- 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.
SPC and its secretariat shares the vision for our region adopted by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders under the Framework for Pacific Regionalism: Our Pacific vision is for a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy and productive lives. SPC’s mission is to work for the well-being of Pacific people through the effective and innovative application of science and knowledge, guided by a deep understanding of the Pacific Islands’ contexts and cultures.
SPC’s headquarters are in Noumea, New Caledonia. Our other offices are the Fiji Regional Office in Suva, Fiji; the Micronesia Regional Office in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia; the Melanesia Regional Office in Port Vila, Vanuatu; and a country office in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
The role – the Director Resource Mobilisation and Integration will lead the Resource Mobilisation and Integration functions in the Office of the Deputy Director-General, Operations and Integration (DDG O&I). This position will be responsible for convening a matrixed team to manage integrated and country programming and resource mobilisation, aligned with the SPC strategic plan. Reporting to the DDG O&I, the position is accountable for supporting existing fundraising efforts and generating new income to support implementation of SPC’s strategic plan and programmes, as well as facilitating the integration of SPC’s programming and corporate functions to better meet development and organisational objectives.
The position-holder is responsible for supporting and contributing to strategic leadership, coordination and facilitation of major initiatives to help SPC achieve high quality integrated and country programmes, drawing on synergies between SPC’s communities of practice and aligned with the organisation’s strategic priorities and Member country needs. In addition, the role is responsible for overseeing SPC’s Integrated Resource Mobilisation Plan and leading and managing the Resource Mobilization Team. Over the next decade, this will entail significantly growing annual income and overseeing the transition from a resource mobilisation model that is highly dependent on a small number of Members and external donors to a more diverse funding portfolio that is strategically aligned to SPC’s priorities.
The key responsibilities of the role include the following:
- Integrated resource mobilisation
- SPC’s multi-year resource mobilisation strategy for the implementation of SPC’s Strategic Plan is designed, developed consultatively and implemented successfully.
- SPC’s integrated and country programming processes are of high quality, mainstreamed and resourced.
- Quality standards and tools for resource mobilisation and programme development are in place.
- SPC-wide understanding of the resource mobilisation and integration functions’ role and added-value is increased.
- Builds strong collaborative relationships internally throughout SPC and with external stakeholders.
- Contributes to and leads components of the review, design and writing updated SPC governance documents, policies, guidelines.
- Provides outreach, education and training and raises awareness of SPC’s governance framework, legal obligations and responsibilities to SPC staff and members.
- Leadership and integration
- Quantitative targets for fundraising are set and met with new funding aligned with SPC strategic and Member priorities.
- Positive relationships are developed and maintained with all relevant key internal and external stakeholders.
- Opportunities for synergies and new initiatives are identified and acted upon.
- SPC benefits from regular analysis of development and funding policy trends to inform donor management and decision making.
- Development and coordination of integrated and country programming is centralised, in collaboration with SPL.
- SPC’s corporate areas receive strategic advice to move toward platforms that support integrated approaches.
- Proactive and positive contributions are made to the SLT and other cross-organisational initiatives.
- Timely and comprehensive advice is provided all aspects of resource mobilisation, fundraising and other outreach strategies.
- Peer and client relationships with internal stakeholders are appropriately managed to facilitate cross-organisation collaboration in support of the resource mobilisation and integration functions.
- Stakeholder engagement
- SPC’s network of donors, its brand and partnerships are maintained and broadened through positive relationships and targeted donor campaigns.
- Country engagement is consistent and standardised to develop country programmes aligned with member needs and SPC’s strategic goals.
- Stakeholder feedback is consistently positive.
- Team leadership and management
- High quality talent is recruited and retained within the portfolio.
- The network of integration and resource management functions within SPC is coordinated and supported.
- Annual workplans are prepared and successfully implemented.
- Performance of individuals and teams is consistently monitored and opportunities for improvement are identified and acted on.
- A positive working environment is created and nurtured, promoting a culture of transparency, empowerment and mutual respect.
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.
Key selection criteria
- An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in finance, business or public administration, political/social sciences, international relations, international development, communications or other relevant field.
- Technical expertise
- At least 15 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience and partnership responsibilities.
- A proven (multi-year) track record of significant success in business development and resource mobilisation and an established network of donor agencies and contacts.
- Experience in developing, managing and/or resource mobilising for long-term or multidisciplinary programmes of work in an international development, government, or academic context.
- Superior analytical, quantitative, and writing skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate resource mobilisation needs and themes, business analysis, and market assessment and matching donors interests to organisational values and stakeholder impact.
- Demonstrated experience in identifying strategic opportunities and risks, designing and implementing strategies and accompanying organisational change.
- Sound knowledge of the international development landscape and programme development and delivery at international, regional and/or country level.
- Strong project management skills, particularly the ability to work and deliver projects on-time while operating independently and under pressure.
- Language skills
- English and French are the working languages of the Pacific Community. For the post advertised, fluency in either English or French (both oral and written) is required with an excellent command of the other working language highly desirable.
- Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
- Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and awareness, and the ability to effectively work with stakeholders and team members from different cultural backgrounds.
- Knowledge of Pacific Island countries and territories is an advantage
Salary, terms and conditions
Contract Duration – This position is budgeted for 3 years and is subject to renewal depending on performance and funding.
Due to the current travel restrictions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the priority SPC places on its staff safety, health and well-being, please note that there may be delays in taking up the appointment. These matters will be discussed thoroughly with successful candidates. In most cases, any appointment and on-boarding would only commence when relocation to the duty station is permitted.
Remuneration – the Director Resource Mobilisation and Integration is a band 15 position in SPC’s 2021 salary scale, with a starting salary range of SDR (special drawing rights) 7,190-8,892 per month, which converts to approximately XPF 1,052,517-1,301,558 (USD 9,995-12,359 ; EUR 8,820-10,907). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration being given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale is 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 repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of 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.
Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilinguism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will begiven to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s private policy.
Closing date: 2 May 2021 – 11:00 pm Noumea Time.
Job Reference: AL000391
Applicants must apply online at 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 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: (2.000 characters maximum per question)
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- Demonstrated capacity to foster integrated resource mobilization services and cross-division collaboration, including in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment and in the context of organisational change, is required. Please explain how you meet this criterion using examples.
- Using one example, could you please outline your experience in integrated programming with a particular focus on strategic design to implementation processes? What worked and what didn’t work?
- Please describe your experience in leadership in a diverse multi-cultural environment. What are the key aspects you took into consideration to ensure a highly integrated and collaborative approach between internal and external stakeholders?