JOB DESCRIPTION & SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Attractive local package
Friendly and supportive team environment
Join the principal development organisation in the Pacific region
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 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 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 vision of the Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) is to be ‘The agency for educational quality in the Pacific region’. Its mission is to enhance the quality of education and training for Pacific learners, so they realize the benefits of lifelong learning. EQAP seeks to promote the following core values within the context of SPC’s corporate values:a culture of quality;
a culture of continuous improvement;
cultural and political sensitivity;
respect for the autonomy and priorities of the education system in each Pacific Island country and territory (PICTs); and
assimilation of the expressed needs of countries in its delivery of technical services.
The Communications Assistant – Digital will carry out communications and visibility activities to enhance and promote EQAP reputation and develop positive relationships with key stakeholders. The key responsibilities of the role include:
KRA 1: Coordination Support
Align and maintain calendar of key communications events/activities with the Calendar updated by the division’s M&E team.
Assist campaigns in drafting content for platform specific distribution.
Provide support on the ground as requested for EQAP events and activities.
KRA 2: Multimedia content creation
Draft original written content for Corporate Communications and EQAP site
Draft and edit short video material (interviews and quick messages)
Create infographics and social media cards
KRA 3: Digital Platform Management Assistance
Draft original SM content appropriate for the platform
Update EQAP website on a regular basis
Ensure that all interactive features of the website are functional and up to date
KRA 4: Support the Communications and Visibility Officer
Provide quarterly updates on the number of social media and web stories published by EQAP
Support in updating Communications planners for all EQAP activities
Assist in reaching out to stakeholders and member countries to request for Communications content for campaigns and activities Provide any ad-hoc support requested by the Communications Officer
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.
Key selection criteria
Diploma (or equivalent) in communications, media, journalism or related subject
Knowledge and experience
Minimum of 4 years working in a professional capacity in the communications field.
Experience working on location at events in support of communications.
Fluent in all major social media platforms
Proven experience with two different platforms in designing and publishing content for the web and social media for a range of audiences and platform
Videography (filming and editing)
Solid photography skills
Ability and willingness to travel if required
Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment
Salary, terms and conditions
Contract Duration – 30 June 2025 – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance
Remuneration – The Communications Assistant – Digital is a Band 6 position in SPC’s 2022 salary scale, with a commencing taxable salary range of 1,846-2,308 per month, plus local staff benefits. An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews.
Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander.