28th Jun 2018
The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Manager – Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in theGeoscience Energy and Maritime Division, located in Tonga.
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 Geoscience Energy and Maritime Division provides advice, technical assistance, research and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). There are three (3) areas of scientific programming and two areas of focus within this division:
The role –The Manager – Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency will operationalise and ensure the effective functioning and integration of the Centre’s institutional set up, governance and technical programme with SPC’s, and those of related national, regional and global institutions and processes. Under the oversight of the Deputy Director of GEP, the manager will be responsible for the Centre’s operations and its work programme, including budgetary expenditure and financial performance. The manager will also coordinate and lead staff management and development as well as overseeing the recruitment of staff. Support the delivery of project outputs at the national level for the USAID funded regional project: Institutional Strengthening to Support Pacific Islands Countries to Adapt to Climate Change (ISACC).
The key responsibilities of the role include the following:
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.
Key selection criteria
Salary, terms and conditions
Required starting date – This position is available immediately.
Contract Duration – 3 years
Remuneration – The Manager - PCREEE is a Band 13 position in SPC’s 2018 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 4,449 - 5,520 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately USD 6,140–7,618 (EUR 5,501–6,826). 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. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Tonga; Tonga nationals employed by SPC in Tonga will be subject to income tax.
Benefits for international employees based in Tonga – SPC provides a housing allowance of USD 1,000–2,000 per month. Establishment and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave, medical and life insurance and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave and 30 days of sick leave per annum, 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.
As an equal-opportunity employer, SPC recruits on merit; however, if two interviewed candidates are ranked equally by the selection committee, preference will be given to nationals of Pacific Island countries and territories.
Closing date: 28th of June 2018
Job Reference: AL000052
Please use SPC’s online recruitment system to lodge your application: 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.