Integrated Programme Coordinator (Biosecurity, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards)

Integrated Programme Coordinator (Biosecurity, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards)

SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji

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

Integrated Programme Coordinator (Biosecurity, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards) will coordinate and manage the resources, activities and responsibilities identified for the Biosecurity, Sanitary and Phytosanitary work of LRD in collaboration with LRD operational pillars and stakeholders in the Pacific Region. This role will initiate and take active part in Biosecurity, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards fora with key stakeholders to provide advice, develop and undertake programmes that will contribute to improved SPS and reduced Biosecurity risks.

The key responsibilities of the role include

  • Resource mobilisation and planning;
  • Policy and technical advice;
  • Coordination, communication and harmonisation;
  • Monitoring and evaluation.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications

  • A degree in agricultural science, veterinary bioscience or environmental science with a specialisation in biosecurity (quarantine) or trade related disciplines.

Knowledge and experience

  • At least 7 years of experience in the quarantine/biosecurity/sanitary and phytosanitary sectors;
  • Experience in a professional environment dealing with national or international trade related quarantine policy and procedures;
  • Good knowledge of relevant international biosecurity and trade agreements, conventions and protocols, regional trade agreements and how they impact on biosecurity, biosafety, food quality and the environment;
  • Familiarity with biosecurity systems and practices in the PICTs.

Essential skills

  • Leadership skills with ability to conduct consultations with a wide range of stakeholders from varying backgrounds;
  • Project management skills, including project design, management and reporting;
  • Excellent financial management skills;
  • Ability to train PICTs Biosecurity/Quarantine teams on Biosecurity and SPS issues.

Language skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) with a working knowledge of French being an advantage.

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.

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