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    Senior Policy Officer in the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade

     Reference No. Government Gazette dated 30/09/2022


    General Public   

    Definite Objective Reason  

    Administrative and Managerial
    Published Date: 30/09/2022 12:00
    Closing Date: 14/10/2022 17:15
    Ministry: Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade

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View File Annex A - Senior Policy Officer 
1. The Director for Corporate Services, Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade invites applications for the position of Senior Policy Officer in the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade.

3. 1 The Salary attached to the position of Senior Policy Officer is equivalent to the maximum of Salary Scale 7 less two increments (equivalent to 28,562.66 Euro in 2022).

3.2 A Senior Policy Officer with a salary equivalent to the maximum step of Salary Scale 7 less two increments, will be entitled to another increment (equivalent to 29,093.83 Euro in 2022) on confirmation of appointemnt after the probationary period of one (1) year or completion of one (1) year of service, whichever is the later.

3.3 A Senior Policy Officer will attain the maximum of Sclae 7 (equivalent to 29,625 Euro in 2022) one (1) year after the confirmation of appointemnt or after the completion of  two (2) years of service, whichever is the later.

Duties

4. The job duties for the position of Senior Policy Officer may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.

Eligibility

5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
    1. citizens of Malta; or
    2. citizens of the other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
    3. citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
    4. any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
    5. third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”or
    6. in possession of a residence document issued in terms of the “Residence Status of United Kingdom Nationals and their Family Members in Malta in accordance with the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community Regulations”.

The advice of the Citizenship Unit within Community Malta Agency and the Expatriates Unit within Identity Malta Agency should be sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions.

The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation.  Jobsplus should be consulted as necessary on this issue.

  1. be proficient in the Maltese and English language. Knowledge of another European language is considered an asset;
  2. (a) in possession of a Masters Degree at MQF Level 7, with a minimum of 90 ECTS/ECVETS in relevant areas ,plus one (1) year relevant work experience;* 
            OR

           (b) in possession of a First Degree at MQF Level 6, with a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVETS  in relevant areas , plus three (3) years                       relevant experience;*

*A recognized Master`s qualification with a minimum of 60/180 ECTS/ECVET credits is only accepted  subject to an MFHEA formal Master`s recognition statement being submitted with the application.
                
            OR

          (c) Public Officers in a scale not below Scale 10 with six (6) years relevant work experience.

     
       iv. Public Officers applying for this position must be confirmed in their current appointment.


5.2 (i) Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. 

(ii) Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualification in question.

(iii) Furthermore, candidates who are currently following a recognised programme of study at a higher MQF level than that requested above will also be considered.  Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, and attained the required MQF level, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.

5.3 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for. In the case of applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service, the GP 47 is to be requested by HR Unit of the ministry /department issuing the call for application from the Director responsible for HR where applicants are serving, while those applying from outside the Public Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have ever been in Government Service, giving details. 

5.4 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.3 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.

5.5 Applicants are obliged to immediately inform the Selection Board (if result has not yet been published, in which case the application should be withdrawn by the applicant) or the HR Unit within the issuing ministry / department (if result has been published) upon any change in the status of their appointment from the date of submission of their application until the closing date, or upon being called for appointment as a result, of this call for application, as the case may be. Non-observance of this instruction may lead to disciplinary action. On its part, at the start of the interview, the Selection Board will request the candidate to declare any changes in status of his/her current appointment from the date of submission of application.

5.6 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MFHEA recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MFHEA or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).

Ministry / Department :

 Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade

Contact Persons :

 Marylene Borg

Address :

 331, Allied House, St Paul Street, Valletta

Telephone :

 2204 2323

Email address :

recruitment.mfet@gov.mt

  • Note

  • In case of conflict in interpretation of any part/s of a call for applications, the final interpretation should be that of the published Maltese version of the call for applications.