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FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICIAL CIRCULAR


No. 05/2015                           
DATE: 15th March, 2015
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
THE FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
VACANCIES

ADVERTISEMENTS must be submitted on plain paper together with GP Form 140 for each vacancy.

APPLICATIONS for vacancies must be made on GP142 Form stating the appropriate reference number and submitted via the Head of the Employee's Department. All applicants must include their Curriculum Vitae (CV) with GP142 Form.
GP 142 Form can be downloaded from our website: www.psc.gov.fj

CLOSING DATE for all applications for the posts advertised in this circular will be 14 days from the date of publication shown above. Late applications will not be considered.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Ministry or Department concerned.

CIRCULATIONS Permanent Secretaries and Head of Departments are to ensure that copies of this circular are made available to all employees by distributing them as widely as possible. A copy should be placed on the Ministry/Department's Notice Board. Those going on in-service training abroad should make arrangements to be informed of matters of interest to them.

RECRUITMENT AND PROMOTION POLICY The Fiji Public Service is an equal employment opportunity employer and vacancies are opened to all Fiji citizens. The following extracts from the 2013 Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, Section 127 (8) (b) should be considered in all cases.

“(b) The qualification requirements for appointment and the process to be followed for appointment, which must be an open, transparent and competitive selection process based on merit.”

APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION The following extracts from Regulation 5 of the Public Service (General) Regulations, 1999 should be carefully observed by all recommending employees.

Subsection (1): The appointment or promotion of a person to an office pursuant to Part 6 Section 12 of the 2013 Constitution Section (8) (b) must be made on the basis of merit after an open, competitive selection process.

Subsection (2): An appointment or promotion may only be made if -

(a) the vacancy in the office, or a vacancy in an office with the same duties, was notified in a Public Service Official Circular within the last year as open to any citizen of the State;

(b) an assessment has been made of the relative suitability of the candidates for the duties, after interview or using another competitive selection process;

(c) the assessment was based on the relationship between the candidate's work-related qualities and the work-related qualities genuinely required for the duties;

(d) the assessment focused on the relative capacity of the candidates to perform the duties.

Subsection (3): The following work-related qualities may be taken into account in making an assessment referred to in sub regulation (2): -

(a) skills and abilities;
(b) qualifications, training and competencies;
(c) standard of work performance;
(d) capacity to perform at the level required;
(e) demonstrated potential for further development;
(f) ability to contribute to team performance.

Subsection (4): Sub regulation (3) does not prevent any other relevant matter being taken into account.

Subsequently in accordance with the 2013 Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, Section 127 (8) will be effective 1st January, 2014 vide PSC Circular No. 57/2013.

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Parmesh Chand
                                                                 Permanent Secretary for the Public Service
     
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Finance
P O Box 2212
Government Buildings
Suva

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

106/2015 ECONOMIC PLANNING OFFICER [EXECUTIVE SUPPORT GROUP]

The chief role of this position is to assist staff in the Executive Support Group provide logistic and policy support for PSF and MF, and ensures that priorities are set, high quality output is achieved and accurate and timely information is available when required. The position is also responsible for processing duty concession applications and providing proper recommendations for PSF and Minister’s decision. The position is required to conduct thorough research on issues and provide relevant information and policy advice when required. The position assists in logistical and administrative support to achieve Business Plan targets. This position reports to the Manager (ESG) through the Senior Economic Planning Officer (ESG). The incumbent reports to the Senior Economic Planning Officer, ESG. The incumbent is responsible for performing the following key tasks: Conduct constructive research and investigation on issues and areas requested by the Minister and the Permanent Secretary; Assist in the Co-ordination of appointment of government’s representatives on Boards and Committees that fall under the ambit of the Ministry of Finance; Ensure accuracy, timeliness and reliability of responses to parliamentary questions, cabinet matters and other issues which the Minister may be requested to comment on or respond to;Provide satisfactory assistance and service to members of the public, visitors and guests of the Minister and Permanent Secretary; Assist in the preparation of Cabinet papers, briefs, memorandum and speeches for Minister and Permanent Secretary; Provide relevant briefs to the Minister on duty concession applications; Assist in providing sound economic analysis on research and reviews conducted within the Ministry and other requests by supervisors; Assist in coordinating and facilitating with any complaints from members of the public on any Finance and Economic related issues for the Minister and Permanent Secretary; Assist in logistics and administrative support for PSF and Minister’s interests as well as to achieve Business Plan targets; and Contribute to the overall team building in the Unit.

Qualification: A good Degree in Economics or equivalent from a recognized institution.

Salary: SS03 $23,458 - $29,982

107/2015 ACCOUNTS OFFICER [ASSET MANAGEMENT UNIT] –PROJECT POST

The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal Accounts Officer through the Senior Accounts Officer (Asset Management Unit), this includes facilitating physical asset count of agency items; inputting data and costing details in the National Fixed Asset Register; ensure information is accurate and timely; carrying out research work on pertinent issues affecting governments NFAR initiative; assist in compiling monthly updates to executive management; assist in the analysis of financial statements and corporate plans for government entities and any other duties assigned by Management.

Qualification: An undergraduate Degree in Accounting/Finance/Commerce from an accredited University and a Provisional Member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants or an equivalent professional body. The Appointee must possess a sound understanding of accounting theory and application, should have relevant work experience and has strong communication skills and the confidence to interact with a range of people across Government. The incumbent must be a team player with supervisory skills, and capable of meeting strict deadlines.

Salary: AC03 $26,301 - $33,684
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Department of Strategic Planning Office
P O Box 2351
Government Buildings
Suva

DEPARTMENT OF STRATEGIC PLANNING OFFICE

108/2015 ECONOMIC PLANNING OFFICER [PROJECT PLANNING & EVALUATION UNIT]

The Principle accountabilities of the position includes; Providing technical assistance to SEPO [GASS] and SEPO [I&ES] for designing, planning and evaluation of projects and programmes in the Infrastructure [I&ES] and General Administration and Social Services [GASS] sectors for including in the PSIP; Provision of technical assistance for the vetting and finalizing of the [I&ES] and [GASS] sectors, Corporate Plans in consultations with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service commission; and provision of technical assistance to the immediate superior on the economics of the various projects and programme proposals put forward from the [GASS] and [I&ES] sectors for possible government funding through the normal government budgetary system. Ensure the availability of an appropriate database at all times, from which, the presentation of the Public Sector Investment Programme [PSIP] would be based, this includes timely availability of the appropriate database, regular updating of these database; and ensure accuracy of database.

Qualification: A good degree in Economics or equivalent from a recognized institution.

Salary: SS03 $23,458 - $29,982
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Commissioner of Police
Fiji Police Force
P O Box 239,
Suva

FIJI POLICE FORCE

109/2015 DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of a corporate culture that ensures efficiency and effectiveness in the overall services of the Fiji Police, vide maximum and proper use of existing resources and principle adviser to the Office of the Commissioner of Police. Manage and supervise all the formations that directly come under the Office of the Police Commissioner including: Legal Advi Office, Fiji Police Band, Community and Media Relations, Commercial Affairs, Systems Analyst and the Liaison Officers. Undertake the day-to-day operational activities of the Commissioner’s Office including dealing with Human Resource Issues, processing of arms and ammunitions licenses to include Dealers/Import/Use/Posses and Carry. Monitor and take corrective action in the implementation of financial budget strategies and procedures to meet the standards laid down by Ministry of Finance. Monitor and evaluate performances of Assistant Commissioners and Chief Administration Officer to ensure they deliver the services required and ensure their respective departments comply with laid down policies, procedures and standards. Provide the Commissioner of Police and Commanders strategic advice relevant to the overall management and leadership of the Fiji Police. Build the morale within the Fiji Police through close interactions with the Commissioner, commanders and subordinate officers to meet the disciplinary standards and requirements. Represent the Fiji Police in various strategic level meetings (locally and abroad) in which the Commissioner may not be able to attend.

Qualification: Applicants must demonstrate the ability to think strategically and must be conscious of how the Fiji Police Force’s role is perceived publicly and must be willing to work towards ensuring that the Fiji Police Force is recognised as an accountable, transparent and non-corrupt organisation. A good public relations capacity is necessary including ability to communicate openly and directly with all Fijians. Applicants must be willing to set targets and standards of excellence, be innovative and always strive for improvements. Applicants should be able to manage staff and resources with sensitivity and leadership qualities and be able to guide the Fiji Police Force towards achieving a standard of excellence which inspires public confidence. Applicants must have extensive relevant experience in Police work and/or other related fields. A recognised University Degree in a relevant field is desireable. Higher qualifications would be an added advantage.

Appointment: Under section 129(8) (a) (b) of the Fijian Constitution, the Commissioner of Police, with the agreement of the Minister responsible for the Fiji Police Force, has the authority to determine all matters pertaining to the employment of all staff in the Fiji Police Force including - (a) The terms and conditions of employment, (b) The qualification requirement for appointment and the process to be followed for appointment, which must be an open, transparent and competitive selection process based on merit;

Salary: US02 $62,979 - $79,009

110/2015 CHIEF ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

The incumbent will be responsible in Strategic Planning to Contribute as a member of the Force Executive to corporate decisions and its corporate performance. Forecast and identify developments and trends in the corporate services environment locally, nationally and globally with potential impact on the activities of the Department in order to establish strategies and supporting plans which ensure that resource levels and corporate services meet the present and future needs of the internal and external customers of the Fiji Police. Achievement of Departmental Goals, Promote police/community, media, government, national & international law enforcement agency interaction towards the co-operative achievement of mutual objectives. Funding; Direct, control, manage, secure and allocate funds to finance the activities of the Corporate Services Department and take custody of the Human Resource Planning/Management and encourage personal and professional development of personnel within the Department and the organization as a whole. Financial System; Ensure the Corporate Services Department assets are protected, properly accounted for and fully utilized through the implementation and control of financial policies. Policy Advice & Support; Provide authoritative advice to the command and the Government on relevant matters and emergent issues within the Department. Fiji Police Corporate Management; Contribute as a member of the Fiji Police Executive to corporate decisions and its corporate performance and respond as called for duty when major incidents and matters of public concern occurring within Fiji. Statutory Compliance; Ensure activities within the Corporate Services Department adhere to the laid down standards, policies, procedures, legislation, regulations and status regarding community policing and operations. Management Reporting; Ensure the formal information and reporting requirements of the Fiji Police statues are met in a timely and relevant manner. Develop and maintain effective lines of communication with and between Executive Command, other police managers and the government agencies in matters of policy. Public Relations; Ensure that a responsible and dynamic image is presented for the Fiji Police in all the dealings of the Corporate Services Department and maintaining excellent relations and representation with all relevant bodies within the organization Community Involvement, Involve the community in identifying ways to provide better services and continually improve efforts to meet community needs and build ongoing public support and confidence by improving quality of service delivery.

Qualification: Master Degree in Management, Accounting. Work experience in the field for more than five (5) years. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to think strategically and must be conscious of how the Fiji Police Force’s role is perceived publicly and must be willing to work towards ensuring that the Fiji Police Force is recognized as an accountable, transparent and non-corrupt organization. A good public relations capacity is necessary including ability to communicate openly and directly with all Fijians. Applicants must be willing to set targets and standards of excellence, be innovative and always strive for improvements. Applicants should be able to manage staff and resources with sensitivity and leadership qualities and be able to guide the Fiji Police Force towards achieving a standard of excellence which inspires public confidence. Applicants must have extensive relevant experience in Police work and/or other related fields. A recognised University Degree in a relevant field is desireable. Higher qualifications would be an added advantage.

Salary: US03 $52,227 - $64,832

111/2015 ASSISTANT ACCOUNTS OFFICER [SALARIES]

Supervise and direct the activities of the salaries section to meet its objectives and ensure that activities within the section adhere to laid down procedures, guidelines and policies. Check and/or verify accuracy of salary and wages vouchers, salaries and wages payments and required changes, paysheets and pay cheques, prepare and also check journals. Establish and maintain effective lines of communication and build up good working relationships within the unit, with other units, divisions, departments to achieve the unit objectives. Control effective uses of all financial and physical (telephones /stationeries /furniture/ machines/office facility etc.) at the unit’s disposal; ensure all activities in the salary section adhere to the laid down standards, policies and guidelines. Contribute to the professional and personal development of less experienced staff and attend to their discipline and welfare matters; maintain a safe, productive and innovative work environment for the staff.

Qualification: An undergraduate Degree in Accounting/Finance/Commerce from an accredited University. Appointee must have relevant experience in an accounting environment. A pass in Government Exams, H1, H2 and U, along with Government accounting system experience and MS Office skills would be an advantage. The incumbent must be a team player and capable of meeting strict deadlines.

Salary: AC04 $21,497 - $26,215

112/2015 CLERICAL OFFICER [ACCOUNTS]

The position is responsible to the Principal Accounts Officer through Accounts Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer for the day to day running of the Accounts Section. Processing of payments and maintaining of payment register. Process all allowances, meal/subsistence allowances, writing of cheques. Key in data for wages from weekly timesheets. Prepare payment for GWE staff, prepare salary inputs for established staff. Updating of all EDP files. Maintain imprest register, cash and replenishments. Distribute salary cheque. Check payment vouchers. Posting of JV’s and PV’s to Department Ledger, General Ledger and underline account daily. Collecting of bank statements daily. Maintain cashbook for drawings account of the Department. Reconcile cashbook with the bank statement daily, reconcile the expenditure ledger against the commitment ledger. Maintain cash book for the RFA Account. Maintain effective lines of communication with and between unit staff, Divisional/Formation Commander and section heads, Executive Command, government agencies and other organizations for the collective achievement of the unit, department’s objective. Any other duties assigned by the Force Accountant Maintain effective lines of communication with and between unit staff, Divisional/Formation Commander and section heads, Executive Command, government agencies and other organizations for the collective achievement of the unit, department’s objective.

Qualification: A pass in Fiji Seventh Form Examination (FSFE) or equivalent. Computing skill/Literacy in computing applications would be an advantage.

Salary: SS05 $12,659 - $19,005

113/2015 FOREMAN (MECH/ELECT)

Directly supervise and monitor day to day performances of the technicians, mechanics and clerical officers. Inspect vehicles, identify the need for minor repairs and issue instructions accordingly with recommended parts for purchase; re-inspect vehicles and conduct test-drives after completion of repairs or servicing. Liaise closely with garage supervisor and purchasing officer in management affairs of the garage. Direct and control effective uses of all physical and financial resources at the unit’s disposal; ensure all activities in the garage adhere to the laid down standards, policies and procedures. Establish and maintain effective lines of communication and build up good working relationships within the unit, with other units and departments to achieve unit objectives. Ensure the professional and personal development of staff, create and maintain a safe, productive and innovative work environment for staff and attend to welfare and discipline matters affecting staff. Maintain a broad and current knowledge of the Fiji Police operational policies, guidelines and procedures.

Qualification: A minimum of 7 years’ experience in an appropriate field and demonstrated ability and drive. OR completion of first line supervision course with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in this particular field.

Salary: ES06 $12,572 - $18,775

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WITHDRAWAL OF VACANCIES
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FPSOC NO VACANCY NO. POST
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES
11/2013 528/2013 Steno/Typist (Nadi Hospital)-
Applicant withdrawn from the post
11/2014 404/2014 Principal Medical Officer - (Mediicne) CWM – sideway transfer
14/2014 734/2014 Junior Dietician –(Lautoka Hospital) – Applicant regularized.
14/2014 735/2014 Junior Dietician –(Lautoka Hospital) – No suitable applicant
18/2014 849/2014 Prinicpal Medical Officer, Surgical – No suitable applicant
20/2014 974/2014 Senior Medical Officer - No suitable applicant
 
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OTHER VACANCIES
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CENTRE ON INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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POST  DIRECTOR GENERAL, CIRDAP FOR THE
PERIOD 2016-2020 
No. AD. 2/29
Web Site http://www.cirdap.org.
Address H.E. Lt Col Inia Seruiratu
Vice-Chariperson of CIRDAP Governing Council And Minister
Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development & National Disaster Management 
Government of the Republic of the Fiji Islands
Regional House, 1 Knolly Street, Suva Fiji
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Due Date 23rd April, 2015
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For further enquiries of advertised vacancies please contact the respective Post Processing Managers of Ministries and Department.
However should you require additional information do not hesitate to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone Mrs. Uma Prasad on 3314588 ext 292 of the Public Service Commission.
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Items for publication in the next issue of the Fiji Public Service Official Circular should reach the Commission as follows:

Circular dated : 15/03/2015
Before noon : 28/02/2015
Circular dated : 31/03/2015
Before noon : 15/03/2015
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Vacancy