Applications are invited from qualified candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as Investigator in the Ombudsperson for Children’s Office.

II. AGE LIMIT

Candidates, unless already in the Service, should not have reached their 40th birthday by the closing date for the submission of applications.

III. QUALIFICATIONS

A. Candidates should possess a degree in Social Science with specialisation in Sociology or Psychology or a degree, the major part of which should be Sociology or Psychology from a recognised institution or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Public Service Commission.

B. Candidates should –

(i) have the ability to deal with children’s issues;

(ii) be capable of performing investigation duties;

(iii) have good analytical, interpersonal, mediation and communication skills;

(iv) be customer focused; and

(v) be computer literate.

Note

1. Candidates should produce written evidence of knowledge claimed.

2. The onus for the submission of written evidence of knowledge claimed and equivalence of qualification (if applicable) from the relevant authorities (Tertiary Education Commission or Mauritius Qualifications Authority) rests on the candidates. Applications will not be considered in case of non-submission of written evidence of knowledge claimed and Equivalence Certificate, as appropriate, by the closing date.

3. The Commission reserves the right to convene only the best qualified candidates for interview.

IV. DUTIES AND SALARY

1. To assist the Ombudsperson for Children in the performance of the following duties –

(i) investigating into cases where there has been, or is likely to be a violation of the rights of a child;

(ii) investigating into cases relating to the situation of children in the family, in schools and in all other institutions, including private or public bodies, as well as cases of abandoned children or street children;

(iii) investigating any suspected or reported case of child labour; and

(iv) investigating into complaints made by a child or any other person, in relation to the rights of any child.

2. To ensure follow-up on all issues of a criminal nature pertaining to child abuse.

3. To deal with cases of street children, child abandonment, child mendacity and commercial sexual exploitation of children.

4. To undertake research in the field of child abuse and child protection.

5. To establish contacts with government institutions and non-governmental organisations engaged in the promotion of children’s rights.

6. To carry out awareness campaigns on issues relating to children’s rights.

7. To ensure follow-up regarding children in shelters/places of safety and assist in the formulation of norms and standards for these institutions.

8. To use ICT in the performance of his duties.

9. To perform such other duties directly related to the main duties listed above or related to the delivery of the output and results expected from the Investigator in the roles ascribed to him.

Note

Investigators may be required to work outside normal working hours including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

The permanent and pensionable post carries salary in scale Rs 25,525 x 775 – 32,500 x 925 – 37,125 x 1,225 – 40,800 x 1,525 – 49,950 x 1,625 – 56,450 a month.

V. MODE OF APPLICATION

1. Qualified candidates should submit their application on PSC Form 7 which may be obtained either from the Enquiry Counter of the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Ground Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis or from the Enquiry Counter of the Public Service Commission, 7, Louis Pasteur Street, Forest Side or from the Chief Commissioner’s Office, Port Mathurin, Rodrigues or from the offices of the Mauritius High Commissions/Embassies overseas.

2. Candidates already in the service should submit their application in duplicate, the original to be sent directly to the Secretary, Public Service Commission and the duplicate through their respective Supervising/Responsible Officers.

3. This advertisement together with the Application Form (PSC Form 7) are available on the website of the Public Service Commission at http://psc.govmu.org

4. Candidates are encouraged to submit online application through the government web portal at http://www.govmu.org

5. Acknowledgement of applications will be made, as far as possible, by e-mail. Candidates are therefore advised to submit their e-mail address.

6. Candidates are also advised to read carefully the “NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES” before filling in the Application Form. Care should be taken to fill in the Application Form correctly. Incomplete, inadequate or inaccurate filling of the Application Form may entail elimination of the applicant.

VI. CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, 7, Louis Pasteur Street, Forest Side, not later than 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 04 January 2018.

Public Service Commission,

7, Louis Pasteur Street,

FOREST SIDE.

Date: 15 December 2017