Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Samoa Qualifications Authority
  • Sogi, Apia, Samoa
  • Dec 22, 2019
Contract Government & Military Teaching, Education & Training

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

Applications are invited for the position of Chief Executive Officer to continue to lead, build and sustain a dynamic and strategically focused organisation.

The CEO will ensure that the organisation is recognized for its effectiveness and professionalism in its relationships with education and training providers and key stakeholders.  The CEO will ensure, based on effective planning and quality management, that the outputs and associated targets for the Samoa Qualifications Authority are achieved as specified by the Board, and as set out in the PSET Strategic Plan and SQA Corporate Plan with relevant linkages to the Strategy for the Development of Samoa.  The CEO shall be responsible to the Board for the efficient and effective administration of the SQA within the budget allocated and be responsive to directives from the Board and the Minister.

The Chief Executive Officer SQA must have proven ability to manage and lead a regulatory and quality assurance authority preferably in education, with appropriate levels of experience and advanced education.  He/She must have wide experience and knowledge of international trends and developments in the area of quality assurance, quality audits and regulation of programmes and qualifications.  We seek a leader with superior strategic leadership and the ability to manage change and demonstrate initiative, drive and enthusiasm. 

Salary and Term of Appointment:  The appointment is a three (3) years contract with the remuneration package in line with those approved by Cabinet for Chief Executive Officers of the Public Sector.

Full Terms of reference can be uplifted from the SQA Office, Level 2 TATTE Building at Sogi.

All applications in writing, including basis and justification of satisfactory the key accountabilities, curriculum vitae, evidence of academic qualifications, references from previous employers and other relevant information should be clearly marked “Application for Chief Executive Officer, Samoa Qualifications Authority (SQA)” and should be addressed and delivered to:


The Chairperson, SQA Board

Samoa Qualifications Authority

                        Level 2, TATTE Building                          





or sent by post to:

The Chairperson, SQA Board

Samoa Qualifications Authority

P.O. Box L851


Applications close on Friday 24th January 2020 at 4:30p.m.

For further information please contact Iokapeta Eteuati or Maria Ma Sun-Ulale at the Samoa Qualifications Authority Office, telephone (685) 20976.

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