Note: Applicants who lodged an application in response to the advertisement in June are requested not to re-apply.

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) invites applications for the position of Executive Adviser to join its Secretariat located in Suva, Fiji.  Representing 18 member countries, SPTO fosters synchronisation and collaboration amongst its members on Tourism matters.

The purpose of this role is to ensure sound advice and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer on all tourism-related matters and in particular with respect to such matters relating to the vision and missions of SPTO as well as its strategic planned objectives. The Executive Adviser also ensures that the CEO is well prepared from a briefing of tourism issues perspective for all meetings/engagements he attends and that all public releases from the CEO’s office have been appropriately reviewed and approved for dissemination. Furthermore, that the coordination of SPTO Board & Council of Tourism Minister’s meeting papers and meeting minutes are of high quality and internal management minutes are well recorded.

We are looking for someone who: has exceptional writing skills, a critical thinker, tourism experience, has a ‘can do’ attitude with strong eye for details, efficient, is very organised, proactive, excellent computer skills, emphatic to all levels and cultures present in the organisation and can empower and effectively engage staff, has the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural environment, is committed to excellent customer service and capacity development initiatives. SPTO has a gender equality policy thus encourages both female and male to apply.

To be considered for this position you must have: a tertiary qualification in tourism or development policy, administration or relevant area and a minimum of 5 years in an advisory role and proven experience in administration management. The successful applicant is also expected to have strong monitoring and evaluation skills, self-management skills, exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in English and ability to work well within a team.

Remuneration offered will be determined according to the successful candidate’s relevant experience and skills.

If you need the Job Description view this here.

Application Procedure

Please email your application by Friday 10th August 2018, 5pm Fiji time, to with subject “Vacancy 04/18 – Executive Adviser”

For your application to be considered, you are required to provide us with:

  • A cover letter summarising the key reasons why you should be considered for the role
  • A current resume/CV
  • A sample of previous work conducted- 1 written document of not more than 5 pages
  • At least three referees (include name, title, relationship and contact details)

Important note: Please ensure your documents are in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. 

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