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JOB TITLE: Public Defender

LOCATION:  Office of the Public Defender, Kingston

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for directing all legal and administrative functions of the Office of the Public Defender; Leading, developing and implementing legal, investigative and administrative procedures, aimed at protecting and enforcing the rights of citizens. This includes overseeing the investigation of: Cases of injustice resulting from the action of or infringement of constitutional rights by any authority; Reports or complaints to a Service Commission in respect of appointments, removal, promotion, disciplinary control or other personal matters in relation to any person; Submitting recommendations to relevant authorities in relation to actions/complaints investigated, including disciplinary action or other proceedings to relevant authorities, compensation to complainants where applicable, and alterations to enactments, rules or  regulations which may cause injustice or infringements of constitutional rights; Preparing and submitting annual and special reports to the Parliament; Leading the operations of the Office, including the strategic, fiscal, human resource and asset management functions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be an Attorney-at-Law; At least ten (10) years’ of senior legal experience, inclusive of management experience at a senior level; Excellent knowledge of constitutional law, relevant legislative framework and human rights policies and trends; Highest level of integrity; Excellent analytical skills; Excellent report writing skills; Excellent investigative skills; Excellent stakeholder managements; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Proven track record of management excellence

CONTACT INFORMATION: Governor General’s Secretary, King’s House, Hope Road, Kingston 6; Email: [email protected]. Interested persons are invited to submit their applications, accompanied by a detailed resume and two (2) references; Additional job details can be obtained from the Office of the Governor General’s website: www.kingshouse.gov.jm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2014

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