PORT VILA, 27th March 2024.

The Vanuatu Office of the Public Service Commission has signed another Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Public Service Commission on March 27th, 2024.
The signing of the MoU took place in Canberra, Sydney through an invitation from the Australian PSC to the OPSC.
OPSC delegation to Canberra on a trip of four days comprised of the Chairman of PSC, Mr. Martin Mahe, Human Resource Manager Mr. Stephane Bong, VIPAM Principal Scholarship Officer Mr. Pierrick Lesines, Senior Compliance Officer Mr. Lucien Nirambath and the Director of OPSC’s newly established unit- Innovation and Policy Development Unit, Mr. Jean Yves Bibi.
The delegation led by Chairman Mr. Mahe departed for Canberra on March 24th as invited to meet with the Commissioner of the Australian PSC, Dr Gordon De Brouwer and First Assistant Commissioner, Jo Talbot and signed the MoU on the 25th of March.
This MoU is established for a closer cooperation through a working relationship with the objective of an internship and secondment program for public servants, employment of the spouse of the employee involved in the internship or secondment program which also include their children attending school in Australia, free visa for public servant travelling to Australia and their immediate family and placement of the public servant in the Australia Public Service. The MoU also included the provision of technical support between the two parties.
During their visit, the OSPC delegation were involved in trainings facilitated by the Australian PSC on Integrity/Trust in Government training by the National Anti-Corruption Commission, Australian PSC and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Monitoring and Evaluation Center of Excellence training by the Department of Treasury. A Performance and Talent Management and Leadership and Talent Development training was undertaken by the team for two days.
Mr. Mahe and his team met with the Deputy Commissioner, Dr Subho Banerjee and met with the Acting Executive Director International, Ingrid Nielsen and deliberated on relevant training opportunities and future engagement between the APSC and VPSC.
In addition, the team had the opportunity to go through a Workforce Capability training that will assist them in building capacity of professions and pathways, building digital capability and digital traineeship program.
Acting Secretary of the office of the PSC Mr. Jonathan Iavere reiterates that PSC firmly stands to ensure it has the best advice and capacity building opportunities from its neighboring states that Vanuatu already has partnerships with them.