Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Specialist, SPREP, Samoa

Application Deadline: 
12 Jan 2018

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Job Title: Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Specialist (EMRS)

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 (plus 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. The establishment of SPREP sends a clear signal to the global community of the deep commitment of Pacific island Governments and Administrations for better management of the environment within the context of sustainable development. 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 capacity building monitoring specialist with experience in visual communications and graphic design to work on 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 more information about SPREP and a detailed job description, please visit http://www.sprep.org/job-vacancy/environmental-monitoring-and-reporting-... or refer to the PDF document attached below.

If you would like to apply for this interesting and exciting position, please visit http://www.sprep.org/job-vacancy/environmental-monitoring-and-reporting-..., download an application form and submit it along with a CV to recruitment@sprep.org, clearly marked as “Application for Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Specialist (EMRS)”.

Hurry! Closing date for applications is Friday 12th January 2018. Late applications will not be considered.