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JOB ADVT: Communications Officer August 15, 2017

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PROJECT: PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PROMOTION OF PATIENTS RIGHTS IN MATERNAL NEONATAL AND INFANT HEALTH (MNIH)

Job Vacancy
Communications Officer

The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre Limited (WROC) is looking for an enthusiastic Communications Officer to provide communication support for the Strengthening Patient’s Rights in Maternal Neonatal and Infant Health (MNIH) in Jamaica project.

The project which is a collaboration between UWI and WROC aims to empower Civil Society Organisations(CSOs) to advocate for patients’ rights and to raise awareness and understanding of the public regarding patients’ rights in MNIH in Jamaica

 

Job Description
The Communication officer will lead the development and implementation of the Communications/Dissemination Strategy and Media Plan for the promotion of patients’ rights in maternal, neonatal and infant health and will be responsible for driving the communication, dissemination and visibility aspects of the project, including promoting project outputs and project donor requirements. The communication officer will be required to work with persons providing oversight of the project specifically the project coordinator any member of the project management team with communication expertise such as the CARIMAC and others.

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TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to wrocjamaica@gmail.com by August 24th at 3pm. Only Short listed persons will be contacted.


NOTE: The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) shares career and other opportunities on this blog, sourced from non-UTech, Ja entities and organizations, based locally and overseas. This is done as an information service to its alumni community and other users. UTech, Ja is not liable for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise from the use of said information.  UTech, Ja does not guarantee that your participation in any of the activities referenced will be a good and safe decision for you.  It is understood that users of the blog will do their own research and proper due diligence, to determine what is a profitable and safe opportunity, before committing to any action.

 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

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Professional Dev and Job Hunting Opportunity for UTech, Jamaica Alumni July 20, 2017

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Dear UTech Alumni,

 

Can we help each other?

 

We’d like to think so!

 

But just to be sure, if you don’t mind us asking….

 

  • Would it help to boost your confidence, if you were sure you had a well crafted, value adding resume and/or LinkedIn Profile, which clearly and impressively answers the No. 1 question in a Hiring Manager’s mind “What value will this candidate add to my organization?”
  • Would you feel more hopeful if you had someone to help you develop a job search or career management strategy so you could get on with your life…with better fit between who you are and what you do, plus better compensation-focus-joy-peace?
  • Would it mean a lot to you to be able to handle this…wait…period [the wait to find a job, or the wait to find a better job] without feeling fearful, angry, anxious and uncertain?

If You Answered “Yes!” to Any of the Questions

Then we can definitely help each other!

 

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AND LET’S COLLABORATE FOR YOUR SUCCESS
IN LIFE-WORK-BUSINESS!

 

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University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

 

 

Discount Tickets for UTech Alumni: NDTC 55, Sat July 22, 2017 July 19, 2017

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This weekend, arts enthusiasts will eat, drink and mingle at the National Dance Theatre Company’s 55th Season Gala Opening weekend. PATOO, the Caribbean’s premier online lifestyle platform has engaged the NDTC to host a Benefit Performance to showcase the best that Jamaica has to offer.

I am delighted as Conceptualizer & Chair of the Host Committee for the PATOO Clicks & Connects NDTC 55th Anniversary event to be held on July 22nd, 2017 and take this opportunity to  invite you to join us on this milestone event during Jamaica’s 55th celebrations.

Tickets are $7,500 VIP (which includes pre-show cocktails and post show party with the NDTC dancers and Board members) and

$5,500 (which includes pre-show cocktails and performance only).

HOWEVER: UTech Alumni who will get a special discount and pays $4,000 General and $6,500 VIP.

Please see flyer attached. For tickets, you may contact me at 403-0229 or via email. Please feel free to share the attached flyer with your network.

PATOO takes pride in creating a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with its stakeholders. Part proceeds from this successful staging will benefit university students studying cultural studies and the arts and will go to help fund PATOO’s mission to showcase the best of Jamaica and the Caribbean culture, particularly through initiatives to showcase Jamaica’s visual art.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to enjoying the evening with you.

Best regards,

Paul Morrison

PAUL MORRISON | PATOO | P: 876 320 4430 | M: 876 403 0229 | E: PAUL@MYPATOO.COM


 

NOTE: The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) shares career and other opportunities on this blog, sourced from non-UTech, Ja entities and organizations, based locally and overseas. This is done as an information service to its alumni community and other users. UTech, Ja is not liable for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise from the use of said information.  UTech, Ja does not guarantee that your participation in any of the activities referenced will be a good and safe decision for you.  It is understood that users of the blog will do their own research and proper due diligence, to determine what is a profitable and safe opportunity, before committing to any action.

 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

 

JOB ADVT: Lecturer in Gross Anatomy, UTech Jamaica July 10, 2017

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

COLLEGE OF ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

 

Vacancies – Lecturers in Gross Anatomy (Full-Time)

 

The College of Oral Health Sciences offers a wide range of courses of study in Oral Health at the Diploma, Undergraduate Degree and Postgraduate Degree levels. The College is the only National College for the training of all categories of Oral Health Professionals (Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Laboratory Technologists and Dentists).

The School of Dentistry, which offers the Doctor of Medical Dentistry course of study to local and international students, is seeking to identify suitable candidates to fill the positions of Lecturer, Gross Anatomy. 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS                     

The successful candidates will make a significant contribution to the University’s teaching and research profile by undertaking teaching across several undergraduate and graduate courses of study, conducting research leading to grants and publications, engaging in consultancy and professional projects, and contributing to the further development of the University.

The successful candidates must possess:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), with speciality training in General Surgery OR Doctor of Medicine (MD) and must be registered with the Medical Council of Jamaica
  • PhD in Anatomy

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JOB ADVT: Admin Support 2, UTech, Jamaica June 28, 2017

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

VACANCY

 

Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) seeks to identify a suitable candidate to fill the following post in the Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies:

 Administrative Support 2

(Permanent)

The Administrative Support 2 will provide confidential secretarial and administrative support services to the Faculty. This involves carrying out effective and efficient communication and liaison, establishing and maintaining administrative systems, preparing and maintaining various types and forms of documents and records, and extracting and organizing data/information in the required format.

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JOB VACANCY: Lecturers, School of Business & Management, UTech, Jamaica June 22, 2017

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA      

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

School of Business Administration, College of Business and Management

 

VACANCIES for Full-Time Lecturers

 

The School of Business Administration of the College of Business & Management offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes and is seeking to make academic appointments across a number of disciplines.

Successful applicants will make a significant contribution to the University’s teaching and research profile by undertaking teaching across several undergraduate courses of study, conducting research leading to grants and publications, engaging in consultancy and professional projects, and contributing to the further development of the University. (more…)

UTech, Ja: Marketing Audit Questionnaire (Alumni Only) June 13, 2017

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Survey

Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni,

RE: Marketing Audit Questionnaire (4 brief items)

The Internal Audit unit of the University of Technology, Jamaica is currently conducting an audit of the Marketing Function and we are requesting your assistance in responding to the following questions. Please click the following link and answer the questions provided.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE 5 QUICK ITEMS

ON UTech JAMAICA’S MARKETING FUNCTION 

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. It is appreciated.

Zavier Mendez
Audit Assistant
Internal Audit Unit
University of Technology, Ja
876-927-1680 Ext: 3579


President’s Alumni Reception, June 2017 – THANK YOU! June 9, 2017

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UTech, Ja: Congratulations Ronnie Sutherland, Distinguished Past Student Awardee 2017 June 7, 2017

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University of Technology, Jamaica

Distinguished Past Student, 2017

Ronald Sutherland

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Ronald “Ronnie” Sutherland, Distinguished Past Student, 2017, UTech, Jamaica and General Manager, FYAH 105 FM

The Alumni Community of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) wishes to express heartfelt admiration and congratulations to Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Sutherland, President, Alumni Association, UTech and General Manager, FYAH 105 FM, on being the recipient of the Distinguished Past Student Award, 2017, University of Technology, Jamaica.  The award was shared at the University’s 47th Annual Awards Ceremony, held Friday, May 26th, 2017 at the Papine Campus.

Below we share the citation read in honour of Ronnie, who has enjoyed a vibrant and robust career across multiple industries, and has served his Alma Mater, UTech Jamaica, commendably.

We continue to wish him much success in his personal and professional life, and look forward to experiencing his ongoing positive engagement with our University.


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Since leaving UTech, Ja., Ronald Sutherland has distinguished himself in a variety of industries inclusive of  broadcast media, manufacturing and sales and marketing. Mr. Sutherland received a Diploma in Engineering from CAST and later a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Additional studies in Business and Management in the United Kingdom further equipped him for what would become his life’s work. The valuable experience gained by stints at CVM TV, Lasco Group of Companies, Jamaica Producers Group and the Seprod Groups, among others, has established him as an expert in areas of Strategic/Tactical Planning, Business and New Programme Development, Regulatory Compliance, Recruitment and Team Management. Through his expertise in these areas, he has made significant contribution to the social, political and economic life of Jamaica. He is currently the General Manager of S and B Communications Ltd. FYAH 105 FM, Jamaica’s latest radio station which currently ranks 6th of 32 radio stations. (more…)

JOB ADVT: Sales Officer, PMGI April 20, 2017

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Overview

The Project Management Global Institute (a division of DPM International Ltd.) is seeking a Sales Officer.

Job brief

The Project Management Global Institute (a division of DPM International Ltd.) is seeking a results-driven Sales Officer to actively seek out and engage customer prospects. You will provide complete and appropriate solutions for every customer in order to boost top-line revenue growth, customer acquisition levels and profitability.

Responsibilities

  • Present, promote and sell online and classroom courses using solid arguments to existing and prospective customers
  • Perform cost-­benefit and needs analysis of existing/potential customers to meet their needs
  • Establish, develop and maintain positive business and customer relationships
  • Reach out to customer leads through cold calling

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JOB ADVT: Chief Operations Manager, PMGI April 20, 2017

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Overview

The Project Management Global Institute (a division of DPM International Ltd.) is seeking a Chief Operations Manager.

Job Summary

The Chief Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing and guiding the day-to-day operations of the company. The Chief Operations Manager will preside over revenue and sales growth; expense, cost and margin control; and management of monthly, quarterly and annual financial goals.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop and implement budgets.
  • Direct company operations.
  • Establish performance goals and barometers.
  • Distribute resources.
  • Develop, implement, and revise company policies as needed.
  • Execute business strategies.

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JOB ADVT: Business Development Manager, PMGI April 20, 2017

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Overview

The Project Management Global Institute (a division of DPM International Ltd) is seeking a Business Development Manager.

Job brief

The Project Management Global Institute is looking for an ambitious and energetic Business Development Manager to help us expand our B2B and B2G clientele. You will be the front of the company and will have the dedication to create and apply an effective sales strategy.

The goal is to drive sustainable financial growth through boosting sales and forging strong relationships with clients.
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UTech, Ja Pharmacy Alumni & CIPPPAR Fundraising Gala, 25th Feb, 2017 February 20, 2017

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UTech, Ja: Celebrating Outstanding COBAM Alumni, Class of 2016 February 7, 2017

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UTech, Jamaica Alumni Community Welcomes President – Prof. Stephen Vasciannie January 13, 2017

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“….remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Dear Alumni of CAST – UTech, Jamaica,

You are invited to share brief, personal words of welcome to our 4th and newest President — Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD. Prof. Vasciannie began his tenure as President on January 3, 2017.

Please use the “Add a comment” section found at the top of this blog post to personally welcome Prof. Vasciannie and share one (1) wish you may have for the ongoing development of our University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica).

We commit to share your comments with Prof. Vasciannie. This will surely convey the strong spirit of goodwill that we the CAST  – UTech, Jamaica community of over 170,000 graduates, based locally, regionally and internationally have towards our Alma Mater.

Thanks for your participation and continued support of UTech, Jamaica.


Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468
cmessam@utech.edu.jm

UTech Jamaica: Prof. Vasciannie Shares Vision for UTech, Jamaica at First Staff Meeting January 11, 2017

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Prof. Vasciannie Shares Vision for UTech, Jamaica at First Staff Meeting

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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD (at podium) President, delivers his inaugural address to members of faculty and staff during a general staff meeting held at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, UTech, Jamaica Papine campus on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  Seated at the head table are Mr. Richard Powell, Pro-Chancellor,  who introduced the President and Dr. Elaine Wallace, University Registrar.

 

A capacity audience of members of faculty and administrative staff turned out at the Alfred Sangster auditorium, UTech, Jamaica’s Papine campus on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 for an introductory meeting with new President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD.

 

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In his wide ranging address to staff, Prof. Vasciannie shared his personal vision for his stewardship as President of the University, which he emphasized, will be anchored by an inclusive approach to decision making.  “It is prudent for me to continue consultations with the various stakeholders of the UTech, Ja. community with a view to ascertaining your perspectives,” he said, adding that “I will seek to find out your own vision for the institution: where are we now, in your view? Where should we seek to go? And what are some of the constraints that limit the great potential that UTech, has in serving Jamaican society and the wider Caribbean.”

The incoming President articulated his intention to oversee an “inclusive institution where attention is paid to the views of the different stakeholders.”  To thunderous applause from the gathering, Prof. Vasciannie underscored that his modus operandi will be one of  open channels of communication, “transparency, fairness, justice and integrity” as principled components of his personal vision in working together with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the good name, reputation and advancement of UTech, Jamaica.

Meetings with Internal and External Stakeholders

Turning his attention to some of the varied issues and concerns which have been raised by internal and external stakeholders during a series of meetings and courtesy calls since taking up office on January, 3, Prof. Vasciannie noted that he will engage in further discussions before putting forward a detailed statement on the various matters.

During the course of last week he participated in meetings with the management team, heads of the three staff unions, Minister of Education, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid and other senior officers in the Ministry and the University’s Chancellor, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON, PC.  Prof. Vasciannie noted that further consultative meetings will include the Students’ Union Council and visits to UTech, Jamaica’s other campuses over the next few weeks.

Prof. Vasciannie specially thanked his predecessor Prof. Colin Gyles who acted as President for the period August 2015 to December 2016 for his “hard work in holding the fort” and for being a source of information about developments at UTech, Ja.  He also expressed gratitude to Dr. Haldane Johnson who acted as Deputy President during that period and extended appreciation to the Council led by Pro-Chancellor Mr. Richard Powell who was key in his recruitment as President, as well as to University Registrar, Dr. Elaine Wallace and Deputy Chairman of Council, Mr. Michael McAnuff Jones “who have been instrumental in providing guidance and insight.”

Student-Friendly Environment

The new President’s well-received address was punctuated with nodding approvals and spontaneous applause as he outlined a number of operational areas he would like to see bolstered.  Among them – an enhanced student-friendly environment and the promotion of student scholarship, interests and learning.  He also called for greater focus on independent research and publishing that will feature aspects of the work of UTech, Jamaica in the context of the Jamaican society.

Referencing an held opinion that UTech, Jamaica should “focus on technology and scientific matters and leave other subjects to other places,” Prof. Vasciannie emphasized that “our focus on technology and scientific matters need not prompt us to ignore other issues,” pointing out that areas such as business related studies leading to commercial activities are of profound significance to Caribbean societies.  Prof. Vasciannie also noted that UTech, Jamaica should maintain its commitment to teaching and research in the humanities, law and other areas which are not purely scientific.  “There is no case for any one institution having a monopoly, by right, over any area of study in a Jamaica committed to competition, increased opportunities and enhanced enrolment for students,” he affirmed, to loud applause from the large gathering of staff present.

Alternative Funding Opportunities

Prof. Vasciannie rounded out his twenty-minute presentation with the matter of the University’s well-known financial constraints and the dwindling funding from central Government.  He proffered the need to “work more assiduously to promote alternative sources of funding,” citing greater partnership with the private sector at home and abroad within the ambit of “good governance practices and transparency.”

He ended his remarks with an appeal for reconciliation and healing within the University community.  “I suggest that we work calmly and carefully to heal the breaches that may exist within our community,” he said, adding that  “reconciliation does not require us to abandon our principles and values, but it requires us to listen to each other.” Noting that “UTech has made valuable, practical contributions to the lives of thousands of Jamaicans,” he called for a “redoubling of our efforts to continue our major contribution to national development, to serve our students, to enhance research and innovation for development, and to improve social understanding as Jamaica seeks to move from the Third World to the First.”

A robust question and answer session followed in which the President responded to questions and comments made by members of faculty and staff.

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President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie greets members of faculty and staff who warmly welcomed him following his address


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University of Technology, Jamaica
January 11, 2017

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UTech, Jamaica: President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie Pays Courtesy Call on Chancellor Seaga January 11, 2017

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President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie Pays Courtesy Call on Chancellor Seaga

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WELCOME ON BOARD: The Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON, PC (right) Chancellor, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) welcomes Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) during a courtesy call on him on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Mr. Seaga’s Distinguished Fellow Offices at UWI, Mona. Prof. Vasciannie was accompanied by Michael McAnuff-Jones, Deputy Chairman of Council and Dr. Elaine Wallace, University Registrar. Prof. Vasciannie took up office as President of UTech, Jamaica on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. His courtesy call on the Chancellor is part of a series of on boarding activities to introduce Prof. Vasciannie to the University’s internal and external stakeholders. 


 

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University of Technology, Jamaica
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UTech Jamaica President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education January 11, 2017

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President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education

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WELCOME ON BOARD: Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, CD (left), Minister of Education, Youth and Information and Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) share a hearty laugh during a courtesy call on the Minister at the Ministry of Education on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Prof. Vasciannie took up office as President of UTech, Ja. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.   Prof. Vasciannie’s courtesy call on the Minister of Education is part of a series of on boarding activities to introduce him to the University’s internal and external stakeholders.  Looking on is Robert Miller, Senior Advisor to the Minister.

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Prof. Vasciannie (1st right) makes a point during the meeting with Minister Ruel Reid (centre).  Prof. Vasciannie was accompanied by Mr. Michael McAnnuf-Jones (2nd right), Deputy Chairman of Council and Dr. Elaine Wallace (3rd right), University Registrar. Participating in the meeting from left are Dr. Grace McLean, Chief Education Officer, Mr. Robert Miller, Senior Advisor to the Minister and Mr. Dean-Roy, Permanent Secretary,  Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

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JOB ADVT: Valuation Officer January 10, 2017

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VACANCY – Valuation Officer

  • University level qualification in Estate Management /Valuation Surveying  
  • Reliable Motor Vehicle
  • 3 years experience in valuation surveying
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 Kindly submit resumes to:

info@lamaisonproperty.com  by Friday 20th,January 2017.


NOTE: The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) shares career and other opportunities on this blog, sourced from non-UTech, Ja entities and organizations, based locally and overseas. This is done as an information service to its alumni community and other users. UTech, Ja is not liable for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise from the use of said information.  UTech, Ja does not guarantee that your participation in any of the activities referenced will be a good and safe decision for you.  It is understood that users of the blog will do their own research and proper due diligence, to determine what is a profitable and safe opportunity, before committing to any action.

 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

UTech, Jamaica Welcomes New President – Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD January 6, 2017

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University of Technology, Jamaica

Welcomes

Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD

President

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Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica), led by Mr. Michael McAnnuf-Jones, Deputy Chairman of Council this morning welcomed Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD who assumed duties today, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 as President.

On his arrival, Mr. McAnnuf-Jones and Dr. Elaine Wallace, University Registrar presented Members of Council, University Officers, Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents, and other members of Executive Management and staff.

Prof. Vasciannie in his response said that he “looks forward to working with the University’s Registrar, Council and all members of staff to make the University a better place.”  He added that, “the University has great potential to contribute to Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean,” and  that he will be meeting with all stakeholders to discuss the way forward.

Mr. Micheal McAnnuf-Jones, Deputy Chairman of Council who represented Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Richard Powell, in welcoming Prof. Vasciannie expressed appreciation on behalf the University’s Council for the patience demonstrated by all stakeholders during the search for a new President. He specially thanked Prof. Colin Gyles, Deputy President and Dr. Haldane Johnson, Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Studies who served as Acting President and Acting Deputy President respectively for their commitment to the University during the period.

As President, Prof. Vasciannie will carry out the functions of chief academic and administrative officer of the University, reporting directly to the Council, through its Chairman, the Pro-Chancellor. He will be principally responsible for implementing the Council’s policies, and will exercise such executive powers as necessary for the proper administration and operation of the University.

He has been a member of the Jamaican Bar for twenty years, and worked at the United Nations and at the Wall Street Law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell as a member of the New York Bar in the 1990s.  His illustrious career in academia has included senior appointments at the University of the West Indies, and he served as Principal of the Norman Manley Law School from 2008 to 2012.  Within the University of the West Indies, Professor Vasciannie has won various awards for outstanding teaching and research.

Prof. Vasciannie has served with great distinction in both the private and public sectors.  He has been a Deputy Solicitor General for Jamaica, has been a member of the Board of Scotiabank Jamaica, and has chaired the Boards of Scotia Investment Jamaica and of his alma mater, Kingston College.

Between 2012 and 2015, he served as Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States of America and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).  In the latter capacity, he was elected Chairman of the Permanent Council of the OAS for the period August to October 2012, and as Chairman of the OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs for the year 2014 to 2015.

For his services to Jamaican Education, Law and International Relations, Prof. Vasciannie received the national award of Order of Distinction (Commander Class) in 2015.

The UTech, Jamaica family welcomes Professor Vasciannie.

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Dr. Elaine Wallace (left), University Registrar and Mr. Michael McAnnuf-Jones (right), Deputy Chairman of Council present Mr. Stephen Vasciannie to Council Members, University Officers, Vice Presidents, Associate Vice Presidents and other members of Executive Management.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Photos:  Calvin McKain Library

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