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The Ministry of Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Cheryl Davis Ivey as Chief Technical Director, effective February 15, 2010.
The Ministry of Justice is moving to become a modernized and policy focused entity. As Chief Technical Director, Mrs. Ivey is the head of the Ministry’s Policy and Modernization Division. She leads the Ministry of Justice in all policy and modernization matters affecting the justice sector and acts as deputy to the Permanent Secretary.
Mrs. Ivey has strong management and technical experience in the public sector with proven track records in the fields of health, education and the social sector.
She was Director, Executive Services, Office of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education before she joined the Ministry of Justice. In her role, she managed the Ministry’s Cabinet and Legislative Programmes and co-led the preparation of the Ministry’s budget estimates, among other duties.
She also brings to the Ministry extensive international experience gained during a number of years working with USAID, Kingston and UNICEF, Colombia.
Between 2002 and 2005, Mrs. Ivey was the Director of the Strategic Reform Division in the Ministry of Education where she had responsibility for Corporate and Operational Planning, Performance Management and Communication. During that time, she was acknowledged by the Jamaica Social Policy Evaluation Project (JASPEV) for her personal contribution to the Government of Jamaica policy development process.
She also served as Deputy Executive Director of the National Family Planning Board, where she had direct responsibility for the Agency’s Finance and Accounts, Human Resource Management and Administration, Network Administration and Logistics Departments. At the NFPB, Mrs. Ivey was acknowledged by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) for her role in the computerisation of the NFPB’s accounting system as well as her input and review of a published continuing education guide to computerisation of accounting systems for small organisations.
Between 1991 and 1992, Mrs. Ivey served the then Ministry of Youth and Community Development as Programme Development Officer in the Child Support Unit. She has also worked as Health Planner with the Planning Institute of Jamaica, Outreach Counsellor with the Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica, Guidance Counsellor for the St. Anne’s Secondary School and Registered Nurse with the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Medical Associates Hospital.
A past student of Holy Childhood and St. Mary High Schools, Mrs. Ivey has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of the West Indies (Mona), she also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from the same institution and has a Certificate in Nursing from the University Hospital of the West Indies. Other areas of training include a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from the Management Institute for National Development, a Diploma in Spanish from the Berlitz Language Institute, Colombia. She also participated in a Project Implementation Course and is the holder of a certificate in Adolescent Fertility Management from the UWI, Mona.