Implementation Coordinator of the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy

SPC has advertised for the position of Implementation Coordinator of the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy in the Director-General’s Office located at its regional office in Suva, Fiji.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is the Pacific Island region’s principal development organisation. It works with its 22 Pacific Island member countries and territories, providing technical and scientific assistance across a wide range of sectors to enhance economic, environmental, social and human development in this region.

The role - The Implementation Coordinator TYPSS position will be a two-year appointment (2015 and 2016), with an option for an additional year (2017). SPC is hosting the Implementation Coordinator and the Coordination Unit of the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS) on behalf of the Pacific Statistics Steering Committee (PSSC) to provide independent advice and support to PSSC. The position will be based in SPC’s Suva Office and have primary responsibility for supporting cooperation among stakeholders engaged in implementation of TYPSS Phase II (2014-2015 to 2016-2017). The Implementation Coordinator TYPSS will also broadly support PSSC to achieve the TYPSS Phase II goal and objectives.

The Pacific Statistics Steering Committee (PSSC) was established to monitor the implementation of TYPSS (Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy). The PSSC is composed of representatives from national statistics offices, ministries of planning, technical providers and donors of Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). A range of development partners contribute to the implementation of TYPSS. These include the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Asian Development Bank, the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre, the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st century, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the University of the South Pacific, Statistics New Zealand, and a range of UN agencies including UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UN ESCAP, UN SIAP, WHO and the World Bank.

The profile - SPC seeks an internationally experienced professional, preferably with a good working knowledge of the Pacific and developmental partners. Based on the key result areas for this position, this person will need to work autonomously, whilst demonstrating a strong capability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, using a collaborative and consultative approach. The Implementation Coordinator TYPSS will have exceptional communication, influencing and negotiating skills, with a strong technical advisory background, enabling him/her to achieve high quality service in relation to strategic programme planning, reporting, annual work plans, budgets and policy development. The Implementation Coordinator TYPSS will have an aptitude for diplomacy and proactivity when dealing with complex situations and be an effective and clear communicator to achieve success when working in multi-cultural environments across a wide range of multi-disciplinary stakeholders.

Applications due 29 March 2015.

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