The Pacific Community
25th Sep 2017
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 Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division is located at SPC’s head office in Noumea, New Caledonia, and comprises the Oceanic Fisheries Programme (OFP) and Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP).The Director’s Office comprises multidisciplinary expertise to provide cross-cutting support to two the programme areas: (i) the Oceanic Fisheries Programme , which provides scientific support for the management of fisheries for tuna and associated species, with a strong focus on stock assessment and modeling, fisheries monitoring, data management, and ecosystems management; and (ii) the Coastal Fisheries Programme, which provides scientific support for the management of coastal fisheries resources, with a strong focus on science and management, fisheries development, aquaculture, and fisheries information.
The role – TheMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer will support the design and implementation of planning, monitoring systems, and evaluation of FAME programmes, projects and regional policies to achieve improved development outcomes. The role will work closely with FAME staff under the supervision of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser (FAME) within the FAME Director’s Office, and engage closely with the network of MEL practitioners across SPC, FAME stakeholders (implementing partners, national fisheries offices, and project beneficiaries) and donors.
The key responsibilities of the role include the following:
Support the implementation of ongoing results-focused monitoring systems in consultation with FAME management, staff and stakeholders
Manage ongoing monitoring responsibilities for work plans and projects in line with Division-wide MEL systems
Support FAME staff in meeting reporting requirements and communicating results to stakeholders
Support the integration of monitoring, evaluation and learning within project lifecycles in FAME
Adherence to SPC policies and procedures
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided
Key selection criteria
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
Salary, terms and conditions
Required start date – This position is available immediately.
Contract Duration – 2 years
Remuneration – The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer is a Band 9 position in SPC’s 2017 salary scale, with a starting salary range 3,020 – 3,679 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately XPF 452,659 – 551,398 (USD 4,198 – 5,114 ; EUR 3,819 – 4,652). 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.
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.
Please use SPC’s online recruitment system to lodge your application: http://careers.spc.int/
For your application to be considered you must provide us with:
All international positions at SPC have specific screening questions. 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