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MINISTRY OF JUSTICE - DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF TITLES

The Ministry of Justice (‘Ministry’) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Registrar of Titles. The appointee will report to the Registrar of Titles and will be required to assist with the effective and efficient operation of the Office.

VACANCY NO: 21/2018 DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF TITLES

POSITION PURPOSE:

The primary role of the position is to assist in the day to day operations of the Office of the Registrar of Titles to ensure that all land titles, deeds, charitable trusts and religious bodies are registered in accordance with the laws and regulations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Coordinate, monitor and assist with the efficient day to day operations of the Titles Office;
• Register land titles, deeds; charitable trusts and religious bodies in accordance with the relevant laws;
• Provide timely and strategic advice to the Registrar of Titles relating to registration of documents;
• Issuing notices for caveat applications, provisional title applications and vesting order;
• Oversee revenue collection, monitor internal control measures and the security and safety for all records, and that all registered records are easily accessible to the public;
• Manage and supervise staff resources, provide staff development and training, prepare reports relating to staff performance; and compilation of sections monthly & annual reports;
• Actively contribute to the corporate requirements of the Ministry, including planning, budget and human resource activities.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

In addition to relevant Undergraduate Degree in Law from a recognized institution (or equivalent), the following knowledge, experience, skills and abilities are required to successfully undertake this role.

Knowledge and Experience

• Experience performing and managing similar responsibilities in a fast-paced office environment;
• Demonstrated management and leadership skills to effectively lead high performing teams;
• Understanding of the Fijian Constitution and applicable laws of Fiji;
• Good working legal knowledge on land and property related matters.

Skills and Ability

• Excellent organisational, time management skills to meet the delivery of competing priorities;
• Strong communication skills, interpersonal and representational skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
• Demonstrated ability to follow directions and maintain high standards of professionalism;
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and neutrality in a sensitive environment;
• Customer service oriented approach, with a commitment to supporting the operational and corporate environment of the Office.

Eligibility

All applicants for employment in the Ministry of Justice must be of good character, with a background that demonstrates their commitment to the public service values contained in the Fijian Constitution. Applicants must also be Fijian Citizens, under age 55, in sound health, with a clear police record. The selected applicant will be required to provide a medical certificate and police clearance prior to taking up duty.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply and be eligible for consideration applicants must submit the following three documents only:

1. A cover letter addressing the knowledge, skills, experience and abilities required for the position; no more than two (2) pages.
2. A current CV/ Resume with referee contact details; and
3. Certificates and transcripts

The appointment process will be based on the Civil Service Open Merit Recruitment and Selection Guideline.

Closes on: 04th September, 2018
Compensation: Band H: $28,605.45 - $38,140.60

Contact: Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by email to moj.recruitment@justice.gov.fj OR

Applications by Post

The Permanent Secretary for Justice,
P.O. Box 2226,
Government Buildings,
Suva, Fiji;

Applications Delivered

The Permanent Secretary for Justice,
Level 1, Suvavou House,
Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji

For further information on the advertised position, please refer to Ms. Mareca Seduadua on telephone 3308600/ 3212923.
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