Position of EMN Co-ordinator
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Position of EMN Co-ordinator

Date: May 07, 2021
 
Position of EMN Co-ordinator in the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement
 
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
 
1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement invites applications for the position of EMN Co-Ordinator in the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement.
 
Duration of Assignment and Conditions
 
2.1 A selected candidate will enter into a three (3) year assignment as an EMN Co-ordinator in the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement, which may be renewed for further periods.
 
2.2 The position of EMN Co-ordinator is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.
 
2.3 Since this position is time-barred or linked to the completion of a specific task, the position of EMN Co-ordinator constitutes an objective reason which falls under Regulation 7(4) of Subsidiary Legislation 452.81 entitled 'Contracts of Service for a Fixed Term Regulations'.
 
2.4 An officer holding a position of a definite nature (i.e. with objective reason), who is in the last (4) months of his/her definite term, may apply laterally, even if the advertised position carries the same specialisation that s/he currently holds.
 
2.5 Accepting appointment in this position signifies that any pending applications within the Public Service are automatically considered renounced, unless the latter are applications for SAAC positions or applications for a definite position when the officer concerned holds an indefinite appointment.
 
Salary Pegged to the Position
 
3. The Salary attached to the position of EMN Co-ordinator is equivalent to the maximum of Salary Scale 10 less an increment (equivalent to €23,305.33 in 2021), with attainment of maximum of scale on confirmation of appointment after the probationary period of one (1) year or completion of one year service, whichever is the latter.
 
Duties
 
4. The job duties for the position of EMN Co-ordinator are:
 
i. Keeping up to date with what is happening within the European Union and other relevant international issues with regards to migration and asylum policy;
 
ii. Liaising with the relevant technical persons/experts and with other ministries, in order to ensure correct and timely research contributions to EMN (European Migration Network);
 
iii. Conducting necessary research and analysis and providing comments on various national, EU and EMN documents regarding migration and asylum policy;
 
iv. Monitoring and ensuring the successful implementation and reaching of indicators of the EMN Grant Agreement and Work Programme;
 
v. Carrying out of all necessary procurement and ensuring that procurement is made in line with national and EU procurement and financial rules;
 
vi. Ensuring the collection of procurement documentation and upkeeping of sound financial and budget records and filing;
 
vii. Ensuring the efficient and timely planning and preparation of logistical arrangements of conferences and other events;
 
viii. The overall work on ad hoc queries and on EMN Studies and ensuring timely replies;
 
ix. The overall work on other research outputs such as bulletins, informs and organisational charts, amongst others, and ensuring timely outputs;
 
x. Securing good communication channels with national and international EMN stakeholders, including the EMN Service Provider;
 
xi. Attending meetings in Malta and abroad when necessary;
 
xii. Ensuring good public relations of the EMN (e.g. supporting the newsletter, supporting the distribution of publications, updating the website, etc.);
 
xiii. Undertakes any other tasks, which the superior may delegate to him/her, as may be required;
 
xiv. Undertakes any other duties which may be updated to meet the requirements of any other area as confirmed by the Permanent Secretary;
 
xv. Any other duties as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.
 
Eligibility Requirements
 
5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
 
i. a. citizens of Malta; or
 
b. citizens of the 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'; or
 
f. in possession of a residence document issued in terms of the 'Residence Status of United Kingdom Nationals and their Family Members in Malta in accordance with the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community Regulations'.
 
The advice of the Citizenship Unit within Community Malta Agency and the Expatriates Unit within 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. able to communicate in the Maltese and English languages;
 
iii. in possession of a recognised Bachelors qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent*), in European Studies or International Relations or Diplomacy or Law or Public Policy.
 
*In the absence of documentary evidence as to the ECTS/ECVET credits or other system of measuring the course content, the selection board is to evaluate the submitted programme of study and determine that it is comparable to 180 ECTS/ECVET credits (as applicable). The advice of the MQRIC may be sought.
 
iv. Public Officers applying for this position must be confirmed in their current appointment.
 
5.2 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. A Masters qualification at MQF Level7, or equivalent, must comprise a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVETS credits or equivalent*.
 
*In the absence of documentary evidence as to the ECTS/ECVET credits or other system of measuring the course content, the selection board is to evaluate the submitted programme of study and determine that it is comparable to 60 ECTS/ECVET credits (as applicable). The advice of the MQRIC may be sought.
 
5.3 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 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 afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
 
5.4 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for. In the case of applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service, the GP 47 is to be requested by HR Unit of the ministry /department issuing the call for application from the Director responsible for HR where applicants are serving, while those applying from outside the Public 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.
 
5.5 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.4 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
 
5.6 Applicants are obliged to immediately inform the Selection Board (if result has not yet been published, in which case the application should be withdrawn by the applicant) or the HR Unit within the issuing ministry/department (if result has been published) upon any change in the status of their appointment from the date of submission of their application until the closing date, or upon being called for appointment as a result, of this call for application, as the case may be. Non-observance of this instruction may lead to disciplinary action. On its part, at the start of the interview, the Selection Board will request the candidate to declare any changes in status of his/her current appointment from the date of submission of application.
 
5.7 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 Documents
 
6.1 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 (https://recruitment.gov.mt).
 
6.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
 
Selection Procedures
 
7.1 Eligible applicants will be assessed by a selection board to determine their suitability for the position. The maximum mark for this selection process is 100% and the pass mark is 50%.
 
7.2 Due consideration will be given to applicants who, besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 5.1 to 5.5, have proven relevant work experience.
 
Submission of Applications
 
8.1 Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement through the Online Government Recruitment Portal only (https://recruitment.gov.mt). Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant). Those applying from outside the Public Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct 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. The closing date of the receipt of applications is 5.15 p.m. (Central European Time) of Friday 21st May, 2021. 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.
 
8.2 It is the responsibility of the applicants not to leave until the last thirty (30) minutes for submission of their application.
 
8.3 Applications which are received after closing date and time (i.e. late applications) are not allowed.
 
8.4 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 latter, to submit any incorrect or incomplete or missing documents.
 
Other General Provisions
 
9. 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;
 
the submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
 
the publication of the result;
 
the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
 
medical examination;
 
access to application forms and related details;
 
retention of documents,
 
may be viewed by accessing the website of the People and Standards Division (https://recruitmentintra.gov.mt/generalprovisions/GeneralProvisionsEN.pdf) or may be obtained from the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement, 201, Triq id-Dejqa, Valletta. These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.
 
The website address and email address of the receiving Ministry are (www.homeaffairs.gov.mt) and (recruitment.mhse@gov.mt).