2019-2020 Joint CROP Smaller Island States (SIS)

Attachment Programme


Title 2019-2020 Joint CROP Smaller Island States (SIS) Attachment Programme
Overview The Joint CROP SIS Attachment Programme is a direct response by CROP (Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific) to the emphasis that SIS Leaders in 2018 placed on the importance of developing a capacity building mechanism for SIS member states (Cook Islands, FSM, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, RMI, Tuvalu) to complement implementation of the SIS Regional Strategy 2016-2020.
Participating CROP agencies are FFA, PASO, SPC, SPREP, USP, and PIFS as the central coordinating agency. The attachments are secondments in nature and involve capacity building opportunities under any one of the five priority areas of the SIS Strategy: Climate Change, Labour Mobility, Health, Marine, and Air/Sea Transportation.
The opportunities advertised here are those have yet to attract Expressions of Interest.
Details of each secondment Pacific MetDesk Partnership Intern
Location: Apia, Samoa
Duration: 12 months
Brief description: The PMDP intern will work with the PMDP to provide expert advice on the different activities and approaches taken by the PMDP to support the implementation of the Pacific Meteorological Strategy (PIMS) 2012-2021
Selection criteria: ToR attached
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Project Coordination Unit (PCU) Intern
Location: Apia, Samoa
Duration: 10-12 months
Brief description: The PCU intern by undertaking research and reporting will assist the PCU deliver on its mission to support SPREP to provide high quality project development and management support for the benefits of its Members, and deliver on SPREP’s role as a Regional Implementing Entity (RIE) for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Adaptation Fund (AF).
Selection criteria: ToR attached
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Research Opportunities – Centre of Economic Modelling & Policy
CROP Agency: USP
Location: Suva, Fiji
Duration: 12 months
Brief description: Various research topics
Selection criteria: Bachelor of Economics with strong quantitative skills. Working knowledge of statistical software an advantage.
The Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) – Coastal and Fisheries/Marine Resources Management
CROP Agency: USP
Location: Suva, Fiji
Duration: 11 months
Brief description: An attachment opportunity exists within the Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) at USP for an individual to work in coastal fisheries and marine resources management
Selection criteria: Staff member of government ministry/department involved in the management of marine resources and their key habitats; a good Bachelor degree in marine resources, management or relevant field; verifiable project-related experience, preferably in the marine environmental  and/or economic sectors; evidence of some competence in survey design, data collection and analysis; good communication and report writing skills; good technical basis of marine resources and their management, particularly for coastal fisheries; and be able to work flexibly across a range of activities in a timely fashion.
Performance Matrix Advisor
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu
Duration: 6 months
Brief description: PASO needs to establish KPIs to track its performance. PASO wishes to take advantage of this opportunity by seeking assistance from a suitably qualified and /or experienced individual to set up and implement performance metrics (KPIs) for PASO.  Working with a small team, the role will be required to design systems, metrics, and obtain accurate data sources to implement an organizational reporting framework for PASO.
Selection criteria: Knowledge of organisational reporting; KPIs mapping and establishing; Previous transport (especially aviation) experience would be an advantage; well versed in report writing; and very good with numbers and attention to detail.
CROP Agency: FFA
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands
Duration: Varies
Brief description: Internship involves work in fisheries management, policy development and harvest strategy work, with Fisheries Operations and the supporting MCS tools. Also provides capacity building in Fisheries Development by providing assistance in analyzing and improving fisheries revenues and working in joint ventures. All aspects support the goals of the Regional Roadmap.
Selection criteria: Must have experience working with offshore tuna fisheries and a work-related project with clearly defined outcomes; preference for someone with a fisheries management background with experience in policy development or fisheries economics backgrounds that currently holds a position of middle manager or similar.
Food Systems for Health and Nutrition Intern
CROP Agency: SPC
Location: Suva, Fiji with visits to FSM
Duration: 6-12 months
Brief description: The intern will support the Food Systems for Health and Nutrition program by assisting in the process of integrated programming, the planning and development of the Food Systems for Health and Nutrition program, and the coordination of food security initiatives in the Pacific region.
Selection criteria: ToR attached
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Application Process To submit an Expression of Interest, please include a (i) cover letter with contact details stating which opportunity you are applying for, why you are interested in that particular opportunity, and how it is relevant to the work you are currently involved in; (ii) curriculum vitae; and (iii) copies of qualifications, if applicable.
Deadline for EOI submission: Friday, 28 June 2019
Selection Process EOIs received by the prescribed deadline will be sent to the respective CROP agency for further review and final selection. PIFS will contact the successful applicants and introduce them via email to their specific CROP focal point who will engage further with the individual on the details of the secondment.
Applicants from SIS member states (Cook Islands, FSM, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, RMI, Tuvalu) will be given selection priority before applications from non-SIS member states are considered.
Package information In brief, the following will be provided under the Joint CROP SIS Attachment Programme for successful applicants only:
–          Return travel (economy class, most direct route) at the beginning and the end of the secondment
–          Accommodation
–          Basic outpatient medical expenses (GP consultations and prescription medication)
–          Daily living allowance to cover meals and incidentals
Contact for more info Tasha Siaosi, Smaller Island States (SIS) Adviser