Ministry embarks on Open merit recruitment and selection Guideline
July 17, 2016 7:02 pm
The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has become the first agency to champion the Open Merit Recruitment and Selection Guidelines introduced under the Civil Service Reform.
14 officers who signed their 3 year contracts as bus fare program clerks were selected through the Open Merit Recruitment guidelines.
The ministry had advertised the vacant positions and of the total 153 applications received, 17 were shortlisted and 14 successful candidates were selected based on merit.
The officers will be responsible for the processing of bus fare applications, data entry and also the processing of Social Pension Scheme applications.
The appointees were presented with their contracts by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Joe Koroivueta.
They have been reminded on the importance of their role and encouraged to serve with diligence and honesty.
The Open Merit Based Recruitment and Selection Guideline is a system of appointing employees based on their ability to do the job, assesses against objective selection criteria that doesn’t discriminate against or give preference to any group or individual.