VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT: SMALLER ISLAND STATES OFFICER (MFAI)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is pleased to invite expressions of interest (EOIs) from interested applicants for the position of Smaller Island States Officer (SIS Officer). The position is fully funded by the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and will be based at MFAI. The SIS Officer is the main focal contact at the national level and will work closely with the Secretariat and the Government of Kiribati to provide advice and support for the implementation of the SIS Regional Strategy 2016-2020.

Interested applicants must satisfy the following:
– Bachelor’s degree in either International relations, Economics; Development or Public Administration and Management, or any other relevant field.
– Excellent computer-based skills including word processing and spreadsheet applications
– 5 or more years of professional experience in government or relevant organization.
– An excellent understanding of Smaller Island States’ development priorities and issues.
– The person must be a citizen of and domiciled in the Republic of Kiribati.

Expressions of Interest must be lodged at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration from Thursday 28 May 2020 but no later than 3pm on Thursday 11 June 2020. Details of the position can be obtained at our office in Bairiki or on the link provided below:

SIS OFFICER KIRIBATI JOB DESCRIPTION

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Application & Agreement Form and Public Announcement

Click links aika inano aikai ibukin te Application & Agreement Form ao Rongorongon te mwane ni buoka

  1. Application & Agreement for Stranded Nationals
  2. Katanoata ibukin te mwane ni buoka

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Health Advisory

Please refer to the HEALTH ADVISORY provided in the link below for requirements to travel to Kiribati due to the CORONAVIRUS outbreak. 

Please use the contact details provided in the Travel Advisory if you require further information/clarification. 
Please click the link for more information HEALTH ADVISORY

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2020 Young Pacific Leaders Conference Now Accepting Applications

The United States Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, is now accepting applications from emerging leaders across the Pacific to attend the Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Conference in Papua New Guinea in April.

The seventh Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, will enhance Pacific leaders’, ages 25-35, leadership skills and regional knowledge to advance the economic vibrancy and civic engagement within the region. The YPL Conference will include informational sessions, skills workshops, cultural activities, and site visits to deepen participants’ capacity to address regional issues related to YPL’s four programmatic themes: Education; Environment and Resource Management; Civic Leadership; and Economic and Social Development.

Applicants will be selected from across the independent Pacific states, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Pacific French Territories, and the American-affiliated Pacific (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawaii). Outstanding alumni of previous conferences are also invited to apply to participate in the 2020 YPL Conference as alumni mentors. All applications are due by February 3, 2020 and can be completed online.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Cultural Vistas at YPL@culturalvistas.org for any questions about the conference, or to request a fillable PDF version of application if needed. Participants will be required to attend the full conference program (April 21 – 24, 2020, not including travel days). All travel, lodging and meals will be provided to selected participants and alumni.
At the conclusion of the YPL Conference, all YPL alumni will be eligible to compete for small grant funding to support projects in their countries and the region. In addition, conference participants and the larger YPL community will participate in YPL LEADS throughout the month of May, a month-long event highlighting the YPL program through service-related activities in their communities.

Apply Now!

About YPL
YPL is a network of emerging indigenous leaders in the Pacific. The program started in 2013 and has held six regional conferences in American Samoa (2013), Independent State of Samoa (2014), New Zealand (2015), Hawaii (2016, 2018), and Fiji (2019). In addition, the YPL Small Grants Program, provides seed grant funding to implement innovative projects throughout the Pacific region.

The YPL community consists of emerging leaders from Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Islands of French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and the American-affiliated Pacific including American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawaii.

Follow the Young Pacific Leaders on Facebook (@youngpacificleaders), Instagram (@weareyoungpacificleaders), and via the hashtags #YPL and #YoungPacificLeaders.

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Katanoata

Nakoia naake atia nikabaei araia nana post te Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration ae te Immigration Officer L15-14.

Te kamatoaara ena uki man Katenibong 15/01/2020 ao niin Kanimabong 17/01/2020. Kamwa a butiaki bwa kam a tarebonia te aobiti iaon te nambwa ae 75021342 ao 75021365 n aoan te mwakuri ibukin te kamatoara.  

Kamwa kauringaaki ikai bwa ami kamatoaara bon matoan aram ni karaoan te TEST

Te Test ena karaoaki n te Rurubao Primary School, Bairiki nakon te Kauabong 21/01/2020 n te aoa 11:30am n te moanigabong.

Mai iroun te Officer-In-Charge, MFAI

KATANOATA

E kukurei teMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration nkatanoata ana mwaawa nana posts aika te Deputy Director for Immigration L6-5 aote Deputy Director for Asia Pacific L6-5. Kabae ara ena uki man 20 Tianuare 2020 aoniin n 3rd Beberuare 2020.

Ibukin te kabae ara aokamwa taiaoka n kawara te Ministry of Employment and Human Resource ibairiki ibukin bwaninin rongorogona. 

Kam rabwa

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MEIG Scholarship Programme 2020-2021, Switzerland

The Masters programme in Advanced Studies in European and International Governance at the University of Geneva in Switzerland is now open. http://www.meig.ch

The MEIG programme aims to transfer knowledge about European and international governance in light of todays emerging international challenges and security threats to international peace. The programme is also a great opportunity in providing professional and essential leadership skills.

Interested applicants are advised to complete and sign the scholarship and financial aid application form, kindly noting the deadline 25 December 2019. Please note that the date of submission may also be taken into account during assessment of application forms, therefore application forms need to be submitted as soon as possible.

Further information on this scholarship programme is available at the MEIG website http://www.meig.ch

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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2020 SMALLER ISLAND STATES ATTACHMENT PROGRAMME AT THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT

In accordance with the Leaders’ decision at the Special Smaller Island States Leaders Meeting on 24 June 2016 in Palau, for an SIS officials’ Attachment Programme at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and further recognition by SIS Leaders in Nauru of the importance of the Attachment Programme as a capacity-building support mechanism, the Secretariat invites Expressions of Interest to participate in the Attachment Programme for 2020.

  1. Please be advised that the first cohort for the 2020 Attachment Programme is expected to commence 1 February 2020 for a duration of six months, with one participant each from two SIS member countries.
  2. In brief, the Forum Secretariat will fund the return travel, accommodation, basic medical expenses, and daily living allowance for the duration of the Attachment Programme for the successful applicants only. The details of entitlements will be provided in a Secondment Agreement to be signed between the Forum Secretariat, the successful applicant, the applicant’s employer, and the Forum Official Country Focal Point respectively.
  3. Please note that the selection of candidates will be assessed from the pool of EOIs received by the stipulated deadline, with preference given to those countries that have yet to send a candidate. Members are therefore encouraged to submit a principal applicant and an alternate applicant, following robust national selection processes in order to fully maximize the opportunity provided by this initiative. Unsuccessful applicants for this cohort will not be automatically deferred but will be advised accordingly and also invited to submit EOIs for subsequent cohorts when the next round of invitations are circulated.
  4. To submit an Expression of Interest, kindly complete the attached Registration Form. The Forum Secretariat encourages Members to take into consideration the ‘whole-of-government’ approach to the SIS Strategy when considering candidates for the Attachment Programme.

Please submit Expressions of Interest by Monday, 2 December 2019 or earlier to Ms. Tasha Siaosi, SIS Adviser, tashas@forumsec.org. Please note that to ensure the timeliness of arrangements, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  1. Registration Form
  2. Circulation

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Serbia Scholarship

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration is pleased to announce that two bursaries are offered to candidates from Kiribati in the academic 2019/2020 year.

The two candidates are to be selected and their applications with preferred Universities, colleges and the subject of studies submitted by the competent authorities of Kiribati through this mission’s email info@serbiamissionun.org.

Please note that the deadline for applications to be submitted is 31st October 2019.

The relevant documentation and application forms can be found via the link below.

https://www.mfa.gov.ki/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Serbia.pdf

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Chevening Scholarships for academic year 2020/2021

Chevening is the UK government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. Chevening Scholarship is now open and will close on 5 November 2019.

More information on the scholarship can be found at https://www.chevening.org

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Nominations open for 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards

Nominations have opened for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards which will see winners awarded a cash grant to scale-up development work benefiting their communities.
 
The Commonwealth Youth Awards recognize the exemplary work undertaken by young people across the 53 member countries.
 
Regional winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in London on Commonwealth Day 2020.
 
The awards are being delivered in partnership with the Commonwealth Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Networks.
 
The awards launch coincides with the Commonwealth Asia Region Senior Officials From Youth Ministries Meeting – an event which will allow participants to assess progress on agreed youth policy priorities and finalize a regional strategy aimed at improving the wellbeing and livelihoods of Commonwealth young people.
 
Launching the awards in Brunei, the Secretary-General said: “The awards celebrate all that we achieve collectively when we empower young people to realize their full potential and exercise their full citizenship, creativity, and innovation.”
 
The award, nominees must be:

  • aged 15 to 29 years;
  • a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • been engaged in development work for more than 12 months – either in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • have a strong track record of implementing innovative ideas and linking their development work and its impact to one of the 17 SDGs;
  • and have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of youth engagement in key areas of development.

 
Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who is not a relative and who can testify of the impact of their work.
 
Sixteen finalists will be shortlisted from four Commonwealth regional categories: Africa and Europe; Asia; the Caribbean and Canada; and the Pacific. A winner will be selected from each region, and one exceptional entrant will be awarded the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year.
 
Last year’s winner, Ms Omowumi Ogunrotim, an activist against gender-based violence from Nigeria said: “This Commonwealth Youth Award is a great honour to me and all those who champion gender equality.
 
“It has re-affirmed the collective responsibility we have to create safe spaces for youth across the Commonwealth and has highlighted efforts we are making to transform from aspiration to reality the right for every girl to be secure and safe and thus making our communities and nations an equitable home for all.”
 
This year’s finalists will receive a trophy, a certificate and cash grants to help them continue their development work. All finalists will be awarded £1,000. Each selected regional winner will receive an additional £2,000. The Commonwealth Young Person of the Year will also receive an additional cash grant of £2,000.
 
Click here for more information about the awards, and to apply or nominate someone.

Entries must be received online via the link by 23:59 GMT on 31 October 2019.

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Twitter: @ComSecYouth@commonwealthsec

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