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Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Head Of Ministry



Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration






May 4, 2024 at 2:38:12 AM


June 2, 2024 at 2:00:00 AM


The Office of the Public Service Commissioner invites applications for the position of:

Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

As the Secretary or Head of the Ministry (HOM) of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, you will be
responsible for representing the advocating for the Cook Islands' interests and strengthening its internationally, and for providing Immigration services.

You are also accountable for ensuring Public Service Excellence through effective and efficient delivery
of the Ministry's functions and Government policies.

The Secretary is accountable for ensuring that the functions of the Ministry are developed, maintained
and administered according to MFAI and Government legislation by:

* Providing strategic advice on the services delivered by MFAI, to the responsible Minister and other Ministers of the Crown
* Leading MFAI to achieve Government priorities
* Acting on directives issues by the Minister and the Public Service Commissioner
* Providing reports to the Public Service Commissioner and Parliament on the performance, finances
and operations of the Ministry
* Considering such matters relative to protecting the interests of the Cook Islands, and upholding its
values on the international stage

Qualification requirements
Postgraduate degree in International Relations, Economics, Development or Public Administration
and Management

* 10 years' working experience at a senior management level, leading and directing teams
* Strong understanding of business, finance and other areas of management
* Works collaboratively with relevant stakeholders in the development of Ministry, sector and national policies
Key Skills
* Advanced communication skills
* Excellent decision making skills
* Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions

The employment term is for three (3) years. The job description can be collected from the Office of
the Public Service Commissioner (OPSC) or Click the Read More button.

All applications must be addressed to the Public Service Commissioner and include a cover letter
and CV. Please email your application to

Applications must be received by 4pm, Saturday 1 June 2024 (CI Time).

Late applications will not be considered.

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