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AfricaMoney | August 17, 2017

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Public services job opportunities beckon in Mauritius

Public services job opportunities beckon in Mauritius

There are several jobs available across government departments, from the Prime Minister’s Office to the judicial services. (Image: Island Crisis)

Searching for employment in the public services sector? Your job hunt may be about to come to an end. A recent government circular notes that recruitment for public service vacancies will be completed at the earliest.

And, there are several jobs available across government departments, from the Prime Minister’s Office to the judicial services.

Drilling into details, the circular shows that one person must be added to the present staff of 130 assistant permanent secretaries in the Prime Minister’s office.

Besides, in the judicial services, the number of intermediate court magistrates will be increased from 12 to 14 while the defence and home affairs ministry needs 3 additional data protection officers.

Also, there is currently no one manning the post of civil status officers for national identity card services, and as many as three roles are presently available.

The number of medical and health officer is to be increased from 681 to 757, women police constables from 677 to 773, chief inspectors in the police cadre from 102 to 108, fire fighters from 634 to 710 while an additional 10 environment officers are needed.

Other government institutions which need to reinforce their staff include the office of the Director of Public Pursuits, the National Coast Guard, the Ministry of Social Security and the Ministry of Gender Equality.

On the flip side, there are a few ministries and governmental departments which would be decreasing staff strength or abolishing certain posts.

For instance, the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms will be trimming its senior human resource executives from 85 to 81, the civil status division will be decreasing office clerks from 10 to nine while the treasury department will cut down on the number of treasury computer operators from four to two.

“Under this order, offices have been listed for abolition, those offices shall be abolished as from the date on which the present holders of those offices vacate their respective office,” states the Civil Establishment Act.

The government has the objective of improving the efficiency of public services. To boost the productivity of human resources, specific units were established to optimize personnel deployment and utilization. A review is done from time to time to ensure that roles are relevant in the current context.

Roles identified for abolition include that of the official receiver under the judiciary services, the assistant financial operations officer in the Finance Ministry and the general manager in the Ministry of Agro-industry and Food Security, among others.

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