Fiji Elections office seeks experienced Supervisor of Elections to help in fair elections

With just over 12 months to the planned general elections in September 2014, the vacant post of Supervisor of Elections has been advertised today.

The following is the Media Release from Fiji elections office.

MEDIA RELEASE: FIJI ELECTIONS OFFICE ADVERTISES FOR SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

The Fiji Elections Office is calling for applications for the position of Supervisor of Elections in the lead up to the 2014 parliamentary elections.

The advertisement has been published locally and has also been distributed overseas through diplomatic channels.

The Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Elections, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, said that the Bainimarama Government was particularly encouraging applications from elections experts overseas.

“It is very important that this position be filled by an individual with the necessary skills and expertise, who can build capacity in the Elections Office and who can ensure that Fiji’s national elections are conducted in a fair, transparent and credible manner,” said the Minister.

The position is established under the 2013 Constitution and key responsibilities include administering the registration of voters and conducting elections for Members of Parliament.

Preferably, applicants must have at least 15 years’ experience in conducting elections and must be able to demonstrate that they have the skills and capacity to conduct national elections in one day using best international practices.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that they have the ability and a plan to build long term capacity, skills transfer and career paths within the Elections Office.