Information, Communications and Knowledge Management (ICKM) Officer - Climate Change

Nouméa, Nouvelle-Calédonie

  • Noumea-based position
  • Attractive expatriate package
  • Join the principal development organisation in the region



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 unique organisation works across more than 25 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 Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme (CCES) was established to enable SPC to strengthen and streamline its actions on climate change by bringing together work already undertaken by the organisation under a coherent strategic and technical leadership. In addition, it leads the actions of SPC on climate change and environmental sustainability, works with the Organisation’s regional and international partners and promotes the integration of these issues into all development activities conducted by the Organisation’s divisions.


The role – the ICKM Officer – Climate Change will support CCES in the valorization of all SPC climate change related knowledge, including information in the forms of project content, publication or report, as well as the design of a robust data management system aligned with SPC processes and relevant platforms and existing tools.


The key responsibilities of the role include the following:


  1. Lead the design, development and development of information and knowledge management system for Climate Change
  • Collect literature and peer reviewed papers, ‘stories’, results and case studies from technical divisions related to climate change ;
  • Design products that value the information collected ;
  • Develop with ICT and within the framework of the Pacific Data Hub an appropriate archiving systems so that all documents are properly assessed recorded and archived onto SPC website ;
  • Define appropriate systems to articulate and access CC data in collaboration with SPC divisions ;
  • Design with relevant SPC divisions the most relevant system to store information online using relevant platforms and existing online tools
  1. Communications and visibility support for the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Programme
  • Support the development of innovative and powerful communication tools to value climate change publications and ‘stories’ of SPC and enhance the organisation’s visibility in CC ;
  • Assist the SPC communication unit by relaying and/or drafting CC and ES news items ;
  • In collaboration with the SPC Communication Unit, maintain CCES webpages to update new development and progress specifically regarding the valorization of Climate change related SPC literature ;
  • In collaboration with SPC’s Divisions, develop material and media to promote and lead the implementation of a sustainable process to make sure all CC related publications are channeled to CCES ;
  • Develop and update communication material to disseminate concrete and relevant information regarding the way social and environmental responsibility can be mainstreamed in SPC programmes activities: envisage the development of new material.
  1. Support to CCES
  • Support the update of CCES intranet page to reflect on progress in projects managed in the program, in collaboration with SPC communication team, in particular with regards Climate Finance Unit and Environmental Sustainability Unit ;
  • Support CCES in the organization of events or communication campaigns ;
  • Support the SER coordinator with the development of communication materials supporting the mainstreaming of social and environmental responsibility within SPC activities.


For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.


Key selection criteria


  1. Qualifications
  • A degree in a relevant field such as communications, media, marketing.
  1. Technical expertise
  • At least 5 years experience in designing and implementing programme or project knowledge and/or communication strategies ;
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and publishing content for the web and social networks; Experience of working with communication and/or knowledge systems and software ;
  • Proven experience in networking, relationship building and partnership management with different stakeholders ;
  • Ability to mobilise various partners ;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and human rights based approaches ;
  • Demonstrated competence in being well organized, works effectively under minimal supervision, able to multi-task, and effectively meet deadlines on multiple, and sometimes urgent requests for support.
  1. Language skills
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English (spoken and written).
  1. Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
  • A proactive and positive team player able to work effectively in a multicultural environment, with great initiative, willing to lend a hand in a broad range of tasks to support the CCES team in achieving their goals ;
  • Knowledge of Pacific Island countries and territories is an advantage.


Salary, terms and conditions


Required start date – As soon as possible

Contract Duration – This position is budgeted for 1 year and is subject to renewal depending on performance and funding.


Remuneration – the ICKM Officer – Climate Change is a Band 8 position in SPC’s 2020 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 2,850–3,467 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately XPF 419,768–510,535 (USD 3,933–4,784; EUR 3,518–4,278). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration being given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. SPC salaries are not presently subject to income tax in New Caledonia.

Benefits – SPC provides subsidised housing in Noumea, return airfare, and will cover the cost of up to 36 kilograms of cargo or unaccompanied baggage. Employees are entitled to: 25 days annual leave and 30 days sick leave per annum; medical and life insurance; and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary to which SPC adds a matching contribution).


Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.


Equal opportunity – SPC is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment is based entirely on merit; in cases where two short-listed candidates are judged to be of equal rank by the selection committee, preference will be given to Pacific Island nationals.

Child protection – SPC is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. SPC’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Police clearance – Successful candidates will be required to provide a police clearance certificate.



Application procedure


Closing date: 15 March 2020 – 11:00 pm Nouméa Time.

Job Reference: AL000266


Applicants must apply online at

Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.

For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:

  • an updated resume with contact details for three professional referees
  • a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
  • responses to all screening questions

Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

All positions at SPC have specific screening questions. If you do not respond to all of the screening questions, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage.


Screening questions:

  1. What tools and approaches would you suggest to best capture climate change knowledge and stories at SPC and make visible the breath of SPC’s experience and competence in Climate Change 
  2. Can you develop in 3 words and 3 paragraphs how Climate Change is affecting Pacific Island countries and territories

Final_JD - ICKM Officer.docx

Type: Contract - International

Category: Environmental Durability & Climate Change

Reference ID: AL000266

Date Posted: 13/02/2020