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Project Team Leader - Pacific EU Marine Partnership Project
The University of the South Pacific

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2018
Title Project Team Leader - Pacific EU Marine Partnership Project
University The University of the South Pacific
Suva, Fiji
Application Deadline Nov. 4, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Faculty Associate
  • Marine/Freshwater Sciences
    Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry

The Opportunity

The appointee will lead the project team based in Suva in Fiji (expected to travel widely in the Pacific) and be responsible for the Project execution, in line with the USP’s procedures. The Project Team Leader will be responsible for all substantive, managerial and financial reports from the project. Duties will include but are not restricted to: Day-to-day management and implementation of USP PEUMP KRA 6 Project activities; reporting on work plans, budgets, progress, meetings and audits; reporting on project activities with the wider PEUMP programme and with the EU Delegation in Suva or his/her designated representative; conducting stakeholder consultation/meetings with national representatives, other regional tertiary and training institutions; coordinating in-country studies and activities with relevant national stakeholders and USP Regional Campuses; providing guidance to contractors and consultants engaged in the project; facilitating liaison and networking between the 15 PACP countries education/training providers, professional bodies, key stakeholders and other individuals involved in project implementation.

The appointee will be responsible for overall project management and implementation of the USP capacity development component of the PEUMP in close co-ordination with other CROP agencies. Duties will include but are not restricted to: USP PEUMP project staff and consultant management, liaison with other PEUMP implementing partners, and preparation of project reports, and also contributing towards delivery of communications and visibility and project outreach activities.

The candidate will be expected to:

- Lead and manage an inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural team of staff and consultants;
- Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with the donors (EU and Sida), other PEUMP implementing partners and tertiary and continuing professional development institutions;
- Design and oversee the implementation of annual work plans on time and within budget and in accordance with the grant agreement requirements;
- Incorporate gender and human rights based approaches in all aspects of their work;
- Contribute to delivery of continuing professional development and TVET activities;
- Oversee management of budgets and financial administrative matters related to the USP PEUMP project.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

- Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in education, marine science, fisheries, sustainable development or other field relevant to marine issues from a recognised institution;
- Extensive and verifiable relevant work experience;
- Extensive knowledge of marine and fisheries development issues;
- Evidence of project management experience with EU funded projects or similar regional/multi-country programmes in SIDS;
- Relevant experience in the Pacific Islands region and/or in other developing countries.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

- A Master’s degree or a PhD in the disciplines previously mentioned, work experience in PACPs and previous experience/familiarity with international and/or regional organisations are desirable;
- Relevant project management experience preferably with knowledge of EU grant and project management requirements, capacity development and education, and marine or fisheries experience in the Pacific region.


The position is available for a fixed term of 3 years.

Salary Range: Level 3 FJ $66,521 to FJ $81,491 per annum

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries: Dr. Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment; tel.: (679) 32 32069; email:

Closing date for applications: 4 November 2018

How to Apply

Candidates may use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at Manual and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: or

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

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