USAID will re-establish a regional mission for the Pacific in Suva, Fiji to serve as a hub for the Pacific for the U.S. government by September 2023. Fiji is a regional transportation hub that will enable support to USAID’s regional programmatic approach and the newly approved five-year USAID Strategic Framework for the Pacific Islands to advance a more democratic, prosperous, and resilient Pacific Island region.
The DOC Specialist supports USAID/Pacific Islands in the achievement of its objectives by overseeing the quality development and implementation of multi-channel, multi-format, and consistent public information communications and outreach (in local languages as well as English) to Pacific partner countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu as well as American audiences. The DOC Specialist will adapt agency-wide communications priorities and messaging to Mission-specific audiences and stakeholders, and contribute Mission-generated information, data, stories, photos, and video to USAID headquarters. The ultimate goal of the DOC function is to promote a better understanding of, and sustained support for, USAID’s recommitment to the Pacific Region.
Hosting a vast proportion of the world’s shipping and global fisheries, Pacific waters supply food and income to millions of people in the Pacific Islands and beyond. Yet, the region’s stability and vitality are threatened by debilitating natural disasters and development challenges. The Pacific Islands are central to American efforts to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific region that bolsters the global economy.
A Pacific country, the United States — through USAID — partners with 12 Pacific Island nations to bolster their ability to lead their countries to stable, prosperous futures. We focus on strengthening disaster preparedness and responding to climate change, health, and democratic governance.