of Human Resources and Development

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  • 22/02/2019
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  • HR/003/18
  • HRD
  • 23/01/2019

About the Human Resources and Development Department

The Human Resources and Development Department within the MFSA is responsible for recruitment, training, career development, and performance management. It acts as a business partner whilst ensuring compliance with the MFSA’s Ethics Framework.



The Role

The selected candidate will develop and implement a human resources strategy and policies, support staff recruitment and reward management, promote a high performance culture within the Authority, and foster staff development. The Head of HRD will play a key role in the formulation of the vision and the design of the human resources strategic plan of the Authority together with its implementation. The role will involve frequent communication and reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO).

The individual will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Define and implement the MFSA’s overall HR strategy;
  • Drive the Authority to proactively anticipate, plan and meet staffing needs as they arise;
  • Advocating and building awareness within the Authority of the strategic importance of HR management;
  • Support the COO by providing HR advice, flagging important issues proactively to the decision-making bodies and providing relevant input for their decisions;
  • Design strategies to recruit, nurture and retain talent within the Authority;
  • Manage the Authority’s performance management system to contribute towards building a high performing organisation;
  • Ensure a well-designed and clearly articulated succession plan;
  • Design and implement the Authority’s human resources development plan in close liaison with Heads of all functions within the Authority and line managers to ensure a trained and committed workforce;
  • Design, develop, implement and manage short to medium-term development programmes for MFSA’s employees;
  • Provides advice to the COO on conditions of employment and negotiate terms and conditions in line with the Authority’s strategic plans and maintenance of the MFSA Staff Handbook;
  • Ensure effective cooperation with other business areas and continually monitoring the impact of HR work within the Authority;
  • Oversee the Authority’s reward management system and employee benefits programme;
  • Handling of staff grievances and disciplinary procedures;
  • Oversee the MFSA Training Strategy to ensure adequate return on investment and value in training initiatives undertaken;
  • Administrating and monitoring of the MFSA’s Self Development Scheme and the Career Progress Plan;
  • Act as Ethics Officer and ensure that MFSA’s employees are familiar and in compliance with its Ethics Framework;
  • Representing the MFSA during meetings of the HR Networking Groups within the European Supervisory Authorities;
  • Keep abreast of HR Regulation;
  • Ensure that policies and controls are in place;
  • To handle responsibilities for budgeting in relation to this function.


About You

We are looking for candidates with a solid background in HRD at a senior management level coupled with significant experience of managing teams and engaging with internal and external stakeholders.

The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

You will also possess a minimum of eight (8) years working in a similar senior role with an in depth understanding of employee/industrial relations legislation, procedures and practices. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least fourteen (14) years of relevant experience in a related area, we would still be interested in speaking with you.




How to apply

or query for further information

Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to vacancies@mfsa.com.mt.



Other important information

The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.org.mt under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage www.mfsa.com.mt.

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate’s appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.