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Ocean Analyst & Manager
About the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
 
The Pacific Islands Forum was founded in August 1971 and currently comprises 18 independent and self-governing states in the Pacific. Forum Leaders meet annually to develop collective responses to regional issues.
 
The Forum’s administrative arm is the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, based in Suva, Fiji. It acts as the Secretariat for Forum-related events, implements decisions by the Leaders, facilitates the delivery of development assistance to member states, and undertakes the political and legal mandates of Forum meetings. The Forum Secretariat is also mandated to coordinate the implementation of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.
 
The Forum Secretariat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities and individuals with disabilities to apply.
 
About the Opportunity
 
There is a vacancy for an Ocean Analyst & Manager to join the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC). This job exists to manage the work of the Office of OPOC with a view to securing its long-term sustainability in a manner responsive to the needs of the OPOC, regional partners and sector-related interests. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
 
Support regional cross-sectoral ocean policy implementation including the Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape and Sustainable Development Goal 14;
Support Pacific countries with Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ);
Contribute to ocean financial assessments and readiness in order to improve resourcing and implementation of the Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape (FPO), Sustainable Development Goal 14 and other relevant regional or national policies;
Undertake resource mobilization procedures for ongoing sustainability of OPOC;
Lead day-to-day administration of OPOC; and
Support regional ocean policy communications and advocacy.
 
Applicants should have an University Postgraduate Degree in ocean/environmental management / governance or a discipline related to International Treaties / Law of the Sea Conventions. Candidates should at least have ten years of experience in UN conventions, meetings, negotiations and evidence based strategic planning with demonstrated high-level analytical skills. In addition applicants should poses demonstrated experience in regional frameworks for development operations funded by international agencies with a preference for ocean governance and law of the sea and other development issues at the international, regional and national levels.
 
About the Benefits
 
The appointment carries a competitive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance. The salary will be in the range of SDR 39,868 to SDR44,852 per annum. At the 1 November 2017 exchange rate this salary range was equivalent to FJD115,492 to FJD129,930. To be eligible for these positions, the applicant must be a national of one of the following Forum member countries*. Applicants must be willing to travel periodically via economy class.
 
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply here where an information package containing the job description and remuneration details is also available. Candidates must include in either their application or Curriculum Vitae the full contact details of three referees. 
 
Deadline for applications is at 5pm (Fiji time), 26 January 2018.
 
*  Member States of the Pacific Islands Forum: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. 
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