Regional Director - Polynesia

Regional Director - Polynesia

SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji

The Role

The Regional Director - Polynesia will lead the exploratory work on the establishment of SPC’s Polynesia Regional Office in collaboration with the SPC Senior Leadership Team and in consultation with the Polynesian Members including American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Wallis and Futuna.

The key responsibilities of the role include the following:

  • Feasibility Study and Establishment of the SPC Polynesia Regional Office
    • Leading the development and finalizing of the feasibility study and business case for the SPC Polynesia Regional Office (PRO), in coordination with the Executive and broader Senior Leadership Team (SLT). If approved by Members, leading the work to establish the PRO in the selected host country.
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Management
    • Effective relationships maintained with Polynesian members;
    • Positive feedback from Polynesian members and the working group on the delivery by the PRO unit;
    • Sub-regional and regional events in Polynesia are effectively and efficiently organized and/or supported by the PRO Unit.
  • Support SPC Service Delivery to Polynesia
    • Developed approaches for service delivery to Polynesian members;
    • Supported the development and application of a country programming model for Polynesian members in collaboration with the Integrated and Country Programming Unit.
  • Support and Advice to the Deputy Director-General
    • The Deputy Director General is able to make informed decisions for PRO based on advice and access to relevant and timely information;
    • Timely and relevant information is shared with the Senior Leadership Team regarding progress on the PRO work.

Key Selection Criteria

Qualifications

  • Masters level degree in development, public administration or any other relevant discipline from a recognized university, OR Bachelor’s degree in the above disciplines with 10 years of relevant experience.

Technical expertise

  • Leadership and management skills, including demonstrated general management, people management and financial management skills;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in programme management, or development, with a proven record in strategic thinking and policy analysis;
  • Good knowledge of the socio-economic and sociopolitical situation in the Polynesian countries and territories;
  • Highly developed leadership and planning skills;
  • Ability to lead a team in a multi-cultural and gender sensitive environment;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

Language skills

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

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and awareness, and the ability to effectively work with stakeholders and team members from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of Pacific Island countries and territories is an advantage.

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