REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS
PRIME MINISTER’s OFFICE
OFFICE OF PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE (OPSG)
SERVICE TO MAURITIUS PROGRAMME
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be enlisted to serve the OPSG under the
“Service to Mauritius Programme” for a period of 3 months to 2 years, renewable for up to one additional year.
Title: Service under the “Service to Mauritius Programme”
Ministry: Prime Minister’s Office, Office of Public Sector Governance (OPSG)
1. IMMEDIATE REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
The position reports to:
The Director, OPSG, or the appropriate Head of Unit, as the case may be.
2. JOB PURPOSE:
The OPSG will provide the following main services to Public Sector Organisations, in line with its mandate:-
a. Promoting and monitoring the implementation of the Code of Corporate Governance and carrying out
sensitization activities on good governance;
b. Monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the implementation of the recommendations of the
National Audit Office, the Public Accounts Committee and the Internal Control Unit;
c. Establishing, reviewing and monitoring the effectiveness of Audit Committees;
d. Developing a framework for a standardized Electronic Physical Asset Management system;
e. Conducting special inquiries into reported cases of mismanagement;
f. Promoting and assisting the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms in the reform of public
sector organisations with a view to ensuring that their services are responsive to the needs of the public;
g. Conducting program evaluation with a view to ensuring that cost effective ways are adopted in the delivery
of quality service to the public.
3. EXPECTED OUTCOMES: (Not all apply to each assignment but each assignment will focus on some of
Adoption of good governance principles by public sector organizations
Ethical conduct of organizations and public officers
Increased accountability, responsibility and transparence
Full compliance with rules, regulations and law
Full awareness of Code of Conduct and Ethics
More efficiency and less waste in the public sector
Timely delivery of quality service, implementation of programmes/projects and collection of revenue to
Enhanced control environment
High level coordination between both internal and external auditor
Increased objectivity and independence
Enhanced accountability by Management
Up to date information available from public sector organizations
Clear assessment of public and other stakeholders needs
Prioratisation of Government objectives
Better and fair allocation of resources
Complaints of service users and the public are addressed more rapidly
Ensure sound management and good practices in the public sector
Adoption of new management concepts and attitudes
Improvement and innovation
Adoption of the concept of Value for money i.e. effectiveness, efficiency and economy.
Enhanced staff capability
High quality performance
Increased productivity and output
4. CORE COMPETENCIES:
a. Technical Knowledge and Skills
Team working skills
Sound understanding of public sector administration
Conversant with good governance principles and standards
Strong sense of initiative
Problem solving abilities
Strong analytical skills
Communication and interpersonal skills.
Management consultancy skills
Good financial control skills;
Professional experience in accountancy, quality improvement and consultancy
Uses high-level technical expertise to advise and support Organisation’s initiatives
Ability to work under strict time constraints.
b. Result Oriented
To ensure own work contributes to achieving organisation’s programmes.
To regularly review progress to ensure work is on target.
To prioritize assigned works to achieve key results.
c. Team Work
To develop the team skills of team members where assigned a leadership role.
To encourage cooperation within and between teams and promote the value of diversity in teams.
To work in co-operation with other team members.
d. Learning and Knowledge Sharing
To help staff to find a variety of ways to learn and develop.
To enable staff to make improvements.
To encourage the team members to learn from each other.
5. FIELDS IN WHICH INTERNS ARE SOUGHT FOR LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS FOR ASSISTING
1. Corporate Governance Reviews
2. Governance Capacity Building
3. Follow up of Director of Audit Report
4. Follow up of internal Control Reports of Ministries and Departments
5. Risk Management
6. Public Accounts Committees
7. Functioning of Audit Committees in Ministries
8. Preparation of templates for Physical Assets Management
9. Preparation of draft Asset Register
10. Conduct of special inquiries
11. Financial Reviews
12. Organisational Reviews
13. Monitoring of Public Enterprises (return on investment)
14. Establishing a database for parastatals (PIMS)
15. Public Sector Organisation in their reform initiatives
16. Program Audit
17. IT Support
6. AGE LIMIT
Candidates should not have reached their 45th birthday by the closing date for the submission of applications
Holders of a university degree and/or post-qualifications in economics, corporate governance, management, IT, law,
project Management, Social Sciences, Research accounting and finance, Public Administration, Mathematics,
Statistics or any related fields could apply.
Note: The latest graduate or under graduate qualification should have been obtained within the last five years.
Professionals, researchers enlisted under to the "Service to Mauritius Programme" (SMP) who put in a minimum of
40 hours weekly will be eligible for a monthly all-inclusive allowance within the following matrix:
QUALIFICATION ALL-INCLUSIVE ALLOWANCE
Undergraduates Rs 12 500 - 30 000
Masters Rs 20 000 - 45 000
PhD Rs 32 500 - 62 000
Post Doctoral Rs 45 000 - 85 000
The Quantum of the all inclusive allowance is based on the qualification and experience of the candidates. Typically
an offer is made at the entry level, however, subject to written evidence (pay slip or tax return or equivalent
document), alternative offers or current pay can be matched up to the maximum in the range.
9. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level; they should also indicate
which of the position/s they would like to be considered for:
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Ability to work in team and take SMART decisions
10. WORK PROGRAMME
After Pre-Selection, a final offer can only be made on the basis of an agreed work programme with the
relevant unit. In this process, typically, preference will be given to those willing to serve for a minimum of three
months. In general a longer period of service is preferred to a shorter one.
11. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
The Service to Mauritius Programme is financed by the Government of Mauritius. Applications should be
submitted on the form posted on OPSG’s website (http://opsg.gov.mu) quoting Ref.PMO/OPSG/STM, to the
Director, OPSG, on email at email@example.com (Attention Mrs K. Upadhyaya) not later than 22 August 2011.
Written applications may be sent to the Director, Office of Public Sector Governance (OPSG), (Attention: Mrs K.
Upadhyaya), Level 8, E. A. Building, cnr SSR & Jules Koenig Streets, Port-Louis not later than 3.30 pm on 22
Candidates may be interviewed over the telephone or in person but selection may not require interview when the
match between candidate and the requirements of OPSG is clear.
The selection exercise will be conducted by a panel of staff from OPSG and the Ministry of Civil Service and
The criteria including the scoring system and process for selection is posted on the OPSGs website. Candidates, if
selected, will have some leeway when to start any time after the final offer has been made.
Once a pre-selection has been made, the candidate will need to finalize administrative arrangements including
remuneration with the Personnel Section and work programme with the assigned Unit. If no match is found on
work programme, the candidate may be referred to an alternate Unit .Units, however, do not deal with pay and other
administrative issues. The OPSG reserves the right to convene only the best qualified candidates. Applications not
made on the prescribed form will not be considered.
The OPSG, PMO reserves the right to convene only the best qualified candidates.
Applications not made on the prescribed form will not be considered.
Date: 28 July 2011
Office of Public Sector Governance, Prime Minister’s Office