04 April, 2017

6867 Secretary - Law Commission

Ministry of Justice and Community Services

Government Department 
Port Vila (some travel required), Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Contract - 4 years (eligible for reappointment)
Due Date

Job Description:
The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu via the Ministry of Justice and Community Services (MJCS) is seeking to recruit a Ni-Vanuatu Legal personnel to fill the position of Secretary – Law Commission.

Position manages the administration of the Vanuatu Law Commission to support the delivery of the Commission’s statutory responsibilities including the management of all human resources and finance. The position also provides secretariat support to the Commission and provides advice to the Chairperson of the Commission on law reform for the Republic of Vanuatu through a consultative approach and through reporting.

  • A degree in law from a recognized university
Experience & Skills
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in practising law or as a legal drafter
  • Strong research, analysis and investigative skills for policy development and research that facilitates effective contextualised law reform for Vanuatu
  • Ability to think practically, strategically and analytically to support defensible and appropriate policy positions for Vanuatu’s law reform
  • Effective listening, verbal presentation and written communication skills
  • Good team player - has team building skills and ability to build rapport with Judiciary, State Law Office, Secretary of Parliament, justice agencies, professional associations, community groups and other stakeholders
  • Good time management and organisational skills – with ability to work under pressure, prioritise,  and meet deadlines
  • Programme and Project Management skills
Special Skills
  • Computer skills – well suited in Microsoft programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Valid driving license is preferable
  • Very good command of written and spoken English and Bislama languages. French is desirable.


        Not Stated


        English, Bislama, French

        How To Apply:
        Further information including the provision of an information kit for persons interested in applying for this position, can be obtained from the Corporate Services Unit of the MJCS at its Nambatu office or by contacting mjcs@vanuatu.gov.vu or Tel: 33615. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.

        Applications should be made with relevant copies of certificates, references and CV attached, and addressed to the HR Unit, Ministry of Justice and Community Services, PMB 9084, Port Vila, no later than Friday 14th April 2017 at 4.30pm.

        Contact Person:

        Pacco Siri, Acting Director General 


        (+678) 33615
        HR Unit, Ministry of Justice and Community Services, PMB 9084, Port Vila, Vanuatu

                     4-Apr-17 Direct from Employer

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