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PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT VACANCY Resource Economist About the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Forum Secretariat) is the region’s premier political and economic policy organisation, with a vision of helping to create a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives. The international organisation works to achieve this vision by fostering cooperation between governments, collaboration with international agencies, and by representing the interests of its members - including directly engaging with community members in order to identify pressing needs of the region. The Forum Secretariat has undergone an organisational restructure, with a view to achieve greater consistency across the organisation in the way workforce capability is developed, and capability gaps are identified and addressed. As such, the organisation has produced a highly professional workforce that is capable of creating and delivering high quality outcomes for the people of its member countries. About the Opportunity The Forum Secretariat is now looking for a full-time Resource Economist to join the team in Suva, Fiji. Reporting to the Director Programmes & Initiatives, this job exists to provide economic analysis and policy advice on the various regionalism priorities as determined through the Pacific Island Forum decision making processes. Specific tasks to be undertaken by the position holder will be outlined in the Secretariat’s work plan to deliver on the decisions and mandates of the PIF Leaders and Ministers, and other relevant meetings. Some key areas of responsibility will include (but will not be limited to): • Research and Development; and • Technical Advice and Support The Forum Secretariat seeks an individual with regional economic knowledge and expertise with an advanced degree in Economics, specialisation in Resource/Development Economics or a relevant discipline. Candidates should also have demonstrated direct practical experience of at least 8 years with economic policy development, programming and analysis capacity building About the Benefits The appointment carries a competitive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance. The salary will be in the range of SDR 41,064 to SDR 61,597 per annum. At the 1 May 2018 exchange rate this salary range was equivalent to FJD121,743 to FJD182,618. For non-Fijian nationals, this salary may be tax-free. To be eligible for this position, the applicant must be a national of one of the following Forum member countries*. 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. The Forum Secretariat is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for applications is at 5pm (Fiji time), 6 July 2018. * Member States of the Pacific Islands Forum: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.