DT Global



Job Type


Closing Date

28th Oct 2021

— Description —

Communications Manager




  • Exciting opportunity located in Samoa (if not a resident, when COVID Travel restrictions allow) and travel to all PACER Plus countries
  • Duration: 2.5 years with the opportunity for extension for a further 2 years
  • Remuneration will be relative to qualifications and level of experience


The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus (the Agreement) is a landmark trade and development Agreement that was signed in 2017 by the following countries:  Australia, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The Agreement covers goods, services, and investment. It aims to lower barriers to trade, provide greater certainty for businesses, raise living standards, create jobs and increase exports across the Pacific.At the same time as the Agreement was signed, the signatories also signed the Implementing Arrangement for Development and Economic Cooperation under the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (the Arrangement). The Arrangement provides, among other things, for: the establishment of the PACER Plus Implementation Unit (PPIU); the PPIU to implement the Agreement and to manage and deliver the five year Development and Economic Cooperation (DEC) Work Programme described in the Arrangement; PPIU to be co-funded by New Zealand and Australia for a period of five years from 13 December 2020.



We are seeking a Communications Manager to join our PPIU team in Samoa. Reporting to the PPIU Head and working closely with other PPIU team members, the Communications Manager will be responsible for leading on delivery of a proactive and innovative communications approach for the PPIU. Through the implementation of an effective communications strategy, the Communications Manager will ensure that the role of the PPIU is understood, and the intentions and achievements under the PACER Plus and the DEC Work Program are promoted to assist with the goal of lowering barriers to trade across the PACER Plus countries.


The Communications Manager will build and foster relationships and networks across a range of national and Pacific region stakeholders, including media organisations, governments, industry and business groups, non-government organisations, and key regional and multilateral stakeholders. They will also identify and deliver on public diplomacy and branding.


Applicants should have tertiary qualifications in Journalism, Communications or a related field and extensive relevant experience. In addition, applicants should have experience in international development, including in managing a communication function, preferably in a regional or international organisation. Strong cultural awareness and experience working in the Pacific region is key to this role.


To apply:


  • For further information, a full Terms of Reference and TO APPLY, please visit our website at https://dt-global.com/company/careers, click on ‘See Open Roles’ and search for Job Code 1247.



APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11.59 pm Thursday 28 October 2021 Australian Central Standard Time.


DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to child protection. We encourage women, men and people living with disabilities to apply.


Managed by DT Global and funded by the Australian and New Zealand Governments.