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FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICIAL CIRCULAR


No. 21/2014                           
DATE: 15th November, 2014
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 Official Secretary to the President
Office of the President
P O Box 2513
Government Buildings
Suva
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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

992/2014 EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The Officer will be responsible to the Official Secretary to the President through the Senior Assistant Secretary for the human resource, vehicle and record-keeping units through general administration functions including the proper maintenance and recording of all human resource data encompassing appointments, disciplinary issues, post processing, P2P, Vacancy and Vehicle Reports, preparation of staff board papers, and being part of the Board of Survey team. The incumbent also plays a supervisory role over the Transport and Leave/Registry Clerks and carry out other required duties designated by management. The incumbent must have very good communication and proficient writing skills, be a team player and must be able to meet deadlines.

Qualification: A Diploma in Management & Public Administration, Business Administration or equivalent from a recognised institution with relevant work experience. Computing skill/Literacy in computing applications and sound industry knowledge are preferred. A pass in Service Examinations H (1), H (2) & S is advantageous.

Salary: SS04 $19,069 - $24,330
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Solicitor -General
Office of the Attorney General
P O Box 2213
Government Buildings
Suva
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OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

993/2014 PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTS OFFICER

The Principal Accounts Officer is responsible to the Solicitor- General through the Director Corporate Services for establishing proper accounting operations in respect of funds derived from the proposed gaming machine operations, monitoring and ensuring that Government is paid its profit share, approve and monitor related expenditure and the proper accounting thereof. Analyze and make recommendations on a centralized monitoring system. He/She shall be required to present financial reports of all the various Boards, Committees and Commissions operating under the Acts being implemented. He/She is required to operate separate Bank Accounts for the various Commissions, Boards and Committees and ensure that proper accounting procedures are maintained at all times. In this regard, he/she is required to supervise and monitor the accounting aspects of the functions of the Boards, Commissions and Committees. He/She is responsible and accountable for the setting up, supervising, controlling, auditing and maintaining proper accounting operations in respect of the implementation arm of the Solicitor-General’s Office of the various Acts stated above under the Office of the Attorney-General.

Qualification: A relevant Post Graduate Degree or Post Graduate Certificate in Accounting, Finance, Commerce of a related field from an accredited University and a member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants. A person of high calibre. Appointee should have had previous experience in managing budgets, must be able to provide sound policy advice on financial related matters and have collaborative communication and resource management skills. He/she must have experience in managing and mentoring staff. Must have strong written skills, a team player and able to meet strict deadlines.

Salary: AC01 $44,720 - $55,483

994/2014 PRINCIPAL LAW LIBRARIAN

The incumbent will be responsible to the Solicitor-General in ensuring that all strategies set out in the Corporate and Strategic Plan are achieved within the prescribed target dates. Prepare budget proposals to the Budget Committee annually, advice and guide the Law Library Committee on the library policy and development issues. Identify recent law book publications and recommend these titles for purchase to the Law Library Committee. Accessioning and cataloging titles for accountability and audit purpose in the Accession Register and Library Management Software. Annually compile sets of digest and index of High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and other judicial and quasi-judicial bodies. Circulate Judgments and Awards to Labasa, Lautoka and Suva Library. Bind Judgments, Acts, Bills, Subsidiary Laws, Periodicals and loose copies of Law Reports on a regular basis. Undertake research request from professional officers both manually and electronically including online information access. Carry out annual stock take and Board of Survey for Lautoka, Labasa and Suva Libraries. Prepare, update, and submit monthly financial reports to the Library Committee and annual breakdown for annual reporting to Finance on the utilization of funds. Prepare tender documents where necessary for approval by respective budget sector agency tender boards. Attend regular meetings at the Fiji Law Library Interest Group and Pacific Law Libraries Conference. Maintain a full and working knowledge of library automated system. Maintain knowledge on new cataloging standards and rules. Conduct trainings on the Library Management Software as part of orientation for new professional officers. Manage Library staff and any volunteers attached to the Library. Regular update and maintenance of e-database containing Judgments, Acts, Bills and Subsidiary Laws. Direct the training of library staff in technical and administrative library skills. Liaise and network with other Law Librarians and international bodies to assure services are responsive to patron needs.

Qualification: A Degree in Library Science/Library Management/Librarianship/Information Studies from a recognised institution. Serving Officers should have at least 3 years service in IR02 grade. Non serving applicants should have at least 12 years relevant work experience. Appointees should have well-developed written and oral communication skills, be able to contribute meaningfully in management of resources and staff and have skills and background appropriate to the specific library post.

Salary: IR01 $39,452 - $49,820

995/2014 PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

The incumbent will be responsible to the Solicitor-General through the Director Corporate Services for ensuring that all administrative and support services are rendered in an efficient and effective manner. Duties include management of all personnel and administrative functions pertaining to established and un-established staff with specific responsibility to co-ordinate appointments, terminations, resignations, retirements, posting/transfer, advertisements, staff establishments and monthly/quarterly returns. Oversee the administration and general supervision of the Government wage earners, administration of leave and Assessment reports for all staff, maintenance of appropriate vehicle control measures, OHS compliance procedures and policies, procurement and maintenance of office equipment and machines and oversee all other office requirements including Office Accommodation, confidential files, civil listing and staff establishment register; ensure timely and accurate operation of Annual Board of Survey, timely processing of overseas travel and transport arrangements for staffs, training of staff both local and overseas and provide secretariat services to the Ministry’s Senior Managers meeting. In addition, the incumbent shall contribute to the compilation of Annual Corporate Plans, Annual Reports, Succession and Learning and Development Plans. Knowledge in the operation of Film Censor Board, Film Control Board, Hotel Licensing Board, Central Liquor Board, Board of Legal Education, Legal Aid Commission and Revision of Laws is preferred. Any other duties assigned by the Director.

Qualification: A relevant Post Graduate qualification with an Undergraduate Degree in Management & Public Administration, Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized institution with relevant work experience. Computing skill/Literacy in Computing applications and sound industry knowledge are preferred.

Salary: SS01 $39,452 - $49,820
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Immigration, National Security and Defence
P O Box 2309
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF IMMIGRATION, NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENCE

996/2014 ACCOUNTS OFFICER `

The position is a Supervisory level within the Ministry that reports to the Deputy Secretary through the manager Corporate Service Division in terms of sound financial management advice. Ensure that Budget Request submission is compiled from all the Divisions and submitted to the Ministry of Finance at the end of the 2nd Quarter. The position must ensure that Requisition to Incur Expenditures on Capital Project is managed in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with the Agency Financial Manual. Ensure that all reconciliations of expenditure ledger, Revolving Fund Account (RFA), Interdepartmental Clearance, Imprest, Operating Drawing, Bank Lodgment Clearance, Salaries and Wages are properly checked, endorsed by Accounts Officer and cleared by the Permanent Secretary. Ensure that all Revenue collected is properly accounted for in accordance with the Financial Instruction. Ensure that all issues raised in the Annual Audit Report are implemented. Ensure that the Procurement Compliance Report is prepared and submitted to management every quarter in a timely manner. The incumbent will be responsible for the operation of the petty cash, preparation of virement and cash flow adjustments. Ensure timely submission of financial reports to Management and must have sound knowledge of the Financial Management Information System (FMIS)

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
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation
P O Box 2220
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS & INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

CLERICAL OFFICER [REGISTRY] -3 POSTS
997/2014
998/2014
999/2014  

Speedily forward of mails for action, and is subsequently stored on the correct file. Ensure that any loose papers that have been actioned by officers are placed on appropriate files. Assist officers of the Ministry to locate information and individual items of correspondence. Ensure that outgoing mail is filed appropriately, and that all files are stored in the correct place in the information system. To assist in the efficient flow and retrieval of information by regularly updating transition of correspondences, updating file census records and locating correspondences & subject files as and when requested. Provide wide circulation of information & reports by collating and submitting flimsy copies of correspondences, and distribution of Circulars, News Bulletins, Reports and subsequently, proper filing of these documents/reports. Any Other duties as directed by senior Administration Officer & Principle Administration Officer, (Corporate Service division).

Qualification: A pass in Fiji Seventh Form Examination [FSFE] or equivalent.

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

1000/2014 CLERICAL OFFICER [ACCOUNTS CLERK – MISSIONS]

Preparation of payment vouchers for Overseas Missions remittances. Liaising with banks on exchange rates for telegraphic transfers. Liaising with FIRCA for tax clearances and Ministry of Finance for relevant approvals. Preparation and sending of remittance advice to all missions and maintain remittance register for payments to missions. Providing missions with the Ministry of Finance official monthly exchange rates. Assist in the Excel and GL posting of monthly financial acquittals received from overseas missions. Assist in preparation of payments and maintaining of register for the Contributions payments to the Regional and International Organisations that Fiji is a member of Assistance in Reconciliation of RBC Accounts. Other duties directed by the PAO, SAO, AO.

Qualification: A pass in Fiji Seventh Form Examination [FSFE] or equivalent.

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

1001/2014 RECEPTIONIST/TYPIST [CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICER]

The position reports to Director Corporate Services through the Team Leader Information –Corporate Service for managing the Ministries switchboard and attending to visitors who make enquiries in person at Ministry Headquarters. He/She will also be required to attend to all enquires submitted as part of the Ministries Customer Services Charter.

Qualification: A pass in Fiji Seventh Form Examination [FSFE] or equivalent with 35wpm typing speed on manual typewriter or 40wpm typing speed on electronic/electric typewriter. Word processing knowledge and Computer Management skills are essential. Shorthand skill is advantageous.

Salary: SS05 $12,659 - $19,005
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Strategic Planning, National Development & Statistics
P O Box 2351
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF STRATEGIC PLANNING, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & STATISTICS

1002/2014 PRINCIPAL ECONOMIC PLANNING OFFICER [GOOD GOVERNANCE]

The incumbent will be responsible to the Chief Economic Planning Officer [Good Governance] and Deputy Secretary for technical and policy advice on governance and development issues. This is a senior position within the Unit and the officer will be responsible for Analysis of policies and strategies for relevant sectors and supporting implementation by relevant agencies; Policy advice on the effective implementation of Public Sector Reform initiatives through sound best practices and approaches for implementation, drawing on lessons learnt from other institutions/countries; Undertaking research on relevant and topical issues and supervising the work of two subordinate officers; Liaising closely with relevant ministries and organisations to support existing governance programmes; and Providing secretariat support services to relevant committees and representing the Ministry in various forums.

Qualification: A relevant Post Graduate Diploma and a good Degree in Economics or equivalent from a recognised institution. A person of high calibre. He/ She should have relevant work experience and the ability to manage staff and resources. Must have demonstrated intellectual capacity, drive, determination and flair in existing grade and proven to be a meritorious performer.

Salary: SS01 $39,452 - $49,820

1003/2014 ECONOMIC PLANNING OFFICER [SECTORAL/ REGIONAL]

The incumbent will be responsible to the Chief Economic Planning Officer, Sectoral/ Regional through the respective Senior Economic Planning Officer and Principal Economic Planning Officer for planning policy work relating to various economic, infrastructure and social sectors; The officer will be required to undertake periodic reviews of economic performance and prepare sector policy papers in consultation with concerned Ministries; Assist in the preparation, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation of projects; Assist in the annual budget preparation and aid programming; and The officer is also expected to represent the Strategic Planning Office at various meetings.

Qualification: A good Degree in Economics or equivalent from a recognised 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 Permanent Secretary
Fiji Bureau of Statistics
P O Box 2221
Government Buildings
Suva
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FIJI BUREAU OF STATISTICS

1004/2014 SENIOR STATISTICIAN [NATIONAL ACCOUNTS]

To lead the team responsible for the compilation of annual gross domestic product both at current prices and in volume terms using the production, expenditure and income approaches. To be responsible for development work that moves towards the compilation of figures presenting the sequence of accounts for transactions and other flows as well as balance sheets with a focus on the framework of the 2008 SNA.To ensure that the National Accounts compilation process closely follows the main concepts involving transactions, other economic flows, stocks, institutional units, classifications, and main macroeconomic aggregates measured by the system. To closely study the merits and limitations of the various data sources available nationally and use various standard corrections for omissions and errors in these data sources. To deal with data suppliers on issues such as delivery, detail and frequency, when, in what format, how reliable, etc. To deal with specific issues related to goods and services transactions, including supply and use framework, inventory valuation adjustment, consumption of fixed capital, non-observed and informal economy. To deal with the production account covering the definition and measurement of output, intermediate consumption, and value added; valuation issues; and the treatment of particular industries; To identify and develop deflators and derivation of volume measures of GDP. Conduct research to gather sufficient technical knowledge for guided assumptions about technical, economic and institutional relationships. Use well guided assumptions to fill all major and minor gaps and imperfections in the basic data set. Continually search for other relevant quantitative and qualitative information, e.g. by reading specialized journals, newspaper articles and annual reports or by explicitly asking companies, institutions and experts. Balancing simultaneously the production approach and the income approach for estimating GDP, e.g. with respect to compensation of employees by industry and operating surplus.

Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate qualification with an undergraduate degree in Official Statistics/ Population & Demography or equivalent from a recognized institution with relevant work experience. Ability to research and analyse statistical information. Assessed potential and ability to contribute in a management role. Ability to manage staffs.

Salary: SP02 $29,530 - $37,564

1005/2014 SENIOR STATISTICIAN [HOUSEHOLD SURVEY UNIT]

To assist the Divisional Manager in developing and managing the operations of the Household Surveys Unit including assistance rendered to Business Surveys and other Statistical Collection activities. Contribute to the compilation of statistics on Fiji’s economy and society and also for important periodical activities such as the re-basing of the CPI and GDP weights, through the conduct of Household Surveys. To assist the Divisional Manager with the preparation of household survey work-plans, budget, sample design, sample selection and weight calculation. To assist the Divisional Manager in the checking of survey forms, preparation of preliminary statistics, interpretation and presentation of data on surveys in a form acceptable to stakeholders. To assist the Business Register Unit in their work of updating FBoS’ Business Register. Assist in the design and test household survey questionnaires. Assist in the recruitment and training of household survey interviewers. Manage, organise and support interviewers in the field. Manage processing functions including coding and processing questionnaires, input editing dealing with response issues, generating clean data and recording error rates. Prepare statistical analyses and produce statistical products. Attend to information requests from the business sector, Government agencies and other data users. Assist the Divisional Manager in managing Household Survey Division’s performance through the PSC performance management system. Assist with identification and facilitation of the development of competencies in relation to agreed staff performance expectations. To represent FBoS at technical meetings, conferences and special presentations.

Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate qualification with an undergraduate degree in Official Statistics/ Population & Demography or equivalent from a recognized institution with relevant work experience. Ability to research and analyse statistical information. Assessed potential and ability to contribute in a management role. Ability to manage staffs.

Salary: SP02 $29,530 - $37,564

1006/2014 FIELD STATISTICIAN [HSU – LABASA]

Assist the Senior Statistician (Household Surveys); Develop an operational plan for the conduct of Household Surveys in the Northern Division. Plan for the conduct and reporting of surveys including field procedures and management practices. In the recruitment and training of interviewers. In the design and testing of household survey questionnaires. In organising and supporting interviewers in the field. In managing the data processing functions including coding, input editing, dealing with response issues, generating clean data and recording error rates. Carrying out statistical analysis for the production of statistical products. In publishing and disseminating results and conclusions. In addressing information requests from the business sector, Government agencies and international bodies. In managing individual and team performances of the Household Survey Unit Staff through the PSC performance management system. Identify and facilitate the development of staff competencies in relation to agreed performance expectations. In ensuring that all working relationships are defined, understood and accepted and areas of probable conflict are identified and addressed. In ensuring continuous consultation on matters of common interest, effective cross flow of information and effective use of support services. In liaising with stakeholders to ensure their needs are met. In conducting probity and other quality checks. In monitoring and evaluating output and outcomes continuously and reporting these weekly to ensure that set performance indicators and timelines are met. In the continuous monitoring of expenditure to ensure fund utilization is according to needs and within budget.

Qualification: A Degree in Official Statistics/Population and Demography or equivalent from a recognized institution with relevant work experience. Assessed potential and ability to contribute in a management role.

Salary: SP03 $23, 458 - $29, 982

1007/2014 ASSISTANT STATISTICIAN [DEMOGRAPHY]

Assist the Statistician in the compilation of timely estimates of Fiji’s population broken down by ethnicity, gender and age. Under the guidance of the Statistician, use demographic methods to compile demographic indicators such as fertility and mortality rates, growth rates and life expectancy at birth. Prepare tables and draft reports using the latest information available and incorporate appropriate graphical illustration and translation of findings. Under the guidance of the Statistician, carry out in-depth data analysis to identify underlying reasons or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. Assist in interpreting demographic details for Users through translation and explanation of what the information means and how it can be used. Assist in the preparation of a periodic report on Fiji’s Social indicators and trends. Assist in the preparation of updated Socio-Economic information for use by the Geographical Information System team. Keep abreast of latest developments in the collection of demographic statistics and apply new knowledge to your job. Assist in developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. Communicate with the Strategic Partners and Stakeholders like the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Lands, Registrar General, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Primary Industries and university scholars and researchers. Address information requests from the business sector, Government agencies and international bodies. Confer with other staff in the Department to ensure continuous consultation on matters of common interest, effective flow of information and effective use of support services. Liaise with clients and stakeholders to ensure client needs are met. Use information to pinpoint the needs of certain populations and make projections and decisions based on those needs.

Qualification: A Diploma in Official Statistics/Population & Demography or equivalent from a recognised institution with relevant work experience. Assessed potential and ability to contribute in a management role.

Salary: SP04 $19,069 - $24,330

1008/2014 ASSISTANT STATISTICIAN - MAPPING [GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM]

To be responsible for the on-going spatial data maintenance and dissemination, end- user support and the generation of maps and other GIS reports and information product; To be responsible for the compiling and organizing GIS data from maps, databases and other sources; To be responsible for the conversion, import and export of data in the GIS system; To continue development work on the Department’s GIS/GPS system and have in place user-friendly information access. To re-draw Enumeration Area (EA) Boundaries where needed, for instance in areas; with significant population growth or decline where development work has changed the landscape. To incorporate field information from Household Surveys and the Population Census in the EA maps. To update the 1,602 EA maps based on information gathered from the Population Census, Household Surveys or field visits. To revise EA maps and update the household survey sampling frame to be used in the next round of household surveys. To verify all GPS numbers by area prior to production of final outputs. To prepare spatial information outputs through the linking of Census and Survey Data to the Digitized Maps and GPS Waypoints. To create and document procedures and metadata definitions.

Qualification: A Diploma in Official Statistics/Population & Demography or equivalent from a recognised institution with relevant work experience. Assessed potential and ability to contribute in a management role.

Salary: SP04 $19,069 - $24,330
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Heritage & Arts
Private Mail Bag
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, HERITAGE & ARTS

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL – ED3B [11 POSTS]
1009/2014 - NATABUA HIGH SCHOOL
1010/2014 - QUEEN VICTORIA SCHOOL
1011/2014 - SILA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
1012/2014 - KAMIL MUSLIM COLLEGE
1013/2014 - KHALSA COLLEGE
1014/2014 - LELEAN MEMORIAL SCHOOL
1015/2014 - NADI COLLEGE
1016/2014 - PT. VISHNU DEO MEMORIAL COLLEGE
1017/2014 - RISHIKUL SANATAN COLLEGE
1018/2014 - NADI SKM COLLEGE
1019/2014 - XAVIER COLLEGE
 

To assist the Vice Principal and the Principal in the general Administrations of a ED1D-C Secondary School, give professional guidance to teachers and teach. Supervises the efficient and effective management of duties, discipline, maintain schools general day to day administrative matters. Monitors staff performance and assist in their professional development in order that the goals of the school are accomplished and the needs of teachers met. Ensures equal participation of students in the learning process by eliminating discrimination and harassment.

Qualification: Qualification as for HOD 1 post and at least 3 years competent service with a superior assessment in the ED5 or 2 years in ED4 or 1 year in 3A grades or equivalent based upon standard rating scale. Completed 3 years rural service or attained a superior assessment in past 3 years. Applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications will have an advantage. Candidates who have successfully completed Leadership & Management or other related trainings will be an added advantage. Where relevant, hostel management experience preferred.

Salary: ED3B $32,751 - $38,405


ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL – ED3A [13 POSTS]
1020/2014 - LAUCALA BAY SECONDARY SCHOOL
1021/2014 - VUNISEA SECONDARY SCHOOL
1022/2014 - LEVUKA PUBLIC SCHOOL
1023/2014 - BUCALEVU SECONDARY SCHOOL
1024/2014 - ASSEMBLIES OF GOD HIGH SCHOOL
1025/2014 - DAV COLLEGE, BA
1026/2014 - HOLY CROSS COLLEGE 
1027/2014 - JASPER WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL
1028/2014 - LAUTOKA CENTRAL COLLEGE
1029/2014 - NABUA SECONDARY SCHOOL
1030/2014 - ST JOHNS COLLEGE
1031/2014 - ST JOSEPH SECONDARY SCHOOL
1032/2014 - VOTUALEVU HIGH SCHOOL

To assist the Vice Principal and the Principal in the general administrations of a ED1A Secondary School, give professional guidance to teachers and teach. Supervises the efficient and effective management of duties, discipline, maintain schools general day to day administrative matters. Monitors staff performance and assist in their professional development in order that the goals of the school are accomplished and the needs of teachers met. Ensures equal participation of students in the learning process by eliminating discrimination and harassment.

Qualification: Qualification as for HOD 1 post and at least 3 years competent service with a superior assessment in ED5 or 2 years in ED4 grades or equivalent based upon standard rating scale. Completed 3 years rural service or attained a superior assessment in past 3 years. Applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications will have an advantage. Candidates who have successfully completed Leadership & Management or other related trainings will be an added advantage. Proven superior administrative ability and professional leadership skills. Where relevant, hostel management experience preferred.

Salary: ED3A $31,646 - $37,105

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL – ED4B [14 POSTS]
1033/2014 - BA METHODIST HIGH SCHOOL 
1034/2014 - BA SANATAN COLLEGE
1035/2014 - BA SANGAM COLLEGE
1036/2014 - BUA COLLEGE
1037/2014 - DAV GIRLS COLLEGE
1038/2014 - JOHN WESLEY COLLEGE
1039/2014 - LOMARY SECONDARY SCHOOL
1040/2014 - NAMOSI SECONDARY SCHOOL
1041/2014 - NUKULOA COLLEGE
1042/2014 - ST BEDES COLLEGE
1043/2014 - SUVA SANGAM COLLEGE
1044/2014 - RICHMOND METHODIST HIGH SCHOOL
1045/2014 - RA HIGH SCHOOL
1046/2014 - SIGATOKA ANDHRA HIGH SCHOOL

To assist the Vice Principal and the Principal in the general administrations of a ED2D Secondary School, give professional guidance to teachers and teach. Supervises the efficient and effective management of duties, discipline, maintain schools general day to day administrative matters. Monitors staff performance and assist in their professional development in order that the goals of the school are accomplished and the needs of teachers met. Ensures equal participation of students in the learning process by eliminating discrimination and harassment.

Qualification: Qualification as for HOD 1 post and at least 2 years competent service with a superior assessment in the ED5 or equivalent based upon standard rating scale. Completed 3 years rural service or attained a superior assessment in past 3 years. Applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications will have an advantage. Candidates who have successfully completed Leadership & Management or other related trainings will be an added advantage. Proven superior administrative ability and professional leadership skills. Where relevant, hostel management experience preferred.

Salary: ED4B $29,542 - $34,638

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL – ED5E [9 POSTS]
1047/2014 - BAULEVU HIGH SCHOOL
1048/2014 - DREKETI HIGH SCHOOL
1049/2014 - LOMAIVUNA HIGH SCHOOL
1050/2014 - NILSEN COLLEGE
1051/2014 - RATU LATIANARA SECONDARY SCHOOL
1052/2014 - SHIRI GURU NANAK KHALSA SECONDARY SCHOOL
1053/2014 - WAIQELE SECONDARY SCHOOL
1054/2014 - NAKASI HIGH SCHOOL
1055/2014 - ST VINCENT COLLEGE

To assist the Vice Principal and the Principal in the general administrations of a ED2B Secondary School, give professional guidance to teachers and teach. Supervises the efficient and effective management of duties, discipline, maintain schools general day to day administrative matters. Monitors staff performance and assist in their professional development in order that the goals of the school are accomplished and the needs of teachers met. Ensures equal participation of students in the learning process by eliminating discrimination and harassment.

Qualification: Qualification as for HOD 1 post and at least 1 year competent service with a superior assessment in ED5C - D or 5yrs in ED8G or equivalent based upon standard rating scale. Completed 3 years rural service or attained a superior assessment in past 3 years. Applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications will have an advantage. Candidates who have successfully completed Leadership & Management or other related trainings will be an added advantage. Proven superior administrative ability and professional leadership skills. Where relevant, hostel management experience preferred.

Salary: ED5E $28,473 - $32,789

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL – ED5D [6 POSTS]
1056/2014 - DELANA METHODIST HIGH SCHOOL 
1057/2014 - SABETO COLLEGE
1058/2014 - BATINIKAMA SECONDARY SCHOOL
1059/2014 - SIGATOKA VALLEY SECONDARY SCHOOL
1060/2014 - CICIA HIGH SCHOOL
1061/2014 - BEQA/YANUCA SECONDARY SCHOOL

To assist the Vice Principal and the Principal in the general administrations of a ED3C Secondary School, give professional guidance to teachers and teach. Supervises the efficient and effective management of duties, discipline, maintain schools general day to day administrative matters. Monitors staff performance and assist in their professional development in order that the goals of the school are accomplished and the needs of teachers met. Ensures equal participation of students in the learning process by eliminating discrimination and harassment.

Qualification: Qualification as for HOD 1 post and at least 1 year competent service with a superior assessment in ED5C - D or 5yrs in ED8G or equivalent based upon standard rating scale. Completed 3 years rural service or attained a superior assessment in past 3 years. Applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications will have an advantage. Candidates who have successfully completed Leadership & Management or other related trainings will be an added advantage Proven superior administrative ability and professional leadership skills. Where relevant, hostel management experience preferred.

Salary: ED5D $27,511 - $31,761

COUNSELLOR – ED5D [ 7 POSTS]
1062/2014 - ADI CAKOBAU SCHOOL
1063/2014 - NASINU SECONDARY SCHOOL
1064/2014 - MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
1065/2014 - CUVU COLLEGE
1066/2014 - PT VISHNU DEO MEMORIAL COLLEGE
1067/2014 - RATU SIR LALA SUKUNA MEMORIAL SCHOOL
1068/2014 - SUVA SANGAM COLLEGE

The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal for students’ counselling and career advice. The appointee shall also undertake normal teaching duties not exceeding fifteen [15] periods per week besides counseling and career advice. The appointee shall be expected to identify, investigate and record behavioral problems of students and recommend solutions; provide counseling sessions for students with problems and those needing such assistance; liaise with parents, outside organizations and authorities to seek assistance and solutions on behavioral problems of students; and provide career guidance and advice to students in upper secondary classes.

Qualification: Qualifications as for HOD 1 with an additional year of teaching experience or counseling qualifications. Applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications will have an advantage. Candidates who have successfully completed Leadership& Management or other related trainings will be an added advantage.

Salary: ED5D $27,511 - $31,761
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Fisheries and Forests
P. O. Box 2218
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND FORESTS

1069/2014 FISHERIES ASSISTANT [DATA WEST]

The incumbent will be responsible for licensing, monitoring, control, surveillance, and facilitates technical support services including operation and maintenance of ice plants, supplies and maintenance of fishing gear, vessels, etc. The position Coordinates and facilitates Market survey – collect and collate data and ensures proper timely recording, storage of fisheries data and maintenance of data base. Ensures compliance to Fisheries Act and Regulations.

Qualification: A Diploma in Applied Fisheries or equivalent from a recognized institution. Have the ability to work with minimal supervision and some background knowledge of the fishing industry.

Salary: PR05 $12,660 - $19,005

1070/2014 FISHERIES ASSISTANT [OBSERVER]

The position is responsible to Fisheries Technical Officer (National Observer Coordinator) for: the physical collection of catch and effort data on board fishing vessels during its fishing trips and recording into regional standard observer workbooks; identification of non-compliance activities in and report to the Enforcement Section, including biological samples from identified fish species. The position also participates in collaborative research work with national and international research institutes whilst on board fishing vessels.

Qualification: A Diploma in Applied Fisheries or equivalent from a recognized institution. Have the ability to work with minimal supervision and some background knowledge of the fishing industry.

Salary: PR05 $12,660 - $19,005
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Enterprises & Tourism
P. O. Box 2278
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES & TOURISM

1071/2014 SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal Administrative Officer in provision of quality policy advice on all human resources matters to the PAS, Head of section and PSPET if the need arises. Assist Principal Administrative Officer in the performance of all human resources and employment relations issues of the Ministry. Assist Principal Administrative Officer in the compilation of all the plans, i.e. Succession Plan, Strategic Workforce Plan, Learning and Development Plan, Annual Corporate Plan and Annual Report. Oversee the registry and the general supervision of Clerical Officers, Executive Officer, Administrative Officers and Government Wage Earners. Ensure proper management of records. Assist PAS in all logistic arrangements on post processing and preparation of Staff Board papers. Ensure the effective leave administration of all staff. Overall in charge of transport movement and ensure that vehicle policy and lease agreement are adhered to. Ensure that Board of Survey is carried out annually. Ensure that all mandatory reports are submitted on time as required by the central agencies.

Qualification: An Undergraduate Degree in Management & Public Administration, Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized institution with relevant work experience Computing skill/Literacy in computing applications and sound industry knowledge are preferred

Salary: SS02 $29,530 - $37,564
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment
P. O. Box 2131
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT

1072/2014 DIRECTOR [ENVIRONMENT]

The incumbent will be responsible to the Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Housing & Environment to provide policy advice and formulation for the promotion of sustainable development through the promotion of best practices and integrated approaches, heritage protection and meaningful public involvement in the protection of Fiji’s environment in a sustainable manner. The incumbent will work closely with decision-making authorities and all stakeholders on development to ensure that environmental considerations are integrated into decision making process for new development proposals. The incumbent’s main services includes coordinating and providing advice and guidance on environmental management approaches to promote sustainable development that will ensure wise utilization of natural resources and the protection of Fiji’s environment. This includes environmental management policy formulation with line Ministries and environment compliance to the relevant multilateral agreements that Fiji is party to. He/She will be operating within the ambit of the Environment Management Act, Endangered Protected Species Act, Litter Decree and Ozone Depletion Substance Act. The incumbent will be also responsible to coordinate and manage the formulation and implementation of effective environmental management capability, policies and meaningful public involvement in the protection of Fiji’s environment in a sustainable manner. This position is expected to monitor and evaluate the implementation of policies and programmes of the Department. This is a leadership role with expectation of leading professional by motivating and encouraging personal professional development. The position require regular internal communication with the two (2) Assistant Directors and other Principal Environment Officers on technical procedural and policy matters relating to sustainable development. The position requires regular communication also with the subordinate staff and other units relating to the preparation and consideration of development programmes. Internal liaison is also required with other units of the Department relating to the information or advice on current environmental issues and effective measures to be taken on these issues.

Qualification: Must have at least 6 years’ experience at Senior Management level. Promotes a shared commitment to the strategic direction of the Ministry and helps create organizational strategies that are aligned with Government objectives and likely future requirements. Encourages others input and communicates expected outcomes from organizational strategies. Applies intellect and knowledge to weigh up information and identify critical factors and issues. Demonstrates effective judgment to weigh up options and develop realistic solutions. Anticipates risks, addresses them quickly and helps others to recognize them. Capitalize on innovative alternatives to resolve complex problems. Integrates professional expertise with Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Secretaries to improve overall performance and delivery of organizational outcomes. Manages contracts judiciously. Actively ensures relevant professional input from others is obtained and shares own experience. Focuses on activities that support organizational sustainability. Nurtures talent and engages in succession planning. Facilitates information accessibility and sharing. Looks for ways to improve effectiveness by harnessing technology and implementing continuous improvement activities. Monitors and manages resourcing pressures for optimum outcomes. Creates a flexible environment that enables others to meet changing demands. Adheres to and promotes the Public Service Values and Code of Conduct and aligns business processes accordingly. Addresses breaches of protocol and probity. Operates professionally and within the boundaries of organizational processes and legal and public policy constraints. Represents the organization effectively in public and internal forums and advocates corporate agenda. Confidently communicates in a clear, concise and articulate manner. Focuses on key issues and states the facts. Communication is structured and presents with precision and confidence harnessing the most appropriate methods of communication. Approaches negotiations with a strong grasp of the key issues. Anticipates the position of the other party, and is aware of the extent of potential for compromise. Acknowledges and addresses disagreements to facilitate mutually beneficial solutions. Identifies key stakeholders and engages their support. Focuses on the desired objectives and ensures negotiations remain on track. Must have an Academic Degree in the relevant field.

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

1073/2014 TECHNICAL OFFICER II

To provide the necessary services to assist Principal Town Planner through the Technical Officer I in the execution of the DTCP’s functions by ensure valid documents are submitted together with applications[ use of checklist, check against Town Planning Regulations, Advisory in the absence of immediate supervisor]. Action all applicants on the advice of immediate supervisor. Send out referrals. Ensure all comment received relating to the applications, enquires and complaints are addressed and considered to carry out site inspections where necessary, make timely and well researched cases to proposals for amendments to approved town planning schemes and rezoning in rural areas, prepare applications for endorsements. Ensure the Department is up to date with information from relevant agencies. Record all work in progress in minute sheet. Update operational needs. Offer advice to stakeholders [applicants, consultants, developers & the general public]

Qualification: A Diploma in Land Use Planning/Land and Urban Development or equivalent from a recognised institution. and at least 3 years experience as Technical Assistant or equivalent. OR Relevant experience and qualifications that enable an applicant to enter at this grade and perform at an acceptable level, i.e. a pass in the Fiji Public Service Draughting Examination and 12 months post qualifications relevant experience.

Salary: ST04 $19,069-$24,330
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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 : 15/11/2014
Before noon : 31/10/2014
Circular dated : 30/11/2014
Before noon : 15/11/2014
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