Deputy Director General (Technical Programmes)

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Apia, , WS

Background Information on SPREP

The Secretariat of the Pacific Region Environment Programme (SPREP) is the regional organisation established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific.  The head office is based in Apia, Samoa with over 100 staff.  There are SPREP offices in Fiji, Republic of the Marshalls Islands and Vanuatu as well as SPREP Officers stationed in Solomon Islands.   SPREP has an annual budget of approximately USD37 million in 2020. The establishment of SPREP in 1993 sends a clear signal to the global community of the deep commitment of Pacific island Governments and Administrations for better management of the environment within the context of sustainable development. The strategic direction for SPREP is clearly set out in the 2017-2026 SPREP Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines the mandate, vision and programmes for the organisation, and places strong emphasis on effective delivery of services to SPREP Member countries and territories.

SPREP’s mandate is to promote cooperation in the Pacific region and provide assistance to Pacific island countries and territories in order to protect and improve its environment and to ensure sustainable development for present and future generations.

Job Description Summary

Job Title: Deputy Director General, Technical Programmes (DDG,TP)
Programme: Executive 
Team: Executive
Responsible To:Director General
Responsible For: All Staff
Job Purpose:

  • Provide strategic policy leadership and management support to the Director General
  • Provide leadership and oversight of Technical Programmes