Position of Project Co-Ordinator
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Position of Project Co-Ordinator

Date: Jul 22, 2022
 
POSITION OF PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR IN THE MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, SECURITY, REFORMS AND EQUALITY
 
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
 
1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality invites applications for the position of Project Co-Ordinator for the project "Learning-Exchanging-Integrating" (MT/2016/AMIF/3.01) in the Human Rights Directorate within the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality.
 
Duration of assignment and Conditions
 
2.1 A selected candidate will enter into an assignment up till 30th June 2023 as a Project Co-Ordinator in the Human Rights Directorate in the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality.
 
2.2 The position of Project Co-Ordinator is subject to a probationary period calculated on a pro rata basis based on a probationary period of three (3) months for the duration of one (1) year of employment.
 
2.3 Since this position is time-barred or linked to the completion of a specific task, the position of Project 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.
 
2.6 This position is EU co-financed at the rate of 75% by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and 25% of the National Funds.
 
Salary pegged to the position
 
3. The Salary attached to the position of Project Co-Ordinator is equivalent to the maximum of Salary Scale 7 less an increment (equivalent to €29,094 in 2022), 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 later.
 
Duties
 
4. The job duties for the position of Project Co-Ordinator may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.
 
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 English language and in the Maltese language;
 
iii. (a) in possession of a recognised Master's degree at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 90 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*) in Management or Economics or Finance or Marketing or Administration or Accountancy or Human Resources Management or Procurement or Banking or Arts or Legal Studies or Social Policy or Public Policy or Project Management or a recognised comparable professional qualification at MQF Level 7 in Accountancy, plus one (1) year relevant work experience;
 
*A recognised Master's qualification with a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits is only accepted subject to an MFHEA formal Master's recognition statement being submitted with the application.
 
OR
 
iii. (b) In possession of a recognised Bachelor's degree at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*) in Management or Economics or Finance or Marketing or Administration or Accounts or Human Resources Management or Procurement or Banking or Arts or Legal Studies or Social Policy or Public Policy or Project Management or a recognised comparable professional qualification at MQF Level 6 in Accountancy, plus three (3) years relevant work experience;
 
*A recognised qualification comparable to 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, as applicable is only accepted subject to an MFHEA formal recognition statement being submitted with the application.
 
OR
 
(c) An incumbent in the particular position on a personal basis, who has been confirmed in the position.
 
iv. Public Officers applying for this position must be confirmed in their current appointment.
 
 
5.2 (i) Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.
 
(ii) Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualification in question.
 
(iii) Furthermore, candidates who are currently following a recognised programme of study at a higher MQF level than that requested above will also be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, and attained the required MQF level, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
 
5.3 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.
 
5.4 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.3 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
 
5.5 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.
 
5.6 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MFHEA recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MFHEA, 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/transcripts 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 Procedure
 
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 Directorate Corporate Services, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality through the Online Government Recruitment Portal only on 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 13:30 hrs (Central European Time) of Friday, 5th August, 2022. A computer-generated e-mail 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 later, 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  &  Standards  Division  at  the address https://recruitmentintra.gov.mt/generalprovisions/GeneralProvisionsEN.pdf or may be obtained from the Human Rights Directorate, A3 Towers, Arkata Street, Paola. 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   Directorate are http://homeaffairs.gov.mt and http://recruitment.mhsr@gov.mt.