The Pacific Community (SPC)
30th Aug 2020
The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Team Leader – Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (FAME)withinits FAME Division 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 Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division is one of SPC’s oldest Divisions and it has been providing scientific and technical expertise to support fisheries management and sustainable development in the Pacific for over 60 years. FAME’s goal is that fisheries resources of the Pacific region are sustainably managed for economic growth, food security and environmental conservation. FAME includes the Oceanic Fisheries Programme (OFP) and Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP). OFP is the region’s centre for oceanic fisheries science and information, providing essential data collection, data management and modelling and analysis services to the Pacific. CFP provides science and technical support to PICTs to enhance the management of coastal fisheries, and the sustainable development of aquaculture and nearshore livelihoods across the region. The work of OFP and CFP are supported by the FAME Director’s Office, which includes the Information Section, communications, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.
The role – the Team Leader – Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (FAME)will lead, strengthen and direct FAME planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning activities to ensure robust reporting, accountability to FAME stakeholders, and application and sharing of learning to improve programme performance. This includes: design and implementation of FAME’s results framework; overseeing design and implementation of FAME’s Business Plan and programme planning; building quality, results-focused monitoring evaluation and learning (MEL) into FAME programmes’ data collection, planning and reporting processes; ensuring alignment with SPC and donor MEL reporting requirements.
The key responsibilities of the role include the following:
1. Division-wide strategic direction, monitoring, evaluation and learning
2. Team leadership, management and mentoring
3. Programme/project development, design and resource mobilisation
4. Regional PMEL coordination and support
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
Contract Duration – This vacant position is budgeted for 3 years and may be renewed for a further three years subject to renewal depending on performance and funding.
Due to the current travel restrictions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the priority SPC places on its staff safety, health and well-being, please note that there may be delays in taking up the appointment. These matters will be discussed thoroughly with successful candidates. In most cases, any appointment and on-boarding would only commence when relocation to the duty station is permitted.
Remuneration – the Team Leader – Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (FAME)is a band 12 in SPC’s 2020 salary scale; starting salary range of range 4,685–5,760 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately XPF 689,925–848,231 (USD 6,465–7,948; EUR 5,782–7,108). 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 repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of 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.
Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is faire, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilinguism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will begiven to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s private policy.
Closing date: 30th August 2020 – 11:00 pm Noumea Time.
Job Reference: AL000320
Applicants must apply online at http://careers.spc.int/
Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
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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.
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