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PICPA trains regional police officers

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Participants of the workshop run by PICPA.

Eleven regional law enforcement officers from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu attended a workshop facilitated by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) on writing Job Descriptions. 

The workshop ran from 1-5 May in Suva and was conducted under the auspices of an agreement with the Australian Federal Police’s Regional Pacific Police Development Programme (PPDP).

Mr Parmesh Chand, PICPA Director says that good job descriptions are essential for organisations to assist their staff in aligning to organisational vision and to understand their responsibilities and duties.

He added that job descriptions are also useful for performance management, succession planning and identification of areas for training purposes.

The PPDP is an Australian Government initiative supporting a broad range of police development activities throughout the Pacific region. It works with the Police Force in Pacific nations on improving the rule of law as a prerequisite for economic, social and political development of the region.

The programme is operating a regional component as well as country specific bi-lateral programmes in Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

PICPA is a specialist centre which responds to the identified needs and plans of Pacific Island Countries (PICs) for strengthened public administration to enable improved service delivery and faster economic growth.

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