The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Project Manager – Pacific Energy and Gender Strategic Action Plan (PEGSAP) within its Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division. This position will be located at its regional office in Suva, Fiji.
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, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
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 overarching goal of the Pacific Energy and Gender Strategic Action Plan (PEGSAP) is to reach meaningful gains in gender equity and equality within the context of the renewable energy sector through improved gender-responsive policy and institutional frameworks, and increased career and income generating opportunities for women and girls in order to facilitate their economic security. It sets out to promote transformative action by taking the critical steps necessary to create the right conditions and provide the necessary support for women and girls at the institutional, service providers/businesses, society/community, and individual level.
The role – Project Manager – Pacific Energy and Gender Strategic Action Plan (PEGSAP) will lead the implementation of the Pacific Energy and Gender Strategic Action Plan (PEGSAP). It will focus on coordinating and overseeing the daily implementation of project activities, working in partnership with key stakeholders in the 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs), liaising with partners and service providers, providing regular updates and reporting to the US embassy Suva and other donors, and providing regular updates to the Team Leader – Energy Security and the Deputy Director GEP.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
Implementation of PEGSAP Activities
Spearheading the resource mobilization / fundraising efforts for the PEGSAP
Coordinating the Pacific Energy Gender Initiative (PEGI) and network, and monitoring the implementation of the PEGSAP
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
Contract Duration – Until 8 October 2026 – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance
Remuneration – The Project Manager – Pacific Energy and Gender Strategic Action Plan (PEGSAP) is a band 11 position in SPC’s 2023 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,091‒3,864 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 9,118–11,397 (USD 4,142–5,177; EUR 3,923–4,904). 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. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.
Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of 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.
Closing Date: 10 December 2023 at 11:59pm (Fiji time)
Job Reference: MC000091
Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:
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.
For international staff in Fiji, only one foreign national per family can be employed with an entity operating in Fiji at any one given time. SPC may assist on a case-by-case basis with submissions to Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their consideration and final approval. SPC cannot and does not make any guarantee whatsoever of approval for such applications to Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs and where an application is approved, the spouse or partner will subject to such terms and conditions as may be set from time to time by the Ministry.
SPC does not charge a fee to consider your application and will never ask for your banking or financial information during the recruitment process.
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