- Koror based position (Palau)
- 21 months contract position
- Exciting opportunity
The Pacific Community 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 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.
Oceans and Maritime – Driving growth in blue economies through well-informed and inclusive action from integrated solutions for ocean and coastal management and maritime and transport.
Geo-resources and Energy – Strengthening the management of the Earth’s non-living resources through responsible harnessing of mineral resources, including metalliferous and development minerals, and clean and renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, and geothermal for sustainable development.
Disaster and Community Resilience – Improving resilience and sustainability through the management of disaster risk and adapting to climate change. This includes building resilience through wider support for climate change, disaster risk management (DRM) initiatives, and water and sanitation initiatives. The RENI project falls within this programming area.
The other two focus areas within this division are Programming and Operations, which is responsible for driving integrated programming excellence and operational support across the division, and Geo-informatics, which is responsible for providing diverse, integrated, and unique and demand driven services across SPC work programmes, projects and countries. This includes developing, managing, building on and retaining or preserving spatial data and information for the benefit of all scientific areas.
The Geoscience Energy and Maritime Division provides advice, technical assistance, research and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). There are three (3) areas of scientific programming and two areas of focus within this division:
The role – The RENI Project National Coordinator Officer will be in charge of coordinating, implementing and reporting on RENI project activities in Palau; and the secondary responsibility is to provide any required assistance to the National Emergency Management Office.
Coordinate the implementation of all project activities, and undertake all reporting on RENI project activities in Palau.
The activities include consultations, coordination, implementation, liaison, reporting (narrative and financial), communications, and monitoring and evaluation.
Provide any required assistance to the National Emergency Management Office such as ensuring robust briefings, participating in relevant capacity building and training activities.
For a more detailed account of the key result areas, please refer to the Job Description provided.
Key selection criteria
- Tertiary degree in a relevant field such as business administration, commerce, environmental resource management.
- At least 3 years’ experience in project coordination and delivery in a related field and demonstrated experience with complex project activities.
- Proven track record of working with teams across sectors and sites and producing high quality results with minimum supervision.
- Knowledge of Palau policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with a range of stakeholders to support project outcomes.
- Advanced computer skills in applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
- Fluency in English and Palauan (written and verbal)
- A self-motivated team player with the ability to network and work effectively in a multicultural setting
- Strong coordination, administrative, networking, and collaborative skills
- Cultural sensitivity and knowledge of Pacific Island countries and territories is an advantage.
Salary, terms and conditions
Required start date – This position is immediately available.
Contract duration – 21 months
Remuneration – The RENI Project National Coordinator is a full-time position at Band 7 in SPC’s 2018 salary scale, with salary range of 2.256 US$ to 2.820 US$ per month. 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.
Benefits – Employees are entitled to: 25 days annual leave per annum, sick leave, medical and life insurance, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary to which SPC adds a matching contribution)
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.
Please note that applicants must be Palauan Nationals currently residing in the country, or hold the proper work permit for salaried employment there.
Closing Date – 9th of October
Job Reference – AL000095
Applicants can apply online at: http://careers.spc.int/ .
Applications can also be submitted in person to the address below:
Contact: Mr Waymine Towai
Coordinator, National Emergency Management Office (NEMO)
Office of the Vice-President,
P.O. Box 100
Koror, Republic of Palau 96960
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (680) 587-6366/6367
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.
Please answer all of the screening questions, if you do not answer these questions your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage.
Please describe a project in which you have been involved when you had to consult with many different stakeholders and obtain their views on proposed project activities. How did you organize the consultation and was it successful?
Discuss three aspects of project coordination that you consider most important.
Please describe three challenges you would have to address if organising a large meeting in Palau involving participants from overseas.
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