Project Proposal Development Specialist (FIJ 41478)

Closing Date: 04 November 2020

Location: Fiji

Category: Renewable Energy, Science & Technology

The Organisation
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the pacific region. An international organisation owned and governed by its 26 member states and territories, SPC has been supporting development activities since 1947. The organisation envisions a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity,  where all Pacific people can lead free, healthy and productive lives.  Covering over 20 sectors, they are  renowned for knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health surveillance, geoscience and conservation of plant genetic resources for food security.

The Assignment
This assignment involves preparing, reviewing, and securing funding agreements for a number of SPC's key strategic projects. Funding security has been identified as a priority area for SPC's Geo-resources and Energy Programme (GEP) as this will enable the organisation to better assist their members achieve their respective energy and development goals. Identified projects include the Pacific Regional Energy Framework 2020-2030, the Pacific Energy Gender Network Strategic Plan 2020-2030, and other projects under the SPC energy mandate. 

Why You'll Love it
Based in Suva, the capital city of Fiji, the volunteer will enjoy the high quality of life this cosmopolitan city has to offer.  Suva hosts a number of international  intergovernmental organisations, good stores, markets with fresh seasonal produce and a variety of restaurants. The growing expatriate community and students from across the pacific contribute to a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. Additionally, this role will work closely with various departments within SPC  and build capacity across the whole organisation, making a tangible impact in SPC's efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change for its members.

The Volunteer
We're looking for a volunteer with 
  • tertiary qualifications in resource economics, international development or related field;
  • 3-5 years work experience in fundraising or investment attractions; and
  • experience in stakeholder management.
If you are an effective relationship manager with demonstrable experience in securing funding for international projects and an interest in the pacific, we'd love to hear from you. 



VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.