IEA staff are employees of the IEA. The delegation of appointments is as follows:
- IEA Head Office staff are appointed by the CEO or delegated officer.
- School principals are appointed by the CEO.
- Deputy principals are appointed jointly by the CEO and the school board.
- Teachers are appointed by the individual school board.
- Ancillary (non-teaching) staff are appointed by the local school board.
Ultimately all appointments are approved by the CEO or his/her delegate.
Recruitment to vacancies is by an open competition process.
Vacancies are advertised in the PNG media, print or online.
The IEA is committed to supporting the concept of equity in employment as an integral part of the organisational ethos. This commitment ensures all IEA employees are dealt with in a fair and inclusive manner. A wide range of issues can lead to inequitable treatment, including position, gender, ethnic background, age, family situation, disability, religion, language, and politics. Diversity amongst employees will enhance the effectiveness of the entire system.
The following principles of equity are communicated and exercised throughout the IEA system;
- treat each other with respect and dignity,
- recognise people as individuals and value differences,
- make judgements genuinely based on fairness and merit,
- provide fair access to resources and opportunity, and
- employ appropriate means of consultation and appeal.
The International Education Agency of PNG (IEA) is committed to the total care of the students enrolled in IEA schools. Students in our schools have a right to expect that they will be protected by the personal efforts of staff members, and community members involved in our schools. This policy relates to all those who work in child-related employment in an IEA school or workplace.
As a school system we are committed to developing practices in our schools to ensure they are safe and supportive environments dedicated to protecting students in our care from any form of abuse.
We recognise the importance of providing staff with professional advice and with constructive support to assist them to relate to students effectively and ensure their actions at no time places a child at risk of harm.
It is mandatory for anyone involved in an IEA school or TAFE to declare if they are not a prohibited person (i.e. that they are not a person who has been convicted of a child-related offence – sexual or violence-related).
Child-related employment refers to any employment, paid or voluntary, where at least one of the essential duties of the position involves direct contact with children where that contact is not directly supervised. This includes all teaching positions in schools and colleges, related positions, all non-school based service positions and any other persons involved in working directly with students.