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SECTION 2: TERMS OF REFERENCE

1.0 BACKGROUND

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) outlined a policy for Public Sector Transformation including the

establishment of the Public Sector Transformation Implementation Unit (TIU) in January 2017 to spearhead

implementation. The vision of a transformed public sector is a modern public service that is fair, values

people, and delivers high quality services consistently.

The transformation programme is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) over six

years and aims to address quality, cost, and efficiency of public services in Jamaica. The programme is

being executed by the Office of the Prime Minister and has two main components: (1) Enhancing Quality

of Public Services; and (2) Enhancing Efficiency in Public Spending.

The programme focuses on five critical areas of service delivery in the first phase. These include: (i) the

introduction of shared corporate services (SCS) in eight operational areas; (ii) wage bill management to

reduce the wage bill to GDP ratio to nine percent; (iii) human resource management (HRM) transformation;

(iv) public sector efficiency and ICT; and (v) rationalisation of public bodies.

The challenges to be addressed are: (i) the underutilization of Information and Communication

Technologies (ICT) across the public sector; (ii) cumbersome processes to access public services; (iii) a

relatively large and expensive workforce; (iv) too many public bodies in existence and lack of adherence

to the accountability framework; and (v) limited capacity to implement public sector reform initiatives.

2.0 ROLE SUMMARY

The Financial Officer, under the direction of the Financial Specialist will be assigned financial

responsibility for supporting the effective, efficient and economical use of the TIU Project funds in the

fulfilment of its objectives and in pursuit of the implementation of the budget and loan, ensuring a high

standard of probity, propriety, regularity, transparency, accountability and value for money. The Financial

Officer Specialist is required to work closely with the Executive Director, Programme Manager, and

Procurement Specialist, and will mainly be responsible for:

 Maintaining appropriate financial and accounting systems and controls;

 Interfacing with facilitating ministries/agencies and international organizations;

 Assisting the Financial Specialist with monitoring Project activities to meet the stipulated Project

objectives, transparency and accountability requirements as they relate to the planned expenditure;

 Providing technical advice and assistance to the Financial Specialist and the Programme Manager as

required;

 Preparing progress, annual, special and other reports as necessary;

 Maintaining an adequate budget/expenditure tracking system.

3.0 SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of the work to be performed by the Financial Specialist will include:

 Maintaining adequate financial, accounting, and internal control systems to ensure the integrity,

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Treatment Plant (WTP) in Content, St. Catherine. The finalisation of the WPA and the requisite approvals will be sought by the NWC.

b. Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

A preferred bidder has been identified for the Schools Solar Project. The private investor is to undertake the financing, installation and maintenance of photovoltaic generation systems and energy efficiency retrofits in 30 select secondary schools as part of a pilot project. It is expected that negotiations will be concluded during the 2019/20 financial year to facilitate commencement of the project during FY 2020/21.

c. Jamaica Ship Registry

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is to develop the Jamaica Ship Registry (JSR) and its related activities. Cabinet gave approval for the MAJ to proceed to the transaction phase for the management, operation and promotion of the JSR by way of a restricted bidding tender methodology. The transaction phase is expected to commence by the second quarter of the 2020/21 financial year.

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C YBERCRIMES

Offences by bodies corporate.

(i) a fine or to imprisonment for a term not ex- ceeding five years, or to both such fine and imprisonment; or

(ii) if any damage is caused as a result of the com- mission of the offence; a fine br imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years or both such fine and imprisonment.

11. Where a body corporate commits an offence under this Act,and the court is satisfied that a director, manager, secretary, or other similar officer, of that body corporate-

(a) connived in the commission of the offence; or

. (b) failed, to exercise due diligence to prevent the com- , , mission of the offence,

such director, manager, secretary, or other similar officer shall be liable on conviction on indictment before a Circuit Court to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

Compensa- 1 2 4 1 ) Where a person is convicted of an offence under tion. tGs Part, the court may, in addition to any penalty imposed

under this Part, order the person convicted to pay a fixed .sum as compensation to any person who has suffered loss as a result of the commission of the offence.

. (2) An order under subsection ,(I) shall be without prejudice to any other remedy which the person who has suffered loss may have under any other law.

(3) The court may make an order under subsection (1) of its own motion or upon the application of any person in accordance with subsection (4). ,

(4) A person who has suffered loss as a result of the commission of ah offence under this Part may apply in accord- ance with rules of court for an order under subsection (I), at any time before sentence is passed on the person against whom the order is sought.

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Table 6: General Consumption Tax Expenditures , 2016-2018 (Continued)

Tax Provision Description 2016 2017 2018

J$M % Reported J$M % Reported J$M % Reported Net Tax Net Tax Net Tax

Third Schedule Petroleum Fuels -b -b -b -b -b -b Incentive Acts Hotel Imports for the tourist Incentive industry 15.26 0.0 10.61 0.0 1.56 0.0 Omnibus Imports for the Manufacture Incentive industry 4.43 0.0 1.95 0.0 37.87 0.0 Mining Imports for the Mining Incentive industry 2,376.66 2.0 5,991.45 4.2 13,497.02 8.6 Motion Imports for the motion Picture picture industry 8.23 0.0 3.04 0.0 16.35 0.0 Incentive Public Imports for the Public Transport transport (corp. area) Incentive program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Relig./Charit. Imports for the Religious Incentive or Charit. industry 158.60 0.1 457.81 0.3 328.87 0.2

Source: Computed by Ministry of Finance & the Public Service.

Notes: ‡ The abolishment of particular tax expenditure would not necessarily yield the full tax revenue shown in the table. Discrepancies due to rounding. The

standard approach adopted was to measure each tax expenditure in isolation i.e. ascertaining the cost of an individual expenditure with the assumption that all other tax expenditures remained in place. Moreover, it is inaccurate to simply aggregate the individual tax expenditure figures. Estimates are for the respective

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C. Compliance and Disclosure of Information – 20% 18. Has the Public Body complied with the following requirements: -

a. Submission of the following within the specified timeline:

i. Corporate Plan ii. Monthly Reports iii. Quarterly Reports iv. Annual Report

b. Kindly state number of audit committee meetings for the period. ….…. c. At least 1 member of the Audit Committee is a qualified Accountant… d. Payment of statutory obligations are submitted on time……

19. How is Public Body information revealed to stakeholders Please check all that apply.

i. Updated Website iii. Quarterly Reports

ii. Press Briefings iv. Annual Reports vi. Otherv.

If Other, please specify: …………………………………………………………………………………………

20. Are conflict of interest and/or related party transactions disclosed at board meetings and where

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21. Does your Annual Report meet the disclosure requirement of the First Schedule of the PBMA Act,

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24. Does your Public Body disclose the compensation of its Directors and Senior Managers in the

appropriate disclosed by note in the Annual Report Briefly discuss. YES/NO

YES/NO YES/NO YES/NO

YES/NO YES/NO

YES/NO

YES/NO

Annual Report YES/NO 3

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YES/NO

Quarterly Financial Statements

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as well as, CGFPB Principle 17. 1a, b, c & 4

Does your Public Body have a Board approved Code of Ethics/Conduct Please attach a copy of the Code of Ethics.

Does your Public Body have a board approved Whistle Blowing Policy Please attach a copy of the Whistle Blowing Policy.

YES/NO

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