Web Developer (Dissemination)

Nouméa, New Caledonia

  • 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 Statistics for Development Division (SDD) is based in SPC’s headquarter in Noumea, New Caledonia. The division employs approximately 19 staff all of whom are based in Noumea. SDD’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of Pacific Island and Territories (PICTs) national statistical systems by providing technical support through coordination with technical partners and donors. As part of SDD’s new role and functions, it has adopted a statistics system leadership and coordination role as well as strengthening its work on data analysis and dissemination. This new direction will be implemented as part of the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS) Phase 3 over the next three years and this role is a key position in driving this change.


The role – under the general supervision of the GIS, Innovation and Dissemination Specialist, the incumbent will be responsible for: a) the redevelopment, upgrading and management of the Division’s website, b) supporting web-based dissemination of Pacific islands official statistics and information across a broad range of sectors, c) strongly contributing to the development of web applications and interfaces that enable visualisation and utilisation of development indicators; and d) ensuring integration of SDD web-into into SPC’s Data Portal.


The position encompasses the following major functions:

  • Develop/maintain SDD web applications and interfaces ensuring compatibility and ability to integrate with SPC’s Data Portal
  • Maintain and support development of all SDD websites – including redevelopment under the new corporate template
  • Provide PRISM National Statistics Office site technical assistance and training support with web applications and website management
  • Provide internal and external programming support and advice
  • Assist the Dissemination Team with maintaining a good media presence via social media.

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


Key selection criteria

  • Qualifications
    • A degree in computer science, web development or similar.
  • Technical expertise
    • At least five years of demonstrated experience in implementation of medium- to large-scale Web and desktop application systems, including two years developing web applications using Angular/JS, C#, JavaScript framework, PHP.
    • Experience working with large relational databases such as SQL Server and MySQL with a strong emphasis on standards and data exchange via API.
    • Broad knowledge of development indicators and metadata documentation
    • Good command of Drupal/Joomla/Wordpress
  • Language skills
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English, with French being desirable.
  • 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.


    Salary, terms and conditions

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

    Contract Duration – 12 months

    Remuneration – The Web Developer (Dissemination) 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.


    As an equal-opportunity employer, SPC recruits on merit; however, if two interviewed candidates are ranked equally by the selection committee, preference will be given to nationals of Pacific Island countries and territories.


    Application procedure

    Closing date: 22nd of July 2018

    Job Reference: AL000054

    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

    • In your opinion what constitutes a good web-site and how would you suggest the SDD web-site could be improved?
    • What do you consider to be the most effective dissemination tools and why?
    • Describe two examples of your work in developing web-sites and summarise the key challenges experienced and how you resolved them.
    • A child protection policy-screening requirement: Have you ever been convicted of any offences involving children?

    http://spc.turborecruit.com.au/position_description/773/Final JD_Web Developer (Dissemination).docx

    Category: Statistics

    Reference ID: AL000054

    Date Posted: 22/06/2018