May 10, 2022

Human Rights and Social Inclusion Adviser

  • Deadline: 19/05/2022
  • Location: Suva, Fiji
  • Organization: Pacific Community-SPC
  • Salary: 64680
Full Time
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
The Human Rights and Social Development Division has a vision for just, equitable and resilient Pacific societies and it aims to achieve this by advancing human rights, equality and social inclusion for all Pacific people, grounded in cultural values and principles. The work of this Division includes work previously undertaken by the Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) in the area of human rights and the Social Development Programme (SDP) in the areas of gender equality and social inclusion, culture and youth development.
In line with its vision, the work of the Division will encompass the following focal areas:
• Objective 1: Governance for human rights and social development: strengthen inclusive, transparent and active governance for human rights and social development.
• Objective 2: Gender equality and social inclusion: mobilise, empower and build conditions for gender equality, equity and social inclusion in society and development.
• Objective 3: Culture: promote, preserve and protect positive expressions of culture.
Objective 4: Social innovation and learning: enhance knowledge, learning and innovative solutions to accelerate impact on human development priorities.
The role – Human Rights and Social Inclusion Adviser will provide technical advice, assistance and capacity building under the HRSD work programme with a focus on developing and mainstreaming a People-centered Approach to development and assist in facilitating capacity building for staff of HRSD. As the role requires working across the objectives of the HRSD work programme, the Adviser will have a matrix reporting relationship with other Team Leaders in this regard.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
• Provide technical assistance and support to mainstream a People-centered Approach to development
• Capacity development for programme delivery
• Support stakeholder engagement, networking and coordination
• Project management and people management
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

How to apply:

Closing Date – 19 May 2022 at 11:59pm (Fiji time)
Job Reference: CB000303

Applicants must apply online at
Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:
• an updated resume with contact details for three professional referees
• a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
• responses to all screening questions
Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage if all the above documents are not provided. Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
For international staff in Fiji, only one foreign national per family can be employed with an entity operating in Fiji at any one given time. SPC may assist on a case-by-case basis with submissions to Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their consideration and final approval. SPC cannot and does not make any guarantee whatsoever of approval for such applications to Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs and where an application is approved, the spouse or partner will subject to such terms and conditions as may be set from time to time by the Ministry.