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Position at Pacific Islands Museums Association

From: Pierrick Lesines <info<-at->
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Pacific Islands Museums Association

The Pacific Heritage Network (PHN) is recruiting a Secretary-General
to manage and grow the Pacific Islands Museum Association (PIMA)
<URL:>. The PHN, a pan-Pacific regional and
international alliance promoting the role and profile of culture in
the Pacific across all sectors of society, was formed in 2007
through the joining up of PIMA and ICOMOS Pasifika Scientific
Committee for the preservation and promotion of world heritage sites
in Oceania. The appointee will manage and reinforce PIMA and work
closely with ICOMOS Pasifika and develop the PHN. Further
information on the history and mission of PIMA can be obtained from
Mr. Pierrick LESINES (address below).

Position location and duration: The PIMA Secretariat is based in
Port-Vila, Vanuatu where the position is located. The position will
be for one year from the date of recruitment and renewal will be
dependent on the appointee's raising of funds.

Key responsibilities:

    Consolidating the Secretariat for the present and the future,
    including securing funds for the continuation of the position of
    the Secretary-General and for the programs and projects of PIMA,
    ICOMOS Pasifika and the PHN

    Expanding the membership of the organization and working closely
    with regional museums and cultural centres,

    Raising the profile of PIMA and the PHN,

    Working closely with the Deputy Secretary-General.

Priority duties:

    Develop project proposals and source funding for the
    Secretary-General position and priority projects

    Ensure sufficient funding is available for ongoing core

    Implement PIMA's five year plan strategic plan and
    recommendations from the Inaugural Pacific Arts Symposium

    Liaise closely with PIMA members to serve their needs and

    Work closely with Deputy Secretary General on a regular basis on
    overall operational running and progress of the secretariat

    Advise the PIMA Board on the development of PIMA, ICOMOS
    Pasifika and PHN

    Report to and provide secretariat services to the Executive

Additional duties:

    Represent and promote the PHN at conferences, workshops and
    universities, here possible, at the national, regional and
    international levels

    Maintain the profile and networks of the Pacific Heritage
    Network at diplomatic and international levels with governments,
    heritage organizations, museums and donors

    Ensure regular communication with UNESCO Pacific Office culture
    advisor, Communications advisor and SPC Human Development
    Program Adviser Culture Working together, preserving,
    celebrating and nurturing the heritage of the peoples of the
    Pacific Islands

Qualifications, skills and experience:


    Degree in social sciences, humanities, with a preference for
    cultural heritage management field.

    Minimum 2 years experience in a cultural-heritage related field.

    Good knowledge of the Pacific region (Preference will be
    accorded to a Pacific Islander)

    Proven ability to work independently and as a team member

    Experience in raising funds and good financial management skills

    Excellent communication skills

    Experience in working at community and international levels


    Second degree in social sciences, humanities with a preference
    for cultural heritage management field.

    Knowledge of a Pacific language and/or bislama (pidgin)

    Computer skills

Salary terms and conditions: The salary will be US$24000 for 12
months. Funding for the relocation of the successful applicant from
another country in the Pacific to Vanuatu is also provided for.

The closing date for applications is December 1, 2009.

Applicants should send (1) a letter stating why they are interested
in this position, (2) a CV, and (3) contacts of three referees, to:

    Mr. Pierrick Lesines
    Pacific Islands Museums Association Headquarter
    PO Box 5043, Port Vila
    +678 25319
    Mobile: +678 5340447
    Fax: +678 26590
    info<-at->pima<.>museum or

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Received on Thursday, 15 October, 2009

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