The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Programme Assistant – Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Geoscience Energy and Maritime Division, located in Tonga.
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 26 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 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 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 other two focus areas within this division are Programming and Operations, which is responsible for driving integrated programming excellence and operational support across the division, and Geo-informatics, which is responsible for providing diverse, integrated, and unique and demand driven services across SPC work programmes, projects and countries. This includes developing, managing, building on and retaining or preserving spatial data and information for the benefit of all scientific areas.
The role – The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency has been operational in Tonga in the last 2 years. It has now completed its Preparatory Phase and has entered its first Operational Phase. In line with the need to accelerate the implementation of the PCREEE’s work programme and budget, there is a need to strengthen its administration and finance reporting capacity to cope with the increasing number of staff and activities of the PCREEE.
The Programme Assistant will assist in all the Administration, Finance and Secretarial works of the centre and work alongside a PCREEE team comprising the Manager, a Programme Delivery Officer, an Energy Efficiency Officer, an Energy Planning and Policy Officer, a Sustainable Energy Entrepreneurship Mentoring and Support Officer, volunteers and interns. The Programme Assistant will report directly to the Manager - PCREEE.
The key responsibilities of the role include the following:
1. Office Management
2. Data Entry
4. Monitoring and Evaluation
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the attached job description.
Key selection criteria
2. Technical Expertise
3. Language skills
4. Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
Salary, terms and conditions
Required start date – As soon as possible.
Contract duration – Three years depending on availability of funding.
Remuneration – The Programme Assistant - PCREE is a Band 6 position in SPC’s 2019 salary scale, with a salary range of 1,435 – 1,794 TOP (Pa’anga) per month. An offer of appointment for an initial contract will be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration being given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews.
Benefits – SPC provides medical and life insurance for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave and 30 days of sick leave per annum, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution). Tonga nationals employed by SPC in Tonga will be subject to income tax.
Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.
Equal opportunity – SPC is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment is based entirely on merit; in cases where two short-listed candidates are judged to be of equal rank by the selection committee, preference will be given to Pacific Island nationals.
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.
Please note that applicants must be Tonga Nationals currently residing in the country, or hold the proper work permit for salaried employment in Tonga.
Closing date: 15 September 2019
Job Reference: AL000219
Applicants must apply online at http://careers.spc.int/
Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
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All positions at SPC have specific screening questions. If you do not respond to all of the screening questions, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage.
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