March 18, 2017


The Pacific Islands of Non-Government Organization (PIANGO) is the regional network of national umbrella NGOs. It has national focal points and coordinating bodies known as National Liaison Units (NLUs) in 24 countries and territories throughout the Pacific. PIANGO has served the Pacific through strengthening and building the capacity of the civil society sector for over 25 years.

PIANGO was formally established in 1991 to assist Pacific NGOs to initiate collective action, give voice to their concerns and work collaboratively with other development actors for just and sustainable development. PIANGO gives voice to NLUs and Pacific CSOs through representation to regional and international fora, engage in policy advocacy and policy formulation, facilitate leadership development for the civil society sector and provide technical support on organisational development and institutional strengthening.

The key theme for PIANGO is Rethinking Development, Reshaping the Pacific we Want, in addressing our identity and solidarity as Pacific peoples, strengthening our collective resolve to challenge prevailing development paradigms that erode the basis of our existence and to reshape the Pacific we want.

The 2016 PIANGO Council elected a new Board of Directors and adopted new strategic directions for 2017-2020 with the following priority focus areas:

  1. Strengthening CSO Platform in the Pacific
  2. Development Effectiveness
  3. Action Research and Policy Advocacy
  4. Pacific Developmental Leadership
  5. CSO Capacity Strengthening

As part of its re-organisation, PIANGO is looking to hire suitably qualified and dynamic individuals to fill the following positions:


  1. Carry out research and policy advocacy activities related to PIANGO’s approved strategic plan priorities related to the 5 areas of focus;
  2. Under the guidance of the Programme Manager and work with the programme team to identify and develop key policy areas; assembling, interpreting and analysing information
  3. Lead the development and preparation of policy submissions, policy positions for approval of the Executive Director and PIANGO Board
  4. Conduct policy mapping and capacity building assessment of NLUs and implement capacity building training and support activities in policy influencing and advocacy;
  5. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with PIANGO key stakeholders, partners, and funders with a particular focus on the needs of the National Liaison Units;
  6. Providing briefing papers and regular updates of policy developments at the regional and international levels that impact on PIANGO’s work and NLUs;
  7. Organise meetings, events, conference calls, developing collective content positions and supporting collective advocacy work towards the relevant regional target;
  8. Monitor the discussion on Agenda 2030, Pacific 2030, Framework for Pacific regionalism, and provide information to NLUs and Partners on progress at the regional level;
  9. Contribute to the preparation and submission of funding proposals as required;
  10. Represent and advocate on behalf of PIANGO at relevant international forums and meetings as directed by the Programme Manager;
  11. Prepare monthly and periodic reports as required for the Management Team, the PIANGO Board and Funding Donors;

Qualification, experience and competencies

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences with over 3 successful years as an advocate at national, regional and preferably at international levels;
  2. Demonstrated success in policy formulation, policy analysis and policy advocacy;
  3. Understands and can promote the PIANGO values and approaches to development with a commitment to the people of the Pacific Islands;
  4. Demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills;
  5. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  6. Strong communication and presentation skills
  7. Excellent written and verbal skills
  8. Good research skills
  9. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint



Interested persons may seek job specifications from the Executive Director of PIANGO on email or visit our web site

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  1. A covering letter that addresses your knowledge, experience and ability to undertake the role
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. Name and contact of 3 Character References



Applications must be received no later than 4pm on Friday 31st March 2017 addressed to

The Executive Director

Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

P O Box 17780


Fiji Islands

Electronic applications are accepted and to be sent to