessions to provide staff members and stakeholders with information on any major initiatives or activities
  • Implements strategies to maintain interaction and high-level engagement
  • Liaises with, and update various committees such as the Inter-Ministry Transition Advisory Committee and the AGC Executive Committee
  • Ensures documentation and record-keeping complies with AGC policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent time management and organizing skills
  • Excellent people and team building skills
  • Adequate capacity to plan, manage and report on complex projects to tight deadlines
  • Stakeholder engagement and management skills
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite.

The following would be assets:

  • Knowledge and experience with organizations that provide legal services
  • Certification in project management.

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A post-graduate degree from a recognised university in Public Sector Management, Social Sciences, the Humanities or a related field
  • Sound knowledge of GOJ Human Resource Management practices
  • Knowledge of change management principles and methodologies
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing change and transformation interventions within large organizations.

Cover letter should be addressed to:

Permanent Secretary
c/o Ministry of Justice
61 Constant Spring Road,
Kingston 10

The Terms of Reference for this position is available on the MOJ’s website at www.moj.gov.jm or from the Human Resource Management and Development Branch in the Ministry.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.