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Ocean Registry Officer

Suva, Fiji

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

PIFS is an Employer of Choice in the region, aiming to recruit and employ staff based on merit and organisational needs, and ensures that employment selection upholds its values and commitment to Forum membership, gender balance and building a diverse and inclusive organisation. PIFS is committed to achieving gender balance and being fully representative of our member countries. Our workforce is currently over 50% female and we have representatives from twelve of the eighteen Forum member countries. 

To achieve greater workforce representation from our member countries we strongly encourage applicants from the following countries to apply: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Nauru, Niue, New Caledonia and Palau                                                                                                                


The Opportunity

The Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC) is looking to fill the position of Ocean Registry Officer. The position will manage data and information for the Ocean Initiatives Registry, general office administrative and coordination support for the OPOC team, including its transition to Palau for the implementation of the Suva Agreement. The incumbent will maintain oversight of all administrative requirements for the OPOC office in close collaboration with the OPOC Management to ensure timely management and coordination support for the Pacific Oceans Commissioner and team, including lead the secretariat support for convening of major OPOC meetings. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Providing overall management, coordination and appropriate advice to the Commissioner through the supervisor, in relation to the Regional Ocean Initiatives Register.
  • Effectively coordinate and maintain oversight of OPOC office administration & HR Business Partner.
  • Support the coordination and management of OPOC high level meetings and key events, including UNFCCC, Plastics Treaty Negotiations, World Oceans Day and UNGA High Level week.
  • Project Assistance as assigned by manager, or Executive, including Office transition anticipated under the Suva Agreement.


The Benefits 

The position has a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance, education, and housing allowance. The position is placed at Band 9 position on our salary scale, with a starting base salary range from SDR 27,907 to 31,395 per annum equivalent to (FJD 83,554 to 93,997).

  • Note: Amounts are based on 1 July foreign exchange rate, but your final salary will be dependent on foreign exchange rates at the time of payment.


How to apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our website: www.forumsec.org where an information package containing the position description and remuneration details for respective positions are also available therein. Candidates must include in either their application or Curriculum Vitae the full contact details of three referees. To be eligible for the international positions, applicants must be nationals of Forum member countries*. The Forum Secretariat - Officer of the Pacific Oceans Commissioner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for applications is at 5pm (Fiji time), 29 September 2023.

*Member States of the Pacific Islands Forum: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Position Description

Type: Contract - International

Category: Environment

Reference ID: SM000003

Date Posted: 04/09/2023