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FEO $4m To Recruit, Train New Elections Officials

  The Fijian Elections Office has set up its budget of $4 million to recruit qualified and skilled persons to train as Election Officials for the 2018 General Election. Supervisor
02 Jun 2017 11:00
FEO  $4m To Recruit, Train New Elections Officials
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem. Photo: Fijian Elections Office

 

The Fijian Elections Office has set up its budget of $4 million to recruit qualified and skilled persons to train as Election Officials for the 2018 General Election.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said they were looking at short-listing 100 suitable and qualified skilled persons who would undergo a special electoral training of trainers programme.

“This will be before the Fijian Elections Office appoints 80 trainers to train their staff for the General Election 2018,” Mr Saneem said.

“Anyone meeting the requirements as it will be advertised can apply for the trainer’s position.

“There will be around 12,000 people working for the Fijian Elections on the day of elections next year and to ensure the consistency and the best delivery of elections. We need them to be trained by the best people.

“Similar to the last election, FEO will directly train the entire 17,000 election officials around the county with more than 900 training sessions.

“For the General Election 2018, the recruitments for trainers programme and many of the training days will be held during the weekends.

“These positions will be advantageous for the persons who may have training of trainer’s qualification, teacher training certificate, workplace trainer or equivalent skills and qualifications,” Mr Saneem said.

He said in terms of the pay, shortlisted candidates who attend the one-week training of trainers programme followed by the assessment within this period, would be paid at the rate of $25,000 per annum for this period.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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