The European Commission will fund the salary of the Chief technical advisor to the Supervisor of Elections, Felicity Heffernan. This follows the appointment of Xavier Noc to the position by the interim Government. A statement from the Commission said Noc takes up office today and he will work in cooperation with Heffernan and her team.
“In its efforts to assist Fiji return to democratic rule, the European Commission (EC) has established a financial envelope under the Instrument for Stability, to finance actions aimed at facilitating the Electoral process,” the EC said. “The funding for the post of Chief Technical Advisor to the Supervisor of Elections is the first support action derived from this financial envelope.”
Noc has wide experience in the electoral field, having held similar substantial posts in Togo, Congo, Madagascar and more recently, Nepal.