The Land Resources Division (LRD) provides advice, technical assistance, research and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories on all aspects of agriculture and forestry. This includes plant protection, conservation, plant genetic resources, animal health and production, agroforestry, biosecurity and trade facilitation, and sustainable systems for agriculture, forestry and land management. This work has two objectives: improved food and nutritional security, and resilient communities. The division’s services are provided through seven technical/thematic teams: Animal Health and Production; Plant Health; Biosecurity and Trade Facilitation; Forest and Agriculture Diversification; Crop Production and Extension; Genetic Resources; and Forests and Trees.
The role – Director - Land Resources Division will provide executive leadership and management for the Land Resources Division and manage the provision of scientific, technical and policy support in the development of land, agriculture and forestry resources for member countries throughout the Pacific region. Leading LRD’s work programme and key functions, including the development and resource mobilisation for some of SPC’s integrated programs related to food and nutrition security, the Director will oversee the management of operations, including budgetary expenditure, financial performance, effective reporting, evaluation and impact assessment. This role will work collaboratively with the Executive and Senior Leadership Team in all SPC locations to achieve strategic objectives and implement operational policies.