HR Change Management Adviser

Closing Date: 26 August 2020

Location: Tonga

Category: Organisational Development and Human Resources

The Organisation
Since its inception in 2003, Tonga's Public Service Commission has implemented a number of reform initiatives in Human Resources, Policy, and other priority needs across the country. The Office of the Public Service Commission (OPSC) has also held responsibility for all HR management functions and is now in a position delegate this to each Government Ministry.  The Human Resources Delegation Framework is the means by which OPSC will carry out its delegation programme. 

The Opportunity
In this assignment you will work alongside the CEO and Deputy Secretary for Human Resources, as well as Ministry HR managers to ensure a successful transition.  You will assist with the final development of the Delegation Framework, and also provide advice on delegation piloting as well as a review of the pilot programme.

On a day-to-day basis you will be mentoring and supporting staff with new processes within the Framework, leading training sessions and providing assistance to ministries engaged in the pilot programme. 

Why You'll Love it
This is an impelling opportunity to utilise your senior HR skills to transform the entire Tongan public service. In addition to strengthening your existing professional credentials, you will enjoy everything Tonga has to offer- lush, natural landscapes, thriving marine life, and friendly, welcoming locals. 

We are looking for a volunteer with:
  • Strong HR Advisory change management experience
  • Experience reviewing, developing and implementing HR frameworks, processes and procedures
  • Experience in staff development including mentoring and delivering training sessions
  • Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation processes
VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

VSA’s response to COVID-19

Although we have temporarily put our deployment of volunteers on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties both within New Zealand and across the wider Pacific, we’re continuing to recruit and build our talent pool of prospective volunteers so we can return to supporting our partner organisations and communities in the wider Pacific as soon as we can.
The Volunteer Recruitment team is continuing to work through all our current applications and keep in touch with applicants.

Recruitment will continue although our usual processes will be amended where necessary to ensure social distancing requirements are maintained, such as a greater emphasis on carrying out interviews remotely.
Meanwhile, Programme Managers are working with partner organisations and on updating assignment descriptions. This work will help us determine which skills and experience our volunteers will need once we begin to redeploy people in the Pacific.

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.