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Post of Manager II (Quality Assurance)

Date: Sep 20, 2019
 
​1. The Director Corporate Services, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security invites applications for the post of Manager II (Quality Assurance) with the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security.
 
Terms and Conditions
 
2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months. 
 
2.2 The salary for the post of Manager II (Quality Assurance) is Salary Scale 7, which in the year 2019 is equivalent to €24,153 per annum, rising by annual increments of €531.17 up to a maximum of €27,340.
 
2.3 The salary for the post of Manager II (Quality Assurance) is Salary Scale 7, which in year 2019 is equivalent to €24,153 per annum, rising by annual increments of €531.17 up to a maximum of €27,340.
 
2.4 A Manager II (Quality Assurance) will progress to Salary Scale 6 (which in the year 2019 is €25,779 x
€596.33 - €29,357) on completion of three (3) years’ service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance.
 
2.5 The selected candidate will also be entitled to the payment of an annual performance bonus of up to a maximum of 15% of his/her basic salary, subject to satisfactory performance and subject to Central Administration’s policies in force from time to time.
 
2.6 On being appointed, a successful candidate would be requested to renounce to other applications currently in process within the Public Service which is/are pending at the time of this appointment, without prejudice to SAAC calls (including Assistant Directors).
 
2.7 Lateral applications by public officers who already hold an appointment in the same grade being advertised are allowed only if the area of specialisation of the vacancy is different to the one held by the applicant and requires a specific related qualification as an eligibility requirement, which the applicant must satisfy. (a) Successful candidates are to serve in this post for a minimum of two (2) years, without prejudice to applications for SAAC calls (including Assistant Directors).
 
(a) Successful candidates are to serve in this post for a minimum of two (2) years, without prejudice to applicants for SAAC calls (including Assistant Directors).
 
2.8 It will not be possible to request a transfer before a two (2) year period from date of appointment. On the lapse of a two (2) year period, appointees may only be transferred at own request to carry out duties elsewhere in the area of Security Management, subject to availability of vacancies and the exigencies of management.
 
2.9 The result will be valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of publication.
 
Duties
 
3. The duties of Manager II (Quality Assurance) include:
 
i. Manage quality assurance systems, provision of data and data returns, reports, performance indicators, and the annual quality cycle;

ii. Manage effective arrangements for Institutional Review, application for programme accreditation, reviews, validations, recognitions, and other initiatives of the National Commission for Further and Higher Education, validating partners and other external bodies;

iii. To maintain and monitor an action plan of activity as a result of recommendations from audit and/or review;

iv. Provide advice and guidance to all staff on principles and processes associated with the variants of quality assurance procedures;

v. Advise and support senior managers in the delivery of the academy’s strategic commitment to maintain the quality and standards of educational provision;

vi. Implement appropriate qualitative and quantitative measures and performance indicators relevant to quality assurance and enhancement; vii. Facilitate harmonisation of policies, regulations and regulatory processes across the academy where appropriate, in association with the Director of Studies;

viii. Engage with national and international developments in academic quality management, through formal and informal networks;

ix. To benchmark institutional practices against external good practice and recommend changes to policies and procedures as appropriate, in liaison with the Director of Studies;

x. Assist the Director of Studies with the preparation and introduction of changes to institutional regulatory policies in relation to quality assurance requirements, strategy or policy that arise from national and international legislation and which enable the academy to demonstrate and audit quality and standards;

xi. Serve as the academy’s representative on external quality assurance networks;

xii. Any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.
 
Eligibility  requirements
 
4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
 
(i) (a) citizens of Malta; or
 
(b) citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
 
(c) citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
 
(d) any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
 
(e) third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18 (3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”.
 
The advice of the Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs within the Identity Malta Agency should be sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions.
 
The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation. Jobsplus should be consulted as necessary on this issue.
 
(ii) must be proficient in the Maltese and English languages; AND
iii) in possession of a recognized Masters qualification at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2008) in Quality Assurance or Control Measures or a comparable professional qualification.
 
Public Officers applying for the post must be confirmed in their current appointment.
 
4.2 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.
 
Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have obtained the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a higher recognized MQF level program of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date   of the call for applications.
 
4.3 Furthermore, candidates who have not yet formally obtained or have been approved for the qualification specified in paragraph 4.1 (iii) or else as indicated in paragraph 4.2 will still be considered provided that they submit evidence that they would obtain or be approved for such qualification by the 31st October 2019. If selected, such candidates must produce the qualification indicated before appointment. If the deadline is not met, the selected candidates will be disqualified from the result.
 
4.4 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for (applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce a Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47); those applying from outside the Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have ever been in Government Service, giving details).
 
4.5 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.4 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
 
4.6 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
 
Submission of supporting documentation
 
5.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal on https://recruitment.gov.mt. The applicant is to be informed of any missing documents immediately after the closing date of the call for applications and notified that consequently his application will not be considered further, unless justifiable reasons are given by the applicant, to the satisfaction of the Public Service Commission on psc@gov.mt, for any omission or late submission.  Such  justification  should  be  sent  to  the  PSC  within  five  working  days  from  the  date  of the aforementioned notification.
 
5.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
 
Selection  procedure
 
6.1 Eligible applicants will be assessed by a Selection Board to determine their suitability for the post. The maximum mark for this selection process is 100% and the pass mark is 50%.
 
6.2 Due consideration will be given to applicants who, besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 4.1 - 4.4, have proven relevant work experience.
 
Submission of applications
 
7. Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security, through the Recruitment Portal only at the following address: https://recruitment.gov.mt. Applications are to include a curriculum vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant), and an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP47) / Certificate of Conduct as applicable, in pdf format, which are to be uploaded through the Portal. The closing date of the receipt of applications is noon (Central European Time) of Monday, 7 October 2019. A computer-generated e-mail will be sent as an acknowledgement of the application. Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained the general provisions referred to below.
 
Other general provisions
 
8. Other general provisions concerning this call for applications, with particular reference to:
 
• applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;
• reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;
• submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
• publication of the result;
• medical examination;
• the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
• access to application forms and related details;
• retention of documents;
 
may be viewed by accessing the website of the People & Standards Division at the address https://publicservice.gov.mt/en/people/Pages/PeopleResourcingandCompliance/FormsandTemplates.aspx or may be obtained from the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security, 201, Strait Street, Valletta. These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.
 
The website address and e-mail address of the receiving Department are www.mhas.gov.mt and hr.mhas@gov.mt.