The Public Service Commissioner is appointed by the Queen’s Representative on the advice of the Prime Minister and has collective accountability with Cabinet for the performance of the public service. The Commissioner provides strategic policy advice to Cabinet, sets human resources policy for the Public Service and is the Manager for Heads of Ministries. Our office is open between the hours of 8am and 4pm (GMT-10hrs), Monday to Friday.
The Ministry of Education is seeking applications from a qualified, experienced, and motivated professional to join the executive management team in the area of Finance.
Director – Finance
The Director of Finance leads all financial and asset management responsibilities of the Ministry, including schools and providers. As an integral member of the executive management team, we are looking for a strategically minded finance professional with a strong accounting and project management background to be responsible for:
Leading financial planning and reporting activities across schools, providers, and the Ministry Headquarters, Driving the long-term planning, forecasting, and budgeting processes of the education sector, and Ensuring high standards of quality are maintained in areas of DRM, asset management, health and safety, maintenance and procurement.
This position requires a confident and experienced individual who is able to think innovatively and across the whole sector, liaise with a very broad range of stakeholders, and have the ability to prioritise and manage their time well to lead and motivate their team to meet quality outcomes and overall educational goals. Experiences in management and leadership roles is highly preferable with knowledge of the Cook Islands Education sector a plus; however, suitably qualified professionals will also be considered.
For more information on this exciting position visit for the job description and an application pack, visit Ministry HQ in Nikao, Rarotonga or call HRM on +682 29357.
Applications close Friday 18th June, 2021. Further queries and completed application forms, cover letter, CV with references to be sent to: Director HRM, PO Box 97, Rarotonga, CK or e-mail: .