Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Suva, Fiji
Sep 16, 2019Full time
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Forum Secretariat) is the region’s premier political and economic policy organisation, with a vision of helping to create a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives. The international organisation works to achieve this vision by fostering cooperation between governments, collaboration with international agencies, and by representing the interests of its members - including directly engaging with community members in order to identify pressing needs of the region. The work of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) is guided by the Framework for Pacific Regionalism (FPR) as: The expression of a common sense of identity and purpose, leading progressively to the sharing of institutions, resources, and markets, with the purpose of complimenting national efforts, overcoming common constraints, and embracing sustainable and inclusive development within Pacific countries and territories and for the Pacific region as a whole. The FPR is underpinned by the Blue Pacific narrative, endorsed by Forum Leaders in Samoa in 2017, which calls for a long-term regional commitment to act as one “Blue Continent” as the means to achieve its development aspirations. The Leaders vision was that it would serve as the platform to reinforce and inspire the region in its shared stewardship of the Pacific Ocean, and to reaffirm the connections of Pacific peoples with their natural resources, environment, culture and livelihoods. Context of the Forum Secretariat’s Work The Forum Secretariat has undergone an organisational restructure, with a view to achieving greater consistency across the organisation in the way workforce capability is developed, and capability gaps are identified and addressed. As such, the organisation has produced a highly professional workforce that is capable of creating and delivering high quality outcomes for the people of its member countries. The policy work of the Secretariat is divided into three broad areas - Policy, Governance & Engagement, Programmes & Initiatives - depicting the different stages of the regional public policy cycle. The Governance & Engagement team is tasked with building strong and meaningful relationships with PIF Members and external stakeholders, and to understand their interests, as a means to advocate for, and advance the collective values and priorities of the PIF as one Blue Pacific continent The Policy team’s focus is on developing quality high-level policy advice to member governments in consultation with members and CROP and international partners on a broad portfolio of issues, including social, economic and security related matters. The Programmes & Initiatives team is focused on driving for outcomes of programmes and activities, including oversight of various development partner funded projects and programmes, that would contribute directly to the achievement of the prioritised KRAs from the Forum Leaders’ decisions as well as those from other Forum ministerial meetings. About the Opportunity The Forum Secretariat is now looking for a full-time Private Sector Climate Change Finance Officer . The officer will report to the Director Programmes & Initiatives through the PIFS Resilience Team Leader and will also work closely with the PIFS Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) Coordinator to advance the responsibilities of the unit. Some key areas of responsibility will include (but will not be limited to): Strengthening strategic engagement and dialogue with the private sector to deepen regional and public sector understanding of private sector role and contribution to building climate change and disaster resilience at the regional and national levels: Increase opportunities for and access by private sector to climate change and disaster resilience information and capacity, best practice and knowledge sharing: Work closely with other climate finance initiatives to coordinate project activities at the national and regional level: Provide support to the Pacific Adaptation to PACRES project and the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP) through supporting the PIFS PACRES Coordinator to ensure effective operationalisation of the PRP. About the Benefits The appointment carries a competitive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance. Salary for the Deputy Representative depend on qualifications and experience. Paid in US Dollars, this range is within SDR 24,105 to SDR 26,955 . At the 1 st August 2019 exchange rates this was equivalent to FJD71,592 to FJD80,056 per annum. This salary is also dependent on foreign exchange rates at the time of payment. Click here to view the information package for the job description and remuneration details. To be eligible for this position, applicants must be a national of a Forum member country*. Applicants must be willing to travel periodically via economy class. 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), 20 September 2019. The Forum Secretariat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.