Human Resource Officer – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

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Human Resource Officer

  •  Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  •  Suva, Fiji


The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Forum Secretariat) is the region’s premier political and economic policy organisation, with a vision of helping to create a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives.

The international organisation works to achieve this vision by fostering cooperation between governments, collaboration with international agencies, and by representing the interests of its members – including directly engaging with community members in order to identify pressing needs of the region.

The work of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) is guided by the Framework for Pacific Regionalism (FPR) as:

The expression of a common sense of identity and purpose, leading progressively to the sharing of institutions, resources, and markets, with the purpose of complimenting national efforts, overcoming common constraints, and embracing sustainable and inclusive development within Pacific countries and territories and for the Pacific region as a whole.

The FPR is underpinned by the Blue Pacific narrative, endorsed by Forum Leaders in Samoa in 2017, which calls for a long-term regional commitment to act as one “Blue Continent” as the means to achieve its development aspirations. The Leaders vision was that it would serve as the platform to reinforce and inspire the region in its shared stewardship of the Pacific Ocean, and to reaffirm the connections of Pacific peoples with their natural resources, environment, culture and livelihoods.

PIFS is an Employer of Choice in the region, aiming to recruit and employ staff based on merit and organisational needs, and ensures that employment selection upholds its values and commitment to Forum membership, gender balance and building a diverse and inclusive organisation. PIFS is committed to achieving gender balance and being fully representative of our member countries.  Our workforce is currently over 50% female and we have representatives from twelve of the eighteen Forum member countries.

To achieve greater workforce representation from our member countries we strongly encourage applicants from the following countries to apply: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Nauru, Niue, New Caledonia and Palau.

About the Opportunity

The Forum Secretariat is looking for Human Resource Officer to join the team in Suva, Fiji. The role of the Human Resource Officer is to support the Team Leader in achieving the team’s strategic objectives, and by acting as the HR lead on a range of different projects and responsibilities, develop the organisation’s people, support whole of organisation Human Resource initiatives and manage organisational development.


To facilitate the above, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Organisational Development;
  • Employee Relations; and
  • HR Generalist.


The Secretariat seeks a strategic and proficient individual with a university degree or equivalent in Human Resource Management, General Management/Business, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or a related discipline (a post-graduate qualification in HRM or similar would be desirable).  Candidates must have substantial relevant experience with excellent understanding of HR best practice and the ability to apply this to employee relations.  Experience of formal report writing for different audiences and of performance management and working within defined policies and procedures are required as would experience with managing organisational change projects especially in restructures and related programmes.

About the Benefits

The appointment carries a competitive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance. The starting salary will be in the range of SDR 27,494 to SDR 30,931 per annum. At the 1 April 2022 exchange rate this salary range was equivalent to FJD82,391 to FJD91,784. For non-Fijian nationals, this salary may be tax-free. To be eligible for this position, applicants must be nationals of Forum member countries*.

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