Twenty four Solomon Islanders have been selected by the United Nations office to sit the 2008 United Nations Recruitment Exams in Honiara late next month.
The selected nationals are from various backgrounds, including the public, private and NGO sectors. In a list that was obtained by TARD from the Solomon Islands Foreign Affairs Department, the selected nationals include:
1. Edward Danitofea (Environment)
2. Exsley Taloiburi (Environment)
3. Thomas Bebeu (Environment)
4. Douglas Aitorea (Environment)
5. Nixon Aranani (Environment)
6. Marson Lilopeza (Environment)
7. Milligan Pina (Environment)
8. Fiona Indu (Environment)
9. Lawrence Iroi (Finance)
10. Matthew Pitavato (Finance)
11. Walter Malau (Finance)
12. Basilio Solevudu (Finance)
13. Karen Galokale (Human Rights)
14. Anderson Kesaka (Human Rights)
15. Phillip Tagini (Human Rights)
16. Ronney Kenitahana (Information Technology)
17. Lynnold Wini (Information Technology)
18. Marlon Houkarawa (Information Technology)
19. Luke Cheka (Political Affairs)
20. Simon Fuo'o (Political Affairs)
21. Gabriel Manetiva (Political Affairs)
22. George Hickson (Programme Evaluation)
23. Hilda Maeda (Programme Evaluation)
24. Rose Tungale (Programme Evaluation)
The UN organized exams are confirmed to be held on 26th of February 2008, at the University of South Pacific Center in Honiara from 8am to 12 noon.
The second phase will include an interview mid this year. Once final selection processes are completed the candidates will be deployed to various UN positions globally.
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Jeremiah Manele has congratulated the 24 nationals selected to sit the United Nations Recruitment Exams this year.
Mr Manele says Solomon Islands is yet to meet its UN Staff quota and the selection of the individuals marks another step towards achieving that goal.
He says the Ministry wishes the candidates well in their exam preparations.
The UN had advertised posts in the sectors of Environment, Finance, Human Rights, Information Technology, Political Affairs and Programme Evaluation.