Animal Health and Production Officer

SPC, Fiji

Skill Required:, Project ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th August, 2020

Job Description

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

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 Animal Health and Production Officer will provide technical services in animal health and production related matters at country and regional level. The role entails the provision of services on request by the member countries and documentation and dissemination of results to partners and stakeholders through existing information and knowledge management platforms.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Technical support to countries
  • Communication and information dissemination
  • Monitoring and reporting

Programming and coordination

  • For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided.

Key selection criteria


  • Degree in Agriculture, animal production/science or related field

Knowledge and experience

  • At least 7 years’ experience in programme or project coordination/management
  • Proven experience in negotiating, building and maintaining professional, client-focused relationship and mutually beneficial partnerships

Essential skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, creative thinker and ability to work independently
  • Experience with donor project management (report writing, planning, coordination, implementation and financial acquittals).


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