Vacancy Brief Description
The Director (Finance and Administration), Office of the Prime Minister, invites applications for the post of IAID Audit Associate in the Internal Audit and Investigations Department, within the Cabinet Office, in the Office of the Prime Minister.
This appointment is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.
The salary for the post of an IAID Audit Associate is Salary Scale 9, which in the year 2022 is equivalent to €23,353 per annum, rising by annual increments of €447.33 up to a maximum of €26,037.
An IAID Audit Associate will progress to Scale 8 (€24,845 x €486.83 - €27,766) on completion of eight (8) years of service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance.
In view of the special nature of the duties involved, a selected candidate may also be entitled to a disturbance allowance of up to 15% of the basic salary for work performed regularly after office hours, and/or duties of an extraordinary nature undertaken beyond office hours, as may be required by Management and subject to the approval of Director General (IAID). The allowance may be increased up to 25% in exceptional circumstances, and on the approval of the Secretary to Cabinet, Cabinet Office, within the Office of the Prime Minister. The disturbance allowance is not an automatic allowance and is payable on a month by month basis subject to approval as indicated above.
A selected candidate will also be entitled to:
- a performance bonus of up to a maximum of 10% of his/her basic salary subject to satisfactory performance;
- an annual IAID allowance of €1,550; and
- a full annual allowance to be utilized for professional development activities.
An IAID Audit Associate shall be entitled to an annual allowance equivalent to the increment of Salary Scale 8 subject to satisfactory performance and upon successful completion of three (3) modules of Part III (Essential Section Aims) of the ACCA or its equivalent as recognised by the Malta Institute of Accountants. This allowance shall cease to be paid once the employee progress to an equivalent or higher salary scale.
Lateral applications in the same grade from public officers are not allowed.
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.
The job duties for the post of IAID Audit Associate may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.
By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
- citizens of Malta; or
- citizens of 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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”.
- citizens of Malta; or
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.
- able to communicate in the Maltese and English languages;
- Must be in possession of:
a) PART II of the ACCA (Skills Section Aims) or its equivalent as recognised by the Malta Institute of Accountants;
b) A recognised Bachelor's degree at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*) in Accountancy or Management Studies or Business Studies or Auditing or Public Policy or Public Administration or Public Projects or Public Sector Accounting or Procurement and Finance or Commerce or Risk Management or Economics or Statistics or Banking and Finance or a comparable professional qualification in Accountancy.
*A recognised Qualification comparable to 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, as applicable is only accepted subject to an MFHEA formal recognition statement being submitted with the application.
iv. Public Officers applying for this post must be confirmed in their current appointment.
(i) Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. A Master's qualification at MQF Level 7, or equivalent, must comprise a minimum of 90 ECTS/ECVETS credits or equivalent*).
*A recognised Master's qualification with a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET is only accepted subject to an MFHEA formal Master's recognition statement being submitted with the application.
(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.
Public Officers holding a grade in a particular stream, and who were granted Officer in Scale status by virtue of a Grievances Unit decision in the same scale as that of a higher grade in that stream, are eligible to apply for grades open to officers holding such higher grade within the stream that carries the same scale as that of the Officer in Scale status.
The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Scale are reckonable for the purpose of satisfying any requisite years of service stipulated in calls for applications.
Any other eligibility requisites for the post must be met in terms of this call for applications.
Public officers who currently hold an appointment as Officer in Grade are considered on a personal basis to pertain to the Class/Stream of their immediately previous substantive grade, and may apply on the basis of their current scale as Officer in Grade, which must be equivalent to, or higher than, what is required by this call for applications.
The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Grade are reckonable for the purpose of satisfying any requisite years of “service in the grade” as stipulated in calls for applications.
Any other eligibility requisites for the post/position must be met in terms of this call for applications
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 the 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.
Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.5 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
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.
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).
- 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.