THE Public Service Commission has announced the two new appointments for the permanent secretary Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, and permanent secretary Functional and Regulatory Review.
Amena Yauvoli who was the director Secretariat of the Pacific Community North Pacific Regional office in the Federated States of Micronesia now holds the post of permanent secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.
Saipora Mataikabara who was the permanent secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Trade since September 2011 is now the new permanent secretary for Functional and Regulatory Review.
PSC chairman Josefa Serulagilagi said Mr Yauvoli and Mrs Mataikabara were experienced and dedicated officers who were well versed in matters relating to public service management and administration.
"They have the appropriate professional skills and knowledge and will be able to provide sound advice to government in their new roles," he said.
Mrs Mataikabara will be required to review the achievements of the PSC functional review team and would be reporting to the PSC chairman.
She would also be required to undertake research and consultations to establish the overlapping functions which can be removed amongst the ministries and departments.