Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Position
The Government of Tonga’s strategic vision for the future delivery of public services is aimed at streamlining its organizational platform to better deliver more efficient and effective public services for the people of Tonga. To help achieve this aim, the Government of Tonga seeks to appoint a Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Health.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who possess outstanding strategic thinking capacity, demonstrated leadership capability and superior management skills. Government CEOs are integral in supporting a productive and sustainable Public Service as Tonga continues its path to embed the constitutional reform and ongoing public sector reform. The Government CEO role under advertisement is particularly suited to individuals who are commercially focused, skilled in supporting innovation and providing direction to substantial change management initiatives at the policy, systems and process levels.
The role will work closely with the responsible Minister and the Public Service Commission for implementing policies and decisions, for managing the administrative; operational; and broader functions and activities of the Ministry, and for developing and leading programs to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery outcomes. To comply with the Accountability and Functions of CEOs as outlined in Section 13A and 13B of the Public Service (Amendment) Act 2010.
Essential skills required of the advertised CEO role will be to:
- Provide the Minister with high quality policy and program development advice
- Drive strategic planning and resource management accountabilities
- Provide executive direction to professional, technical and operational teams
- Identify improvements in service delivery and efficiencies in cost to government
- Lead implementation of organizational & system changes to improve productivity
- Model cross-Ministry and whole of government collaboration to ensure high standards of public administration and service delivery
- Ensure compliance of the Ministry with its regulatory obligation.
Term of appointment: Contract term of up to four (4) years.
Remuneration: Based on the Government of Tonga, CEO Remuneration package
Chief Executive Officer for Health
Job Reference: CEO HEALTH
The Ministry of Health delivers a comprehensive set of preventative and curative health and allied services programs on behalf of Government, including:
The Chief Executive Officer, is responsible to the Minister of Health for implementing government policies and decisions, and for managing the administrative, operational and broader functions and activities of the Ministry.
Specifically, the purpose of the role is to:
- Plan and direct the programs and activities of the Tonga Health Service to promote the health of the people of Tonga within defined financial and other resources
- Plan and ensure the delivery of a comprehensive, balanced, coordinated, effective and efficient health service in Tonga.
Experience and Qualification
- Tertiary educational qualification relevant to the position and proven operational management experience of at least 7 years in a senior management position in a comparable organisation, with proven management experience in the relevant field.
- Essential skills of the Government CEO position in a public sector environment or private sector comparable role.
How to Apply:-
- Applications should be forwarded to the following address by 8:30am on Monday 28 April, 2014. Candidates should refer to the Application Information Kit in preparing an application, ensuring that all requirements are satisfied. Incomplete documentation may prevent proper consideration of the application.
Public Service Commission
PO Box 46
The Public Service (Amendment) Bill 2010 was gazetted and effective from 27 September, 2010. Further reviews were undertaken which resulted in Cabinet approving the following on 8 December, 2010:
1. Public Service (Disciplinary Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations, 2010;
2. Public Service (Grievance and Dispute Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations, 2010;
3. Code of Ethics and Conduct for the Public Service, 2010;
4. Public Service Policy 2010;
The Public Service Policy Instructions, 2010 was approved by the Public Service Commission on 17 January, 2011 and became effective on the same date.
Centralization of Government public services in outer islands
Cabinet Decision No. 306 of 20 April, 2011 approved the following:
i. "That Government public services (except Health and Education) be centralized in the Outer Islands as follows:
ii. That the Public Service Commission Office and the Ministry of Finance be tasked with the implementation of (i) above with effect from the date of Cabinet Decision."
This refers to the centralization of all human resource matters and financial matters for the Public Services in the outer islands (except Health and Education) under the Governor's Office (or Government Representative's Office, whichever applies) and Sub Treasury respectively. The purpose of this consolidation exercise is to ensure that there is a centralized body which provides the daily supervision of all public servants in the outer islands with regards to leave management, personal files, Government vehicles etc.