The Pacific Theological College is looking for a qualified, motivated and skillful individual to join the organisation as a Human Resources Manager. The HR Manager will be a senior management staff of the College, responsible for the College’s HR Planning, management, coordination, monitoring and reporting.
If you have a passion for this kind of work and have the following qualifications:
A Post-Graduate Degree in Human Resources Management
At least 8 years experience in HR Planning & Management
Great Communication Skills
Please apply – we look forward to meeting you.
Applications close on March 31, 2020.
Apply with a motivation letter (no more than 2 pages), 2 Referees to:
Mr. Sanjeet Pratap Singh, Director Finance & Administration, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji or email him – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please refer to the Terms of References -posted to the right of your screen.
A Fijian church
leader, the Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Suva His Grace Dr Peter Loy
Chong has written an inspirational song calling for a stop to be put to coal
production, logging and all other harmful actions against Mother Nature.
People Raise Your Voice’, the song laments the cry of mother earth from the
abuses of deforestation, extractives industry that in turn has made children of
the islands cry because of climate change.
The song was
launched by the powerful, melodious voices of the Sacred Heart Cathedral of
Suva during an ecumenical prayer service for the ‘Season of Creation’ attended
by about 400 people from different Christian denominations, theological
colleges and faith communities including Hindus and Muslims at the Sacred Heart
Cathedral in Suva City on September 18.
Theological College opened the service with the hymn ‘Pasifika’.
Loy-Chong said humans have created crimes against creation, endangered the
global ecosystem and that the community of believers must unite to protect it
because it is a gift from God that we have a responsibility for.
Hindu and Islamic scriptures narrated by the faith clerics reverberated through
homily, Reverend Dr. Donato Kacivi, a Marist priest who holds a doctorate in
ecological studies from the Gregorian University in Rome.
Dr. Donato said
environmental protection is a concern for all because it touches on all areas
of our life.
then planted a garden, which had all kinds of trees
enticing to look at and good to eat. He then placed man in the garden to till
and take care of it,’ Rev. Dr. Donato said.
‘The garden offered food, so food security was assured, the
garden offered medicinal plants, health security was assured – their human
security was assured.’
‘It did not just stop there, it was also a comfortable place to
live in, everything that man saw was “enticing to look at” – yes because
humanity’s home was crafted with and in beauty. It was paradise in the very
literal sense of the word.
‘This paradise is our planet earth. It is our Vanua. The only
one in our solar system that provides the conditions necessary for life.’
Father Donato emphasized the Vanua was broken and needs peoples
‘We are not only called for our personal salvation, but for the
salvation of all, going from personal, to family, to village, to government to
all of creation. We are called to be leaders and to advocate love, peace and
justice. Our goal is to enter into that loving relationship which the first
couple experienced in the garden of Eden. To be in harmony with ourselves, in
harmony with God, in harmony with our neighbours and harmony with all of
creation. This is restorative justice because we return to “original justice.”
Our broken Vanua needs
us – we know it is broken in all kinds of level whether it is communal, social,
cultural, political, cultural etc.
We can no longer hide it. It all comes back to why we here
tonight. To realign ourselves, we need to put on the eyes of the Christ in how
he sees the world. We need to speak of creation as our home because it
communicates God’s loving relationship to us. Through Christ’s love he has
gifted us with a Vanua that is teeming with life and beauty.
The earth, our Vanua is not simply the place where we sleep, eat
and get sustained. To re-echo the words of St. Boniface, “we need to realize
that we exist more truly when we love then where we merely live.”
The Season of Creation as a Catholic liturgy addresses growing
concerns about the effects of industrial development on the environment.
The Information Technology Administrator is responsible for all hands-on
and day-to-day IT aspects, covering all technology operations, serving faculty,
staff and students. The IT Administrator will be the technical product and
system owner, to manage existing systems and lead the development of new
projects including change requests, installations, upgrades, from inception
through to delivery into a production environment, and to manage all IT
capabilities. The collaborative and consultative nature of the role requires
the capacity to work with people at all levels in an organization. Other
critical IT Systems to be developed and supported are related to project
management, financial management and external web platforms. The main responsibility of developing long term
relationships with internal clients and consulting on the IT functions,
services, best practices and methodologies in the development and delivery of information system solutions
A Bachelor’s Degree in
Information Technology or networking, information systems, computer science or
a related ICT field. An undergraduate in their final year is also welcome to
apply with relevant work experience.
A relevant certificate in project management
Professional certifications (e.g.
Cisco Certified Network
Associate (CCNA) Routing
& Switching, Comp TIA A+, CompTIA
Security+, Microsoft Certified
Solutions Associate (MCSA),
etc.) in an ICT
Ability to lead a small team
Minimum five years’ of progressively responsible professional experience in an enterprise ICT environment with expertise in the following
areas – networking, system administration, management information
systems, ICT project management, cybersecurity, web-based software development,
database administration, and open source technology
Experience in handling
servers, cisco hardware, firewall, UTM appliances, VPN technology, backup and
Administer and maintain
office servers (Mail, Active Directory, and others) and all LAN/WAN equipment,
drive-mapping, configuring network printer & providing user access,
periodically updating software and configurations as well as the copies of the systems
Ensure internet availability
and reliability, working with ISP to make sure that Internet services are
working well and properly managed.
Experience in management and development of
websites using WordPress
Maintain an awareness of
developing technologies and their application and take some responsibility for
driving internal development.
assistance including, but not limited to, researching solutions, engaging with
potential vendors, making recommendations for product purchases and assessing
needs and developing terms of references
Assist with preparation of
operating budgets based on estimated and actual expenditures for ICT systems
and support needs.
Experience in drafting proposals and reports
Ensure safety and security of all
computerized data, information, files and documents
Implement and apply ICT
policies, strategies and plans to ensure optimal performance of the College computers
Provide computer training as
well as trouble shooting and ad-hoc technical assistance to users.
Maintain documentation of
processes, procedures and troubleshooting guides including tracking vendor
service requests through completion
Ability to work in a
multi-cultural and multi-religious community by respecting people of different
religious, ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to work towards and support the
vision of the college
Skills and Other Attributes
Strong User engagement and communication skills
A strategic thinker with the
ability to lead by example demonstrating an ability to deliver set tasks,
objectives and strategic priorities
Excellent working level of English language
in both writing and speaking
Ability to manage and work well in
Ability to work in an organized and
Ability to explain ideas clearly to technical
and non-technical staff
Recognizes and responds appropriately to the
ideas, interests and concerns of others
Utilizes diversity to foster teamwork
Ensures others understanding of, involvement
in, adaptation to a change process
Able to work under challenging circumstances
with minimum supervision
A knowledge of industry quality standards and
IT Administrator is accountable to The College Principal & Management of
the Pacific Theological College
serving six months’ probation, and given satisfactory performance, the
candidate will then be offered a potentially renewable 3 years’ contract.
Salary will depend on expertise and experience aligned with the annual
salary scale approved by the HR committee. Starting salary for this positon
would be $20,000 per annum.
for this position will close on 16 August 2019. We regret that late
applications will not be considered.
How to apply:
are asked to submit their current CV along with a supporting letter of
motivation no more than two pages, with contact details of at least two
Applications can be submitted electronically by e-mail to: Sanjeet.Singh@ptc.ac.fj .Alternatively,
hand deliver to PTC reception desk or send via postal mail to the addressed to:
Mr. Sanjeet Pratap Singh
The Director Finance & Administration
Pacific Theological College
Private Mail Bag Suva.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED
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Greetings in the name of our Triune God! Welcome to the Oceania Lacanewsletter of the Pacific Theological College (PTC).I am delighted and honoured as leader of the college to introduce this first issue of the Oceania Laca newsletter. This first issue revives the college newsletter which has lapsed since 2012.
Deep within the Moana, where our ancestors used to navigate freely without the imposed colonial imaginary boundaries, they used to cross islands and peoples, bracing the winds and currents to share their stories, wisdom, cultures, languages, and values. Here Oceania Lacawas born. It was born to navigate, to move beyond, to communicate, to link, and to take us to new shores of possibilities, to create new friendships, relationships, and a new vision. Its very existence promotes continual discovery and newness of life. PTC hopes that the Oceania Laca newsletter will do the same. There are three overall aims:
To provide a platform for the PTC community to tell its story and to invite our ocean of readers to come on board the PTC vaka by going beyond the newsletter literary presentation and then to make sense of the academic, pastoral, spiritual, historical, ethnic, familial, and ecumenical diverse journeys that make up our story. In the newsletter, the PTC story will be told through a combination of words, issues, pictures, poetry, art, designs, symbolism, colours, and even through blank spaces! Readers will also be given a sneak peek into the vision of the college and how such vision will impact our journey to discover new possibilities.
To attract and invite to the PTC vaka new faces and friendships, new stories, and new experiences of interested parties from around the world including potential candidates who want to discover PTC programmes and life.The newsletter will be able to offer space for new relationships to develop, nurture and mutually connect with the PTC community.
To strengthen the PTC communication culture and thus constantly link and reconnect the college to its member churches, overseas partners, families, regional grassroots communities, and the international community. In the new PTC vision, communication is critical, not only for transparency and accountability, but also for possibilities of progress and renewal. We intend to make the Oceania Laca a regular publication for the regional and the international community. This will keep all in touch with news and developments of our journey, and for the college itself it will capture and benefit from the diverse richness of the many shores as we cross interdenominational, intercultural, and interfaith seas.
I now invite you into the PTC vaka, relax and unwind as you become part of our story, and learn more of our journey as theOceania Laca takes us beyond.
Rev. Dr Upolu Lum? Vaai
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To explore church responses to violence against women in a wider regional context. It hopes to draw upon experience and expertise from Fiji, and the wider Pacific region, which might contribute knowledge and insights towards the work of the project. This includes both theological/biblical/church expertise and more practical/policy contributions, with particular attention to women’s experiences and church engagement.
To share the vision and rationale, and progress to date, of the project’s investigations with interested stakeholders, and to discuss issues arising.
The Conference will be held at: Jovili Mission Centre, Pacific Theological College
78 Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva
The Conference will run from 8:30am to 5:15pm both days. There are also related evening programmes on Thursday and Friday nights. Teas, lunches, and dinners are provided both days.
To register your interest or make inquires about the conference, please contact Dr Richard Davis Richard.Davis@ptc.ac.fj
This conference is part of a larger project: Fola le ta’ui a le Atua: Rolling Out the Mat of Scripture: Church Responses to Gender-Based Violence Against Women in Samoa: Supporting Church Capacity for Transformative Social Leadership.
More details about this project can be found on these websites:
Both the PTC Education by Extension programme (PTCEE) and the Institute for Mission and Research (IMR) have their own, freshly designed pages on a subdomain of PTC’s website. There are links to these pages in the ‘Quick Links’ section at the bottom of the PTC front page, as well under the respective pages accessible via the ‘Departments’ tab in the top menu of the PTC site. Have fun exploring!
David Tombs has been the Howard Paterson Chair of Theology and Public Issues since January 2015. He has a longstanding interest in contextual and liberation theologies and is author of Latin American Liberation Theologies (Brill, 2002).
His current research focuses on religion, violence, and public theology, and especially on Christian responses to gender-based violence, sexual abuse and torture. Previously David was a Lecturer in Theology at the University of Roehampton London (1992-2001). From 2001-2014 he lived and worked in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation for the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin.
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