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Re-advertised: General Manager - Pacific Trade Invest (PTI)

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 Forum Secretariat invites suitably experienced and qualified individuals to apply for the position of General Manager - PTI. The position is to oversee the operations of the PTI offices to achieve the sustainability and growth of the global network, with offices currently based in Sydney, Auckland, Beijing, and Geneva. The General Manager will be expected to travel extensively across the network, and for this reason, the position has the flexibility to be based in one of the PTI Network Offices or at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji. The position will report directly to the Director for Programmes & Initiatives. The employment conditions will be based on the position being in Suva, Fiji but maybe varied based on the final agreed location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Leadership of PTI;
  • Leading continuous improvement and strategy-development to deliver an efficient and growth-oriented PTI;
  • In consultation with Trade Commissioners, provide timely and high-quality briefings, correspondence, reports, and analysis for the Director for Programmes & Initiatives, the PIFS Executive and other stakeholders;
  • Day-to-day administration of the PTI Project Management Unit towards a well-coordinated and effective PTI Network;
  • Supporting the PTI global network.


Applicants should have postgraduate qualifications in business or public management, or a discipline related to corporate governance and management or economics. A postgraduate qualification in company law with sound demonstrable organisational financial-management experience would be a key advantage and with at least 10 years of senior level experience in building non-government entities that are externally funded and mandated to contribute to organisational or commercial targets.


Private sector experience would be looked on favourably with demonstrable corporate experience at a senior CEO/MD level in the Pacific region and/or in an international environment, having exposure to regional meetings, and negotiations.


The Benefits


The position carries a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance, education, and housing allowance. The position is placed at our Senior level with a starting base salary range from SDR 50,199 to 56,473 per annum equivalent to (FJD 150,884 to 169,741) at Band 13 on our salary scale. Amounts are based on 1 June foreign exchange rate, but your final salary will be dependent on foreign exchange rates at the time of payment.


Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through our website: www.forumsec.org where an information package containing the position description and full remuneration details is available. Candidates must include in either their application or Curriculum Vitae the full contact details of three referees. For non-Fijian nationals, this salary may be tax-free. To be eligible for this position, the applicant must be a national of a Forum member country*. Applicant must be willing to travel periodically via economy class.


Those already applied need not to apply.


Deadline for applications is at 5pm (Fiji time), 31 January 2024.


*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: Executive Management

Reference ID: LN000052

Date Posted: 09/11/2023

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