Procurement Officer

Pacific Community, Fiji

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th 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 surveillance, 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 (PICTs) 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 overall objective of the Pacific Regional Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Initiative COVID19 (PRISCO19) Project is to improve the economic and social benefits for PACP states arising from stronger regional economic integration.

The Procurement Officer will provide procurement support for the project under the guidance of the Team Leader ensuring efficient and effective delivery of project results and in compliance with SPC procurement guidelines

The key responsibilities of the role include the following:

  •  Procurement planning and services
  •  Facilitating procurement tender processes, including vetting and evaluations
  •  Contract management, reporting, record keeping and other administrative tasks
  • For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided.

Key selection criteria


  •  Degree in a relevant field such as procurement, financial management or business administration

Knowledge and experience

  •  At least 3 years of experience in procurement
  •  Experience in project administration
  •  Good understanding of programmes/projects
  •  Experience with use of financial management information systems (SPC uses Microsoft Navision)

Essential skills

  •  Sound coordination, administrative, networking and negotiation skills
  •  Advanced computer skills in applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  •  Excellent communications skills.


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