Director Legislative Process

Posted 1 year ago

The Department of Legislature is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are encouraged from all eligible, and qualified applicants. Only the specific knowledge, experience, skills and abilities required for the job will be considered in assessing the relative suitability of applicants. It is therefore requested that your application clearly addresses these specific requirements.

All applicants for employment in the Department of Legislature must be under the age of 55, in sound health, and with a clear police record. The successful applicant will be required to provide a police clearance report and medical certificate.


       VACANCY NUMBER: PRF 12/2017




  1. Advises and supports the Office of the Secretary-General in the management of the Legislature Division.
  2. Responsible for six (6) Units in the Secretariat as well as providing policy leadership, direction and advice to divisional staff.
  3. Assist the Office of the Secretary-General in the conduct of the business of the House through the provision of policy and procedural advice to the Speaker, Members of Parliament, parliamentary staff and the external stakeholders in relation to the proceedings of the House, including advice on the interpretation and application of the Standing Orders, practice and procedure; and administrative practices.
  4. Provide secretarial services to the House and its various committees, including attending sittings in the Chambers.


  1. Qualification

A relevant Post Graduate qualification with an Undergraduate Degree or equivalent from a recognized institution with three – five years relevant work experience.

Specific Competencies

  • Reliable and accurate high level policy, procedural and legal advice to Executive Management and Members of Parliament;
  • Organizational abilities and the ability to be impartial, confidential and to make firm decisions;
  • Achievement of outputs of the functional units in the Legislative Process Division;
  • Ability to supervise and motivate divisional staff to achieve the Department’s short, medium and long term goals;

Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 3-5 years of working knowledge and on management supervisory role
  • Good understanding of the Fijian Constitution and all other legislative and policy framework that governs the work of Parliament.
  • Working knowledge of public sector administration and financial management policies and procedures;

Skills and Abilities           

  • Organizational abilities and the ability to be impartial, confidential and to make firm decisions.
  • Experience in the management and leadership of political relationships and evidence of being accustomed to working and succeeding in complex political and governmental
  • Demonstrated ability to manage demanding workload and tight deadline;
  • Ability to effectively work within a team with people from diverse backgrounds and communicate with people at all levels and proven team leadership skills and abilities;
  • Ability to analyze complex policy issues and evaluate competing arguments;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public relations skills
  • Service oriented approach and ability to develop, co-ordinate and maintain stakeholder relationships.
  • A good working knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

The successful applicant will be offered an attractive remuneration package which will be discussed during the interview.

Applications must include recent curriculum vitae, certified copy of your transcript(s), certificate(s) and at least two (2) referees, with one being a current supervisor (where applicable), also a copy of your birth certificate. This is to be submitted under a covering letter of no more than three (3) pages which explains how the applicant meets each of the Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered as the application will be assessed against your stated Qualification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position.


Applicants are to submit their application through postal mail or hand deliver to the Parliament Office located at Government Buildings, Suva. Applicants will receive a written acknowledgement. Applications should be in an envelope, clearly marked:


Applications by Post:

“Application for Position (Name/ Vacancy Number):___”

The Secretary-General to Parliament

Parliament of the Republic of Fiji

PO Box 2352

Government Buildings

Suva, Fiji

Applications Hand-Delivered:

“Application for Position (Name/ Vacancy Number)____”

The Secretary-General to Parliament

Parliament of the Republic of Fiji

Gladstone Road

Government Buildings

Suva, Fiji



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