Pacific Community



Job Type


Closing Date

8th Apr 2019

— Description —



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 Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) of the Pacific Community (SPC) was established in 1995 and has been a pioneer in providing human rights capacity-building, research, policy, legal and technical assistance in the Pacific region. RRRT’s mission is to advance human rights and good governance standards for the sustainable and equitable development of the region and to the benefit of all Pacific peoples.


Under the role, the Monitoring and Reporting Officer will monitor, analyse and present results against RRRT’s Business Plan 2017-2021. The key responsibilities of the role include:


  • Programme and project reporting – Consolidate processes for monitoring programme and project activity and results; coordinate with the the receipt and processing of information and data from SHRAs and CFOs; communicate with  Senior Human Rights Advisers (SHRA) and Country Focal Officers (CFO) on relevant reporting dates and data collection/reporting tools; design a system for the processing and storing of RRRT data;and prepare high quality programme and project reports in a timely manner.
  • RRRT contributions to SPC corporate reports, reviews and evaluations – prepare specific RRRT information and data as requested by the Strategic Performance and Learning (SPL) Unit.
  • Team learning and reflection – assist with the coordination of the six-monthly team PMEAL workshops and ensure that lessons learnt and recommendations from monitoring are shared with the Senior Management Team as well as other RRRT staff.
  • Collaboration with other RRRT staff – provide support and advice to SHRAs and CFOs on activity design and monitoring; provide support and advice to the M&E Data Assistant; and represent RRRT at M&E-related meetings when required.


For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided online.


Key selection criteria



  • A tertiary qualification ininternational development, project management, evaluation or human rights from a recognised university


Knowledge and experience

  • At least five years of experiencein monitoring and evaluation with a good understanding of international best practices in development effectiveness
  • Strategic thinking and high-level analytical skills
  • Skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis


Essential skills

  • Experience in creating databases for the entering, processing, cleaning and extraction of data
  • Strong drive and proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong decision-making/problem-solving skills with a meticulous attention to detail


Language skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) with a working knowledge of French being an advantage


Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with a wide range of individuals


Salary, terms and conditions


Contract Duration – 12 months


Remuneration – The Monitoring and Reporting Officer is a Band 8 position in SPC’s 2019 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 1,946‒2,432 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 5,739–7,174 (USD 2,763–3,453; EUR 2,329–2,911). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration 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 Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.


Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,170–2,625 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).


You 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.


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. Successful candidates will be required to provide a police clearance certificate.


Application procedure

Closing Date8 April 2019


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:

  • an updated resume
  • contact details for three professional referees
  • a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
  • responses to all screening questions


Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.


Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. These documents may be requested at a later stage.


For international staff in Fiji, only one foreign national per family can be employed with an entity operating in Fiji at any one given time. The Pacific Community does not support dual spouse employment.


Please ensure that you respond to all the screening questions.  If you do not respond to the screening questions, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage.


Screening Questions:

  1. Please provide an explanation of the difference between qualitative and quantitative data, the different uses of both types of data, and the different tools that can be used for both types of data collection. Also outline your experience in developing data tools for both types of data collection, and analysing this data.
  2. Please provide an example of a piece of writing you have recently completed that you think best illustrates your excellent English written communication skills.
  3. What do you think are the key human rights issues in the Pacific?