Public Service Heads of Ministry vacancies

Public Service Heads of Ministry vacancies

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The Cook Islands Public Service is on a journey to excellence to achieve the national vision “to enjoy the highest quality of life consistent with the aspirations of our people, and in harmony with our culture and environment.” 

The public service requires strong and dynamic public managers to lead the development of public policies and manage multiple stakeholders, through a volatile and constantly changing global landscape.  This demands leaders with foresight, agility and intellectual capacity in striving for better outcomes for the Cook Islands.

The Public Service Commissioner is seeking applicants for the following leadership roles:

  1. Secretary for the Ministry of Education
  2. Secretary for the Ministry of Health
  3. Secretary for the Ministry of Internal Affairs

All roles are on a fixed contract term for up to three (3) years.

Job descriptions can be downloaded below or emailed upon request.

All cover letters must addressed to: Mr Russell Thomas, Public Service Commissioner, PO Box 24, Avarua, Rarotonga, and include a CV with contact details.  All applications and queries must be emailed to

All applications must be received by 4pm, Friday 1st December 2017.  Late applications will not be considered.