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GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

VACANCIES

Three (3) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Positions

1. CEO for Revenue and Customs

2. CEO for Internal Affairs

3. CEO for Foreign Affairs

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 Chief Executive Officers for a number of its Ministries.

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 roles are 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 roles 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 roles 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.

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1. CEO for Revenue and Customs

Accountabilities

The Commissioner of Revenue is responsible to the Chief Commissioner of Revenue for implementing the Revenue Services Administration Act 2000, Revenue Services Administration Act 2002, Income Tax ACT, Customs and Excise Act, Consumption Tax Act 2004 and all revenue related taxation and ensuring the timely and comprehensive collection of government revenues. As a Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Revenue and Customs, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the provision of leadership and direction to the administrative, operational and broader functions and activities of the Ministry. 

Specifically the purpose of the role is to:

  • Provide executive direction to and oversight of professional and administrative staff in delivery of a broad range of revenue administration programs and services, ensuring development of a strong client centred advisory focus.
  • Ensure effective financial and resourcing mobilisation and management of the Ministry operations.
  • Provide appropriate strategic policy advice to the Minster of Revenue and Customs, through Cabinet regarding approaches to more effective administration and enhanced compliance.
  • Lead systemic reform process across the Ministry to implement improved service, communication and enforcement.
  • Provide strategic and technical support and advice to the work of the Revenue Policy Committee.
  • Lead in the implementation and monitoring of revenue and custom strategies to contribute to improved national macroeconomic management and stability.

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 and staff supervision and performance management in the relevant field. 
  • Essential skills of the Government CEO position along with proven financial management skills will be advantageous. 

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2. CEO for Internal Affairs

Accountabilities

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible to the Minister for Internal Affairs and the Public Service Commission for implementing government policies and decisions, for managing the administrative; operational; and broader functions and activities of the Ministry, and for

developing and leading programs to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery outcomes. To comply with the Accountability and Functions of CEOs as outlined in Sections 13A and 13B of the Public Service Act 2010 (as amended).

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

  • Provide executive direction to, and oversight of, professional and administrative staff in delivery of the social development priorities of the Ministry and related cross cutting services, ensuring development of a strong client centred focus
  • Ensure effective financial and resourcing mobilisation and management of the Ministry operations
  • Provide appropriate, sound, strategic policy advice to Hon Minister and lead in implementing strategic reforms
  • Ensure better access to economic opportunities overseas including among others short/long term employment in a wider range of skill areas to expand the range of income-earning opportunities across the Kingdom and beyond, create employment, generate income and enhance the social welfare of communities.
  • Ensure that the interests of women in Tonga are advanced and promote women’s issues within the community
  • Ensure that needs of the vulnerable people in particular the disabled and the elderly are strategically addressed.
  • Ensure that the interests of youth in Tonga are advanced and develop strategies to address youth issues within communities
  • Promote collaboration and partnership with social, community and civil society groups including churches for effective community development and appropriate and social cultural practices
  • Promote participation in sport and sporting events within schools and the broader community. 

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 and staff supervision and performance management in the relevant field.
  • Essential skills of the Government CEO position along with proven social and community development skills in the public or private sector will be advantageous.

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3. CEO for Foreign Affairs

Accountabilities

The Secretary for Foreign Affairs is responsible for foreign policy advice to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for implementing government policies and decisions, and, as Chief Executive Officer, for managing the administrative, operational and broader functions and activities of the Ministry, taking into account the requirements of the Ministry’s Corporate plan and Annual Management Plan. Specifically, the purpose of the role is to:

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

  • Provide executive direction to, and oversight of, professional and administrative staff in delivery of wide range of foreign affairs priorities of the Ministry, ensuring development of a strong client centred focus.
  • Ensure the effective development and implementation of Tonga’s foreign policy and show understanding of the implementation of immigration policy.
  • Ensure effective financial and resourcing mobilisation and management of the Ministry operations.;
  • Manage the development of effective relationships with external/international partners.
  • Negotiate bilateral and multilateral development programs and support the coordination of trade arrangements.
  • Inform overseas countries and institutions of Government policy.
  • Establish and sustain cordial relationships with Tonga’s development partners for the purpose of maintaining and mobilising development assistance and furthering key developments.
  • Oversee the management and operation of the various Divisions within the Ministry and those in overseas missions to make sure policies are conveyed and implemented appropriately and that they are fulfilling their functions.
  • Represent Government, receive overseas dignitaries and representatives, and attend consultative or diplomatic meetings and other relevant forums as required. 

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 and staff supervision and performance management in the relevant field. 
  • Essential skills of the Government CEO position along with proven experience in management and foreign policy 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 ceoopportunity [at] psc [dot] gov [dot] to

 Applications should be forwarded to the following address by 4:30pm on Wednesday 6 December, 2017;

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 ceoopportunity [at] psc [dot] gov [dot] to by the closing date of 4:30pm, Wednesday 6 December, 2017.

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