Policy Research Officer in Land Resource Development

SPC invites applications for the position of Policy Research Officer in its Land Resource Development division located at its regional office in Suva, Fiji.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is the Pacific 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 Project — SPC-LRD is implementing the Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP), funded by the European Union (EU), with €8 million over four years to 2017. PAPP is aimed at addressing the development needs of smallholder farmers and the commercial agricultural sector in the Pacific region by providing clear, evidence-based frameworks for promoting production and research and development, supporting stronger agricultural statistics, and promoting stronger linkages to national and international markets through farmer associations and the commercial sector. The project will be implemented in 14 Pacific countries from the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) — Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu — as well as East Timor.

The profile — SPC seeks a professional individual who is committed to working towards the delivery of outcomes, with a natural ability to develop innovative methods to contribute to the project and to divisional requirements. The individual will be self-motivated, with a high level of personal drive to achieve the goals of the position, while maintaining integrity in the workplace. The individual will be a team player, with the ability to foster strong internal and external working relationships, to facilitate cooperation and partnership, value differences and diversity, and guide and mentor others.

Applications close 23 March 2015.

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