Hansard Reporter

Posted 3 months ago

JOB DESCRIPTION:            HANSARD REPORTER

CORPORATE INFORMATION

  1. Position Level  :           Band G
  2. Salary Range   :            $28,605.45 – $38,140.60
  3. Duty Station    :           Suva
  4. Reporting Responsibilities:
  • Reports To: Sub-Editor of Debates and Editor of Debates
  • Liaises with: Parliamentary staff in Tables and Committees, Library/Research and IT Unit.
  • Subordinates: None

POSITION PURPOSE

This position reports to the Sub-Editor and is responsible for producing accurate and timely transcripts of the proceedings of Parliament and Committee sittings.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Review and edit the first draft of transcripts and finalise for further editing by the Sub-Editor.
  2. Provide high speed and accurate transcription services of the proceedings of Parliament sittings, public consultations and submissions to Standing Committees, in conformity with the Hansard Style Guide.
  3. Assist in merging of stints and compiling the first draft of transcripts for final editing by the Sub-Editor of Debates.
  4. Contribute to any unit or organisational initiatives that assists/promotes the overall Parliament mission and goals.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  1. Timely and accurate completion of transcripts of proceedings for the production of the Daily Hansard during Parliament sittings.
  2. Timely and accurate completion of transcripts for Committee sittings/hearings and public consultations.
  3. Ensure timely submission of all required documents and reports.
  4. Actively participate in corporate initiatives including information and knowledge building.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Qualification                     

Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics majoring in English from a recognised university/institution or equivalent [or equivalent relevant experience] with typing speed of 80 words per minute.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  1. At least 3-5 years of experience in similar role or equivalent.
  2. A thorough knowledge of all facets of grammar and syntax and a highly developed knowledge of English usage, grammar, spelling and construction, sufficient to accurately reflect the spoken word in text.
  3. Demonstrate sound keyboard skills and an ability to work effectively with computer technology and software.
  4. Knowledge of legislative Parliamentary procedures, Standing Orders, Constitution and other policies of the Government.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Demonstrate the willingness to work as a member of a diverse team, communicate clearly and concisely and contribute positively to the spirit of team cooperation.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to plan and prioritise work and consistently meet deadlines and quality standards.
  3. Possess a good command of the English language, both written and oral.
  4. Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure and during irregular working hours.
  5. Sound research skills, using the internet and other references, and the ability to fact-check references to Bills and related documents, such as Standing Committee reports and submissions.

PERSONAL CHARACTER AND POLITICAL NEUTRALITY

The Department of Legislature operates in a politically sensitive environment.  Any person who is seen to be active in political affairs and intends to publicly carry on this activity, may compromise the strict political neutrality of the Department of Legislature and cannot be considered for employment.

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.

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.

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