NIA seeking to fill vacant Chief Labour Officer position

NIA seeking to fill vacant Chief Labour Officer position

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (OCTOBER 26, 2021) — The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a vacancy in the Ministry of Communications.

The Ministry of Communications invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the post of Chief Labour Officer.


The Ministry is searching for a dedicated leader to oversee the day-to-day administration of the Labour Department. The Chief Labour Officer will also be responsible for providing advice to employers, employees and the government, regarding employment-related legislation. In this position, one will also investigate and/or supervise investigations with the main objective of settling labour disputes between employees and employers.


The following are some of the main duties for the Chief Labour Officer:

– Advise the government regarding the advancement of industrial relations as well as general labour matters

– In consultation with Senior Officers – plan, direct and control the administration of the Laws and Agreements, regulating the terms and conditions of employment

– Enforce the provisions of the Law and regulate the safety, health and welfare in places of employment

– Encourage compliance with the provisions of the Laws regulating terms and conditions of employment, and to occupational safety, health and welfare

– Report on the administration of the Law relating to occupational safety, health and welfare

– Liaise with the Labour Commissioner to enforce the labour laws in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis

– Consult with Permanent Secretary and the department’s Senior Officers to prepare the Draft Estimates of expenditure.


– A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or any other related field

– A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a managerial/supervisory role

– Must be confidential, impartial, considerate, dependable, and self-directed

– Be skilled at research, analysis, documentation, recommendations, and presentation

– Considerable management, organizational and computer skills

– Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills; emotional intelligence

– Exceptional problem solving and negotiation skills

– Customer-service oriented (both internal and external)

– Be able to build and maintain positive working relationships


The salary scale for the role of Chief Labour Officer is N33 – N40.

LOCATION: Applicants must forward their letter of interest, resume and certificate(s) of qualifications by October 29th 2021 to:

EMAIL: Dr Ernie Stapleton at; or; or
MAILING ADDRESS: Dr Ernie Stapleton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications et al, Nevis Island Administration, Administration Building, Charlestown.

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