Scope Global



Job Type


Closing Date

11th May 2021


Adviser Remuneration Framework - B4

— Description —

The role


As part of the Government of Tonga’s medium to long term public sector reform, is their commitment to a more efficient and effective service delivery, maintaining wage bill affordability, and continuous quality improvement.


The key objective for the HR Development Adviser is to implement reforms at a government wide level and to influence cabinet procedures to limit wage bill growth, while at the same time engaging widely to ensure maximum buy-in of reforms by CEOs, Ministers, and other stakeholders. This assignment will contribute to the re-establishment of the public service registry as well as other corresponding policy reforms that are needed to be carried out at the same time.


You will be accountable to and managed by Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of the Public Service Commission and the Ministry of Finance (MoF), Tonga.


This role is expected to commence in July 2021 for a period of 12 months.


Please note there are special COVID-19 provisions with this position, please read the Information for Applicants – available on https://www.pactam2.com/ carefully to understand those conditions.


Key objectives:

  • Provide high level guidance to the CEOs of Public Service Commission (PSC) and Ministry of Finance (MoF) on wage bill and workforce matters.
  • Provide guidance and support to CEOs of line ministries to effectively implement any changes of policy.
  • Draft policy for implementation of recommendations related to overtime, payroll and whole of government workforce reform.
  • Develop and implement a single establishment registry.
  • Payroll – create taxonomies for HR-related descriptions.
  • In collaboration with PSC, ensure that knowledge transfer of HR principles/issues across whole of government.
  • Any other emergent priorities as identified by CEOs of PSC and MoF.
  • Develop a Senior Executive Service – designed for Tonga.
  • Provide advice and guidance on cross-cutting issues.


Selection criteria:



  • Advanced degree in human resource management, business administration, public finance, or relevant discipline


Skills, experience, knowledge

  • Prior international experience and knowledge in the field of civil service reform, payroll procedures, HRIS, SDLC, and public finance reform
  • Specific knowledge of development of Government wage bill model and its implementation systems.
  • Successful operational experience in areas of public expenditure and wage bill database management, especially in conducting and managing review assignments relating to wage bill modelling and management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills, the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of government, and function collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent conceptual ability and writing skills.
  • Prior experience working in Tonga, and/or any other Pacific Island country
  • Remuneration in line with the ARF – B4
  • Mobility allowance
  • Flights, medicals, and insurance
  • Pre-departure briefing and in-country orientation
  • Ongoing assignment monitoring and support


The benefits:

Scope Global – Engaged in the present to develop the future

Scope Global is a specialist project management company with people as the focus of its program delivery. We have a history of successfully managing projects in the international development and international education sectors.

The Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase 2 (PACTAM2) is an Australian Government initiative, funded through the Australian aid program and managed by Scope Global. It places highly skilled Advisers with Partner Governments in participating Pacific Island countries to build capacity and to meet identified human resource needs. If you are interested in other PACTAM2 opportunities and would like to receive updates, please register your interest.


To apply:

Scope Global recruitment operates under equal employment opportunity principles and laws. We encourage appropriately qualified and experienced people to apply regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, physical ability or beliefs. 


Applications will only be accepted via our online application system. For more detailed information on the position and to apply online, please visit https://www.pactam2.com/


Applications close midnight ACST 11th May 2021. No late applications will be accepted.


For more information contact a member of our team at recruitment.PACTAM2@scopeglobal.com


PACTAM2 love to hear from applicants across the region.