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The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT) works towards creating an enabling environment for trade, investment, business development, tourism and inclusive economic growth. We are seeking to recruit highly motivated, well qualified individuals who will be able to work as part of a dynamic team geared towards achieving the objectives of the Ministry. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all eligible, qualified applicants for the following positions. Specific knowledge, experience, skills and abilities required for the job will be sought in assessing the relative suitability of applicants.

MITT 72/2017: CO-OPERATIVE OFFICER –[Lautoka/Nadi/Yasawa]

The incumbent will promote Co-operative principles and public awareness to enhance the development of Co-operatives in the Western Division. In addition develop and manage the Departments overall strategies and information system within the division and provide maximum support to Divisional Manager of Co-operatives for effective planning, control and reporting.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist in Development and co-ordinate planning, management and control of allocated resources within the Division;
• Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and engagement with relevant stakeholders in the public and private sector, as well as development partners, and support the Divisional Manager of Co-operatives;
• Consult with the Divisional Manager of Co-operatives on strategies and planning issues or changes that will affect the activities in the Division;
• Assist in consultation with other government agencies and NGO’s that deal directly with the Co-operatives movement, on matters pertaining to the development of Co-operatives in the Division;
• Monitor the performance of co-operative development projects to be in line with the budgeted programme of performance and initiate corrective actions where necessary;
• Provide guidance and assistance to direct reports through effective training and development throughout the Division for the achievement of their KPIs; and

Persons Specification

• The incumbent must have at least 3 years relevant work experience and possess a relevant undergraduate degree in a related field such as commerce, economics, public sector management, development studies etc. A Diploma qualification will be considered in lieu of 10 years of continuous relevant work experience in a similar role.

Knowledge and Experience

• Significant proven experience in policy or advisory work in the public/private sector; and
• Sound understanding on the Co-operatives Act, principles and values and be able to apply to business practices
• Knowledge on business management and regulations in Fiji

Skills and Abilities

• Possess strong background knowledge and skills to effectively and efficiently manage resources to achieve the output set out in the Departments Business Plan;
• A thorough knowledge and understanding of co-operative principles and its application in business practice;
• Sound knowledge and skills to assess business proposals, make economic evaluations and make recommendations to the Registrar of Co-operatives on the registration of new Co-operatives;
• A good public speaker who can deliver informative presentations at all levels of divisional meetings and Provincial Council Meetings on matters pertaining to Co-operatives Development;
• Must have demonstrated intellectual capacity, drive, determination and integrity and proven to be a meritorious performer; and
• Possess the required computing skills/literacy and knowledge to use computing applications.

Closes on: 12 January, 2018
Compensation: Salary Band: F [$22, 528.74 - $36,103.75]

Contact: To apply for the above positions, provide an up-to-date resume, at least two referees with one being current or recent supervisor and a covering letter of no more than three pages, which explains how you meet each of the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

The preferred method for submission of applications is via email to Ms Ranjeeta Devi on ranjeeta.devi@govnet.gov.fj with the Position Name, Reference Number and your Name listed in the Subject of the email.

Alternatively, applicants who do not have access to email may submit their application through:

Mailed to:

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
P O Box 2118,
Government Buildings

or Hand Delivered

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Level 3, Civic Towers
Victoria Parade
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