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Post of Manager II (Research)

Date: Nov 15, 2019
HR/MHAS Circular No. 26/2019
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security invites applications for the post of Manager II (Research) in 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 During the probationary/trial period, appointees must successfully complete appropriate induction programmes organised by the Institute for the Public Services to be eligible for confirmation of appointment.
2.3 The salary for the post of Manager II (Research) is Salary Scale 7, which in the year 2019 is €24,153 per annum, rising by annual increments of €531.17 up to a maximum of €27,340.
2.4 A Manager II (Research) will progress to Salary Scale 6 (€25,779 x €596.33 - €29,357 in 2019) after  three
(3) years’ satisfactory service as Manager II in Salary Scale 7.
2.5 The selected applicant shall also be entitled to an annual performance bonus of up to 15% of the 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 any other application/s 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 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 Research, 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.
3. The duties of Manger II (Research) include:
i. Consulting with internal and external entities and drawing up Briefing and Background Notes as well as Instruction Notes and Speaking notes for Council Working Parties, COREPER, Committee Meetings Commission Working Groups or any other EU or international fora related to this position's area of responsibility;

ii. Scrutinising EU regulations and directives falling within the remit of the Ministry;

iii. After consulting with the relevant entities, drafting of Malta's position in all related EU and international forum;

iv. Compiling the necessary dossiers and briefs for Council and other EU-related Ministerial meetings;

v. Coordination with the EU Secretariat, the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion on issues related to the position as and when required;

vi. Conducting regular researches on related topics as necessary;

vii. Dissemination of such research or any other reports and information to senior management within the PDPID and any relevant internal or external entities;

viii. Consulting with internal entities, external entities and relevant secondary Ministries in the preparation of Explanatory Memoranda and Restricted Memoranda;

ix. Coordinating and drafting Cabinet Memos as well amendments to legislation as required in the transposition of EU law or any other changes;

x. Coordination with entities on issues related to state aid compliance, reporting and aid schemes;

xi. Coordination of public consultations related to the area of responsibility as and when required;

xii. Following up on policy related issues and drawing up reports as may be necessary;

xiii. Following up on obligations emanating from EU or international legislation or any other obligations relevant to the area of responsibility;

xiv. Performing any other task assigned by the Permanent Secretary and/or his/her representative;

xv. 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:
Public Officers, or Public Sector employees performing duties in the Malta Public  Service, or  RSSL employees, who are confirmed in their current appointment. Public Officers who are on loan/detailed with/deployed with/on attachment to Public  Sector  organisations may  also  apply.
a. in possession of a recognised 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 Statistics or Economics or European Studies or Sociology or Law or Public Policy or a comparable professional qualification.
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 qualifications as indicated in paragraph 4.1 (a) will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a recognised higher MQF level programme of study, as required in the aforementioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
4.3 To determine the comparable level of responsibility of Public Sector employees currently performing duties in the Public Service and RSSL employees to the level of responsibility required of Public Officers applying for this post, the Selection Board should invariably and formally consult the Director/HR Manager responsible for the respective Public Sector entity.
4.4 The current arrangement, whereby Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service remain on the books of the respective entity, shall continue to apply in the case of Public Sector employees who are selected for the post, subject to the consent of the entity. RSSL employees selected for this post will have their employment with RSSL ipso facto terminated following the successful completion of the probationary period.
4.5. Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 and 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
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 to 4.4, have proven relevant work experience.
Submission of applications
7. 1 Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Human Resources Section, through the Recruitment Portal only ( 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), which has  been issued not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application, in PDF format, which are to be uploaded through the Portal. In the case of Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service and RSSL employees, these are to present their paid/unpaid Leave and Sick Leave records for the last four years, including any records of any disciplinary actions that may have been taken in the absence of which, it will be understood that no disciplinary action was ever taken. In the case of Public Sector employees performing  duties in the Public Service, they are also to produce confirmation from the Director responsible for People Management of the ministry where they are performing duties, that they are officially performing duties in such ministry. The closing date of the receipt of applications is noon (Central European Time) of Friday, 29 November 2019. A computer-generated email will be sent as an acknowledgement of the application. Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained in the general provisions referred to below.
7.2 Applicants are granted up to two (2) working days after closing date or up to two (2) working days from date of notification, whichever is the later, to submit any incorrect or incomplete documents.
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;
     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 and Standards Division (  or may be obtained from 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 the e-mail address of the receiving Ministry are and