Pacific Islander Junior Professional

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Pacific Islander Junior Professional

The Pacific Islander Junior Professional (PCREEE) will support the Manager – PCREEE including Programme Delivery Officer and PCREEE Experts with providing support and advice to governments, stakeholders and the private sector in planning and implementing PCREEE activities, focusing on entrepreneurship, investment promotion and capacity development relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The key responsibilities of the role include the following:

  • Regional Collaboration, Coordination and Communication:
    • Assists with conducting and updating of needs assessments, with the data collection and analysis effort of the PCREEE,
    • Assist with the visibility effort of the PCREEE and with the updating of the PCREEE website. 
  • Technical Cooperation and Services:
    • Assist in the implementation of the PCREEE entrepreneurship activities,
    • Assist in the planning an conduct of business, investment promotion activities and PCREEE training activities.
  • Resource mobilisation:
    • Draft funding proposals to internal resources in SPC as well as to external sources,
    • Draft bids and proposals to consultancy works in member countries and those offered by regional and multilateral stakeholders,
    • Assist in the production of progress and acquittal reports on resources provided to the PCREEE.


Key selection criteria

  1. 1. Pacific Islander
  • Only applicants from Pacific Island countries or territories are eligible to apply,
  • Applicants must be employed in a Pacific Island National / Regional energy office or a recognized NGO working in the field of Energy in a Pacific Island country or territory,
  1. Qualifications
  • University degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to renewable energy and energy efficiency, or related field.
  1. Technical expertise
  • At least three years’ direct relevant experience in Pacific Islands energy sector.
  1. Language skills
  • Excellent English language skills, with a working knowledge of French being an advantage.
  1. 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

Requirements: Only applicants who are nationals and residents of Pacific Island countries or territories are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed in or contracted by a Pacific Energy office, agency, or a recognized NGO working in the field of Energy in a Pacific Island country or territory.

Letter of endorsement –A signed letter from the employer, stating they agree to release the applicant for the attachment and that the position will be held for the applicant to return to at the end of the attachment with SPC must be provided before an appointment can be finalized.

Required start date – The position is to be filled as soon as possible and appointment is for 6 months.

Remuneration – The Pacific Islander Junior Professional is a Band 8 position in SPC’s 2018 salary scale, with a salary of SDR (special drawing rights) 2,308 per month, which currently converts to approximately USD 3,184 (EUR 2,853). Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Tonga; Tonga nationals employed by SPC in Tonga will be subject to income tax.

Benefits SPC provides a housing allowance of USD 1,000–2,000 per month, an establishment and relocation grant, return airfare, and will cover the cost of up to 36 kilograms of cargo or unaccompanied baggage. Employees are entitled to: 25 days annual leave and 30 days sick leave per annum; medical and life insurance; and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary to which SPC adds a matching contribution).

We encourage all eligible candidates to apply but please note that, since this is a special short-term contract, the full list of benefits included in other international contract types are not available to this contract type. Appointees may bring their families, but all extra costs for travel, insurance, education, housing and other additional expense will be their own responsibility. 

 Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.

Child protection – SPC is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. SPC’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Police clearance – Successful candidates will be required to provide a police clearance certificate.


Visit SPC's link here for more details.


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