Landscape Management Technician

  • Pacific Community
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Nov 21, 2020
Contract Community Services & Development

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

  • Suva-based position (Fiji)
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Join the principal development organisation in the Pacific region

Description

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 Land Resources Division (LRD) provides advice, technical assistance, research and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) on all aspects of agriculture and forestry. This includes plant protection, conservation, plant genetic resources, animal health and production, agroforestry, biosecurity and trade facilitation, and sustainable systems for agriculture, forestry and land management. This work has two objectives: improved food and nutritional security and resilient communities. The division’s services are provided through seven technical/thematic teams: Animal Health and Production; Plant Health; Biosecurity and Trade Facilitation; Forest and Agriculture Diversification; Crop Production and Extension; Genetic Resources; and Forests and Trees. 

The role – Landscape Management Technician will be responsible for provision of technical assistance and coordination of Sustainable Landscape Management activities.

The key responsibilities of the role include the following:

  • Policy planning and development
  • Implementation and technical advice on relevant regional and national Sustainable Forest and Landscapes Management activities
  • Awareness and Communications on Sustainable Forest and Landscape activities.

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided.

 

Key selection criteria

Qualifications

  • Technical diploma in environmental science; land management, geography climate change, ecosystems or related discipline.

Knowledge and experience

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work in the areas related with this position, including at least 3 years of experience in the international sector
  • Experience in working with Pacific region Government representatives and international sector partners

Essential skills

  • Excellent communicator, with strong verbal, writing and editing skills
  • Exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills

Language skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment

 

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract Duration – Until 31 December 2021

Remuneration – This is a full-time position at Band 7 position in SPC’s 2020 salary scale, with a commencing taxable salary range of 2,232-2,790 per month, plus local staff benefits. An offer of appointment for an initial contract will 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.

Recruitment principles - SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander.

Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy.

Application procedure

Closing Date – 26 November 2020

Applicants must apply online at: http://careers.spc.int/

Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.

To be considered for this role, you must provide us with:

  • an updated resume
  • a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
  • responses to all screening questions

Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. These documents may be requested at a later stage.

Please ensure that you respond to all of the screening questions. If you do not respond to the screening questions, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage.

Only Fijian citizens are eligible to apply for this role.

 

Screening Questions:

  1. What would be the main purpose of having a sustainable landscape management program in the Pacific?
  2. How can Sustainable Landscape Management programme contribute to food security and resiliency in the region?
  3. What are some of the Sustainable landscapes management challenges that need to be addressed by the SPC LRD?

 

Job Functions

Consultants, Laboratory & Technical Services

Industry

Community Services & Development  

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor  

Job open to:

Fiji Residents Only