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Job No: PIFS136
Location: Suva, Fiji

About the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (Forum Secretariat) is the region’s premier political and economic policy organisation, with a vision of helping to create a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy, and productive lives.

The international organisation works to achieve this vision by fostering cooperation between governments, collaboration with international agencies, and by representing the interests of its members - including directly engaging with community members in order to identify pressing needs of the region.

The Forum Secretariat has undergone an organisational restructure, with a view to achieving greater consistency across the organisation in the way workforce capability is developed, and capability gaps are identified and addressed. As such, the organisation continues to build a highly professional workforce that is capable of creating and delivering high quality outcomes for the people of its member countries.

About the opportunity

The Forum Secretariat is looking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced individual for the role of Receptionist, based in Suva, Fiji.  

This role is to provide an efficient service-oriented “one-stop shop” for all internal and external customers of the Secretariat and also provides ongoing administrative support to the Human Resources team. Some key areas of responsibility will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Front Office Management;
  • HR Functions and Duties; and
  • HR Help Desk. 

Applicants should have a Certificate in Secretarial or Business Studies with previous experience as receptionist and HR functions and duties. Applicants with demonstrated experience in word processing, spreadsheet applications and with the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing would be an advantage.


Applicants are also required to demonstrate their abilities in accordance with the Secretariat’s Core Capabilities of:  planning and prioritising, communicating with purpose and effect, leading and collaborating, applying critical thinking, developing & strengthening relationships and delivering value. To understand what these mean at the different levels of the organisation, applicants should view the Secretariat’s Capability Framework on our website.

Supplementary Capabilities required for these positions include: building for the future, promoting effective workplace practices, managing and coordinating projects as well as using systems, tools and technology.

About the benefits

The appointment carries a competitive remuneration and benefits package including medical and life insurance. The salary will be in the range of FJD18,202 to FJD20,478 per annum. Click here to apply or to view the information package containing the job description, qualification requirements and remuneration details. Candidates must include in either their application or Curriculum Vitae the full contact details of three referees. The duration of these positions are three years subject to performance and funding.

 To be eligible for this position, applicants must be Fiji nationals. Deadline for applications is 10 January, 2020 at 5 pm, Fiji time.

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