08 December, 2011

2714 Clerk Assistant - House Procedures Division

Parliamentary Management Board - Parliament of Vanuatu


Government Department


Port Vila, Vanuatu

Job Hours:

Not Stated

Due Date:


Job Description:

The Parliamentary Management Board invites applications for the position of Clerk Assistant – House Procedures Division at the Parliamentary Secretariat. This is a permanent position within the Parliamentary Secretariat with an initial six months probationary period. The Clerk Assistant – House Procedures is one of four Head of Division positions,

working under the Clerk of Parliament. Contact our Clerk Assistant/Office Manager - Corporate Services, Mr. Charlie Timpoloa Harrison for more information including a detailed job description, and an application form on email or the contact number below. This vacancy notice has been authorized by the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Management

Board, Parliament of Vanuatu. Late submissions will not be considered. In support of the Parliament Corporate Plan 2011-13, the Clerk Assistant House Division has responsibility and accountability for:

1) Supporting the Clerk to provide Clerk-at-Table support services to the Speaker and House

2) Providing advice and assistance to Members and others on parliamentary practice and procedure

3) Supporting the Assistant Clerk (Committee Services) to provide services to parliamentary committees and/or inquiries of the House

4) Developing relevant guidance notes, manuals and handbooks for use by the Speaker and House and collating Speaker’s precedents

5) Prioritising activities to develop and grow the Division, noting that the Division has very limited staff & resources

6) Managing the staff of the House Procedures Division for outcomes.

Interested applicant must possess the following requirements:


- Must have a minimum undergraduate degree, preferably in politics, law or social sciences, from a recognized tertiary institution; At least 5 years’ experience in administration and/or law;

Demonstrated high quality written and oral communication skills; High quality report writing skills and an ability to meet tight reporting deadlines

- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, especially the capacity to engage with high level officials and cultural sensitivity; Highly computer literate with Microsoft computer applications, email

and internet; Demonstrated experience managing staff for performance and outcomes

- Demonstrated financial management and budgets experience, including knowledge of Excel and/or other financial management software; Project management experiences is highly advantageous;

Fluent in either of the official languages of french or english with a good understanding of bislama

- Must be of good character with a clean police record and of good standing in society.


Remuneration for this position is at a base salary of VT2, 504,880 per annum with other benefits.


Bislama, English, French


How To Apply:

All applications via post must be marked ‘CLERK ASSISTANT – HOUSE PROCEDURES CONFIDENTIAL’ at the top left corner of the envelope and send to the address below.

Contact Name:

The Chairperson, Parliamentary Management Board


(678) 24075 / (+678) 5352140




Office of the Parliamentary Management Board PMB 9052, Port Vila, Vanuatu.


06-Dec-11 Direct from Employer
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