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Update September 2, 2013/10:06 a.m.

Dear Members of the CAST-UTech Alumni Community,

We posted this advertisement on Friday August 30th, 2013 with a reference to a Luke Jackson & email as the person to whom the resume & cover letter should be sent.  We have since learned of a different contact and have updated the post accordingly. Please see below. We regret the inconvenience this may cause.

We sincerely hope that someone from our Alumni Community is successful. If you are successful at getting the job as Project Officer, please do us the favour and let us know.

~Cheryll Messam, Alumni Relations Manager

University of Technology, Jamaica



The Universal Service Fund is seeking to employ a Project Officer as soon as possible. Please see below for details.





Reporting Relationship:

Person/s from whom Direct Supervision is received:  The Director of Projects

Person/s to whom Direct Supervision is given:  None

Core Functions:

The Project Officer shall assist with the designing, planning, and execution of projects efficiently, within budget and on time, consistent with the mandate of the Universal Service Fund. This includes collaborating with project stakeholders island-wide to identify strategic projects and to ensure punctual executions of approved projects at industry leading standards.


The tasks assigned to the Project Officer will include but are not limited to the following areas:-

  • Ÿ  Evaluate project proposals for compliance with established funding criteria
  • Ÿ  Conduct project meetings and prepare minutes thereof
  • Ÿ  Monitor project executions island-wide to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Ÿ  Anticipate and resolve problems, bottlenecks or scheduling conflicts
  • Ÿ  Define the deliverables, resource requirements and work plan for projects
  • Ÿ  Compile timely financial and performance reports and present reports
  • Ÿ  Track and control project costs and executions
  • Ÿ  Identify potential projects, consistent with the corporate mandate
  • Ÿ  Ensure projects adhere to company policies/safety rules/statutory regulations/government guidelines
  • Ÿ  Manage the operation of the wide-area-network and associated equipment
  • Ÿ  Ensure that all computer systems are operating optimally at all times
  • Ÿ  Review requests for payment and ensure that invoices are legitimate
  • Ÿ  Maintain and update the corporate website

Job Specifications:


  • BSc. In Electrical Engineering/Telecommunications/Information Technology or equivalent with at least four years’ experience in the field.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience and knowledge in project management techniques.
  • ŸSound knowledge of data communications principles.
  • Good working knowledge of web technologies
  • Sound knowledge of computer systems.
  • Sound knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office tools and Microsoft Project.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentations skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks within a high pressure environment

Submit Resume & Cover Letter by Monday September 30th, 2013 to: (Updated Monday Sept 2, 2013. The addressee has been changed from Mr. Luke Jackson to Mr. Hugh Cross. We sincerely regret the inconvenience to all our CAST-UTech Alumni)

Mr. Hugh Cross

Chief Executive Officer

Universal Service Fund

Email: ceo-usf@sma.gov.jm



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