Finance and Administration Assistant - SPIRIT

  • Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Sep 09, 2021
Contract Charity / Not For Profit Development & NGOS

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

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.

 About the opportunity

About the opportunity

The Forum Secretariat is looking for Finance and Administration Assistant - SPIRIT to join the team in Suva, Fiji. The position of Finance & Administration Assistant - SPIRIT reports to the Team Leader - SPIRIT and will work closely with the project team to advance the responsibilities of the unit.

 To facilitate the above, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Finance and budget management;
  • Human Resource and administration;
  • Records management; and
  • Logistics and meeting s

The Secretariat seeks an agile and proficient individual with a university degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Business Management or a related field with at least 5 years work experience in project administration, finance, budget  or in a similar role and experience with computerized accounting system, excellent computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet applications. Candidates should have experience of report writing, and of performance management and working within defined policies and procedures and strong interpersonal communication skills with customer service focus.

Capabilities

Applicants are also required to demonstrate their abilities in accordance with the Secretariat’s Core Capabilities of:  planning and prioritising, communicating with purpose and effect, leading and collaborating, applying critical thinking, developing & strengthening relationships and delivering value. To understand what these mean at the different levels of the organisation, applicants should view the Secretariat’s Capability Framework on our website.

Supplementary Capabilities required for these positions include: building for the future, promoting effective workplace practices, managing and coordinating projects as well as using systems, tools and technology.

About the benefits

The appointment carries a competitive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance. The salary starting range is FJD 25,674 to FJD 28,884  per annum. Click here to view the information package containing the job description, qualification requirements and remuneration details. Candidates must include in either their application or Curriculum Vitae the full contact details of three referees. The duration of this position is one year subject to performance and funding.

 To be eligible for this position, applicants must be Fiji nationals. Deadline for applications is 24 September, 2021 at 5 pm, Fiji time.

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Job Functions

Finance Officer, Other Professional

Industry

Community Services & Development

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor

Job open to:

Fiji Residents Only