SPC is the Pacific Island region’s principal technical and scientific organisation. It delivers technical, scientific, research, policy and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories in fisheries, agriculture, forestry, water resources, geoscience, transport, energy, disaster risk management, public health, statistics, education, human rights, gender, youth and culture.

Background – SPC was established in 1947 and employs over 700 staff. Its headquarters are in Noumea, New Caledonia, with other offices in Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia and Solomon Islands. SPC has 26 member countries and territories including its founding members, Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States of America, which contribute a large proportion of its funding. Other major development partners are the European Union; Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; United Nations agencies; Asian Development Bank; World Bank and Global Environment Facility, to name a few.

SPC’s vision for the region is a secure and prosperous Pacific Community, whose people are educated and healthy and manage their resources in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way.

Our mission is to help Pacific Island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they will leave for the generations that follow.

Our corporate values are underpinned by the principle of ‘making a positive difference in the lives of Pacific Island people – putting people first’. They include accountability, integrity, respect, transparency, sustainability, people-centredness, gender equality and cultural sensitivity.


Work environment – SPC has a standardised computing environment based on Microsoft Office. Smoking is not permitted in the work place.

SPC is an equal opportunity employer – As such, men and women are equally eligible for all positions at SPC. SPC recruits on merit but if two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection committee, preference will be given to Pacific Islanders. SPC is committed to accessibility and social justice, and accordingly we aim to provide an environment which respects the dignity and worth of all people.


In applying, candidates should be guided by SPC’s vision, mission and corporate values, the role and profile of the position and the key result areas and selection criteria.

Applying online – Please use SPC’s online recruitment system to lodge your application, using the links below - Note it is not possible to complete your application via the online system, save it and return to complete it later; it is therefore strongly recommended that you prepare all the required documents and information prior to start lodging your application. Prepare and save your curriculum vitae and referee information as Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF documents BEFORE attempting to submit your application online.


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Local positions - NEW CALEDONIA ONLY

Applicants must currently reside in New Caledonia and be nationals of that country or hold the proper work permit for salaried employment there.


Local positions - FIJI ONLY

Applicants must currently reside in Fiji and be nationals of that country or hold the proper work permit for salaried employment there.


Local positions - OTHER LOCATIONS

Applicants must currently reside in the duty station involved and be nationals of that country or hold the proper work permit for salaried employment there.


Please note for vacancies currently published in English only that the French version should be available shortly.



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