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6754 Ministry Internal Affairs Liaison Office 23 June-4 July 2022




Assignment Title: Liaison Officer for Zone 1 under New Zealand’s RSE Program

Reference No. MIAPRO2021-22/08

The Contracting Entity acting on behalf of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has received funding from the Government, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the following consulting services. 

The consulting services (“the Services”) include Liaison Officer for Zone 1 under New Zealand’s RSE Program for 24 months.

The Contracting Entity now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required minimum qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short-listing criteria are:

  • The consultant sought may be a New Zealand citizen, a New Zealand Resident or a Tongan citizen residing in Tonga or abroad with the relevant New Zealand Work Visa.
  • Must be fluent in both the Tongan and English languages
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in Tongan and English
  • Relevant tertiary training related to pastoral care, community development and social science.
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience in working with Tongan communities in New Zealand or abroad.
  • Experience in working with seasonal workers in the horticulture and viticulture industries will be an advantage. 
  • Experiences in skills transfer activities such as providing short term training and counselling services. Administrative and management competence would be an asset.
  • Demonstrate liaising and networking abilities to establish strong working relationships with Government agencies, employees, community and industry stakeholders.
  • He/she must be able to provide program leadership and professional direction within a small but relatively complex environment. 
  • Must be able to deal with politically and culturally sensitive issues and highly capable of developing problem-solving skills
  • Familiar with current legislation in New Zealand relating to the recognized seasonal employer scheme including employment rights, taxation, immigration laws, criminal offences etc
  • Able to conduct field work outside normal hours if necessary and to undertake duties which requires substantial travel to remote farm areas. - In light of Covid-19, alternate modes and mitigation strategies for interaction and communication can be implemented.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection method set out in the Public Procurement (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8:30AM to 4:30PM:

Central Procurement Unit of the Ministry of Finance.
St George Government Building Ground floor,
Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa,
Tongatapu, TONGA.

Contact: Fai’ana ‘Asi
Email: fasi [at] finance [dot] gov [dot] to
Telephone: 7400-729

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 05 July, 2022 at 4:30pm (extended to 5 July)

Central Procurement Unit of the Ministry of Finance.
St George Government Building Ground floor,
Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa,
Tongatapu, TONGA

Contact Person: Fai’ana ‘Asi
Email: fasi [at] finance [dot] gov [dot] to
Telephone: 7400-729