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FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICIAL CIRCULAR


No. 23/2014                           
DATE: 15th December, 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 Office of the President
Office of the President
P O Box 2513
Government Buildings
Suva

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

1109/2014 CLERICAL OFFICER [PROJECTS]

The Officer will be responsible to the Official Secretary to the President through the Project Officer for general administration functions related to capital projects. The incumbent will be required to assist in the preparation of PSIP submission to the Ministry of Finance, record and relay minutes of meetings, carry out filing, recording and monitoring of activities, prepare work plans and schedules, make site visits and carry out other required duties designated by management. The incumbent must have very good communication and proficient writing skills, be a team player, be conversant with capital project processes, manage tight schedules and must be able to meet deadlines.

Qualification: A pass in Fiji Seventh Form Examination [FSFE] or equivalent from a recognized institution with relevant work experience. Must be able to work with minimum supervision and being computer literate would be an advantage.

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 Acting Permanent Secretary
Department of Information
P O Box 2225
Government Buildings
Suva

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION

1110/2014 SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER

Management and Strategic direction of the Department’s Web & Social Media Platforms. Manage content update of Government news, articles and audio visual material, daily and weekly, as well as production of any other programmes for the Department’s multiple social media platforms. Create innovate and exciting methods to raise awareness and engagement across our online media platforms. Monitor brand presence across Web & Social Media platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and identify emerging communities. Research innovations in emerging social communities and technologies and monitor customer engagement and identify new ways to activate participation and feedback. You must have interest in what is news. Be outstanding researcher. Be creative and well organized. The ideal candidate must have significant experience in using web & social media applications & developing new platforms for the Department to use. The candidate must have excellent and sound communication skills and can work independently. Design and marketing skills are optional but a welcome feature for the candidate

Qualification: A relevant degree to the related field including communications/Media Relation, Journalism, Web & IT. 2 – 3 years experience. Management experience of multiple social media platforms is a MUST Strong Problem Solving skills, adaptable, proactive, and willing to take ownership. Excellent organizational skills. A strong understanding of technical and creative aspects involved with management and marketing of multiple social media platforms. Have excellent writing and communication skills in English and vernacular

Salary: IN02: $29,530 - $37,564

1111/2014 INFORMATION OFFICER (IT)

The incumbent will be responsible for the IT support of the Department in terms of networking and assist with the daily updates of the Fiji Government website. Responsible for the compilation of the Government achievements. The incumbent serves officers within the department and members of the general public in their quest for information. Attend daily editorial meetings and receive complaints on I.T needs for staffs. The officer monitors other Government websites and makes recommendation on updating of contents to be similar right across Government. The position is now responsible for the networking needs of the Department, namely Information Services Unit, PR & D Unit and Corporate Services. The incumbent must be conversant with IT skills including the compilation of data and research. The incumbent must be experienced in media related activities, public relations and possess good communication skills.

Qualification: The incumbent should hold a good Degree in Journalism/Media /Information on Studies or equivalent from a recognized institution with relevant work experience. Should have served three to four years as IN04 with relevant experience of not less than 3 – 4 years in Information Technology or related field. Effective written and communication (oral) skills. Ability to work under pressure and work on weekends and extended hours. Should work independently with minimum supervision. Should be more creative, energetic and understands the basics of Web management.

Salary: IN03 $23,458 - $29,982

1112/2014 ASSISTANT INFORMATION OFFICER (IT)

The incumbent will be responsible for the IT support of the Department in terms of networking and assist with the daily updates of the Fiji Government website. Responsible for the compilation of the Government achievements. The incumbent serves officers within the department and members of the general public in their quest for information. Establish contacts with outside IT and networking companies. Establish contact with ITC regarding IT requirements of the Department. The Assistant Information Officer (PA) is responsible to the Senior Information Officer (PA) for the IT needs of the Department. The Assistant Information Officer is responsible to the Senior Information Officer (PA) for the networking needs of the Department. The Assistant Information Officer makes recommendations on the best quotations for procurement of I.T. equipments. The officer also monitors other Government websites and makes recommendation on the updating of contents to be similar right across Government. The position is now responsible for the networking needs of the Department, namely IS Unit, PR&D Unit and Corporate Services. Proper training and knowledge of the latest technologies is required to be able to handle this duty effectively. Assist in the timely upload and update of the Fiji Official Government Website. Maintenance of the Local Area Network and Wide Area Network between all Units. Keep Update on the Server performances and ensure smooth running of the network. Submit reports to Supervisors. Arrange services, purchases and upgrade of all Department’s machines and related accessories in a timely and orderly manner taking into considerations budget available. Update records of all computers and I.T equipments of the Department. The incumbent must be conversant with IT skills including the compilation of data and research. The incumbent must have an analytical mind and possess proper research skills. The incumbent must be experienced in media related activities, public relations and possess good communication skills. The incumbent must be well-versed with perception and knowledge of local politics and the role of government.

Qualification: A Diploma/ Degree in Journalism /Media /Information Studies or equivalent from a recognized institution with relevant work experience

Salary: IN04 $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 Health & Medical Services
P O Box 2223
Government Buildings
Suva

MINISTRY OF HEALTH & MEDICAL SERVICES

CWM HOSPITAL

1113/2014 GENERAL MANAGER [HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR]

The incumbent will be responsible to the Medical Superintendent, CWM Hospital in the planning, coordination and implementation of the Hospital Development Plan for the management and operation of the Hospital. Development of all Hospital Services management documentation, plan and implement a Hospital risk management program. Monitor and ensure the provision of quality medical, health care and support service in the Hospital. Ensure that health education programs are organised in the hospital and that disease outbreak surveillance, disaster and other emergency issues are appropriately handled. Promote and develop community involvement in the provision of hospital care. Ensure the provision of effective leadership and support for staff on matters of medical/clinical practice, administration and nursing/midwifery. Oversight the supervision and evaluation of the activities of all medical and allied professions, support services, unestablished and volunteer staff within the Hospital. Collect and consolidate specific returns, health reports and other information for Division and Headquarters use. Ensure that a process exists for the reporting of all accidents/incidents involving patients, staff and visitors and that the process complies with the OH&S Act. Comply with all legislation, regulations, by-laws and delegations relevant to position.

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 organisational strategies that are aligned with Government objectives and likely future requirements. Encourages others input and communicates expected outcomes from organisational strategies. Applies intellect and knowledge to weigh up information and identify critical factors and issues. Demonstrates effective judgement to weigh up options and develop realistic solutions. Anticipates risks, addresses them quickly and helps others to recognise them. Capitalise on innovative alternatives to resolve complex problems. Integrates professional expertise with Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Secretaries to improve overall performance and delivery of organisational outcomes. Manages contracts judiciously. Actively ensures relevant professional input from others is obtained and shares own experience. Focuses on activities that support organisational 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 organisational processes and legal and public policy constraints. Represents the organisation 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

1114/2014 DENTAL OFFICER

The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal Dental Officer, CWM Hospital through the Senior Dental Officer for the efficient day to day operation of the Dental Clinic in ensuring the most effective and efficient services are carried out. Incumbent performs oral examination, establish diagnosis and prepare treatment plan for patients. Perform all types’ of clinical procedures including Oral Surgery, Orthodontic, Periodontics, Prosthetics, Endondontics and other clinical procedures relevant to dental officers. Dental Officer must attend to after-hours calls and also supervise subordinate staff when necessary. Manage general dental emergencies in the dental clinic, check supplies, organise and execute school dental services and fluoridation programs and perform any other duties assigned by supervisors.

Qualification: Bachelor in Dental Surgery. Successful completion of internship program. Registered Dentist with Fiji Dental Council.

Salary: DE03 $26, 072 - $33, 690

RESEARCH

1115/2014 CLERICAL OFFICER [VIRUS LABORATORY]

The incumbent will be responsible directly to the National Advisor Communicable Disease in scheduling bill payments that is received, raise payment vouchers, do direct vouchering and send to Head Office for cheque/EFT payment. Responsible for purchasing, collecting quotations, submitting requests through the National Advisor Communicable Disease to the Principal Accounts Officer for approval, raise purchase orders and receive invoice & items before sending to Accounts for payment. Processing of leave; receive approved leave requests from staff, process and update leave schedule and send approval to officers. Send requests through NACD approval to PPU or HRM for appointments. Provide some Induction training to the staff. Update staff on their Leave entitlement. Provide Reports to HRM & PPU. Co-ordinate Financial support through NACD for Projects conducted at Mataika House, during an Outbreak of Disease and for programs at National level. Prepare acquittals to Ministry of Finance and Donor Agencies. Prepare Timesheets for relevant staff.

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

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

HEAD OFFICE

1116/2014 PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER [POST PROCESSING UNIT]

The incumbent will be responsible to the Deputy Secretary Admin Finance through the Director Human Resources, to assist in the development, coordination and oversight of the implementation of the Ministry of Health Workforce Plan including the effective monitoring and control of the Ministry’s staff establishment through recruitment and selection of staff to ensure the Ministry maintains a highly skilled and motivated workforce to fulfill the Ministry’s vision. Act as the Secretary to the Ministry’s National Staff Board, provide advice to other Committees and Boards such as the Ministry’s National Posting Committee, Human Resource Information System Committee, etc. Monitor and control the approved establishment for MoHMS and provide advice on this for the Ministry’s Budget process. Provide leadership and guidance to the Post Processing Team to ensure that all recruitment and selection are in accordance with Good Governance principals and approved guidelines and legislations.

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 Fisheries and Forests
P O Box 2218
Government Buildings
Suva

MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND FORESTS

1119/2014 MARINE OFFICER II [ENGINEER] - RE ADVERTISED

The incumbent will be responsible to Marine Officer II [Captain] for: Testing, installation and repair of marine apparatus and equipment; Maintaining and coordinating repair of marine machinery and equipment for installation on vessels; Monitoring activities to ensure that vessels comply with marine safety regulations and standards; Scheduling of servicing of electrical, heating, ventilation, water and sewage systems.

Qualification: Seagoing Engineer Class 4 Certificate or equivalent with relevant sea-going experience of 3 years. Consistently good reports and assessed ability to provide supervision of staff. Advance Diploma/Diploma in Marine Engineering would be advantageous.

Salary: TG04 $19,149 - $22,444
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Industry and & Trade
P O Box 2218
Government Buildings
Suva

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL TRADE MEASUREMENT AND STANDARDS

1118/2014 INSPECTOR

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director National Trade Measurement & Standards in implementing the policy of the Government affecting the Weights and Measures Legislations, organizing and providing adequate supervision for test of commercial weighing and measuring devices, initiating investigations in regards to weights and measures. The incumbent will be responsible to provide expert opinion on mechanical and supervisory activities, liaise with production units of trade and industry where goods are packed for sale and advise on suitable quality control procedures, The officer will be required to advise on planning and implementation of all activities relating to metrology, co-ordinate and supervising inspection of weighing and measuring appliance, ensuring close contact is maintained with the private sector, public sector and other relevant organisations at all times and supervision of the work of new recruits including work generation, skills development, guidance and training. Any other duties assigned by the Director National Trade Measurement & Standards.

Qualification: A Diploma in Science or Engineering from a recognized institution. Serving officers should have at least 3 years’ service in ES04 grade or equivalent. Non-serving applicants should have at least 6 years’ experience in this particular field in any other organization. Good report writing skills and demonstrated ability to control and manage technical staff and value resources.

Special Requirements: Knowledge on Legal Metrology.

Salary: ES03 $23,458 - $30,171

1118/2014 SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director National Trade Measurement & Standards through the respective Standard Officer for the effective administration of the National Trade Measurement Decree 1989 and Trade Standards and Quality Control Decree 1992 to prepare the documents and distribute the meeting papers to the Trade Standards Advisory Council (TSAC) and to the Sub-Committee and to have consultations with other stakeholders and public on standards development. Also to promote research in relation to standards and also to participate in the various meetings. Collect and disseminate information relating to standards. To collect and disseminate information relating to standards (publication, pamphlets, journals report etc). To take appropriate actions to promote and ensure safety in the supply of goods and services. To conduct market survey to check on dangerous and sub-standard goods. The incumbent will be required to maintain the Library and also Standards Registry.

Qualification: Trade Certificate in Science or Engineering from a recognized institution.

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
17/2013 871/2013 Consultant [Obs & Gynae] – no suitable applicant
22/2013 1063/2013 Supervising Pharmacy Technician – no suitable applicant
22/2013 1065/2013 Senior Pharmacy Technician – no suitable applicant
01/2014 17/2014 Typist [Nursing] – no suitable applicant
01/2014 18/2014 Typist [Pathology] – no suitable applicant
14/2014 711/2014 Consultant [GOPD] – no applicants
14/2014 716/2014 Senior Medical Officer [Pathology] – no applicants
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND FORESTS
15/2014 766/2014 Marine Officer II [Engineer] - – no suitable applicant
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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 278 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 : 15/12/2014
Before noon : 30/11/2014
Circular dated : 31/12/2014
Before noon : 15/12/2014
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Vacancy