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FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICIAL CIRCULAR


No. 17/2014                           
DATE: 15th September, 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 Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Finance
P O Box 2212
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF FINANCE

792/2014 DIRECTOR [INTERNAL AUDIT & GOOD GOVERNANCE]

Reporting to the Permanent Secretary for Finance, the position will supervise staff, lead audit teams, provide sound policy and technical advice, draw up audit programme and manage it. The varied duties include conduct of efficient and effective internal audits of government ministries/departments through proper report on the findings to improve their day to day operations; conduct special audits as requested by management and agencies; institute surcharge actions and implement surcharge decisions against officers found responsible/guilty of abusing /mismanaging government resources both financial mismanagement; coordinate and manage the Ministry’s replies to the Auditor General’s reports on the Accounts and Finances of the Government; coordinate responses from ministries and departments to the Public Accounts Committee Report; ensure that prescribed procedures and systems comply with the Financial Management Act, 2004, Finance Instructions 2010, and other related rules and regulations.

Qualification: Must have at least 6 years’ experience at Senior Management level. Develops the strategic direction for the Organisation and creates a shared sense of purpose by demonstrating how the elements of the strategy fit together and contribute to higher level goals. Encourages others input and communicates required actions and expected outcomes. Applies intellect and knowledge to weigh up complex information and identify critical factors and issues. Works effectively when all of the information is not available. Explores the options in full and makes sound decisions under pressure. Considers opportunities and anticipates risks. Applies lateral thinking and identifies innovative solutions. Integrates professional expertise with internal and external partners 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. Builds and sustains relationships within the organization with the Deputy Secretary, Permanent Secretary, Minister’s Office and across the Public Service and with the diverse range of stakeholders. Looks for shared agendas and uses these to bring people together. Shows a commitment to client service through own actions and those of the organisation. Adheres to and promotes the Public Service Values and Code of Conduct and acts with utmost integrity and professionalism. Encourages these standards in others. 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 uses appropriate, unambiguous language and explains the implications and ensures the conclusion is clearly conveyed. Selects the most appropriate medium for conveying information and structures written and oral communication to ensure clarity. Approaches negotiations with a strong grasp of the key issues. Presents a convincing and balance rationale. 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. Encourages the support of relevant stakeholders. Focuses on the desired objectives and ensures negotiations remain on track. Must have an Academic Degree in the relevant field.

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

793/2014 PROCUREMENT OFFICER [CUSTOMS CLEARANCE]

The Procurement Officer (Customs Clearance) is responsible to the Senior Procurement Officer (Team Leader) in facilitating custom clearance including administration of all shipping and freight documentation, payment of duties, and release of bonded goods. The position is pivotal towards growing an effective logistics operation within the Fiji Procurement Office; including promoting effective customs clearance policies and processes as well as having effective liaison with line agency procurement staff and management. The appointee should have a working knowledge of Fiji Government procurement policy rationale, and should be able to develop and maintain efficient and effective customs clearance procedures, as well as develop and maintain best practice logistics processes in conjunction with the Tenders Unit and have cognisance of the specific requirements of each supply contract and develop and maintain good relationships with key transport, warehousing and other stakeholders. The position also requires the undertaking of customs clearance for the line agencies in relation to the administration of all shipping and freight documentation, payment of customs duties and release of bonded goods and the close liaison with procurement staff from line agencies to ensure the integration of processes and the reduction of issues such as incorrect receipt of goods. He/She is expected to have relevant administrative experience in transport, warehouse and/or inventory processes, which ideally includes undertaking customs clearance responsibilities.

Qualification: A relevant Degree from an accredited university with relevant work experience. Computing skill/Literacy in computing applications and sound industry knowledge are preferred. Analytical and Report-writing requirements are intensive.

Salary: SK03 $23,458 - $30,372
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Office of the Auditor General
P O Box 2214
Government Buildings
Suva
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OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

794/2014 ASSISTANT PROGRAMMER

The incumbent will be responsible to the Senior Systems Analyst for the maintenance of the network infrastructure for OAG. He/she is responsible for the troubleshooting of all internet, email and printing problems, configuring of computers to the network, installation of antivirus, installation of software, gathering of quotations for purchasing of hardware and software, ensuring proper documentation of work carried out, upgrading and downgrading of operating systems, upgrading and downgrading of office suite, liaison with other stakeholders on the creation of relevant user accounts and attend to all technical issues for end users. He/she will also be responsible for any other tasks assigned by the senior officers of the Office of Auditor General.

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in information Technology/Computer Science or equivalent from recognized institution with relevant experience.

Special Requirements: Industry certifications would be advantageous: CCNA, CompTIA network+, CompTIA Security+, ITIL Foundation, ISO 9001:2008 Foundation, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Passed two exams towards Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) Web/Windows Programming.

Salary: IT06 $24,688 - $28,309
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Applications on completed GP 142 Form for the following posts should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health
P O Box 2223
Government Buildings
Suva
______________________________________________________

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

HEADQUARTERS

795/2014 SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER [NATIONAL FLEET MANAGER], AMU

The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal Administrative Officer, Asset Management Unit in planning, directing and coordinating the operation of vehicle maintenance and repair programs for the Ministry owned vehicles; plan and coordinate training programs for all drivers. Working as part of an enthusiatic team, will coordinate efficient and timely administrative support of vehicles throughout the Ministry – Fiji wide. This will include updating and maintaining accurate records for fuel accounts, contracts, vehicles insurance and license documentation, maintenance of vehicles and fleet renewals and purchase. Review purchase requests through service demands for new & replacement vehicles. Plans and administer a preventive maintenance and vehicle replacement program for the Ministry’s owned and leased vehicles, prepares cost analysis and periodic management and operational reports. Maintain electronic databases of registration, inspections, accidents & damage and maintenance of fleet management. Ensure fleet availability to meet all requests by scheduling, forecasting and surveying current user trands. Maintain knowledge and utilize all fleet information and user surveys to forecasts new requirements. The incumbent is to help the senior management ensure that fleet management policies are adequate. Utilise your strong prioritization and organizational skills to manage high work volumes with often demanding and competing deadlines. A keen eye for detail will also be key to ensure that compliance checks are conducted and that statutory regulations are aligned and practiced. Knowledge of current fleet legislation and documentation requirements, allowing you to provide advice and guidance to staff on fleet related issues. Ability to flag problem and resolve issues, you will also have experience of recommending policy and process changes/improvements. Have a strong administration and It skills, a can-do attitude and a passion for delivering excellent customer service, this could be an exciting opportunity to further develop your existing office skills in a highly professional environment where you will be fully supported to realize your potential. To devise on General Transport Policy and a quality assurance program endorsed by the Land Transport Authority.

Qualification: An Undergraduate Degree 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.

Salary: SS02 $29, 530 - $37,564

796/2014 SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER [POLICY & TRAINING], WELLNESS CENTER

The incumbent will be responsible to the Chief Advisor Health Promotion and National Advisor Wellness Center, for the development of training materials and policies towards wellness settings and organization wellness promotion campaigns and programmes. Duties include planning and assisting in at least four [4] Strategic Health Communication [SHC] Campaigns per year in identified priority areas. These Campaigns should include the following processes: determine the behavioral objective through situation analysis, market research, development of MRIP proposals, public education and advocacy and implementation report. Management of public complaints pertaining to health issues and responsible for media invites for health events. Responsible for media queries from all media outlets. The incumbent will also be responsible for the training in Health Promotion and settings programs, development of Health Promotion Information Systems and policies, healthy lifestyle promotion and wellness leadership and governance, health Promotion budget and finance, public private partnership coordination and advocacy, formulating meaningful and realistic program objectives and goals, generating evidence based decisions, choosing the right time, people and tools, applying planning frameworks to guide evaluations: what they are and how to use them, constructing and delivering complete evaluations: examining process(delivery), impact and outcome evaluation (short and long term effects), outcome dissemination. Will need to contribute to development of IECs, contribute to other Wellness promotion activities and any other duties as assigned by the Head of the National Center for Wellness or supervisor.

Qualification: An Undergraduate Degree 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.

Salary: SS02 $29, 530 - $37,564

LABASA HOSPITAL

CONSULTANT – 5 POSTS
797/2014 - ANESTHESIA
798/2014 - PATHOLOGY 
799/2014 - RADIOLOGY
800/2014 - PAEDIATRICS
801/2014 - EYE

The incumbent will be responsible to the Medical Superintendent, Labasa Hospital for the management and day to day operations at their respective departments. Duties include patient care, administration, staff supervision, and participation in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Fiji School of Medicine; promotes the interest and the development of the unit through strategic planning; ensures cohesion of the overall functions of the unit i.e. to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders and maintains positive interpersonal relationships; leads in peer reviews to ensure corrective measures are undertaken to provide efficient services; promotes succession planning and responsible for medical reports & medico-legal assessments; attends &actively participates in the organization committee(s)to review and implement changes; administers to patient high quality clinical care by ensuring they receive treatment, care, support and review to obtain the best possible outcome; provides excellent Medical services by working with colleagues and key staffs and attend to other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualification: Registered Specialist in the relevant specialty in the Specialist Roll in the Fiji Medical Council Register. Perceived ability to operate as the top specialist in the relevant area of medicine. Consistently good peer assessment and ability to supervise staff. Must have demonstrated intellectual capacity, drive, determination and flair in existing grade. Recognition as an expert in the relevant field of medicine.

Salary: MD01 $63,567 - $78,006

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER [4 POSTS]
802/2014 - MEDICINE
803/2014 - PATHOLOGY
804/2014 - OBSTETRIC & GYNAECOLOGY
805/2014 - ANESTHESIA

The incumbent will be responsible to their respective Consultants for the management of all medical, nursing and allied health services within their respective Units in ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of health care and contributing to the overall hospital strategic planning as a member of the Executive management Team. The incumbent will assist the Consultant in the preparation of the Unit’s Master Plan, co-ordinate and direct major projects and develop short term and long term strategic plans for medical and allied health services, monitor and evaluate the overall performance of the Unit to ensure activities are efficiently and effectively maintained within the determined budget parameters. The incumbent is expected to provide advice on workforce planning, educational initiatives, medical practice and appropriate legislation as required. To promote a quality customer service approach and ensure compliance with Health Service Management Standards, Quality Assurance and other management activities are operational and monitored in the hospital; conduct and facilitate ongoing medical & management/administrative or other staffs. Attend relevant workshops and conferences as approved by the Hospital Administrator at regional, national and international levels and ensure that all medical, nursing and allied health staff in the hospital is appropriately instructed on the requirement for confidentiality.

Qualification: A recognized Masters Degree or equivalent qualification in the relevant specialist field. Serving officers should serve at least 2 years in the Principal Medical Officer grade in the same field of medicine. Non-serving applicants should have at least 2 years relevant skills and experience in this particular field of medicine. Demonstrated capability and ability to manage staff and physical resources effectively.

Salary: MD02 $57,809 - $74,158

PRINCIPAL MEDICAL OFFICER [ GOPD/A&E] - 2 POSTS
806/2014
807/2014 

The incumbent will be responsible to the Consultant GOPD/A&E through the Chief Medical Officer, Labasa Hospital for the day-to-day operations of the Unit. Duties include general clinical work and supervising of staff in the Unit. Administers to patients high quality clinical care by ensuring they receive treatment, care, support and are reviewed to obtain the best possible outcome. Attend and actively participate in the organization committee(s) to review and implement changes. The incumbent is responsible for medical reports and medico-legal assessments. Ensures cohesion of the overall functions of the unit and undertake any other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualification: A recognized post graduate diploma in the relevant specialist field of medicine. A person of high caliber. Serving officers should serve at least 2 years in the Senior Medical Officer grade in the same field of medicine. Non-serving applicants should have at least 2years relevant skills and experience in this particular field of medicine. Ability to manage staff and physical resources.

Salary: MD03 $50,054 - $61,699

808/2014 PRINCIPAL DENTAL OFFICER

The incumbent will be responsible to the Medical Superintendent, Labasa Hospital for the overall planning, organization administration of the Clinical Department in the Divisional Hospital and to ensure that the department provides high quality patient care and contributes to the development of a high professional workforce in the Northern Oral Health Service. Responsible for the development and implementation of the department's operational plan based on the Hospital and Northern Division Business plan. Provides direction for the unit through establishing clear achievable goals and participates in its planning as required. Effectively communicate and ensuring the implementation of all relevant policies to achieve the hospital's goals and objectives in alignment with government and the Ministry of Health plans.

Qualification: Registered Dentist with Fiji Dental Council. Post Graduate Qualification of relevance is an advantage. Serving officers should serve at least 3-5 years in DE02 grade. Non-serving applicants should have 8 years experience in dentistry. Ability to manage staff and resources. Must have intellectual capacity, drive, determination and flair in existing grade. Must have evidence of management experience and should have proven ability to teach and mentor.

Salary: DE01 $42,498 - $52,983 

DENTAL OFFICER – 2 POSTS
809/2014
810/2014

The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal Dental Officer, Labasa 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 treatment, Prosthetic Endondontics. Manage general dental emergencies in the dental clinic, check supplies, organise and execute school dental services and fluridation programmes and perform any other duties assigend by supevisors.

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

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

811/2014 SISTER – LABOUR WARD

The incumbent will be responsible to the Manager Nursing, Labasa Hospital through their respective Senior Sisters for planning, organization, management and supervision of clinical nursing duties in their respective Units/Wards and providing clinical supervision and support for the staff nurses and support staff in the delivery of quality patient care for the clients admitted into the Unit. The primary role of the Sisters is to perform the supervisory clinical functions for the staff nurses and trainees in the delivery of client-centered care within the unit during the shift. Duties include the facilitating of the performance agreement with the individual member of the Team; ensure that on the job training program for the staff is developed; Facilitate the efficient use of the available resources for delivery of patient care activities; Ensure that the twenty-four hour coverage of staff mix is maintained, for the delivery of nursing services ;Provide the relevant administrative support for the team in order to perform the functions of maintaining the standards of nursing ;to ensure that all staff are aware of the scope of practice and legal/ethical obligations towards the client, colleague and the profession. The incumbent participates in the evaluation and attachment programmes of local and overseas nursing personnel and ensure that the teaching, learning and nursing practice activities are consistent with the approved Nursing Service Procedures, policies and protocols.

Qualification: Diploma or Degree in Nursing and at least five [5] years’ post registration experience. Officer/ Appointee should have served as a Staff Nurse and Registered as a General Nurse under the Fiji Nursing Council. Certificate in Public Health Nursing or Midwifery is essential for Health Sister post, the latter is essential for Maternity Sister posts. For posts in specialized area; a minimum of three [3] years’ successful experience in that discipline is essential. Ability to supervise staff and manage resources.

Salary: NU05 $21,175 - $24,721

812/2014 JUNIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

The incumbent will be responsible to the Medical Superintendent through the Physiotherapist in Charge for the accurate professional documentation in line with the standards and local policies and procedures. Contribute to documentation monitoring as required such as statistical information. Maintain high quality Physiotherapy standard of work ensuring that treatments offered are on the best available clinical evidence and be mindful of patient safety at all times thus maintaining OHS regulations. Should skillfully assess patients, formulate relevant treatment plan, provide treatment, reassess for effectiveness of treatment given and if required modify/ change treatment techniques for all patients visiting the Physiotherapy outpatients and also all Physiotherapy outpatients and also all Physiotherapy patients in the ward. Attend to ward rounds, actively participate in the service programs, daily patient briefings, case discussion and keep up to date with the operation and use of equipment’s. Further, incumbent will also attend to any other duties required by the supervisor.

Qualification: Diploma in Physiotherapy

Salary: HW06 $21,032- $ 23,406

813/2014 STOREMAN

The incumbent will be responsible to the Officer-In-Charge of stores for checking, recording and storage of goods received. The officer is responsible to undertake regular stocktaking; ensures that public stores under his control are physically safe and secured; ensure that issue of stores are properly authorized and recorded; provide security and facilitate procurement of goods; and any other duties assigned by the Officer-In-Charge of the Stores. Engaging proper planning and coordinating of the stock control and purchasing process to ensure efficient execution of purchasing orders to suppliers for timely arrival of stocks.

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

Salary: SK05 $12,513 - $17,407

814/2014 TELEPHONE OPERATOR

The incumbent will be responsible to the Medical Superintendent through the Hospital Administrator and Administrative officer for answering, directing, and booking of all staffs external and internal calls, including overseas and outer islands. Maintaining record of all calls made; taking and recording messages received from all staff, arrange transport for staff movement. Ensure confidentiality of all information acquired. In all emergencies, contact relevant authorities – Police, Fire, Ambulance, lodge complaints of faulty extension to Telecom Department. Undertake any other duties assigned by the Head Operator from time to time.

Qualification: A pass in Fiji Seventh Form Examination (FSFE) or equivalent.

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 Agriculture
Private Mail Bag
Raiwaqa
Suva
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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

815/2014 PRINCIPAL RESEARCH OFFICER (AGRONOMY) - RE-ADVERTISED

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director Research in the management and operation of all physical, manpower and financial resources allocated to the Agronomy Section for the implementation, monitoring, coordination and evaluation of all crop research programmes and services on root crop, yaqona, ginger, dalo, and rice in supporting the commodity Development Framework for the development for the development of agro –based industries. Another function involves designing, layout, selection and evaluation of field trials and others activities; analysis of data, collection conservation and improvement of genetic resources, publishing research papers and reports, coordinating and collarabation of research programmes and with other research institution, preparation of cabinet papers and research policies, preparation of annual confidential reports and preparation of human resource development proposals.

Qualification: A relevant Masters Degree and an undergraduate Degree in Animal Science or Biotechnology or Entomology or Plant Pathology or Weed Science/Botany or Horticulture or Agronomy or Agricultural Engineering or equivalent from a recognised institution. Serving Officers should have at least 3 years’ service in SC02 grade. Non Serving applicants should have at least 6 years relevant work experience. Special Requirements an additional qualification in Human Resource Management and Rural Development would be an added advantage.

Salary: SC01 $40,309 - $51,560

816/2014 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (ETHICS & DISCIPLINE)

The incumbent is responsible to the Director Human Resource Finance & Communication through the Senior Administrative Officer (Ethics & Discipline) in the provision of efficient and effective Administrative support in relation to discipline matters. Assessment of Investigation reports. Establishing of Independent Tribunal for Investigation, Drafting of Disciplinary Chargers, suspension letter, termination letters etc. Liaise with Solicitor General’s Office and the Public Service Commission on matters relating to discipline. Preparation of Commission Submissions 0on disciplinary matters and Promulgation of Commission Decisions.

Qualification: An Undergraduate Degree 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 Examination E is advantageous.

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

817/2014 AGRICULTURAL TECHNICAL OFFICER EXTENSION (RABI)

The incumbent is responsible to the Director Extension through the Agricultural Officer in the provision of information and statistical data through consultation with stakeholders for the improvement of the agriculture sector and assists in the development of Tikinas development plan. Ensure effective and efficient implementation of program in the Province by developing appropriate plan and monitoring system. Ensure appropriate management of expenditure by regular monitoring and coordination in compliance with appropriate financial regulation Ensure safe and health working environment by complying with OHS. Submit returns and reports of all resources by complying with relevant legislation through Provincial Crop Extension Performance.

Qualification: A Degree or Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent from a recognized institution with at least 3 years service as Agricultural Assistant PR05 grade or equivalent. Ability to supervise and control staff. OR A relevant Degree in Agricultural Economics or Agricultural Science or Animal Production/Animal Science or equivalent from a recognized institution.

Salary: PR04 $19,069 - $24,330

818/2014 ASSISTANT ACCOUNTS OFFICER (PAYMENTS) - RE-ADVERTISED

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director Human Resource, Finance and Information through the Principal Accounts Officer and will be responsible for ensuring that all payment is in accordance with Finance Instruction, Finance Manual of the Ministry and Fiji Procurement Regulations. Payment of provisional and PAYE tax to FRCA. Preparation of Provisional tax summary at the end of year. Daily checking of cashiers register for imprest, cheque balancing and ensure that all revenue is lodged daily. Encrypt payment files for Electronic Fund Transfer payments. Maintain a register for all Government approved tender. Supervision of staff in payments section also attends to queries raised by the Creditors. The incumbent should able to meet deadlines and be able to work under minimum supervision.

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

819/2014 ASSISTANT ACCOUNTS OFFICER [ANIMAL HEALTH & PRODUCTION] - RE-ADVERTISED

The incumbent will be responsible to Director Animal Health & Production on the operations of the accounts unit involving maintenance of correct records of accounts transaction and provision of accurate and timely financial reports. Supervise ledger clerks, record incoming financial allocations and expenditure with appropriate authorization and timely payment of accounts. Prepare weekly wages inputs, payment of wages and reconcile wage payments. Daily collect revenue and lodgement. Update revenue collection charts, maintain main stock register and provide quarterly arrears of revenue and receipts. Compilation of operating budget and Requisition to Incur Expenditure. Supervise staff and provide on the job training to subordinate staff. Assist the Director Animal Health & Production in preparation of Business Plan, Quarterly and Annual reports. Management and supervision of staff, financial and other resources allocated to the Section.

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 $18,218 – $23,406

820/2014 STOREMAN [LEGALEGA]

The incumbent is responsible to the Director Research through the Principal Research Officer Horticulture in checking, recording and storage of goods received. The officer will also undertake regular stocktaking, ensures that public stores under his control are physically safe and secured. Ensure that issues of stores are properly authorized and recorded, provide security and facilitate procurement of goods: and any other duties assigned by the OIC of the stores. Engaging proper planning and coordinating of stock control and purchase process to ensure efficient executive of purchasing orders to suppliers for time arrivals of stocks.

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

Salary: SK05 $12,513 - $17,407

821/2014 CLERICAL OFFICER (REGISTRY HQ)

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director Human Resource Finance & Communication through the Executive Officer Registry in ensuring Inward & Outward Register updated daily. Maintenance, Updating of Subjects & Personal Files for the Department of Agriculture. Prepares HRF&C GWE wages and maintaining the personal files. Assist The Executive Officer in the process of attaches for the Ministry

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

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 Fisheries and Forests
P. O. Box 2218
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND FORESTS

822/2014 CLERICAL OFFICER - WAGES

The position reports to Accounts Officer through the Assistant Accounts Officer for the timely processing of wages for Government Wage Earners. The position is responsible for collating and submitting of Master file Inputs to Ministry of Finance through FSO1 forms, weekly timesheet inputs and edit checking. The position also prints weekly payrolls, prepares wages payment vouchers and carries out lodgement of wages cheques to the relevant banks. Ensure proper filing of timesheets and other documents.

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

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

823/2014 CLERICAL OFFICER PLANNING

The incumbent will be responsible to Principal Economic Planning Officer Policy on the preparation of monthly absenteeism report and late arrival returns, update commitment ledger for the division’s budget and submit report to PEPO at month end following reconciliation with accounts unit. The position also conduct analysis on ACP performance and economic analysis on project performance, prepare progress report on IWP achievement, facilitate logistical support for planning publications and prepare reports on identified consultation forums. The position is also responsible for updating of inventory records for the planning division and update statistical reports for Fisheries & Forest in consultation with FO stats.

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

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 Public Enterprises & Tourism
P. O. Box 2278
Government Buildings
Suva
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MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES & TOURISM

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISE

FINANCIAL ANALYST [2 POSTS]
824/2014
825/2014 

The incumbent will report to the Senior Financial Analyst, monitors and provide advice on strategies for performance improvement of designated Government Commercial Companies (GCC) and Commercial Statutory Authorities (CSA). The incumbent is required to monitor performance of the designated entities that is assigned to the person based on the Reform & Monitoring Unit Business Plan: Provide recommendations on strategies for improvement of public enterprises’ performance. The advice is provided at both planning and implementation stages by carrying out assessment of planning documents (Corporate Plan, Statement of Corporate Intent, and Employment and Industrial Relations Plan) and performance reports (Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements, Half-Year Reports, Monthly Board Papers). Attend meetings/discussions with Line Ministries and Ministry of Finance, as well as Boards and Management of public enterprises, and attendance at Board meetings is also part of this accountability; Assist in the restructuring process of designated public enterprises assigned by Senior Management including taking the lead role for such initiatives. This work includes Secretariat to Committee and preparation of restructuring plan, Cabinet papers, attending meetings and preparation of briefs, papers and correspondences relating to this project. Assistance in management of the organization may be required, as well as facilitating its reform/privatization. Provide report on Board performance, based on observations at Board meetings as well as on performance of public enterprises and other non-financial information; Provide support services to Senior Management to ensure provision of quality papers, reports and correspondences of the Ministry. This work includes conducting of research for Policy papers, which are coordinated by the Strategy unit; Responsible for checking compliance with reporting requirements of the Public Enterprise Act, and implement measures for promoting compliance and facilitates enquiries and directives from senior management that relate to the entities assigned to the position.

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 to meeting strict deadlines.

Salary: AC03 $26,301 - $33,684

826/2014 SENIOR SECRETARY

The Incumbent is to provide administrative and secretarial support for the efficient day to day management of Permanent Secretary Public Enterprises and Tourism’s (MPET) office. Facilitate the daily updated schedule of meetings and appointments that PSPET needs to attend. Screening of all telephone calls to ensure that all visitors have an appointment and a scheduled time to meet PSPET. Maintain a clean working office environment for PSPET and see to that the office supplies in terms of stationeries and equipment are properly maintained. Organize meetings and appointments for PSPET including preparing a daily electronic diary and providing advanced briefing to the Permanent Secretary on upcoming engagements on a daily basis, arranging detailed travel plans and itineraries, compile documents for travel-related meetings. Assist with the preparations and facilitations and documenting of travel arrangements, accommodation bookings and per Diem on meeting to venues locally in areas away from the office or overseas meeting. Ensures PSPET’s correspondences are filled neatly. Act as custodian of official and confidential documents held in PSPET’s office. Any additional responsibilities or requests that are issued by the supervisor, or Permanent Secretary. Maintains a positive attitude and contributes positively to the morale and the output of the MPET team.

Qualification: A Diploma in Secretarial Studies/Office Administration from a recognized institution with 60wpm typing speed on manual typewriter or 70wpm typing speed on electronic/electric typewriter with relevant work experience. Proven discretion and ability to work effectively under pressure. Advanced word processing knowledge and Computer Management skills are essential. Shorthand skill is advantageous.

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

827/2014 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

The incumbent will be responsible to the Principal Administrative Officer and the Permanent Secretary in the performance of general administration and the support function of the Ministry, general supervision of the Clerks, Typist and Government Wages Earner and maintaining the proper records, management in the Registry Section. The appointee will administer and verify all types of leaves maintain and update individual Work Plans, Position Descriptions and organization structure for the Department, manage staff establishment of the Ministry through regular updates to Person to Post Return, Post Processing and submission of Vacancy Quarterly returns to Ministry of Finance. Prepare Staff Board Papers, verify Government Wage Earners timesheets, maintenance of stores and equipment inventories; conduct annual board of survey, act as Liaison Officer-PSC Group Insurance, OHS representative and Office Superintendent.

Qualification: An Undergraduate Degree in Management/Public Administration/Business Studies or equivalent from recognized institution with relevant work experience. Computer literacy is desirable. A pass in service exam E is advantageous.

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

828/2014 TELEPHONE OPERATOR

This incumbent will be responsible to the Senior Administrative Officer through the Administrative Officer to ensure all incoming and outgoing calls are attended to in a timely and professional manner. The Telephone Operator will assist in customer service by directing calls to the right officers for efficient service deliver. The incumbent will be required to keep records of all official and private calls and verifying the monthly telephone bills. Another important responsibility of the incumbent would be to attend to customers at the front desk and direct the customers to desk officers. Ensure confidentiality of all information acquired. In all emergencies, contact relevant authorities-Police, Fire, Ambulance, and lodge complaints of faulty extension. Undertake any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time. The successful appointee must be able to demonstrate good customer service skills.

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

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

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

829/2014 PRINCIPAL TOURISM OFFICER (RESEARCH & SYSTEMS)

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director of Tourism for the collation and analysis data for the research division of the Department and to work with the other Principal Tourism Officers for the implementation of programs and provisions of policy and technical relevant advice and delivery of output. Effective and efficient coordination of development efforts of the tourism sector and relevant agencies. Formulates, initiates, monitors, evaluates & reviews tourism policies and strategies and investment programs. The incumbent also prepares and aligns tourism plans with national policies & strategies and national and sector policy impact assessment. Preparation of tourism sector and research papers on emerging issues in liaison with stakeholders. Generating economic intelligence at both sectoral, regional and industry level. Assist in compilation of reports and review of relevant policies and plans. Consultation with relevant line ministries and stakeholders. Facilitate implementation of tourism development programs. Documentation of policy research and development analysis. Ensures that identified new issues are developed and addressed. Ensures development of downstream tourism products.

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

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

830/2014 PRINCIPAL TOURISM OFFICER [STRATEGY & INVESTMENT]

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director of Tourism for the proper administration of tourism policy and regulation for which the PTO (Strategy) is responsible for towards the achievement of work activities for the strategy unit. The Principal Tourism Officer (Strategy) is responsible for/to provide supportive role to the Director of Tourism specifically in the area of tourism strategy, as articulated in core business of the division. Develop policies and strategies for policy and regulation which encourages maximum returns on government investment in tourism. Devise a set of principles and practices to guide and facilitate maximum returns on government investments in tourism. Work in consultation with the relevant authorities in the monitoring and facilitation tourism strategy implementation. Facilitate the promotion, implementation and development tourism strategy. Coordinate development of policy and regulation strategy implementation.

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

Salary: SS01 $39,452 - $49,820
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WITHDRAWAL OF VACANCIES
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FPSOC NO  VACANCY NO.  POST
OFFICE OF AUDITOR GENERAL
16/2014 779/2014
778/2014 &
781/2014
Senior Auditor (3 posts) – wrong MQR
16/2014 784/2014 &
785/2014
Auditor (2 posts) – wrong MQR
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
06/2014 252/2014 Principal Research Officer (Agronomy)– no suitable applicant
23/2013 1121/2013 Assistant Accounts Officer (Payments) - no suitable applicant
20/2013 1040/2013 Assistant Accounts Officer [Animal Health & Production] – 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 : 15/09/2014
Before noon : 31/08/2014
Circular dated : 30/09/2014
Before noon : 15/09/2014
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