Details for EMPLOYMENT: OFFICE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN COMMISSIONER

EMPLOYMENT: OFFICE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN COMMISSIONER
The Pacific Islands Forum was founded in August 1971 and currently comprises 16 independent and selfgoverning states in the Pacific. Forum Leaders meet annually to develop collective responses to regional
issues.
The Forum’s administrative arm is the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, based in Suva, Fiji. It acts as the
Secretariat for Forum-related events, implements decisions by the Leaders, facilitates the delivery of
development assistance to member states, and undertakes the political and legal mandates of Forum
meetings. The Forum Secretariat is also mandated to coordinate the implementation of the Framework
for Pacific Regionalism.
The Forum Secretariat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
THE OPPORTUNITIES
The Forum Secretariat seeks candidates interested to join the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner
(OPOC) and to make a difference. If you are interested and looking for new opportunities, these positions
may be what you are looking for.
Ocean Analyst & Manager
This job exists to manage the work of the OPOC with a view to securing its long-term sustainability in
a manner responsive to the needs of the OPOC, regional partners and sector-related interests. The
competencies required of the successful candidate is outlined under Level D of the Forum Secretariat’s
Capability Framework.
The salary will be in the range of SDR 39,868 to SDR44,852 per annum. This is currently equivalent to
FJD115,492 to FJD129,930.
Ocean Communication Officer
The role of this job is to facilitate the effective advocacy, coordination and stakeholder engagement of the
OPOC with diverse stakeholders in the Pacific, and support day-to-day communications of the OPOC. The
competencies required of the successful candidate is outlined under Level C of the Forum Secretariat’s
Capability Framework.
The salary will be in the range of SDR 28,666 to SDR32,250 per annum. This is currently equivalent to
FJD83,042 to FJD93,424.
Ocean Management Officer
The officer is to support the work of the Oceans Analyst & Manager (OAM) and Pacific Ocean Commissioner,
support regional monitoring and evaluation of international and regional reporting obligations and provide
support to day-to-day operations of the Office. The competencies required of the successful candidate is
outlined under Level C of the Forum Secretariat’s Capability Framework.
The salary will be in the range of SDR 25,408 to SDR28,584 per annum. This is currently equivalent to
FJD73,603 to FJD82,804.
BENEFITS & CRITERIA
The appointments carry competitive remuneration and benefits packages including medical and life
insurance. To be eligible for these positions, the applicant must be a national of a Forum member country*.
Applicants must be willing to travel periodically via economy class.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our website: www.forumsec.org where an
information package containing the job description and remuneration details is also available. Candidates
must include in either their application or Curriculum Vitae the full contact details of three referees.
Deadline for applications is at 5pm (Fiji time), 26 January 2017.
* Member States of the Pacific Islands Forum: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji,
Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa,
Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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