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Ocean Management Officer
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
 
The officer is to support the work of the Oceans Analyst & Manager (OAM) and Pacific Ocean Commissioner, support regional monitoring and evaluation of international and regional reporting obligations and provide support to day-to-day operations of the Office.  The competencies required of the successful candidate is outlined under Level C of the Forum Secretariat’s Capability Framework. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
 
Monitoring and evaluation of the Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape, and regional progress against Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life Below Water), along with any other relevant international obligations;
Tracking of regional ocean initiatives and data, including voluntary commitments to SDG 14, as mandated to the OPOC by the Palau Declaration by Pacific Leaders;
Support development of a comprehensive roadmap for sustained capacity development under SDG 14;
Administrative support to the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner;
Support regional ocean policy development and advocacy; and
Support work toward discussions and negotiations on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction
 
Applicants should have a minimum Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline to ocean development / management / governance. Candidates should poses demonstrated experience in ocean governance, relevant natural resource governance issues or international development. In addition applicants should have experience in supporting development of grant applications or proposals, budgets, resource allocation and reporting.
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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 25,408 to SDR28,584 per annum. At the 1 November 2017 exchange rate this salary range was equivalent to FJD73,603 to FJD82,804. 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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