Deputy Director IAS

FJ $99, 311 to FJ $111, 726 per annum
08 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) – FIA079

The Section

The Institute of Applied Sciences is a self-funded consultancy, training and research arm of the University that is located within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment. Its main areas of activity are analytical services, quality management, biodiversity and natural resource management. It houses the Centre for Drug Discovery and Conservation and the South Pacific Regional Herbarium.

The Opportunity

The University is seeking a Deputy Director to join the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) to support the Director IAS in managing and strengthening the Institute to achieve its vision and mission. The Deputy Director will report to and work with the Director IAS to manage administrative matters, take the lead in project development and management and develop new research and funding streams.

The appointee will be expected to provide leadership in the promotion and implementation of the vision and mission and the strategic plan objectives of the Institute and the University. The incumbent will interact and work closely with other sections of the University and external stakeholders.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • An advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in the broad areas of Environmental Science/Management or in Marine Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation or a relevant field with a strong emphasis on Climate Change Adaptation.
  • Significant experience in Environmental/Natural Resource Management or Biodiversity Conservation;
  • Significant experience in administration and business management;
  • Extensive project management experience;
  • Demonstrated experience managing relatively big donor-funded and consultancy projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional relationships, and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, private sector, civil society, community based organisations and donors.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Work experience in the Pacific Region;
  • Extensive technical leadership skills in environment and/or marine science and management;
  • Excellent people skills and a sound ability to develop and lead teams;
  • A strong customer service orientation;
  • The ability to produce deliverables of exceptional quality;
  • A strong commitment to work;
  • Excellent organisational skills especially in task and time management;
  • Experience and competency in MS Word and MS Excel;
  • Very good oral and written English Language skills;
  • Very good inter-personal skills.


The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Band 5 FJ $99, 311 to FJ $111, 726 per annum (15% Gratuity Included)

An inducement allowance may be paid to an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries: Dr. Johann Poinapen; tel.: (679) 32 32965; email:        

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017

How to Apply

Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at   Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email:  or Manual applications are no longer accepted.

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.