Territorial Coordinator for New Caledonia-PROTEGE

Pacific Community (SPC)
Noumea, New Caledonia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Languages Required: 
English and French


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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 26 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 surveillance, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme (CCES) was established to enable SPC to strengthen and streamline its actions on climate change by bringing together work already undertaken by the organisation under a coherent strategic and technical leadership. In addition, it leads the actions of SPC on climate change and environmental sustainability, works with the Organisation’s regional and international partners and promotes the integration of these issues into all development activities conducted by the Organisation’s divisions.

PROTEGE is an integrated project aimed at reducing the vulnerability of human and natural systems to the impacts of climate change by increasing adaptability and resilience. It also targets activities for the sustainable management, conservation and use of biological diversity and its components as well as water resources. It is financed by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for the benefit of the territories of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna and Pitcairn. The language of the project is French.

The role — The Territorial Coordinator coordinates all the activities of the PROTEGE project in New Caledonia.

Institutional anchoring and visibility of the project in New Caledonia:

  • Coordinates, supervises and ensures the involvement of all relevant stakeholders, partners and leaders in New Caledonia, in accordance with the requirements of SPC, SPREP, EU and the Territorial Authorising Officer.
  • Ensures the proper involvement and information of the Territorial Authorising Officer and New Caledonia officials, in close cooperation with the services concerned, in particular to prepare them for their participation in the project committees (steering committee, coordination committee, etc.).
  • Ensures full support of the New Caledonia stakeholders to the project
  • Ensures that the project’s activities are fully in line with New Caledonia’s public policies and its priorities by consolidating, supporting and/or contributing to their implementation.

Project development and management in New Caledonia:

  • Facilitates and participates, with the project team (project leader and thematic coordinators), the Territorial Authorising Officer and other relevant services, in the preparation of the action plans (annual and multi annual), logical frameworks, monitoring and evaluation tools and any other strategic plan for project implementation in New Caledonia, in line with the objectives of the project
  • Supports the thematic coordinators in the identification of activities in New Caledonia, implementing arrangements and partners, within the framework of the objectives and components of the project and in line with SPC procedures
  • Ensures the integration of the different components of the project in New Caledonia and reinforces the synergy between the components in order to maximise the impact of the project.

Communication, awareness raising, capitalisation in New Caledonia:

  • Monitors New Caledonia institutional context in relation to the project, through a close relationship with the services of the Territorial Authorising Officer.
  • Monitors the different projects and programmes developed in New Caledonia in the areas covered by the project to identify opportunities for partnership and synergies with PROTEGE, in particular looking for opportunities for additional financing of activities.
  • With the communication officer, contributes to implementation of the communication plan and to the project’s communication activities in New Caledonia, in particular through the media.