Deputy Director General


An exciting opportunity now exists for an experienced individual to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group as its Deputy Director General.

An exciting and challenging opportunity now exists for a well-qualified and experienced individual to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) as its Deputy Director General.

The Deputy Director General’s primary responsibility, under the overarching leadership and strategic guidance of the Director General, is to undertake operational and management, policy development, formulation and implementation of the Secretariat’s annual Work Programme and Budget, periodic M&E and reporting functions, to guide the effective functioning of all programmes and efficient services delivery of the Secretariat to MSG Members. The positon reports to the Director General. The successful applicant will be responsible for successfully driving the following critical outcomes for the MSG Secretariat.

Key responsibilities

  • Provision of qualitative policy development, formulation, and implementation
  • Relevant policy framework developed and implemented as approved by the Constituent and Governing Body Meetings and continuous strengthening in alignment with relevant laws & regulations
  • Efficient and effective preparation of the three- year MSG Secretariat Corporate Plan and the annual Work Program & Budget
  • Three-year corporate plan successfully implemented with rolling annual review and corrective measures implemented including recommendations where required Annual work program and budget prepared efficiently and effectively

Job requirements

  • Postgraduate qualification in Management/Planning/Policy, Economics, International Development, Strategic or similar
  • Display a sound knowledge and good understanding of policy and sustainable development issues and aspirations of MSG Members both at the regional and international level.
  • Demonstrated experience of success in dealing with regional organisation and donor partner agencies with very good understanding of donor policies and processes.

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