Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer for Justice

Term of appointment: Contract term of up to four (4) years.

Remuneration: Based on the Government of Tonga, CEO Remuneration package.

 

Accountabilities

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Minister of Justice for implementing government policies and decisions, and for managing the administrative, operational and broader functions and activities of the Ministry

 

Specifically, the purpose and essential skills of the role is to:

  • Provide efficient and effective development and implementation of legal policy in accordance with Government policies and priorities in crime prevention.
  • Enhance and promote the provision of accurate vital statistics records and archiving of births, deaths, marriages, changes of names, adoptions
  • Demonstrate an effective approach to whole of government policy coordination, monitor policy implementation and evaluate outcomes on a regular basis
  • Provide high quality, timely and consistent policy advise and operational performance reports to the Minister and the Commission
  • Monitor the delivery of effective and time adjudication of disputes and resolutions regarding questions of law in the courts with appropriate jurisdictions
  • Work in partnership with the police and community to create a safer and more secure environment.
  • Ensure effective financial and resourcing mobilization and management of the Ministry operations
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the justice system, processes and standards in a global and regional context.

Experience and Qualification

  • Tertiary educational qualification relevant to the position and proven operational management experience of at least 7 years in a senior leadership and management position in Government or in a comparable organization, with proven high performance delivery in policy, strategy, program administration, staff supervision and performance management in the relevant field.
  • Essential skills of the Government CEO position along with proven legal skills and background will be advantageous. 

How to Apply:

  • Applicants who possess most of the qualities described under the essential skills, accountabilities, experience and qualification for the CEO position should request an Application Information Kit. An Application Information Kit can be obtained by contacting the Office of the Public Service Commission on +676 25770, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Applications should be forwarded to the following address by 4:30pm on Monday 9 July, 2018.

Acting Chairman

Public Service Commission

P.O. Box 46

Nuku’alofa

Tonga

  •  Candidates should refer to the Application Information Kit in preparing an application, ensuring that all requirements are satisfied. Incomplete documentation may prevent proper consideration of the application. Given the brevity of time, signed emailed applications will be acceptable. Email applications should be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date of 4:30pm, Thursday 24 May, 2018.