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UTech, Jamaica Research>>Impact of COVID-19 On Teachers & Students Survey! May 20, 2020

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Professor Paul Golding, former Dean of the College of Business and Management (COBAM), University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica), and his team of researchers at UTech, Jamaica, would like your help with research on the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Education Sector in Jamaica.

Below are 2 brief surveys designed for teachers as well as students from the following education contexts.

  • Primary, Secondary/high school
  • Tertiary, Community College
  • Tertiary, Teachers College
  • Tertiary, University
  • Post Secondary, Vocational Institution

Kindly assist by completing the survey relevant to your status. (more…)

How to Job Search in the COVID-19 Era May 8, 2020

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Dear Alumni,

We know that many are experiencing sudden job loss due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. To support your job search and career management goals, we have compiled a list of articles we believe will help you develop an effective job search strategy. Please see below.

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What Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Mean for Your Job Search?

As companies move to remote work to fight the coronavirus pandemic and an increasing number of workers are being laid off or furloughed, you might be wondering if you should continue to send out resumes or just assume that no one is hiring for the foreseeable future. It’s true that economists are predicting a recession, but career experts say it’s best to keep networking and applying, provided you change your approach a bit to acknowledge these are uncertain times. Click to Learn More | themuse.com | Lisa Rabasca Roepe
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COVID-19 Provides a Good Reason To Take Another Look at Your Personal & Business Strategic Plan May 8, 2020

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Dear Alumni.

The COVID-19 Pandemic is causing massive fallout personally, professionally and in business. We thought that this article When COVID-19 ruins your “perfect” strategic plan,  presents a useful framework for reflection, and may help guide you personally and professionally on how to shape your future.

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When COVID-19 ruins your “perfect” strategic plan

While your company awaits a return to business as usual, should your leadership be thinking about revisiting its strategy? Does the current pandemic mean that you should start the process all over again?

To say that the coronavirus has disrupted business is an understatement.

Even if you are still operating at this time of lockdowns and curfews, you are probably doing so under duress. Nevertheless, you must look ahead.

At some point in the future, employees will have returned to their jobs, continuing to work in the old way. However, it would be a mistake to put your effort into “returning things to normal.” Chances are, there is a new normal and you should adjust to it, rather than seek to drag your business back to an obsolete state.

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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.

 

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Message to UTech, Jamaica Community -Actg. President Prof. Colin Gyles, 16-04-2020 April 21, 2020

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UTech-Front-Gate.jpgUniversity of Technology, Jamaicaessage to the University Community – April 16, 2020

Dear Members of the University Community,

In accordance with the “Important Notice to Students and Other Stakeholders” published April 11, 2020 on the UTech, Jamaica Broadcaster, please note the following:

  1. Government requirements.The Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No. 3) Order, 2020, paragraph 7-(1), requires that “For the period from April 8, 2020, to April 21, 2020, all persons who can work from home should do so.”
  1. University not closed.The University continues to comply with Government requirements and encourages supervisors to assign duties accordingly, while maintaining essential operations.
  1. Classes.  No face-to-face classes should be offered at this time.   Classes will continue online using the BlackBoard Collaborate platform and a variety of other modalities where such other modalities were already in use.
  1. Extension of Semester.  The teaching period has been extended by four (4) weeks until May 6, 2020 and ongoing assessment (inclusive of grading) will take place throughout the teaching period and will extend until May 22, 2020.  The date for module withdrawal has been extended to April 27, 2020.

We continue to monitor the situation and will make adjustments in accordance with the directives of the Government of Jamaica.

Kind regards

Professor Colin Gyles, PhD
President (Acting)
April 16, 2020


Important Notice to Students and other Stakeholders

The Administration of the University of Technology, Jamaica is requesting all students and other stakeholders to note keenly the following changes in the delivery of courses and schedule of activities in light of the COVID 19 pandemic:

Classes and Final Assessments

  • All classes will be completed online for the remainder of the Semester using Blackboard Collaborate and/or other platforms.         The current semester, (Semester 2) is being extended by 4 weeks.  Classes/online delivery will end on May 6, 2020.  Assignments for final assessments must be submitted no later than May 22, 2020.
  • Students with insurmountable challenges in accessing online engagements should discuss same with their lecturers and/or academic advisors immediately.  Contacts for your lecturers and academic advisors are available on the University’s Website. To access online Academic Advisement services, use the link: https://www.research.net/r/UTechJaAcademicAdvisementForm  Also attached is a QR code that when scanned, takes you directly to the Academic Advisement Form.

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UTech Knights of St. Catherine – We Stand With You! April 15, 2020

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Important Notice to Students and other Stakeholders from Actg. President Prof. Colin Gyles, UTech Jamaica – 11-04-2020 April 12, 2020

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Important Notice to Students and other Stakeholders

The Administration of the University of Technology, Jamaica is requesting all students and other stakeholders to note keenly the following changes in the delivery of courses and schedule of activities in light of the COVID 19 pandemic:

Classes and Final Assessments

  • All classes will be completed online for the remainder of the Semester using Blackboard Collaborate and/or other platforms.         The current semester, (Semester 2) is being extended by 4 weeks.  Classes/online delivery will end on May 6, 2020.  Assignments for final assessments must be submitted no later than May 22, 2020.
  • Students with insurmountable challenges in accessing online engagements should discuss same with their lecturers and/or academic advisors immediately.  Contacts for your lecturers and academic advisors are available on the University’s Website. To access online Academic Advisement services, use the link: https://www.research.net/r/UTechJaAcademicAdvisementForm  Also attached is a QR code that when scanned, takes you directly to the Academic Advisement Form.

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JOB ADVT: Senior Settlement Officer, Credit Union Fund Management April 8, 2020

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CREDIT UNION FUND MANAGEMENT COMPANY
(SUBSIDIARY OF THE JCCUL GROUP)

JOB VACANCY

JOB TITLE:  SENIOR SETTLEMENT OFFICER NUMBER OF POSITION(S): ONE (1)

REPORTS TO:  MANAGER, BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT

CATEGORY:  PERMANENT

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:-

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely settlements of all transactions processed by CUFMC, which includes payments/withdrawals, the monitoring, confirmation and processing of Repo, Reverse Repo and Own Book transactions, the maintenance and management of CUFMC’s Own Book and Client Securities Register and also to ensure general compliance with the related
CUFMC’s policies and procedures.

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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: Group Internal Auditor, JCCUL Group April 8, 2020

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JAMAICA CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LEAGUE (JCCUL) GROUP

JOB VACANCY

JOB TITLE: GROUP INTERNAL AUDITOR NUMBER OF POSITION(S): ONE (1)

REPORTS TO: SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE/GROUP CEO CATEGORY: PERMANENT

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:-

The Group Internal Auditor is accountable to the Supervisory Committee and the Group CEO for the establishment, maintenance and improvement of the internal control systems throughout the Group, thereby ensuring that all processes adhere to documented procedures and are in conformance with regulated and other standards. (more…)

JOB ADVT: HR Coordinator, tTech Ltd April 8, 2020

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POSITION PROFILE

HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR

 

tTech Limited is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the role of Human Resources (HR) Coordinator, we invite applications from suitably qualified persons apply:

 

The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to the Human Resources Department. He or she is expected to be a conceptual thinker with excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent will: (more…)

JOB ADVT: Admin Support I, UTech, Jamaica Western Campus April 8, 2020

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

VACANCY

 

Western Campus

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) seeks to identify a suitable candidate to fill the following post:

 

 

Administrative Support 1 – Level 6B

 

The Administrative Support 1 will provide confidential administrative support services of a relatively complex nature.

 

Requirements:

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UTech, Jamaica Welcomes Assoc Prof. Dr. Haldane Johnson, Acting Deputy President, 3 April 2020 April 8, 2020

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The Alumni Community of UTech, Jamaica extends congratulations to UTech, Knight — Dr. Haldane Johnson on his appointment as Acting Deputy President, UTech, effective 3rd April, 2020.

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Inaugural Message from Prof. Colin Gyles, Acting President, UTech, Jamaica – 3 April, 2020 April 8, 2020

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The Alumni Community of the University of Technology, Jamaica welcomes Prof. Colin Gyles as our Acting President, and wishes for him God’s guidance, and positive impact, as he leads our University through the worldwide challenges brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Prof. Colin Gyles, Actg. President, UTech, Jamaica

Members of Council, Academic and Administrative Leaders, Staff and Students, Alumni, Members of the University Community, greetings!

It is indeed a great honour for me to have been appointed to serve as Acting President of this our august Institution. It is an appointment I accept with humility, and a keen sense of awareness of the seriousness and uncertainty of the times in which we are currently living.

I recognize that it is a period of transition in which there is a formal process underway for selection of a President; and so, there is an imperative to maintain stability during this interim period. (more…)

Prof. Vasciannie & Prof. Gyles Exchange Goodbyes, UTech, Jamaica- 2 April 2020 April 8, 2020

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Regarding the change in University leadership which took effect on April 3, 2020, you are invited to read the cordial email exchange below, between our outgoing President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie and Acting President, Professor Colin Gyles.

 

 


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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, UTech, Jamaica – Goodbye Note, 31-03-2020 April 8, 2020

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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, UTech, Jamaica – Goodbye Note, 31-03-2020

The Alumni Community of UTech, Jamaica thanks Prof. Stephen Vasciannie for his service to our University during the period 2017 – 2020. In addition, we wish for him God’s best as he returns to his substantive position at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

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JOB ADVT: Undergraduate Admissions Assistant  February 27, 2020

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

 

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

VACANCY

 

Office of Admissions & Enrolment Management 

Division of Student Services & Registry

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) seeks to identify a suitable candidate to fill the following post:

 

  • Undergraduate Admissions Assistant – Permanent

 

The Undergraduate Admissions Assistant under the guidance of the Admissions Supervisor will be required to ensure that all programmes in each Faculty are fully subscribed, and that selected applicants meet the matriculation requirements for various programmes in each Faculty.  The incumbent will be required to make decisions on certain categories of applications based on criteria set by the Faculty, recommend applicants for second choice programmes and provide assistance during enrolment periods.  The incumbent will also be required to ensure that all applications are properly accounted for and feedback provided as well as handle application queries, assist in the promotion of the University, and provide and assist with the analysis of statistical data.

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JOB ADVT: Admin Support II, UTech, Ja – Kingston and Ocho Rios February 27, 2020

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

 

VACANCIES

Administrative Support 2

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) seeks to identify a suitable candidate to fill vacancies for the post of Administrative Support 2 in the following areas:

 

o   UTech Academy – Papine Campus   (Permanent)

o   UTech Academy – Ocho Rios Campus  (Permanent & Temporary)

o   Office of Quality Assurance – (Temporary)

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Job Advt: Assistant Consultant Hydrogeologist (Well Drilling & Development) – Temp Contract February 14, 2020

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Terms of Reference

Services of Assistant Consultant Hydrogeologist (Well Drilling & Development)

Southern Plains Agricultural Development Project

 

  1. BACKGROUND

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), in an amount equivalent to £16,710,313 towards the cost of the Southern Plains Agricultural Development Project (SPAD) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOJ and upon approval by CDB, will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement.  The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.  No party other than GOJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

 

SPAD is being implemented by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF) through a dedicated Project Execution Unit (PEU), and forms part of the GOJ Infrastructure Development Programme. It seeks to provide enhanced irrigation systems and services to an estimated 795 hectares of land in Parnassus, Clarendon and Bridge Pen/Amity Hall in Saint Catherine.

 

The identification   of   the   well locations, confirmation   of   the hydrogeological conditions, design of the wells, application for well drilling licenses, and preparation of detailed bills of quantities have been completed. Tenders to undertake the well drilling and development works have been received and are being evaluated.

 

Completion of well drilling and development ranges from three to six (3-6) months after the award of that contract.

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JOB ADVT: Sales Execs & Sales Reps, Cloud Carib February 13, 2020

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Cloud Carib is the premier provider of trusted cloud services in the Caribbean and Latin American regions. Headquartered in The Bahamas, we are focused on delivering secure and hybrid infrastructure solutions and managed services to the region through locally operated data centres and strategic alliances with leading technology partners.

We are seeking to hire in Jamaica for the positions of Inside Sales Representative and Sales Executive.

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Job Advt: Capacity Development Programme Officer, Secretariat of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) February 13, 2020

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Call for Applications/Expression of Interest

Capacity Development Programme for LDC and SIDS Nationals

Secretariat of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

 

Publication/Transmission Date:           08 January 2020

Deadline for Application:                       08 March 2020 (at midnight, Abu Dhabi Local Time)

Position Title:                                          Capacity Development Programme Officer 

Indicative Monthly Lump-sum:             USD 4,000

Duration of Appointment:                      One year 

 (with possible extension for one additional year)

Duty Station:                                            Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates or Bonn, Germany        

Date for Entry on Duty:                          As soon as possible

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Job Advt: Marketing Officer – Above or Beyond February 13, 2020

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Job Title Marketing Officer
Job Description Our Client seeks to recruit a Marketing Officer who will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for the entire organization and its associated brands in order to attract potential customers and retain existing ones.

Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Create annual marketing plans
  • Work with sales and other internal departments to understand their needs for marketing applications to increase sales.
  • Visit trade clients regularly to explore new sales opportunities or line expansions where applicable.  Also, to determine the need for upgrading existing visibility or implementation of new visibility materials as necessary as well as to analyze product placements for all categories.
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of the Company’s website to ensure all information is up to date and accurate.

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