Environmental Monitoring and Reporting - GIS Specialist

Application Deadline: 
12 Jan 2018

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Job Title: Environmental Monitoring and Reporting - GIS Specialist (EMR-GISS)

Programme: Strategic Policy and Technical

Department: Environmental Monitoring and Governance

Location: Apia, Samoa

Duration: 3 years (with possible renewal)

Salary: approximately £32,000 to £36,000 (plust Cost of Living Differential Allowance


SPREP is the regional organisation established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific. SPREP has 21 Pacific island member countries and territories (American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis & Futuna) and 5 developed countries (Australia, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States of America) with direct interests in the region. SPREP’s mandate is to promote cooperation in the Pacific region and provide assistance in order to protect and improve its environment and to ensure sustainable development for present and future generations. SPREP is guided by its vision for the future: “A resilient Pacific environment, sustaining our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures”.

The overall aim for the Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG) Department is to ensure that country members "will have the capacity to develop and implement transparent and robust frameworks and processes for improved environmental governance, planning, monitoring and reporting". This means giving due attention to the need to systematise capacity development for planning and implementing environmental policies and legislation in a more integrated, inclusive and coherent way. It emphasises effective strategies for mainstreaming environmental considerations into local, national and regional development planning processes, such as regular environmental monitoring, data collection and analysis and periodic integrated state of the environment reporting at the national and regional levels. It also requires appreciation and support for involvement of all stakeholders of environmental governance, from individual initiatives, to the roles of government institutions, civil society organisations and the wider community. The EMG Department provides the glue to ensure integrated and balanced delivery of SPREP services for individual Members in the strategic priorities of climate change resilience, ecosystem and biodiversity protection, and waste management and pollution control.

Within the EMG Department, the Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Team is looking for a GIS Specialist to support them in building capacity in Pacific Island Countries to assess and analyse environmental data for national reporting which includes State of Environment Report (SoE) needs as well as fulfilling Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) requirements.

For a more detailed job description and information about the job requirements, please refer to the PDF document attached below or visit http://www.sprep.org/job-vacancy/environmental-monitoring-and-reporting-....

If you would like to apply for this interesting and exciting position, please complete an application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.sprep.org/job-vacancy/environmental-monitoring-and-reporting-... and submit this along with your CV by email to recruitment@sprep.org, clearly marked as "Application for Environmental Monitoring and Reporting GIS Specialist (EMR-GISS).

Hurry! The closing date for applications is Friday 12th January 2018, late applications will not be considered.