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    Manager II (Research)

     Reference No. Government Gazette dated 21/02/2020

    General Public   


    Administrative and Managerial
    Published Date: 21/02/2020 14:00
    Closing Date: 06/03/2020 12:00
    Ministry: Ministry for Energy and Water Management

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1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Energy and Water Management invites applications for the post of Manager II (Research)  in the Ministry for Energy and Water Management.

2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months .

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

2.3 The salary for the post of Manager II (Research) is Salary Scale 7, which in year 2020 is €24,894 per annum, rising by annual increments of €531.17 up to a maximum of €28,081.

2.4 A Manager II (Research) will progress to Salary Scale 6 (€26,543 x €596.33 - €30,121 in 2020) on completion of three (3) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance.

2.5 Selected candidates will also be entitled to the payment of an annual performance bonus of up to a maximum of 15% of his/her basic salary, subject to satisfactory performance and subject to Central Administration’s policies in force from time to time.

2.6 On being appointed, a successful candidate would be requested to renounce to other applications currently in process within the Public Service which is/are pending at the time of this appointment, without prejudice to SAAC calls (including Assistant Directors).

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. Successful candidates are to serve in this post for a minimum of two (2) years, without prejudice to applications for SAAC calls (including Assistant Directors).

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 the area of Research, subject to availability of vacancies and the exigencies of management.

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


3. The duties of Manager II (Research) include:

  1. Consulting with internal and external entities and drawing up Briefing and Background Notes as well as Instruction Notes and Speaking notes for Council Working Parties, COREPER, Committee Meetings, Commission Working Groups or any other EU or international fora related to this position’s area of responsibility
  2. Scrutinising EU regulations and directives falling within the remit of the Ministry;
  3. After consulting with the relevant entities, drafting of Malta’s position in all related EU and international for a;
  4. Compiling the necessary dossiers and briefs for Council and other EU-related Ministerial meetings;
  5. Coordination with the EU Secretariat, the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion on issues related to the position as and when required;
  6. Conducting regular researches on related topics as necessary;
  7. Dissemination of such research or any other reports and information to senior management within the PDPID and any relevant internal or external entities;
  8. Consulting with internal entities, external entities and relevant secondary Ministries in the preparation of Explanatory Memoranda and Restricted Memoranda;
  9. Coordinating and drafting Cabinet Memos as well amendments to legislation as required in the transposition of EU law or any other changes;
  10. Coordination with entities on issues related to state aid compliance, reporting and aid schemes;
  11. Coordination of public consultations related to the area of responsibility as and when required;
  12. Following up on policy related issues and drawing up reports as may be necessary;
  13. Following up on policy related issues and drawing up reports as may be necessary;
  14. performing any other task assigned by the Permanent Secretary and/or his/her representative;
  15. any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.


4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
    1. citizens of Malta; or
  1. 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
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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”.
The advice of the Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs within the 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. able to communicate in Maltese and English language;


  1. in possession of a recognized Masters qualification at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2008) in Statistics or Economics or European Studies or Sociology or Law or Public Policy or a comparable professional qualification.

Public Officers applying for the post must be confirmed in their current appointment.

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 (iii) 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 recognized MQF level program of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.

4.3 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for (applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47) issued not earlier than one (1) month from date of application; those applying from outside the 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).

4.4 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.3 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.

4.5 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 Energy and Water Management

Contact Person :

Mr Vincent Borg

Address :

52, Old Theatre Street, Valletta

Telephone :


Email address :

  • Note

  • All Calls for Applications close at 19:00 on the respective closing dates unless otherwise stated.
  • 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