MOHA announces the completion of selecting civilians to serve on SMD


THE Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) has announced that the process of selecting the 10 civilian professionals to serve in the Strategic Management Department (SMD) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has been completed.

The 10 civilian professionals will work with the GPF to implement the Force’s Strategic Plan.

The Interviewing Panel comprising the following persons was established on March 1, 2013;

Major General (retd) Joseph Singh, MSS
– Chairman
Professor Al Creighton 
– University of Guyana
Mr. Ronald Webster 
– Chairman – Private Sector Commission
Cpt. Gerald Gouveia, AA 
– Private Sector Commission
Mr Seelall Persaud, DSM  
– Deputy Commissioner Law Enforcement
Mr Andrew Grant – Principal Personnel officer, Public Service Ministry
Ms Candace Elias 
– Treaty Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs
Ms Joan Craigen  – Executive Assistant, Citizen Security Programme

The ministry added that the purpose of the panel as reflected in the Terms of Reference agreed upon was to interview, evaluate and recommend persons who in their collective opinion are suitably qualified to fill the ten positions which were advertised in January 2013 by the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Home Affairs.  These positions include:

Head – Strategic Management Department
Team Leader – Strategic Management Department
Strategic Planning Officer
Change Facilitation Officer
Change Communication Officer
Project Coordinator
Coordinator Monitoring & Evaluation
Risk Management Officer
Research Officer

A total of 49 applications were received covering all ten positions, the MOHA said.
MOHA noted that the Interviewing Panel commenced interviews on March 9, 2013 and completed the initial evaluation process on March 16, 2013.
On March 25, 2013, Chairman of the Interviewing Panel, Major General (Retd) Joseph Singh, MSS in the presence of members of the Panel and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs handed over copies of the report and the recommendations of the panel to the Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Clement Rohee, the ministry stated.
MOHA said the names recommended by the Panel and accepted by the Government of Guyana will be published shortly.