Yearly Archives: 2012

Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Carroll R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Major General Patrick J. (Pat) Carroll.  On Monday, 13 August, in his 94th year; dearly beloved husband of the late Imelda and exceptional father to Bryan (Scotland), Liam (Limerick), Pat (London), Mary Kingston, Maeve Carroll and Anne Ó Máille; sadly missed by his loving daughters and sons, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nineteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, brothers Aidan and Eamonn, sisters Margaret Tupman and Vera Shanley, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at the Garrison Church, Renmore on Wednesday 15th August from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Thursday, 16th August, at the Church of St. Oliver Plunkett, Renmore.  Funeral after Mass to the new cemetery, Bohermore.

Col. Dermod John Coffey R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Dermod John (Clar) Coffey of Clontarf, Dublin.  On Saturday, 11 August, in the excellent care of the Mater Hospital.  He will be sadly missed by his nieces Ann and Catherine, nephews Shay and Carl, sister-in-law Therese, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Stafford’s Funeral Home, Maypark, Malahide Road, with removal on Wednesday, 15 August, to the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Marino arriving for 10am Funeral Mass, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Glasnevin Cemetery.  Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, to the Defence Forces’ Benevolent Fund.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012

The Public Service Pensions Act was debated at Committee Stage and has been passed by the Oireachtas. (You may vew the act via the following link):

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2012/en/act/pub/0037/index.html

As members of ARCO will be aware from previous postings, a number of issues contained in the original Bill were a cause for concern. Efforts were successful in having the issue of the Abatement of Pensions clarified, through amendments at the Committee Stage and the accompanying debate.

The Bill would have allowed the service pension of retired officers, who were re-employed in the Public Sector, to be abated and paid only to make up any shortfall that might exist between their new Public Service salary and their final military salary. It would have meant that where the new Public Service salary was greater than the final military salary, no service pension would be paid.

This section has been amended and will not be applied retrospectively. It will, however, apply to officers who retire after a commencement order is signed and take up a job in the Public Service. Although the Bill passed into law as an Act on 28 July 2012, the minister has yet to sign the relevant commencement order in this case.

The provision in the Bill, whereby pension increases are now tied to the Consumer Price Index, remains in place. This will impact on Public Service pensioners in general. ARCO will continue in its efforts to protect the pensions of its members.

Please also see ARCO Newsletter – Autumn 2012 for further information on this issue.

EU Integrated Rule of Law Mission for Iraq (EUJUST LEX Iraq)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for suitably qualified individuals to work on secondment to the following position only, with the EU Integrated Rule of Law Mission for Iraq (EUJUST LEX Iraq):

LEX 72: Rule of Law Expert – Human Rights and Gender

Applications should be emailed to civilianmissions@dfa.ie on the official application form by 14.00 on Thursday, 5 July 2012 to allow for nominations to be made to the EEAS by the official deadline. Applications will be subject to pre-selection by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

UN Vacancies

UINCEF is seeking a Director, D-2, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, New York Headquarters via the following link:

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_62580.html

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The Department for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management invites all interested and qualified persons to apply for the United Nations 2012 Language Competitive Examinations for LCE Russian-Language Associate Verbatim Reporters, and LCE Russian-Language Associate Interpreters via the following links:

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=23867&

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=23869

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The United Nations Secretariatis currently inviting all interested and qualified persons to apply for the United Nations 2012 Competitive Examination for Spanish Language Coordinator via the following link:

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=23257

Vacancies – EUMM Georgia

The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following seconded positions with the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia):

GEO HP 03           Political Adviser

GEO HI 01            Chief Press and Public Information Officer

GEO OC 01          Senior Planning and Conduct Officer

GEO OC 02          Planning and Conduct Officer

GEO GO 01          Field Office Chief

GEO GO 02          Field Office Deputy Chief

GEO MO 02         Field Office Deputy Chief

The job descriptions and requirements for the individual positions are attached. Applications should be emailed to civilianmissions@dfa.ie and should be submitted on the official application form by 14.00 on Thursday, 28 June 2012

Applications will be subject to pre-selection. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reserves the right not to submit all or any of the applications and to reject any application which is not on the official application form. Subsequent to selection of candidates by the EU’s Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC), deployment of successful candidates is subject to Ministerial approval of funding for the position.

Applicants will be deployed on the basis of an independent contract of limited duration, and will not be entitled to civil service status. Serving State and local authority employees are required to provide confirmation in writing that they have their employer’s approval before applications will be considered.

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More Vacancies – EULEX Kosovo

Two further positions have been added to this call for contributions. The positions are Head of Executive Division (EK 10080) and Head of Strengthening Division (EK 10275).

Applications should be emailed to civilianmissions@dfa.ie and should be submitted on the official application form (Annex 2) by 14.00 on Tuesday, 19 June 2012.

Applications will be subject to pre-selection. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reserves the right not to submit all or any of the applications and to reject any application, which is not on the official application form. Subsequent to selection of candidates by the EU’s Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC), deployment of successful candidates is subject to Ministerial approval of funding for the position.

Applicants will be deployed on the basis of an independent contract of limited duration, and will not be entitled to civil service status. Serving State and local authority employees are required to provide confirmation in writing that they have received their employer's approval before applications will be considered.

Vacancies – EUPOL Afghanistan

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for the following seconded positions only with EUPOL Afghanistan. The job descriptions and requirements for the positions are attached.

KA-C-089 Reporting Officer International Police Coordination Board Secretariat (IPCB-S)

KA-P-011 AU(C)P: Deputy Chief Police Project Adviser

KA-P-014 AU(C)P: Chief Mentor/Adviser (Police Command, Control and Communications

KA-P-097 Head of Training Centre Development

KA-P-103 Senior Training/Course Developer Command and Accelerated Promotion Programmes Kabul

KA-P-104 Senior Training/Course Developer Command and Accelerated Promotion Programmes Kabul

KA-P-106 Senior Training/Course Developer Leadership Development Programme Kabul

KA-P-110 Senior Training/Course Developer Professional Standards Police Prosecutor Cooperation Kabul

KA-P-114 Deputy Head CPJP Kabul

KA-P-128 Head of Field Implementation Office Kabul

KA-R-008 CPJP Rule of Law Mentor/Adviser (Justice) Kabul

KA-R-011 Chief of Mentors / Advisers (Anti-Corruption)

KA-R-021 Mentor to the Ministry of Interior (Anti-Corruption)

KA-R-034 Mentor to the Ministry of Interior (Gender & Human Rights) Kabul

KA-R-036 Mentor to the Ministry of Interior (Gender & Human Rights)

KA-R-038 Mentor to the Ministry of Justice

KA-R-048 Mentor to the Attorney General's Office

KA-R-050 Justice Expert (Justice) Kabul

KA-R-053 Rule of Law Training Adviser (Justice)

P-F-033 Adviser Minister of Interior for Police Recruitment, Retention and Progression

P-F-005 Senior Mentor/Adviser to Provincial Chief of Afghan National Police

PRT-R-016 CPJP Rule of Law Mentor/Adviser (Anti-Corruption) Heart

PRT-R-017 CPJP Rule of Law Mentor/Adviser (Gender, Human Rights) Herat

PRT-P-047 Head of CPJP Chaghcharan

PRT-R-020 CPJP Rule of Law Mentor/Adviser (Gender, Human Rights)

Applications should be emailed to civilianmissions@dfa.ie and should be submitted on the official application form by 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 June 2012.  Applications will be subject to pre-selection.  The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reserves the right not to submit all or any of the applications and to reject any application which is not on the official application form.

Serving State and local authority employees will be required to provide confirmation that they have received their employer's approval before applications will be considered.

Applicants in possession of security clearance are requested to submit a copy of their security clearance certificate along with their application.

Citizens Information Board

The Citizens Information Board web site is packed with information on public services and entitlements in Ireland.

Relate, the journal on developments in social services, policy and legislation in Ireland, is published by the Citizens Information Board. If you would like to receive Relate by email you can subscribe by sending an email with the subject line SUBSCRIBE to relate@ciboard.ie including your name.

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Temporary Positions at Irish UN Mission

The Department of Foreign Affairs is inviting applications for a number of temporary positions at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in New York, commencing at the end of June 2012.  Full details are available by clicking here.  Applications must be submitted by the close of business, 8 June 2012.  The children or grandchildren of members of ARCO may be interested in these positions.

Association of Retired Commissioned Officers