May 07, 2021 Last Updated 4:33 PM, May 4, 2021

Public Procurement Administrator - Vacant

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Job Code: GMG/AM 2
Closing On: Friday, 14th May 2021
Department: Corporate Planning and Administration Division

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE (one line reason for job existing)
Under the direct supervision of the Director 3 – Public Procurement, the Withholding Tax Certificate Officer manages the preparation and distribution of Withholding Tax Certificates.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE (statements of intent of what the post seeks to achieve)

  • To ensure that all Withholding Tax Certificates are generated and dispatched to all suppliers once the invoice has been paid;
  • To ensure that the Ministry remains tax compliant in keeping with the tax laws.

KEY OUTPUTS (results, deliverables)

  • Invoices reviewed
  • Data extracted
  • Research conducted
  • Tax Withholding Certificate generated and dispatched
  • Request responded to
  • Database maintained
  • Submissions made
  • Positive relationship maintained

FINAL OUTPUT (final results corresponding to job purpose)

  • The Ministry’s TCCs remain current

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (how success will be measured)

  • Invoices reviewed upon receipt
  • Data/figure extracted from invoices upon receipt
  • Tax Withholding Certificate generated with three days
  • Quality of relationship with suppliers
  • Accurate submissions made to Finance and Accounts before the 15th of every month

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (grouped under strategic objectives in Sec.2)

  • Reviews all invoices to identify all the taxes charged e,g GCT, Sales Tax, Room Tax, Food and Beverage Tax etc.
  • Maintains database on all taxes submitted by each supplier;
  • Reconciles the Ministry’s tax exemptions with that of Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ);
  • Prepares and submits figures monthly to Finance and Accounts Division;
  • Prepares Tax Withholding Certificates and dispatches same to all suppliers;
  • Liaises with Finance and Accounts to verify payments;
  • Reviews payments/documents to ensure eligibility of TWC;
  • Liaises with suppliers to ensure receipt of TWC;
  • Responds to queries from suppliers re: the preparation of WTC;
  • Zero rates purchase orders received from Fiscal Administration Modernization Programme;
  • Liaises with TAJ for assignment of approval for tax exemptions;
  • Conducts research to facilitate the preparation of outstanding WT Certificates;
  • Assists in the tender process;


  • Performs any other related duties as directed


  • Maintains effective working relationships with external and internal stakeholders and ensure that a consistently high level of service is provided to them.

AUTHORITY (decisions you have the power to make or recommend)

RESOURCES MANAGED (budget, purchases, other assets)


  • Diploma in Business Administration, Accounting or any other related field
  • Two (2) years’ experience in related field


  • Sound knowledge of Ministry’s policies, practices and procedures;
  • Good knowledge of the FAA Act
  • Good knowledge of the Procurement Guidelines
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer applications


  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • The ability to continuously ensure high standards of quality and service delivery to meet customers’ expectations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrate high integrity and ethics
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other application programmes appropriate to assigned responsibilities
  • Excellent working knowledge of statutes, legislations, regulations policies and procedures governing procurement

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF THE JOB (disagreeable work environment etc.)

  • Visit suppliers to determine the quality of goods to be procured
  • May be required to work beyond normal working hours and on week ends


  • Salary range $986,421 – $1,172,544 per annum and
  • any allowance(s) attached to the post

Cover letters and resumes should be submitted no later than May 14, 2021
Please insert the job title of interest in the subject of your email to:

Senior Director, Human Resource Management and Development
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service
30 National Heroes Circle
Kingston 4

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We thank everyone who expresses an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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Director Human Resource Management & Development
Ministry of Finance and Planning
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