Applicants for Chimbu admin job finalised, says Kapavore

Highlands

PUBLIC Service Minister Elias Kapavore says applicants for the Chimbu provincial administrator is now being finalised to be presented to the provincial executive council for deliberations.
“The shortlist is now finalised to be presented to the Governor and his (PEC) members,” Kapavore said.
Incumbent provincial administrator Joe Kunda’s term has expired. Cabinet allowed him to continue as acting while the process of appointing a permanent administrator is underway.
According to the process of the merit-based appointment for a provincial administrator, the Department of Personnel Management Secretary advertises the position, processes the applicants and then convene a pre-screening committee meeting which is made up of deputy secretaries from all the central agencies.
That committee looks at a candidate’s qualification, work experience, leadership qualities and management expertise.
It also checks with the Ombudsman Commission to make sure that the applicant is not the subject of any investigation, and with the police to see he or she does not have any criminal record.
The applicant must also be medically fit.
The applicants are then ranked according to the assessment made on them.
The then submits five names to the DPM Secretary who then submits them to the provincial executive council. The council then recommends the candidate members think is the best out of those five.
The candidate is taken to Cabinet by the Minister for Public Service.

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