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It is against this background that a Public Sector Learning Framework Policy was established by MIND with the support of key public sector stakeholders1, and with the endorsement of the Cabinet Secretary. The PSLF proposes a more systematic approach to whole-of-government human resource development, and serves as the GoJs blueprint for building a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the public sector, and provides a coordinated approach to systematically map pathways towards building the required competencies and developing the necessary skill sets that will allow public officers to deliver the best value goods and services. Along with its overarching objective to provide a coherent policy structure for human resource development within the sector, so as to enable economic development and societal wellbeing through the delivery of efficient citizen services, the PSLF also seeks to:

1. Provide a coherent policy for human resource development within the sector. 2. Stimulate, guide and promote the development of a public sector that is genuinely committed to lifelong

learning. 3. Build a culture of innovation among public officers for better business outcomes. 4. Enhance the human resource capabilities needed to support the fulfilment of Vision 2030 Jamaica:

National Development Plan (NDP). 5. Develop a responsive public service able to quickly adjust to the changing needs of government. 6. Integrate learning and development across the public sector. 7. Provide clarity and coherence to the matrices of learning focus areas across the different job levels in

the public sector. 8. Provide high quality, relevant and standardized training within the public service. 9. Facilitate access, mobility and progression in learning and professional development paths within the

sector. 10. Develop a source of evaluating or assessing investment in and impact of human resource development

within the sector.

The implementation of the PSLF is being led by MIND, supported by a PSLF Working Group, and governed by a PSLF Oversight Committee which is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIND. The Agency is supported by a PSLF Consultant/Advisor reporting through to the CEO.

3. SCOPE OF WORK Under the direct supervision of the PSLF Project Advisor/ Consultant the PSLF Project Officer will provide coordination support to ensure the achievement of the PSLF objectives and delivery of its outputs. Therefore, the PSLF Project Officer will:

o Liaise and coordinate activities with the relevant departments within the Agency in support of the implementation of the PSLF.

o Provide administrative support to the PSLF Project Advisor/ Consultant o Liaise with key external stakeholders to optimise access and to ensure timely organisation and

facilitation of activities relating to the PSLF implementation. o Assist with the design, development and dissemination of PSLF outputs. o Provide the necessary feedback, through reports and other forms of communiqué, on a timely basis, to

the PSLF Consultant/Advisor in order to inform engagements with the CEO and the PSLF Oversight Committee.

o Monitor PSLF implementation deliverables. o Draft any milestone and completion reports as necessary. o Provide input for the development of technical reports and other project outputs.

1 Cabinet Office, Ministry of Finance and Public Service (MoFP), Office of the Services Commissions (OSC), Strategic Human Resource Management Division within the MoFP, Jamaica Civil Service Association, Planning Institute of Jamaica and the Public Sector Modernisation Division and the Public Sector Transformation Unit, which have been recently amalgamated to form the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme.

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It is against this background that a Public Sector Learning Framework Policy was established by MIND with the support of key public sector stakeholders1, and with the endorsement of the Cabinet Secretary. The PSLF proposes a more systematic approach to whole-of-government human resource development, and serves as the GoJs blueprint for building a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the public sector. It provides a coordinated approach to systematically map pathways towards building the required competencies and developing the necessary skill sets that will allow public officers to deliver the best value goods and services. Along with its overarching objective to provide a coherent policy structure for human resource development within the sector, so as to enable economic development and societal wellbeing through the delivery of efficient citizen services, the PSLF also seeks to:

1. Provide a coherent policy for human resource development within the sector. 2. Stimulate, guide and promote the development of a public sector that is genuinely committed to

lifelong learning. 3. Build a culture of innovation among public officers for better business outcomes. 4. Enhance the human resource capabilities needed to support the fulfilment of Vision 2030 Jamaica:

National Development Plan (NDP). 5. Develop a responsive public service, able to quickly adjust to the changing needs of government. 6. Integrate learning and development across the public sector. 7. Provide clarity and coherence to the matrices of learning focus areas across the different job levels

in the public sector. 8. Provide high quality, relevant and standardized training within the public service. 9. Facilitate access, mobility and progression in learning and professional development paths within

the sector. 10. Develop a source of evaluating or assessing investment in and impact of human resource

development within the sector.

The implementation of the PSLF is being led by MIND, supported by a PSLF Working Group, and governed by a PSLF Oversight Committee which is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIND.

3. SCOPE OF WORK Under the direct supervision of the CEO of MIND and Chair of the PSLF Oversight Committee, the Advisor/Consultant shall, in cooperation with other public sector stakeholders and officers of MIND where applicable, be accountable for the following:

o Providing strategic and technical guidance to MIND, PSLF Working Group and the PSLF Oversight Committee on all matters pertaining to the smooth implementation of the PSLF across the public sector and in accordance with the Government of Jamaica’s policies and procedures

o Providing managerial expertise to ensure the full implementation of the PSLF, the achievement of its objectives and delivery of its outputs.

o Undertaking the necessary preparation to enable the submission of the PSLF for Cabinet approval o Working along with the leadership of different functional areas within MIND, support the full

integration of the PSLF into the Agency’s operations. o Driving/guiding the development of policies across the sector and within stakeholder organisations

to support the implementation of the PSLF. o Strengthening partnership and coordination with MIND and other stakeholders within the context of

the Public Sector Learning Framework implementation

1 Cabinet Office, Ministry of Finance and Public Service (MoFP), Office of the Services Commissions (OSC), Strategic Human Resource Management Division within the MoFP, Jamaica Civil Service Association, Planning Institute of Jamaica and the Public Sector Modernisation Division and the Public Sector Transformation Unit, which have been recently amalgamated to form the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme.

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Head No. 1600

and Title: Office of the Cabinet

P R O P O S A L S

FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2013/2014

$000

Activity/

Project

No.

Service & Object of

Expenditure

Approved

Estimates

2013/14

Approved

New

Estimates

Remarks & Object Classification Provided

by Law

(Statutory)

Supplementary

Estimates

Savings or

Under

Expenditure

0493 Cabinet Support and Policy Division 68,414.0 6,868.0 75,282.0 Additional requirement

Additional

21 Compensation of Employees 8,568.0

Reduction

22 Travel Expenses and Subsistence 1,500.0

24 Public Utility Services 200.0

1,700.0

Net additional 6,868.0

0494 Public Sector Modernisation Division 121,141.0 18,900.0 102,241.0 Revised requirement

Reduction

21 Compensation of Employees 12,000.0

22 Travel Expenses and Subsistence 4,000.0

23 Rental of Property, Machinery and Equipment 1,500.0

24 Public Utility Services 800.0

25 Purchases of Other Goods and Services 702.0

19,002.0

Additional

30 Grants and Contributions 102.0

Net reduction 18,900.0

0549 Public Sector Transformation Unit 26,720.0 160.0 26,560.0 Revised requirement

Reduction

22 Travel Expenses and Subsistence 3,000.0

24 Public Utility Services 800.0

25 Purchases of Other Goods and Services 240.0

4,040.0

Additional

21 Compensation of Employees 640.0

25 Purchases of Other Goods and Services 3,000.0

31 Purchases of Equipment (Capital Goods) 240.0

3,880.0

Net reduction 160.0

1600 - 27

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Head No. 1600A

and Title: Office of the Cabinet (Capital)

P R O P O S A L S

FUNCTION 01 - GENERAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES

SUB FUNCTION 01 - EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE

SERVICES

PROGRAMME 146 - OFFICE OF THE CABINET

SUB PROGRAMME 01 - GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

0560 Institutional Strengthening (Public Sector Transformation Unit) 1,000.0 1,000.0 - Revised requirement

Reduction

25 Purchases of Other Goods and Services 1,000.0

TOTAL HEAD 1600A 1,000.0 1,000.0 -

FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2013/2014

$000

Activity/

Project

No.

Service & Object of

Expenditure

Approved

Estimates

2013/14

Approved

New

Estimates

Remarks & Object Classification Provided

by Law

(Statutory)

Supplementary

Estimates

Savings or

Under

Expenditure

1600A - 29

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through the recruitment and retention of competent and motivated public officers at all levels, capable of delivering efficient, effective and responsive services to the public. It is against this background that a Public Sector Learning Framework Policy was established by MIND with the support of key public sector stakeholders1, and with the endorsement of the Cabinet Secretary. The PSLF proposes a more systematic approach to whole-of-government human resource development, and serves as the GoJs blueprint for building a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the public sector. It provides a coordinated approach to systematically map pathways towards building the required competencies and developing the necessary skill sets that will allow public officers to deliver the best value goods and services. Along with its overarching objective to provide a coherent policy structure for human resource development within the sector, so as to enable economic development and societal wellbeing through the delivery of efficient citizen services, the PSLF also seeks to:

1. Provide a coherent policy for human resource development within the sector. 2. Stimulate, guide and promote the development of a public sector that is genuinely committed to

lifelong learning. 3. Build a culture of innovation among public officers for better business outcomes. 4. Enhance the human resource capabilities needed to support the fulfilment of Vision 2030 Jamaica:

National Development Plan (NDP). 5. Develop a responsive public service, able to quickly adjust to the changing needs of government. 6. Integrate learning and development across the public sector. 7. Provide clarity and coherence to the matrices of learning focus areas across the different job levels

in the public sector. 8. Provide high quality, relevant and standardized training within the public service. 9. Facilitate access, mobility and progression in learning and professional development paths within

the sector. 10. Develop a source of evaluating or assessing investment in and impact of human resource

development within the sector.

The implementation of the PSLF is being led by MIND, supported by a PSLF Working Group, and governed by a PSLF Oversight Committee which is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIND.

3. SCOPE OF WORK Under the direct supervision of the PSLF Project Advisor/Consultant, the Competency Framework Consultant shall, in cooperation with other public sector stakeholders and officers of MIND where applicable:

o Review the relevant government documentation including legislations, regulations and policies that will help in identifying the current and future skills, knowledge and attitudes (KSAs) needed for the public sector to become more efficient and effective in its delivery of goods and services.

o Develop a Competency Framework Implementation Plan - coinciding with the PSLF Implementation Plan - and monitor the deliverables in keeping with the plan.

o Lead the development of a Public Sector Competency Framework, allowing for ease of data transfer to or interface with GoJ’s Human Capital Management Enterprise System (HCMES), and in so doing:

1 Cabinet Office, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (MoFP), Office of the Services Commissions (OSC), Strategic Human Resource Management Division within the MoFP, Jamaica Civil Service Association, Planning Institute of Jamaica and the Public Sector Modernisation Division and the Public Sector Transformation Unit, which have been recently amalgamated to form the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme.

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