Details for Pacific Community (SPC)

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Port Vila-based position
Join the principal development organisation in the region
The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Social Citizenship Education Officer Vanuatu in its Human Rights and Social Development Division, located in Vanuatu

Description
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting
development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26
country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation
works across more than 20 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries
science, public health surveillance, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and
agriculture.
The Human Rights and Social Development Division - For over 20 years SPC has operated as the region’s
pioneer in human rights and gender capacity building to Pacific states, institutions and civil society. Through a
team of regional advisors and Country Focal Officers (CFOs) based in member states, it provides a comprehensive
suite of policy and legislative advice, technical assistance and capacity building to support Pacific states to
respond effectively to priority regional human rights priorities. The Social Citizenship Education Programme is
implemented in partnership with SPC with funding from the European Union through the Pacific Partnership
to End Violence Against Women and Girls. The Pacific Partnership programme brings together governments,
civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against
women and girls (VAWG). The EUR 22.7million programme is funded primarily by the European Union (EUR
12.7m) with targeted support from the governments of Australia (EUR 6.2m) and New Zealand (EUR 3.2m) and
cost-sharing with UN Women (EUR 0.6m).
The role – The Social Citizenship Education Officer will provide support, coordination, monitoring and facilitation
of government and SPC’s formal education work at the national level.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
1. Country Plan Implementation
2. Training and capacity building
3. Providing Technical Assistance and Advice
4. Networking and Partnership
5. Monitoring & Evaluation
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.
Qualifications
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Appropriate tertiary qualifications from a recognized university in education, social and gender analysis or
development
Technical expertise
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At least five years’ experience working in the fields of formal or non-formal education, community
development, training and assessment, monitoring and evaluation
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Good knowledge of Vanuatu and an understanding of education and broader development challenges in
the country and region
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Proven ability to work independently
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Proven experience in report writing, analysis, financial and narrative project reporting
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Basic accounting and financial literacy skills and computer literacy
All applicants must be Vanuatu Nationals currently residing in the country, or hold the proper work permit for
salaried employment there.
Closing Date – 2nd May 2021 – 11:00 pm Noumea time
Job Reference – AL000394
Applicants must apply online at http://careers.spc.int/ .
Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
To be considered for this role, you must provide us with a resume with contact details for three professional
referees, cover letter & responses to all screening questions

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