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Day: December 8, 2021

Selection Process For NGI

By Journalism student Esther Gahane

Officers from the New Guinea Islands met with the Director for New Guinea Islands Ms. Rhymbi Kokiva for the selection signing of 41 positions and Deeds of Releases (DOR) for a number of retirees.

The signing was held at DPM’s conference room on the 26th of November. Director New Guinea Islands

Ms. Kokiva said, DPM had  taken the chairmanship of all the selections for the Public Service so in this case Buka hospital has come in for their selection which was for the non-contract positions which was chaired by Mrs. Kokiva.

She confirmed that there were 17 DOR’s signed by 17 retiring officers from the Buka hospitals, so that will leave a gap and it’s going to be a big challenge to the CEO and his team knowing that the core business of the hospitals is prison  care. 

“So far Buka has done so well coming in with 17 signed DOR’s and at the same time completed 41 positions that have remained outstanding since 2019. So it’s a big achievement for the hospitals so far

“She said. The Acting Chief Executive Officer for NGI Buka Hospital Dr. Tommy Wotsia on behalf of the Executive management of Buka General hospital said, they were quite pleased that they have gone through the process with the assistance, guidance and leadership from DPM especially NGI Directory team and the leadership of Mrs. Kokiva.

There are few things we still need to go through  and hopefully we keep them off the ground.” Wotsia added

20 Days Of Activism

By Journalism student Matilda Ginio

Senior Coordination and Mainstream Officer from the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) was doing the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Policy made a presentation on 25th of November at the Magisterial Service in Down Town, Port Moresby.

The presentation was organized by the Magisterial Service to apply the GESI policy on the rights of Activism Campaign and advocating for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Papua New Guinea.

GESI Senior Coordination and Mainstream Officer, Mr. Amugl Mondo said, the day marks the 20 days’ activism against gender-based violence (White Ribbon Day) that runs from 20th November to 10th December.

The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape domestic violence and other forms of violence.

Mr. Mondo said, the policy emphasize more on promoting fairness and inclusive practices and giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in all area of development, also given that opportunity for women to be in decision making roles and positions based on merit.

He added that, the lead agency in the public service to coordinate the Public Service Male Advocacy (PS MAN) which comprised of professional male public service officers who were sensitized and undergone relevant trainings to become certified members of the network. 

Mr. Mondo also added, that since the outbreak of COVID- 19, emerging data and reports from those on the frontlines, have shown that all types of VAWG, particularly domestic has intensified.

“This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID- 19 crisis. As COVID-19 cases continue to strain health service, essential services, violence cases have sky rocketed, said Mondo.

“More needs to be done as a government, as a department or agency and as public servants to prioritize addressing violence against women. Everyone has a role to play and together we can put an end to all forms of violence happing to our women and girls”.

Student Trainees Undertake Internship

 

By Journalism student Esther Gahane

Thirteen students from the University of Papua New Guinea are currently undertaking their internship at the Department of Personnel Management . 

11 Students from the Human Resource Strand are attached under different branches in the Department while two female student from the Journalism and Public Relations Strand attached to the Public Service Information Centre (PSIC).

A third year HR student Fenny Pupo said, that working with DPM for the past four weeks as a trainee has helped him to understand how DPM functions as the department responsible for HR issues.

One of the processes that interests him the most is the formalities and official conduct in public offices and the relationship agencies.

“The staff are so friendly and helpful throughout the past training period and I learnt a lot from their shared experiences that add value to my knowledge in public service which I see myself as one of them serving the public as a trainee,” he said. 

Ivatius Igara who is also a third year student attached under Strategic Policy Development Division said that the internship  has helped him understand the process of policy reviews and how that then gets to be amended and made into an act or included provisions.

“I’ve come to understand that conducting surveys and writing up reports that takes into consideration other underlying laws that dictates the existence of that policy and also considering changes and the current status”. Christine Lewi, also a third year female student expressed similar sentiments.

“It is very interesting here, we learn how to put into practice the theory knowledge that we learnt in University.  It’s a nice experience of actually doing recruitment and selection, interviews, doing contracts for seniors and junior officers and approval of job advertisements.”

This week is the end of the 4th week for the HR students which they have another four more weeks to go whereas for the two JPR students they have 13 weeks to go.

This internship is part of the courses that they are studying at UPNG therefore after completion of the internship the third years will return for 2022 academic year while the two final year students will be eligible to graduate.