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



The Pacific Community is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly 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 renowned 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 Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division is located at SPC’s head office in Noumea, New Caledonia, and comprises the Oceanic Fisheries Programme (OFP) and Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP). The Oceanic Fisheries Programme provides scientific support for the management of fisheries for tuna and associated species, with a strong focus on stock assessment and modelling, fisheries monitoring, data management and ecosystems management.

The role – This position is an analyst developer position, reporting to the Systems Development Manager and working closely with the Senior Analyst Developer. This position is also responsible of the design and deployment of a full testing strategy


The position encompasses the following major functions:

  • Enhanced national database systems and reporting systems for member countries, developing and maintaining modules of state-of-the-art fisheries database management systems and taking initiatives in the testing strategy,
  • Enhanced capacity of member countries to manage and use data, following technical specifications and delivering quality code,
  • Data management and quality control of national and regional tuna fisheries databases, resolving complex IT issues with people who have no IT background.

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


Key selection criteria


  • Qualifications
    • Tertiary degree in Information technology
  • Technical expertise
    • At least three years’ experience developing and maintaining large-scale relational database management systems, ideally using MS SQL SERVER,
    • At least two years’ experience in web application development using contemporary platforms, including C#, Javascript, NHibernate, and related or similar products,
    • Experience working with a test methodology,
    • Demonstrated experience in the design and development of mobile device (e.g. tablet) applications/user interfaces,
    • Experience as an Analyst, working with the client to get their information system requirements.
  • Language skills
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English and intermediate in French.
  • Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • A team player, with the ability to network and work effectively in a multicultural setting.
    • Cultural sensitivity and a demonstrated understanding of developing country environments.
    • Knowledge of Pacific Island countries and territories is an advantage.
    • Willingness to travel and undertake overseas assignments in SPC member countries.


    Salary, terms and conditions


    Required start date – This position is to be filled as soon as possible.

    Contract Duration – This position is budgeted for three years.

    Remuneration – The Analyst Developer is a Band 9 position in SPC’s 2018 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,073–3,745 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately XPF 453,455 – 552,616 (USD 4,241–5,168 ; EUR 3,800–4,631). 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 for international staff employees based in NEW CALEDONIA – SPC provides subsidised housing in Noumea. Establishment and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave, medical and life insurance, and education allowance are available for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave 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: 10th of October 2018

    Job Reference: AL000097


    Please use SPC’s online recruitment system to lodge your application:  http://careers.spc.int/

    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 international 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

  • Describe, using examples where possible, applications you have developed
    using a front-end framework and C#, or similar relevant products.
  • Describe your vision of the best software testing strategy, and the different challenges that you would face in implementing it in a team of developers.
  • What do you think would be the main challenges in implementing new
    technologies, such as E-Reporting and E-Monitoring, in Pacific Island fisheries?

  • http://spc.turborecruit.com.au/position_description/773/Final_JD_Analyst Developer (April 2018).docx

    Category: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems

    Reference ID: AL000097

    Date Posted: 12/09/2018