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Ministry Leads In Service Reform

  The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has become the first agency to champion the Open Merit Recruitment and Selection Guidelines introduced under the Civil Service Reform. The
18 Jul 2016 08:49
Ministry Leads In Service Reform
New recruits of the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. Photo: DEPTFO News

 

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has become the first agency to champion the Open Merit Recruitment and Selection Guidelines introduced under the Civil Service Reform.

The 14 officers who signed their three-year contracts as bus fare programme clerks this Thursday were selected through the Open Merit Recruitment guidelines.

The ministry had advertised the vacant positions and of the total 153 applications received, 17 were shortlisted and 14 successful candidates were selected based on merit.

The officers will be responsible for the processing of bus fare applications, data entry and also the processing of Social Pension Scheme applications.

The appointees were presented with their contracts by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation permanent secretary, Dr Josefa Koroivueta.

They were reminded on the importance of their roles and encouraged to serve with diligence and honesty.

“The Fijian Government has a mandate to change the civil service to be the number one employer in the country and you and I are part of that change process.

“You coming into the civil service is not just for the position that you have been recruited for, you are coming in as ambassadors of civil service,” PS Dr Koroivueta said.

“It’s a promise that we commit to when we sign the contract that we will deliver to the best of our abilities, to serve everyone with dignity, trust and respect.

“We, as a ministry, have got a specific clientele to look after the women, children, senior citizens and persons living with disabilities.

“It’s crucial to understand the bigger picture; that Fiji is advancing into a modern State and that everyone is now part of the development process and that no one will be left behind.”

Dr Koroivueta also emphasised the need for the appointees to uphold the civil service code of conduct and value at all times.

 

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