Office of the Financial Secretary

If you are passionate and have experience in a wide range of administrative support, this could be the job for you. We are looking for bright and enthusiastic applicants wishing to build a career in MFEM as a Communication/HR Assistant.

To be successful in this position, you are required to have:

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite (Computer Literate)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Expressions of interest, together with a full CV, are to be sent by 23 Friday April 2021 to Maria Bruno Poila at

Please click here to view or download the Job Description. Alternatively contact Maria Bruno Poila on 22878, extension 8207, for a copy of the job description. Late applications will not be considered.


Development Coordination Division

  • No Vacancies 

Major Projects and Procurement Support Division

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Economic Planning Division

The MFEM Economic Planning Division are looking for two experienced individuals to join the team as a Senior Policy Advisor & Economic Development Strategy Coordinator

•            Two vacancies

•            Play a central role in significant economic development

•            Three-year fixed term

The Cook Islands Government is offering a rare opportunity for two talented people to contribute to the economic development strategy through these exciting vacancies located in Avarua, Rarotonga.

The Senior Policy Advisor is a newly created policy role with a focus on a competitive market environment focused on reducing barriers to a market-led economy. The ideal candidate will have some understanding of economics and/or drafting legislation and policy for that market environment. Regulatory and project management experience in the public sector would also be an advantage.

Job description

The Economic Development Strategy Coordinator is a newly created role with a focus on coordinating and providing Economic Development Strategic 2030 technical programme expertise on behalf of the Policy Team and be collectively accountable for delivering its strategic objectives.

Job description

Both roles report to the Director of the Economic Planning Division.

Please submit a CV and cover letter to Pim Borren at , applications must be received by 4pm on the 6th June 2021. Late applications will not be considered.


Cook Islands Statistics Office

  • No Vacancies

Revenue Management Division

 The Cook Islands Customs Service are seeking suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following position:

Airport Customs Officer

This is a part-time, variable hour’s role based at Rarotonga Airport.

Working as part of a team to protect the Cook Islands and its people can be interesting and highly rewarding. It can be a busy and challenging environment and we need people who are dedicated, enjoy team work, and hold themselves to the highest standards of integrity.

Our workforce is diverse and we welcome applicants with a variety of skills, experience, and backgrounds. If you have excellent customer service skills, and enjoy working in an often fast paced environment where you welcome people and are also interested in focusing on law enforcement and identifying risk, you may be interested in becoming an Airport Customs Officer.

This roles require people with a high level of judgement and the flexibility to work a variety of shifts including weekends, nights and public holidays.

The ideal applicant will have the following attributes:

  • You are a Cook Islander, permanent resident or hold a permit to work in the Cook Islands.
  • You are confident that you would pass security and background checks as well as any medical requirements.
  • You have the highest levels of integrity, honesty, trust and discretion.
  • You have great communication skills and are comfortable talking with people from all nationalities and backgrounds.
  • You are comfortable working shift work. Customs operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day and 365 days in a year - this means working shifts that include public holidays, nights and weekends.
  • You are able to work in an environment where you will be standing for periods of time and have a level of fitness that allows you to lift heavy and possibly awkward baggage.

Expressions of interest, together with a full CV, are to be sent by Friday 30 July to Haylie Browne at

Note that you will have to complete 2 weeks of training prior to commencing work, and the successful applicant will also be required to pass a current Police check.

A copy of the Job Description is available here: Airport Customs Officer_Job Description

Treasury Operations Division