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4969 Min Finance Vacancies 10 - 23 July 2019

Ministry of Finance

Notice of Vacant Positions

The Ministry of Finance is seeking to engage suitably qualified and experienced applicants for the following vacant positions.

Post Title

Minimum Requirements

1.  Project Manager (contract position)

  • Project: Tonga Digital Government Support Project (TDGSP)
  • Attractive remuneration package. For details, contact the WB Central Services Unit
  • Master degree and above in economics or project management, public policy, information & communications technology
  • Experience working and managing in Pacific Islands and in Tonga is a plus
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project or other Project Management utility
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • Governance Certification (COBIT 5 / ISO 38500) a plus
  • Minimum 10 years in Project or Program Management position, preferably with strong public-sector experience - telecommunications or information systems projects a plus

2.     Project Accountant (contract position)

  • Project: Tonga Digital Government Support Project (TDGSP)
  • Attractive remuneration package. For details, contact the WB Central Services Unit.

Academic Background and Relevant Experience

  • Accounting degree
  • At least 5 years' broad experience in accounting including evidence of similar hands on work
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building or training in a similar environment
  • Fluency in English and demonstrated ability to be able to write succinct reports which clearly articulate issues identified.

General Competencies

  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective business relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and persuasiveness in presenting, discussing and resolving difficult issues.
  • Ability to identify complex issues and to respond and handle accordingly; does not add unnecessary complexity to tasks or projects.
  • Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix management environment.

Essential Specialized Skills/Knowledge/Competencies

  • Previous experience with Donor Funded Projects is an advantage, as well as with the process of withdrawal applications
  • Previous experience in developing countries on similar assignments, particularly working in the Tonga will be an advantage
  • A demonstrated ability to work well with persons at all levels of government
  • A knowledge of the relevant Tongan Legislation would be an advantage.

3.     Administration Officer (contract position)

  • Project: Tonga Digital Government Support Project (TDGSP)
  • Attractive remuneration package. For details, contact the WB Central Services Unit.

Formal Education

  • A Diploma in Office Management, Administration or Science with administrative experience (a higher qualification would be an advantage)

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years of administration experience in a Government agency or a private firm

Essential knowledge / experience

  • Excellent skills in office management, coordination, multitasking, organization and public relations
  • A demonstrated level of diplomacy and tact and ability to network-plan deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high command of spoken and written English
  • A valid driving license with no traffic offence record

The detailed term of reference / job descriptions can be downloaded from the Ministry's website: or send a request to recruitments [at] finance [dot] gov [dot] to. Interested candidates who wish to apply are required to submit their letter of application together with a CV, certified copies of educational qualifications and transcripts and any other supporting documents. Government Civil Servants are not eligible to apply.

All applications are to be forwarded to the office of the Chief Executive Officer for Finance, St George Government Building or send electronically to recruitments [at] finance [dot] gov [dot] to no later than 4.30 pm of Tuesday 23 July 2019.