Suva, Fiji

  • Attractive local package
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • 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 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our 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 Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) Division has a vision for just, equitable and resilient Pacific societies and it aims to achieve this by advancing human rights, equality and social inclusion for all Pacific people, grounded in cultural values and principles.The work of this Division includes work previously undertaken by the Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) in the area of human rights and the Social Development Programme (SDP) in the areas of gender equality and social inclusion, culture and youth development. 

In line with its vision, the work of the Division will encompass the following focal areas:

  • Objective 1: Governance for human rights and social development: Strengthen inclusive, transparent and active governance for human rights and social development.
  • Objective 2: Gender equality and social inclusion: Mobilise, empower, and build conditions for gender equality, equity and social inclusion in society and development.
  • Objective 3: Culture: Promote, preserve and protect positive expressions of culture.
  • Objective 4: Social innovation and learning: Enhance knowledge, learning and innovative solutions to accelerate impact on human development priorities. 

The Cleaner will provide overall maintenance and general cleanliness of the HRSD Facilities. The role will also support with basic administrative tasks. 

The key responsibilities of the role include: 


  • Maintain office cleanliness in all 3 HRSD offices
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in closed offices, main office area, meeting rooms, staff recreation and washroom areas
  • Assist in setting and organizing venues for meetings and social events organized by HRSD 

Inventory and Record Keeping  

  • Ensure all cleaning items are available in stock
  • Place orders for cleaning items, kitchen items, etc. that needs replacement
  • Maintain a record of all cleaning and kitchen items 


  • Provide administration support or any other tasks assigned by the supervisor 

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


Key selection criteria 


  • Basic level of school education 

Technical expertise 

  • At least 3 years of experience in general cleaning and proper waste disposal duties
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment with minimum supervision
  • Dependable and committed with an ability to deliver high quality work
  • Ability to manage demanding workloads 

Language skills 

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) 

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness 

  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment 


Salary, terms and conditions 

Contract DurationUntil 31 December 2024 – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance 

Remuneration – The Cleaner is a Band 2 position in SPC’s 2023 salary scale, with a commencing taxable salary range of FJD 982-1,228 per month, plus local staff benefits. An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. 

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 bilingualism, 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 be given to the Pacific Islander

Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy. 


Application procedure 

Closing Date – 5 February 2023 at 11:59pm (Fiji time)

Job Reference: JM000389

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

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage if all the above documents are not provided. Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Only Fijian citizens are eligible to apply for this role.

SPC does not charge a fee to consider your application and will never ask for your banking or financial information during the recruitment process. 

Screening Questions (maximum of 2,000 characters per question): 

  1. Do you have a basic level of high school education?
  2. Do you have prior experience performing cleaning duties in an office environment?
  3. Do you have prior experience with sensitive documentation disposal and confidential information management?


Type: Contract - Local

Category: Administration & Office Support

Reference ID: JM000389

Date Posted: 20/01/2023