Administrative Officer with the Port Development Project

Posted by Ministry of Communication And Work

Job Title: Administrative Officer with the Port Development Project

Location: Brades, Montserrat
Salary: Included
Expiry Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Posted by Ministry of Communication And Work

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the role of Administrative Officer with the Port Development Project under the Ministry of Communications, Works and Labour in Montserrat.

The Port infrastructure is currently one of priority projects which is deemed to be pivotal for Montserrat’s revitalization, economic recovery and sustainability. Currently, Montserrat is unable to provide a safe harbour for cruise ships, ferries, yachts, cargo and fishing vessels in the absence of a breakwater, adequate jetty length and suitable water depth at the jetty, along with other related facilities on land. 

The Government of Montserrat (GOM) applied to Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for a grant to assist in financing a project for the development of the Port at Little Bay under the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF). Additional funds were also received from the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO). The expected outcome of the project is improved efficiency, effectiveness and resilience of the Port facilities to provide a safe harbour and accessibility to all users. GoM has identified the need to appropriately staff the project to ensure it is implemented in accordance with the terms stipulated by CDB. 


The Administrative Officer will provide an essential supportive role in the project. This Officer will ensure that the secretarial and administrative  duties under the project are carried out according to the needs of the project and within established GoM policies, procedures and regulations. The Officer will be a key member of the project team, providing direct support to the Project Coordinator and the Ministry of Communications, Works and Labour.


The Administrative Officer will report to the Project Coordinator, or an officer otherwise designated by the Permanent Secretary. The Administrative Officer will be assigned exclusively to the project and will be responsible for the management of the main office administrative activities. 

As an integral member of the project team, the person appointed to this position will be required, but will not be limited to:

  • Act as the sole administrative officer to and provide professional secretarial services for the Project under the Project Coordinator. 
  • Perform administrative duties, including maintaining personnel and other records and files, drafting of correspondences and preparation of reports.
  • Perform HR administration duties, such as, maintaining employment and salary records, updating records and responding to queries relating to leave matters (vacation, sick, maternity and other leave)
  • Liaise with, and provide information for the Finance Officer in the processing of accounting and bookkeeping activities entering of data in the SmartStream Financial package and checking and reporting on accounts
  • Arrange for the procurement of and maintenance of an inventory of  office and other project supplies
  • Provide prompt, accurate and courteous responses to all customers (both internal and external) and respond to requests for information.
  • Provide Personal Assistant duties to the Project Coordinator
  • Prepare Minutes of all meetings
  • Prepare Reports as required by the Project Coordinator
  • Work with senior management staff in ensuring proper compliance with GoM's policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Communicate routinely with the Project Coordinator on a variety of project related topics in support of the administrative division of the project 
  • Attend meetings as necessary to support the finance function of the project
  • Cover basic book keeping aspects of the Project Finance Officer's role during periods of routine Leave. 


Applicants should:

  • have at least 5 CXC or GCE O'levels or their equivalent, including English Language and Mathematics;
  • have at least 5 years' experience performing secretarial, clerical or administrative duties;
  • be aware of, or be willing to swiftly become knowledgeable of GoM General Orders, Registry Procedures, and Accounting Systems and Procedures;
  • possess basic filing and bookkeeping skills and a working understanding of Smartstream Financials;
  • be IT literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel tools;
  • be able to communicate effectively;
  • have good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work tasks;
  • have good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team;
  • possess an understanding of the principles of customer service.


The successful applicant will be engaged on a contractual basis for a period of 19 months

Basic Salary

XCD $4,270.00 / Month

August 31, 2022