Industry: Government Department Location: Port Vila,Vanuatu and home based (to be agreed) Job Hours: Contract - 3 to 4 months (90 input 8 hour working days)
Due Date 21-Oct-16
The Vanuatu Office of the Auditor-General (VOAG)
is the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) for the Republic of Vanuatu. The VOAG is
the key Government Institution established to promote transparency and
accountability in governance to Parliament.
The Office of the Auditor-General is governed by the Expenditure
Review and Audit Act [CAP 241] which sets out the responsibility of the
Auditor-General. The Act also includes the functions of the Public Accounts
Committee of which the Office of the Auditor-General is to provide secretariat
services. It is recognised that this Act is out of date and there is an
increasing pressure for the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) or the Office of
the Auditor-General to increase its independence from external pressure.
In 2009 and 2010 the OAG received part-time technical assistance
through a position funded by the European Union (EU). The technical assistance
drafted the five year Corporate Plan as well as two pieces of draft
legislation. One legislation is the National Audit Act and the other is the
Public Accounts Committee Act. There is also a requirement for the Constitution
of the Republic of Vanuatu to be amended to give effect to this upcoming
legislation. The newly elected government (January 2016) has included the
passing of these two Bills in the next Parliamentary sitting and this has also
been highlighted in their 100 day priority plan.
The proposed National Audit Office Act will mean that the
appointment of the Auditor-General will shift from the Public Service
Commission to the President of Vanuatu. In addition to that, the appointment of
the Auditor-General’s staff will shift from the Public Service Commission to
To anticipate the shift of the Human Resource
(HR) function from the Public Service Commission to the National Audit Office,
a Human Resource Advisor is required to prepare the VOAG to assume full
responsibility of the HR function from the Public Service Commission.
Assist the OAG to prepare documentation, policies and
procedures for the HR function
Design an incentive based performance management system
Contribute to development of audit capacity of OAG staff and
Provide recommendations on areas for further development in the HR area.
At a minimum, Degree in Human Resource Management
Skills, experience, knowledge
Proven practical experience preparing and tailoring human resource
documentation for different types of clients (although experience in the
professional financial or auditing sector an advantage)
Proven experience developing and delivering training courses for technical and
administrative staff not trained in HR management
Strong presentation skills that are interactive and inclusive
At least eight years of experience in HR
Understanding of theories and principles of HR management, particularly in the
Proven management, organisational and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments on capacity issues that will
require management referral and guidance
Demonstrated ability to assist and support the development of useful processes
and procedures within the unit to implement effectively the work program
Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas and analyses clearly and tactfully,
both orally and in writing and
Ability to meet timelines.
How To Apply:
Please submit application by the due
date of 21 October 2016.
Applications should include Curriculum
Vitae and cover letter outlining core contact details, certified copies of
qualifications, outline of past experience and how this will contribute to achieving
the terms of reference.
All applications are to be submitted in
Submit all applications and queries to:
Mr John Path, Auditor-General firstname.lastname@example.org
and cc Ms Beulah
Please email Beulah Daunakamakama for a copy of the Terms of Reference.