Climate Change Fellowship Programme

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is pleased to announce the sixth year of the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme to bring young professionals from AOSIS countries to New York for a year of training on relevant issues of law, policy, and science to build the capacity to engage on climate change issues.

Please note that application deadline is 7 December 2018 and should be submitted to Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration for endorsement.

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Vacancy Advertisement (SIS Officer)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration invites applications for the Smaller Island States Officer Post (SIS Officer). The position is funded by the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and will be based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in Kiribati.

Position Qualification Requirement is:

  • Bachelor Degree in either International relations, Economics; Development or Public Administration and Management.
  • 5 or more years of professional experience in government or relevant organization.
  • An excellent understanding of Smaller Island States development priorities and issues.

Applications must be lodged at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration no later than Friday 16th November 2018. Details of the post can be obtained at our office in Bairiki.

SIS Officer Kiribati_Job Description

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Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Vacancy: Engagement Officer

The Forum Secretariat is now looking for an Engagement Officer to join the team in Suva, Fiji. The salary will be in the range of FJD69,155 to FJD103,732.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through the link below: https://forumsec.applynow.net.au/jobs/PIFS102-engagement-officer

The information package containing the job description and remuneration details is also available.

Deadline for applications is at 5pm (Fiji Time).

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Secretary-General launches innovation awards for sustainable development

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards were launched today to celebrate the most outstanding innovators and innovations from any of the 53 Commonwealth countries.
 
For more information about the Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards, or to enter the competition, please visit http://cominnowealth.org/the-commonwealth-innovation-awards/
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Scholarship at the East-West Center for the 2019 academic year

We are pleased to announce the following opportunities for study and scholarships at the East-West Center (EWC) for the 2019 academic year. For fifty-eight years, East-West Center student participants have developed lifelong relationships and a powerful sense of community with others who share an interest in and commitment to the Asia Pacific region. Graduate students from 40+ countries, Hawai‘i and across the United States live in residence at the East-West Center while studying at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Please see the link below for more information.

https://mailchi.mp/eastwestcenter/opportunities-for-study-and-scholarship?e=b398f5eca9EastWestCenter.org/USSP

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President Tsai Ing-wen met the new ambassador to Taiwan from Kiribati

President Tsai Ing-wen met the new ambassador to Taiwan from Kiribati, Tessie Lambourne, as she presented her credentials at the Presidential Office.

Taiwan and Kiribati have held diplomatic relations since 2003. President Tsai said there have been over 100 cooperation projects between the two sides in the past 15 years.

Tsai said Taiwan places great importance on its friendship with Kiribati. She congratulated Lambourne on her posting and said she hoped cooperation would grow even further with the new ambassador’s assistance.

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Kiribati Head of State President Taneti Maamau has appointed two new Heads of Missions for the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Fiji.

Presentation of Credence – High Commissioner of Kiribati to the Republic of Fiji

David Ateti Teaabo is the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Kiribati to the Republic of Fiji. Teaabo is the fourth High Commissioner to Fiji and he replaces Ambassador Reteta Nikuata Rimon.

Tessie Eria Lambourne, who most recently held the position of Secretary to Cabinet, has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kiribati to the Republic of China (Taiwan). Lambourne is the second Ambassador to Taiwan after her predecessor, Teekoa Iuta completed her term in May 2018.

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Japan MEXT Scholarhip

Japan MEXT Scholarship

See the following link for more information.
http://www.fj.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/00_000371.html

Scholarship Unit at the Ministry of Education coordinates this Scholarship, so please to contact them for assistance.

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Young Professionals Programme (YPP) – great opportunity for I-Kiribati aspiring for UN jobs

This is a great opportunity to those young professionals of Kiribati, 32 years or younger, who aspire to work in the UN.

Further details can be obtained on the YPP website: https://careers.un.org.

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ITEC training courses

Invitation to ITEC training courses under the ITEX Programme of Government of India from April 2018 to March 2019.

The brochure for the training courses is available online at: https://www.itecgoi.in/downloads/2018-2019.pdf

As stated on the note, applications will be made online by the applicants themselves at: https://www.itecgoi.in/index.php

Applications should be submitted one month before the start date of the selected course.

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