The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) 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. PIF 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
The Director Policy is a member of the PIF Senior Management team. The position provides leadership, strategic direction and
management of staff assigned to related Key Result Areas (KRAs), particularly those relating to the security, social, gender,
labour mobility and 2050 Strategy policy areas. The position also provides high quality strategic advice and thinking to the
Executive and Senior Management Team.
Directors are responsible for the delivery of the strategy and outputs of the organisation. Directors also provide close support and
advice to the Executive (Secretary General and Deputy Secretary Generals) to enable them to focus more on their strategic and
outwardly focused roles. Directors will also deputise as required ensuring they can step in reasonably seamlessly. The key
responsibilities are summarised as:
• Team performance & leadership.
• Senior management coordination.
• Manage relations & partnerships.
• Continuous improvement.
Applicants should have an advanced University degree (Master’s degree or higher) in law, political science, international studies
or similar (with postgraduate qualifications in management preferred). Candidates will need to have had at least ten years practical
experience in a senior management position in a regional or international arena. Furthermore, they should have a demonstrated
ability to provide high quality advice at the highest levels and proven leadership and management skills.
The position carries a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance,
education, and housing allowance. The position is placed at Band 15 / Executive level of our salary scale, starting at
SDR 68,988 to 86,235 equivalent to FJD 206,861 to 258,577.
Note: Amounts are based on 1 August foreign exchange rate, but your final salary will be dependent on foreign exchange rates
at the time of payment.
How to apply
Interested applicants can find out more information on our website: www.forumsec.org where an information package containing
the full responsibilities, selection criteria and remuneration details is available. Candidates must include in either their application
or Curriculum Vitae the full contact details of three referees. For non-Fijian nationals, this salary may be tax-free. To be eligible
for this position, the applicant must be a national of a Forum member country*. Applicant must be willing to travel periodically
via economy class.
Deadline for applications is at 5pm (Fiji time), 27 October 2023.
*Member States of the Pacific Islands Forum: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru,
New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu,