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MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

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POSITION SUMMARY-OVERVIEW:

This is an administrative support position, which is generally accountable for ensuring that the general public is aware of how the National Health Insurance Plan works, understands how to access the service and benefits at the NHIB, the personal returns and advantages of paying contribution to the Health insurance fund.  The incumbent must develop the necessary high impact programs and improve public image of the NHIB.  This position will oversee the corporate image of the NHIB by organizing Public Relation activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Booking radio, TV and print advertisements.
  • Monitoring NHIP website for pertinent material or messages and forwarding same to the CEO.
  • Updating NHIP website with current content.
  • Liaising with the department heads/managers to develop content for publishing online and on print, TV or radio media.
  • Managing and maintaining the content and material for a periodical internal email magazine.
  • Preparation and maintenance of profiles of all employees; content to be used in marketing the NHIP on websites and other media.
  • Liaising with department managers to design and produce Preventative Health Care Programmes.
  • Liaising with Human Resource Manager to broadcast internal messages.
  • Supporting the CFO in managing the strategic marketing plan.
  • Supporting the CFO in designing and completing templates for the Annual Report
  • Supporting the CEO in managing annual events.
  • Supporting the CEO in designing and producing pronouncements for online and print media (with legal advice).
  • Visiting schools and other fora to make presentations on behalf of the NHIP
  • Using personal face and voice in producing advertisements for NHIP (when needed)
  • Pricing and costing media productions with support from finance.
  • Conducts reviews of customer service quality assurance standards/protocols.
  • Conducts customer care surveys and provide feedback to the CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associates Degree in Communications/Public Relations or equivalent with 3 years of experience in marketing and sales; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of Research Methods.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Very detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Shows initiative.
  • Ability to be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision.
  • Strong written, oral and computer literacy skills.
  • Knowledgeable of data processing, spreadsheet preparation and presentation graphics programmes.
  • Knowledgeable of use of various social media platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer services skills.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

The incumbent is deemed to be perming his duties effectively when:

  • The organization’s website is up to date/relevant.
  • The organization publishes a public information document.
  • The public image of the NHIB continues to improve.
  • There is a marketing and promotional plan in action.
  • NHIB annual events calendar is managed.
  • Preventive Health Programmes is launched.
  • All Marketing targets are met.

Salary:           

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. $40,000.00 per annum to $45,240.00 per annum

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR  

(PROVIDENCIALES)

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of our Organisation’s computer system and servers. This includes provisioning, supervising, installing, copying, and maintaining the system’s software and hardware.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization.
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing the impact of issues.
  • Installing new/rebuilding existing servers and configuring hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. following established industry standards, and project/operational requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining various installation and configuration procedures, as necessary.
  • Researching and recommending innovative and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Identifying innovative approaches that leverage NHIB’s resources, foster operational efficiency and improve service delivery to customers.
  • Performing daily system monitoring, to verify the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing systems and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs.
  • Performing daily backup operations, ensuring all required file system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off, as necessary.
  • Performing regular file archival and purge operations, as necessary.
  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • New accounts setup and Active Directory administration.
  • Repairing and recovering from hardware or software failure. Maintaining operational, configuration, and other procedures.
  • All time on call availability as responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advance notice.
  • Installation of printers, servers, and scheduling maintenance as needed.
  • Risk mitigation planning.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of NHIB.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • 3-5 years of database, network administration, or system administration experience.
  • Systems Administration and IT certifications in Microsoft such as MCSA, MCSE, or Azure administrator.
  • 2-4 years of experience with cloud-based technology Microsoft Azure.
  • Sound knowledge of systems and networking software, cabling, hardware, and networking protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols.
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing IT strategy and plans.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft SQL databases, including creating backups, maintenance plans, creating SQL query and installations.
  • Sound knowledge of using backup software and disaster recovery plans.
  • A team player with strong communication and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision.

Salary:           

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience $50,000.00 per annum to $55,000.00 per annum

All Applications should be addressed to:

Sheena Smith-Yip

National Health Insurance Board

Salt Mills Plaza

Providenciales

Turks and Caicos Islands

British West Indies

Email: recruitment@tcinhip.tc

Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants who applied for any of the above listed positions, do not have to reapply. After submitting application to National Health Insurance Board Human Resource department, Qualified Belongers may also submit a copy of their applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Immigration Board.

Deadline for submission is May 23, 2021

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Bahamas News

Mobile App brings unprecedented access & opportunity to Persons with Disabilities in The Bahamas

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#TheBahamas, December 8, 2022 – Opportunities and services previously out of reach for many Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) in The Bahamas are now easier to access with groundbreaking upgrades to the ‘AccessAbility’ mobile app innovated by the National Commission of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), through a Bahamian APP developer.

As of January 2023, PWD’s registered on the App will be able to book accessible transportation, allowing unprecedented freedom of movement.

For now, services available on the App include free interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing; disaster alerts from NEMA; free registration with NCPD which includes mapped location of registered PWD’s in times of disaster; complaints mechanism; bus routes showing street by street movement ; request for adaptive equipment and other services; business directory for organizations compliant with the Disabilities Act; Career/job listings; as well as trending local and international news and resources.

Financing for the App and the related public education programme was contributed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its Multi Country Office located in Jamaica which serves The Bahamas among five English-speaking countries in the northern Caribbean. The App is available for free download from Google Play and the App Store and is also preloaded on all new devices purchased from local telecommunications provider Aliv in partnership with NCPD.

At the launch event on Sunday (4 December), Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon.  Philip Davis said that The Bahamas aimed to achieve inclusion and accessibility on a level playing field for persons with disabilities and that the App was one of the means through which this could be achieved. He lauded the services provided through the app and highlighted the accessible transportation, one touch access to emergency services and sign language interpretation.

The Prime Minister announced that the Department of Labour will enable job listings in the AccessAbility app, and further reminded employers of provisions in the Disability Act for the employment of one person with a disability for every 100 employees. “I am asking corporate Bahamas to join the Government in recognizing the potential in persons with disabilities and providing employment opportunities that may never have been considered before,” he said.

Other major disclosures made by the Prime Minister included The Bahamas’ ratification of ILO Convention 159 establishing the right of PWD to vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities, and the successful implementation of the Nassau Airports Development’s Sunflower Laynard programme offering empathetic and specialized service to travelling PWD’s

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe, said exclusion of PWD’s over the years has been troubling, but the mobile app will help bring the community closer to realizing inclusion and becoming part of the normalcy of the country. “We are elated and moved. PWD’s are celebrating because we have come a long way and UNDP is helping to make a difference” Minister Wilchcombe stated.

UNDP Resident Representative Denise E Antonio said recognizing that Disability Inclusion is a development issue requires continued attention and investment, UNDP supported the Government’s mission to expand digital inclusion to marginalized groups through the Digital Access for All (DAFA) Bahamas Project, specifically focusing on the AccessAbility Mobile App and public education.

She reiterated UNDP’s commitment to improving ICT infrastructure and digital access with and for PWD’s in The Bahamas; advancing gender equality and the empowerment of PWD’s in The Bahamas and forging partnerships to identify challenges and potential solutions to reduce inequalities against Persons with Disabilities.  “It is crucial for governments, public and private sectors, to collaboratively find innovative solutions with and for persons with disabilities, to make the world a more accessible and equitable place,” the Resident Representative noted.

She encouraged Persons with Disabilities to register with the NCPD through the App to ensure they benefit from a wide array of services.

The launch of the AccessAbility mobile app will be immediately followed by a multimedia public education campaign to encourage awareness, downloads, and usage among PWDs.

Technology and digitalization are considered enablers in UNDP’s global service offer of six signature solutions focusing on leaving no one behind. To this end, UNDP partners with countries to develop appropriate digital solutions which help advance poverty eradication, inclusion, equality and crisis resilience.  UNDP Multi Country Office in Jamaica serves Jamaica, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

Release: UNDP

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Bahamas News

Tropical Storm Owen in December?

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By Shanieka Smith

Staff Writer

 

December 8, 2022 – A low-pressure system observed in the Central Atlantic Ocean has led the National Hurricane Center to believe there is a 50 per cent chance a subtropical or tropical storm will develop. They reported on Tuesday,  the system was 800 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands.

NHC said that by Thursday or Friday, the system should move northeastward, where it will interact with a mid-latitude trough, thereby limiting the chances of development.

The potential subtropical or tropical storm would become the 15th named storm of 2022 and will be called Owen.

Here is the very latest forecast:

Central Subtropical Atlantic

Showers and thunderstorms have increased since last evening near a

large non-tropical area of low pressure located over the central

subtropical Atlantic about 850 miles east-southeast of Bermuda.

However, the system remains embedded within a frontal zone, which is

expected to become more pronounced later today as the low begins to

move east-northeastward at 20 to 25 mph toward colder waters and

interact with a mid-latitude trough.  Therefore, while the system

could show some subtropical characteristics today, its chances to

fully transition to a subtropical or tropical cyclone appear to be

decreasing.  Nevertheless, significant non-tropical development of

this low is expected during the next couple of days, and additional

information, including hurricane-force wind warnings, can be found

in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.  The

next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued

by 9 AM EST Thursday.

 

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent.

 

Photo Credit: ACCUWEATHER

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Jamaica’s PM Andrew Holness goes to Washington to discuss matters to help with crime

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By Shanieka Smith

Staff Writer

 

#Jamaica, December 8, 2022 – The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, travelled to Washington on Tuesday to discuss security matters with various US State Agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department. 

Holness said the aim of the meetings is to cut ties between local and overseas criminals and in turn strengthen the country’s crime-fighting efforts.

“I’m serious. If you are overseas and you are sponsoring, directing, and soliciting; if you are financing crime in Jamaica we’re going to get you,” he said.

In a press briefing in early November, the prime minister announced that a State of Emergency (SOE) was issued in seven parishes across the island. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader, Mark Golding has requested that the SOE be extended through to January 14, 2023.

However, a recommendation was made by the non-governmental human rights and justice organization Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) to reject Golding’s extension request.

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