2nd Feb 2020
The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Head of Internal Audit & Risk in the Operations and Management Directorate. This position will be located at its headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia.
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 unique organisation works across more than 25 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 role – the Head of Internal Audit & Risk will be responsible for strategic leadership in assurance services; risk based audit programming; KPIs and reporting; strategic communications and relationship building.
The key responsibilities of the role include the following:
1. Strategic leadership in assurance services
2. Risk based audit programming
3. KPIs and Reporting
4. Strategic Communications and Relationship Building
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.
Key selection criteria
2. Technical expertise
3. Language skills
4. Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
Salary, terms and conditions
Required start date – As soon as possible
Contract Duration – This position is budgeted for three years and is subject to renewal depending on performance and funding.
Remuneration – the Head of Internal Audit & Risk is a Band 14 position in SPC’s 2019 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 6,014–7,421 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately XPF 859,157–1,060,195 (USD 8,540–10,538; EUR 7,200–8,884). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration being given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. SPC salaries are not presently subject to income tax in New Caledonia.
Benefits for international staff employees based in New Caledonia – SPC provides subsidised housing in Noumea. Establishment and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave, medical and life insurance, and education allowance are available for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).
Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.
Equal opportunity – SPC is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment is based entirely on merit; in cases where two short-listed candidates are judged to be of equal rank by the selection committee, preference will be given to Pacific Island nationals.
Child protection – SPC is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. SPC’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Police clearance – Successful candidates will be required to provide a police clearance certificate.
Closing date: 2nd February 2020– 11:45 pm New-Caledonia time
Job Reference: AL000255
Applicants must apply online at http://careers.spc.int/
Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:
Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
All positions at SPC have specific screening questions. If you do not respond to all of the screening questions, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage.
Please respond to the following by providing supporting materials as part of your application (attach documents):