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    Assistant Manager ( Accounting and Finance)

     Reference No. Circular No. HR/MFEA/04/2021


    Public Service and Sector Employees  

    Indefinite  

    Administrative and Managerial
    Published Date: 05/02/2021 12:00
    Closing Date: 22/02/2021 17:15
    Ministry: Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs

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View File Annex A - Assistant Manager ( Accounting and Finance) 
1. The Director for Corporate Services , Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs invites applications for the post of Assistant Manager (Accounting and Finance)  in the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs.

2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of six(6) months .

2.2 During the probationary/trial period, appointees must successfully complete appropriate induction programmes organised by the Institute for the Public Services to be eligible for confirmation of appointment.

2.3 The salary for the post of Assistant Manager (Accounting and Finance)  for those applicants entering into the grade under the eligibility provisions of paragraph 4.1(a) or (c) is Salary Scale 12, which in the year 2021  is equivalent to €18,724 per annum, rising by annual increments of €354 up to a maximum of €20,848.

2.4 An Assistant Manager in Salary Scale 12 will progress to Scale 11, which in the year 2021 is equivalent to €19,974 per annum, rising by annual increments of €375 up to a maximum of €22,225, on attainment of the MQF Level 5 Diploma referred to in paragraph 4.1 (b), in not more than two (2) years from the date of appointment, in failure of which, appointment would be relinquished.

2.5 An Assistant Manager who satisfies the eligibility provision of paragraph 4.1 (b) will be placed in Salary Scale 11, which will progress to Scale 10 (€21,267x €407.67 - €23,713) in the year 2021 on completion of three (3) years service as Assistant Manager in Salary Scale 11, subject to satisfactory performance.

2.6 Accepting appointment in this grade signifies that any pending applications within the Public Service are automatically considered renounced, unless the latter are applications for SAAC positions or applications for a definite position when the officer concerned holds an indefinite appointment.

2.7 Lateral applications by public officers who already hold an appointment in the same grade being advertised are allowed only if the area of specialisation of the vacancy is different to the one held by the applicant and requires a specific related qualification as an eligibility requirement, which the applicant must satisfy.

  1. Appointees within the Managerial/Officer/Practitioners streams must have served in their current post, and are to serve in this post, for a minimum of two (2) years before applying laterally. This is not applicable for promotion purposes, subject to the pertinent eligibility criteria.
  2. All other officers must be confirmed in appointment, and if appointed are to serve in this post for a minimum of two (2) years, before applying laterally. The latter condition is not applicable for promotion purposes.

2.8 It will not be possible to request a transfer before a two (2) year period from date of appointment. On the lapse of a two (2) year period, appointees may only be transferred at own request to carry out duties elsewhere in Accounting and Finance , in accordance with established vacancies.

2.9 The result will be valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of publication.



Duties

3. The job duties for this post of Assistant Manager (Accounting and Finance) may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.

Eligibility

4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:

Public Officers, or Public Sector employees performing duties in the Malta Public Service, or RSSL employees, who are confirmed in their current appointment.  Public Officers who are on loan/detailed with/deployed with/on attachment to Public Sector organisations may also apply; 

           AND

      a. In possession of a recognised qualification at (MQF Level 4) in Accountancy or Business Management or Business Administration or Economics or Banking and Finance or a recognised comparable professional qualification at MQF Level 4 in Accountancy

OR 

     b.In possession of a recognised Diploma at MQF Level 5 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*) in  Accountancy or Business Management or Business Administration or Economics or Banking and Finance or a recognised comparable professional qualification at MQF level 5 in Accountancy

  OR 
   c. In possession of two (2) subjects at Advanced level (one of which must include a Pass in Accountancy  and three (3) subjects at Intermediate Matriculation Level (one of which must include a pass in Pure Mathematics) ora recognized comparable qualification.

*In the absence of documentary evidence to the ECTS/ECVET credits or other system of measuring bthe course content, the selection board is to evaluate the submitted programme of study and determine that it is comaprable to 60 ECTS/ECVET credits. The advice of the MQRIC may be sought.

Successful candidates who are in possession of a recognised MQF Level 4 (qualification or two (2) subjects at Advanced level and three (3) subjects at Intermediate Matriculation level, or a recognised comparable qualification) in the areas highlighted in 4.1 (a) or (c), shall enter as Assistant Manager (Salary Scale 12). On appointment, appointees will bind themselves to successfully complete a recognised qualification in a related area at MQF Level 5, in not more than two (2) years, to progress to Salary Scale 11, in failure of which they would relinquish their appointment. Upon possession of a relevant Diploma at MQF Level 5, as indicated in paragraph 4.1 (b), in related areas such officers shall progress to Assistant Manager (Salary Scale 11).  All other progressions shall be in accordance with the provisions enshrined in the document entitled ‘Working Conditions for Officers within the Managerial Stream for Qualified Personnel’.

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

Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the qualifications as indicated in paragraph 4.1 (a) to (c) will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have obtained the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a higher recognised MQF level programme of study, as required in the aforementioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.

4.3 Furthermore, candidates who have not yet formally obtained the qualification specified in paragraphs 4.1 (a) to 4.1 (c) or else as indicated in paragraph 4.2 will still be considered provided that they submit evidence that they are in the final phase of their course leading to such qualification. Appointees must have obtained or be approved for the award of such qualification by the 31st May 2021. If the stipulated deadline for the attainment of such qualification is not met, the appointment will be, ipso facto, automatically terminated.

(a) The probation period and progression entitlement (as the case may be) start to count from date of appointment
(b) Appointees will not benefit from any allowances until attainment of, or are approved for the indicated qualifications referred to in clauses 4.1 (a) to 4.1 (c) or 4.2.
  

4.4 To determine the comparable level of responsibility of Public Sector employees currently performing duties in the Public Service and RSSL employees to the level of responsibility required of Public Officers applying for this position, the Selection Board should invariably and formally consult the Director/HR Manager responsible for the respective Public Sector entity.

The current arrangement, whereby Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service remain on the books of the respective entity, shall continue to apply in the case of Public Sector employees who are selected for the post, subject to the consent of the entity. RSSL employees selected for this post will have their employment with RSSL ipso facto terminated following the successful completion of the probationary period.

4.5 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.4 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.

4.6 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, 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

Contact Persons :

 Ms Marylene Borg

Address :

 331, Allied House, St Paul Str, Valletta

Telephone :

 356 2204 2323

Email address :

recruitment.mfea@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