GOVERNMENT JOBS

    CEO for Agriculture, Foods and Forests

    GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Position

    The Government of Tonga’s strategic vision for the future delivery of public services is aimed at streamlining its organizational platform to better deliver more efficient and effective public services for the people of Tonga.  To help achieve this aim, the Government of Tonga seeks to appoint the Chief Executive Officer for Agriculture, Foods and Forests under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Forests.

    Applications are welcomed from individuals who possess outstanding strategic thinking capacity, demonstrated leadership capability and superior management skills. Government CEOs are integral in supporting a productive and sustainable Public Service as Tonga continues its path towards constitutional reform. The CEO role is particularly suited to individuals who are commercially focused, skilled in supporting innovation and providing direction to substantial change management initiatives at the policy, systems and process levels.

    The role will work closely with their responsible Minister and central agencies, not only as Chief Executive Officer, but also in defining and developing major organizational reforms aimed at optimizing the return on Government’s investment in services and programs. High orders of communication, negotiation and influencing skills are essential, as is a demonstrated track record of effective resource management.

    Essential skills required of the advertised CEO role will be to:

    • Provide the Minister with high quality policy and program development advice
    • Drive strategic planning and resource management accountabilities
    • Provide executive direction to professional, technical and operational teams
    • Identify improvements in service delivery and efficiencies in cost to government
    • Lead implementation of organizational & system changes to improve productivity
    • Model cross-Ministry and whole of government collaboration to ensure high standards of communication and customer service

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

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

    CEO for Agriculture, Foods and Forests

    Job Reference: CEO MAFF 

    The Government recognizes that Agricultural sector is one of the key economic sectors, apart from Fisheries and Tourism that can make major contributions towards achieving the National Outcome Objectives of the Tonga Strategic Development Framework (TSDF II). The Ministry of Agriculture, Foods and Forests in light of its mandates will focus on pursuing the following priority outcomes; 

    1. maintaining food security with the purpose to evade hunger problems throughout the nation;
    2. maintaining and driving efficient and effective national economic performances, based on the current limited agricultural resources available where majority of the populations are heavily depended and involved;
    • maintaining healthy population by providing and consuming the right and appropriate food sources available locally; and
    1. sustainable management of agricultural resources (soil, water and animal and plant genetic resources) and the natural environments while implementing these activities

     

    Accountability 

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible to the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Forests for implementing government policies and decisions, and for managing the administrative, operational and broader functions and activities of the Ministry of Agriculture, Foods and Forests. The role will also be responsible to the Public Service Commission for developing and leading programs to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery outcomes and to comply with the Accountability and Functions of CEOs as outlined in Section 13A and 13B of the Public Service Act 2010 (as amended).

     Specifically, the purpose of the role is to: 

    • Provide policy advice to the Tonga Government on how to help our agriculture sector remain competitive, productive and sustainable into the future
    • Provide policy advice to the Government on how best to achieve social, economic and environmental benefits from the use of our limited land and water resources
    • Administers government programs and legislation that support these objectives, including the collection of levies for Quarantine and Quality Management Division services, Livestock Division veterinary clinic services and Food Division services
    • Regulate the import of food and other goods to ensure that Tonga is safeguarded against exotic animal and plant pests and disease
    • Regulate the export of agriculture and forests products to meet importing country requirements
    • Provide policy advice to the Hon. Minister 

    Experience and Qualification

    • Tertiary educational qualification relevant to the position and proven operational management experience of at least 7 years in a senior management position in a comparable organization, with proven management experience in the relevant field. 

    How to Apply:-

    • Applicants who possess most of the qualities described under the essential skills, accountability, 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 7400300, or email ceomatters@psc.gov.to.
    • Applications should be forwarded to the following address by 4:30pm on 31 August. 2020.

    Chairman

    Public Service Commission

    Pacific Timber & Hardware’s Building

    Taufa’ahau Rd, Nuku’alofa

    • 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 ceomatters@psc.gov.to by the closing date.

     

     

    PSC Vacant Posts

    OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

    NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA

    Ref: STF. 4/2/40/2 v12 

    12th May, 2020

    Re: One (1) Vacant Position at the Office of the Public Service Commission

    The Office of the Public Service Commission advises the following vacancy is available for interested applicants within and outside the government service;

    Position and DivisionMinimum RequirementsSalary Band & Range
    Director of Legal, Investigation and Policy Unit

    Qualification and Experience

    Ø  A law Degree from a recognized tertiary Institution and at least 7 years work experience in a senior management position in Government or similar organization OR a Master’s degree in Law from a recognized tertiary institution with at least 5 years work experience in a senior position in Government or similar organization.

    Ø  Demonstrated experience in a senior leadership position;

    Ø  Work experience in legal investigation, case management, and policy formulation in a law enforcement or related agency

     

    Desirable:

    Experience and knowledge of legal, investigation and policy development in the public sector in Tonga or the Pacific would be asset.

    Salary Band G

     

    ($37,800 – $56,700)

    All interested applicants are required to submit their applications together with relevant supporting documents (i.e. CV, certified certificates etc.) to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Office of The Public Service Commission, Tungi Colonnade Building Level 1, Nuku’alofa.

    All applications must be received no later than 4:30pm, Monday 25thMay, 2020. Public Servants who wish to apply must submit their applications with the endorsement of their respective Chief Executive Officer.

    Should you require a copy of the Job Description or further information regarding the abovementioned vacancy, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Mona Taumoefolau at 7400300 or via email at recruitment@psc.gov.to.

     

    Palace Office Vacant Post

    The Palace Office hereby invite all interested candidates within and outside the Public Service to apply for the following vacant post:

    PostMinimum RequirementsSalary Band & Range
    Assistant Secretary

    – Relevant degree in Management or related field + up to three (3) years’ work exprience;

    – Relevant diploma in Management or related field +3 years’ relevant work experience

    – Relevant certificate/ trade/ technical qualification in Management or related field + 5 years’ experience in a similar role;

    – Current TPS employee with five (5) years exprience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores  of three (3) or above for the past two (2) consecutive years).

    Band L

    $19,490 – $29,230

    All interested applicants are required to submit their application(s) with the following relevant supporting documents: Updated curriculum vitae, certified academic transcripts and certificates; Letter of references; Birth certificate; Recent Police Record to be addressed to the:

    Private Secretary to His Majesty,

    Palace Office,

    Nuku’alofa.

    All applications must be received no later than Thursday 20th February 4:30pm.

    Public Servants who wish to apply must submit their applications with the endorsement of their respective Chief Executive Officer.

    If you wish to obtain a copy of the Job Descriptions for these vacant positions please, request via email to palhrm2019@gmail.com or contact Nina Tupou at 25-063 for more information. Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Job Vacancies at the Office of the Public Service Commission

    Two (2) vacant positions and one (1) daily paid at the Office of the Public Service Commission

    The Office of the Public Service Commission advises herewith that the following vacancies are available for interested applicants within and outside the public service;

    Positions & DivisionMinimum Requirements:Salary Band & RangeClosing Date

     

    1x Senior Computer Programmer

    Corporate Governance Division, ICT Section

    Ø  Relevant Postgraduate qualification (Level 8 TNQAB) framework: (postgraduate Diploma/BA with honours and MA) up to 1-year experience in a similar role

    Ø  Relevant degree +2 years in a similar role, or 4 years’ relevant work experience.

    Ø  Relevant diploma +4 years in a similar role, or (ten) 10 years’ relevant work experience

    Ø  Current TPS employee with five (5) years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of three (3) or above for the past two (2) consecutive years)

     

     

     

    Band J

    ($26,880- $40,320)

     

     

     

    4:30pm 19 February, 2020

    1x Assistant Secretary

    Remuneration Division

    Ø  Relevant degree + up to 3 years’ work experience

    Ø  Relevant diploma + 3 years’ relevant work experience

    Ø  Relevant certificate/trade/technical qualification + 5 years’ experience in a similar role

    Ø  Current TPS employee with 5 years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of 3 or above for the past 2 consecutive years)

    Band L

    ($19,490 – $29.230)

     

     

     

    4:30pm 19 February, 2020

    1x Daily paid driver

    (Two months only)

    Corporate Governance Division

    Ø  At least attend Secondary School.

    Ø  Must have a valid driving license with proof of having driven for more than two (2) years.

    Ø  Good grasp of all Traffic Act and Regulation.

    Ø  Knowledge of the Public Service Policy will be an advantage.

    Band S

    ($6,720 – $10,080)

     

    4:30pm 11 February, 2020

    Technical Assistant

    ICT Unit

    – PSC Office needs a qualified consultant or service provider in the field of Information Technology or relevant field for data migration from an old server to a HP server. 

    – Full term of reference regarding this project could be provided on request from the contact person mentioned below.

    Price negotiable depending on proposal received.

    4:30pm 20 February, 2020

    All interested applicants for the Senior Computer Programmer and Assistant Secretary position are required to submit their application(s) with the following relevant supporting documents (i.e. PSC Registration form, CV, certified transcripts and certificates, recent police record, etc) to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Office of the Public Service Commission, Tungi Colonnade Building Level 1, Nuku’alofa.

    Public Servants who wish to apply must submit their applications with the endorsement of their respective Chief Executive Officer. A copy of the Job Descriptions and PSC Registration form can be accessed through our website at www.psc.gov.to. Only applications that meet the minimum requirements will be further assessed and the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    The position of Driver only requires the submission of an application letter, recent police record, valid driving license for Class J, C & F and proof of education (at least high school level).

    For further information on the abovementioned vacancies, please contact Ms. Kolosia Talamai at telephone 74-00300 or via email ktalamai@psc.gov.to.

    Vacant Positions - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises herewith of the following re-advertised vacant positions for interested qualified and experienced candidates:

    Positions and DivisionMinimum RequirementsSalary Band & Range

    Chief of Protocol

    (Protocol Division)

    – Relevant postgraduate (Level 8 TNQAB framework: postgraduate Diploma/BA with honours + 4) (MA +3) (PHD + 1) or specialist qualification + 4 years’  experience in similar role

    – Relevant degree +5 years in a similar role or 10 year’s relevant work experience

    – Current Tonga Public Servant with 8 years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of 4 or above for the past two (2) consecutive years.

    Band G

    Director of Immigration

    (Immigration Division)

    – Relevant postgraduate (Level 8 TNQAB framework: (post graduate Diploma/BA with honours +4) (MA + 3) (PHD +1) or specialist qualification + 4 years’ experience in similar role.

    – Relevant egree + years in a similar role or 10 year’s relevant work experience.

    – Current Tonga Public Servant Employee with eight (8) years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of three (3) or above for the past two (2) consecutive years)

    Band G

    Interested applicants are required to submit their applicataions together with a signed covering letter, curriculum vitae, certified true copies of education qualifications and transcripts, reference letters, and relevant supporting documents.

    Applications to be addressed to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Level 3, St. George Government Building and to be submitted no later than 4:30PM, Monday 17th February 2020. Applications can be submitted electronically to email address lpsea14@gmail.com Applicants who have applied previously are welcome to re-submit a new covering letter.

    Public servants who wish to apply must submit their applications with the endorsement of their respective Chief Executive Officer.

     

    Vacant Positions at the Ministry Of MEIDECC

    Applications are hereby invited for vacancies available at the Ministry of MEIDECC. Applications are required to forward their applications with an updated “Curriculum Vitae” together with all relevant documents such as certified copy of Certificates, transcripts, testimonials and reference letters to support working experiences, Covering Letter/ Applications Letter endorsement from your CEOs and should be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer

    Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Communication and Climate Change (MEIDECC)

    2nd Floor O.G. Sanft Building

    Taufa’ahau Rd, Nuku’alofa

    And no later than 4:30pm, Monday 10th February, 2020. For further information please contact Mr. Tukupa Fisi’ihoi at telephone 20-152/20-100 or email tfisiihoi@mic.gov.to

    Job Title

    Band

    Minimum Requirements

    Deputy Director

    (Capacity Development & Customer Support Division)

     

    Meteorology Department

     

    Band H

    $33,600 – $50,400

    – Postgraduate (Level 8 TNQAB framework: (postgraduate Diploma/BA with honours + 3 years)(MA + 2years)(PHD + 1yr) or specialist qualification + 4 years’ experience in similar role OR

    – Relevant degree + 4 years in a similar role or 8 years relevant work experience OR

    – Current TPS employee with 7 years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the Job Description + PMS score 3 or  above in the past 2  consecutive years

    Chief Scientific Officer

    (Information, Communication & Systems Support)

     

    Meteorology Department

    Band I

    $30,240 – $45,360

    -Postgraduate (Level 8 TNQAB framework)(Postgraduate Diploma/BA with honors + 4)(MA + 3)(PHD + 1 or specialist qualification + 4 years’ experience in similar role OR

    – Relevant degree + 3 years in a similar role or 6 years’ relevant experience OR

    – Current TPS employee with 7 years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of 3 or above for the past 2 consecutive years)

    Meteorological Technician Grade 2

     

     

    Meteorology Department

    Band P

    $9,240- $13,860

    -Certificate Level 4+0 (propose 1 year to differentiate from Band O) year of work experience (TNQAB suggests to insert “Certificate Level 4” instead of level 3)

    -Form 7 or equivalent of certificate Level 3+2 years’ work experience (check and confirm TNQAB)

    -Form 6 PSSC or equivalent of certificate level 2 + 4 years’ work experience.

    -Current TPS employee with 5 years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in a job description + PMS scores of 3 or above for the past consecutive years.

    Vacant Positions at the Tonga Statistics Department

    The Tonga Statistics Department wishes to advise that the following vacanies are available for interested applicants, internal and external of the public service.

    Position & DivisionMinimum RequirementsSalary Band & Range
    1. Principal Statistician (Economic Statistics Group, Statistical Services Program)
    • Postgraduate qualification (Level 8 TNQAB framework: (postgraduate Diploma/BA with honours + 2) (MA + 1) years’ experience in a similar role.
    • Relevant degree +3 years in a similar role, or 6 years’ relevant work experience
    • Relevant diploma + 6 years in a similar role, or 10 years’ relevant work experience.
    • Current TPS employee with 7 years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of 3 or above for the past 2 consecutive years)

    Band I

    ($30,240 – $45,360)

    2. Senior Statistician (Corporate Services, Leadership and Policy Advice Program)
    • Postgraduate qualification (Level 8 TNQAB framework: (postgraduate Diploma/BA with honours and MA) up to 1 year experience in a similar role.
    • Relevant degree + 2 years in a similar role, or 4 years’ relevant work experience
    • Relevant diploma + 4 years in a similar role, or 10 years’ relevant work experience
    • Current TPS employee with five (5) years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of 3 or above for the past 2 consecutive years).

    Band J

    ($26,880-$40,320)

    3. Statisticians (Census and Survey Statistics, Statistical Advice and Capacity Assistance Program)

    Re-advertised

    • Relevant degree + up to 3 years’ work experience
    • Relevant diploma + 3 years’ relevant work experience
    • Relevant certificate/trade technical qualification + 5 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Current TPS employee with 5 years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of 3 or above for the past 2 consecutive years)

    Band L

    (19,490-$29,230)

    Statistician (Exports Statistics, External Sector-Economic Statistics, Statistical Services Program)

    Re-advertised

    • Relevant degree + up to 3 years’ work experience
    • Relevant diploma + 3 years’ relevant work experience
    • Relevant certificate/trade technical qualification + 5 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Current TPS employee with 5 years’ experience in a similar role (meeting other core competency and experience requirements specified in the job description + PMS scores of 3 or above for the past 2 consecutive years)

    Band L

    (19,490-$29,230)

    All interested applicants are required to submit their applications with their CV and supporting documents with eduvational transcripts and to be addressed to Government Statistician, Statistics Department, First Floor Si’i Kae Ola (SKO) Supermarket Building, Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa and to be received no later than 4:30pm Monday 10th February, 2020.

    Public Servants who wish to apply must submit their applications with the endorsement of their respective Chief Executive Officer.

    Job descriptions and other information will be available upon request from Mrs Kilisitina Tai email: ktai@stats.gov.to or telephone 23-300/23-913.

    Ministry of Fisheries Vacant Positions

    Advertise Vacant Positions, Ministry of Fisheries

    These vacant positions attached are available at the Ministry of Fisheries.

    Job descriptions can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website: www.wp-contentfish.org or contacted the Ministry of Fisheries at telephone number: 21-399/7401201 or email Ms. Faka’osilea Moala: fmoala@wp-contentfish.gov.to during working hours.

    All applications must accompanied by a cover letter, curriculum vitae, testimonials, valid police record, certified copies of academic transcripts and birth certificate.

    Interested public servants are required to submit endorsement of their respective Chief Executive Officers.

    All applications to be addressed to, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Fisheries, Sopu, Nuku’alofa and to be received no later than 4:30pm, 9th February 2020. Incomplere application will not be considered.

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