- $136,838 - $171,038 per annum
- Job posted on: 16th Jan 2024
- Applications close:
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
The vision of the Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) is to be ‘The agency for educational quality in the Pacific region’. Its mission is to enhance the quality of education and training for Pacific learners, so they realise the benefits of lifelong learning. EQAP seeks to promote the following core values within the context of SPC’s corporate values:
The Director – Educational Quality and Assessment Programme will manage the work of the Educational Quality and Assessment Programme ensuring the delivery of high-quality services to member countries, the region and SPC. The role will be guided by the EQAP Business Plan as endorsed by the CRGA subcommittee known as the PBEQ and the SPC strategic plan.
Strategic planning, policy and programming advice
Leadership and people management
Stakeholder engagement and Relationship Management
Provide support to Senior Leadership of SPC
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description attached below.
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
Contract Duration – 3 years.
Remuneration – The Director - Educational Quality and Assessment Programme is a band 15 position in SPC’s 2024 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 5,642‒7,053 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 16,814–21,018 (USD 7,504–9,380; EUR 6,994–8,743). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.
Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of leave, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).
Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.