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Pacific Islands - Global Ocean Observing System Coordinator

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City Apia
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 11/03/2011
Company Name Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Contact Name Personnel Officer
Email luanac@sprep.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : SPREP is the regional organisation established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific. The head office is based in Apia, Samoa with about 100 staff. There is also a SPREP office in Fiji with four staff as well as SPREP Officers stationed in the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. SPREP has an annual budget of USD $29 million in 2018. The establishment of SPREP sends a clear signal to the global community of the deep commitment of Pacific island Governments and Administrations for better management of the environment within the context of sustainable development. The strategic direction for SPREP is clearly set out in the 2017-2026 SPREP Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines the mandate, vision and programmes for the organisation, and places strong emphasis on effective delivery of services to SPREP Member countries and territories. SPREP is based in Apia, Samoa. For jobs at SPREP visit their website or for other marine ecology roles in Australasia and the Pacific visit www.environmentjobs.com
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This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with  SPREP, one of the world’s leading
regional environmental organisations.  The Secretariat is seeking a suitably qualified and motivated
person for the role of Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System Coordinator.  This person will
focus mainly on expanding the PI-GOOS programme by identifying and securing additional funds,
leading strategic programme development, and coordinating and managing the full range of
activities expected of the PIGOOS programme.    
Applicants should have a minimum  qualification of  a  Bachelor  degree in  the field of Science,
including marine and oceanography or related field  with  at least  5 years relevant experience
specifically in dealing with marine  environmental issues, at least 2 of those years working in a
developing country and preferably within the public sector.  
The appointment carries a competitive remuneration and benefits package.  Remuneration for this
post falls within Band 10 of SPREP’s salary scale and will be in the range of SDR25,597 to SDR38,395.  
Currently, the equivalent in Samoan Tala is SAT$101,212 (USD$41,996) to SAT$151,818
(USD$62,995) per annum. Other staff entitlements include a Cost-of-Living Differential Allowance
(COLDA), housing & education allowances, medical benefits, life & personal accident insurance, etc.
Full details of the PIGOOSC’s responsibilities, requirements, remuneration package and lodging an
application can be obtained from the Employment section of our website:  www.sprep.org or by
contacting the Personnel Officer on telephone: +685 21929 Ext. 230, Fax: +685 20231, or direct
Email: luanac@sprep.org
Applications should include:
1. A detailed curriculum vitae containing full personal details;
2. A statement to address how each Essential Selection Criteria is met;
3. Names and contact details of at least three professional referees who are prepared to provide
testimonials – prefer the most recent employers and/or supervisors; and,
4. Indication of possible starting date if successful.
All applications to be clearly labeled “Application for  Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing
System Coordinator”.  We encourage all interested applicants to send their applications through
email to sprep@sprep.org.  Alternatively, please send to: The Director, SPREP, P O Box 240, Apia,

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