4 Jobs: University of the South Pacific

8.21.17 –  University of the South Pacific
Suva and Vanuatu, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: This is definitely the most positions I have ever seen posted at one time for USP.  When I lived in the region (Marshall Islands), USP was touted as the best college to work for. That still may be the case, but be careful to read the reviews and think about whether living and working in this area is for you. That is not to say that the South Pacific is better or worse than any other region in the world, just that every place has its challenges.  I’m a sailor and ocean person, so I enjoyed my time but lack of AC can do a lot of people in…
Fiji Expat Forum Review
USP: About Suva
Daily Living in Suva, Fiji

 

Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) 
OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT (REGIONAL CAMPUSES & PROPERTIES & FACILITIES)
USP, Emalus Campus – VV4001

Librarian (3 Positions) 
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
USP Laucala Campus – LLB041

Deadline to apply for all positions:  9/03/17

Job: Library Systems Manager

7.22.17 –  Library Systems Manager
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments:  This job was last open in 2016 and 2015. When I lived in the region (Marshall Islands), USP was touted as the best college to work for. That still may be the case, but be careful to read the reviews and think about whether living and working in this area is for you. That is not to say that the South Pacific is better or worse than any other region in the world, just that every place has its challenges.  I’m a sailor and ocean person, so I enjoyed my time but lack of AC can do a lot of people in…

Fiji Expat Forum Review

USP: About Suva

Daily Living in Suva, Fiji

Closing Date: 5th August, 2017

Library Systems Manager

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is a regional university, supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries, and is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region and an international centre of excellence for teaching, research and training on all aspects of Pacific culture, environment and human resource development needs. USP is seeking to recruit a well-qualified, experienced, and dynamic individual to join their management team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with other library networks where s/he will constantly be challenged and developed in this critical role.

The Library Systems Manager will be based with the Main Library in Fiji and will be responsible for the Systems section of the network of libraries at USP. S/he will provide excellent leadership, support, and advice in all areas relating to the utilization and implementation of ICT in a regional and global context, in consultation with the USP Librarian and professional library staff. This is a unique opportunity to provide successful organisational results in line with the USP’s strategic goals. The Library Systems Manager will be responsible to:

  • Plan, implement and manage an Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and software programs associated with library functions
  • Manage wide area and local area networks
  • Manage electronic office and relational databases
  • Manage and provide oversight of digitized projects
  • Program, design, digitize and manage websites, software and specific projects
  • Develop and implement strategies and policies that are aligned to the Library and USP’s Strategic Plan. The person we seek will have a Master’s Degree or higher qualification in Library Information Science from a recognized accrediting body or a Master’s Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science with preferably 8 years’ experience in a Library, post-qualification

Preference will be given to applicants with a combination of the stated qualifications.  The successful applicant will also demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to analyse and resolve complex problems, set priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Spydus and other commercial and open-source integrated library systems and software
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital management systems e.g. Greenstone
  • Knowledge of LINUX, Javascript, Perl, HTML, XML, MS Office OS
  • Knowledge and experience with e-resource access and management services and Web Scale Discovery Service
  • Involvement with the local library associations and/or regional and international professional associations.

Salary Scale: FJ$81,145 to FJ$93,629 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity).

USP also contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, and provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate. The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

 

Further Details:

Role descriptions and further details are available on the Maxumise Facebook page or www.maxumise.com/jobs

Contact: Sharlyn Singh +679 330 3137; info@maxumisefiji.com

How to Apply: For online submission, click on, or paste into your browser, the following URL: http://app.hrmonise.com/job/usp/LSManager or, Email applications with the subject “Library Systems Manager” to uspjobs@maxumisefiji.com

 

Job: Librarian

4.4.17 –  Librarian
Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments:  When I lived in the region (Marshall Islands), USP was touted as the best college to work for. That still may be the case, but be careful to read the reviews and think about whether living and working in this area is for you. That is not to say that the South Pacific is better or worse than any other region in the world, just that every place has its challenges.  I’m a sailor and ocean person, so I enjoyed my time but lack of AC can do a lot of people in…

Fiji Expat Forum Review

USP: About Suva

Daily Living in Suva, Fiji

Application Due:
04/23/2017

The appointee will either be responsible for, or required to work as part of a team, in one or a combination of the following sections of the Library: the provision of library information services to meet the needs of students, faculty staff and general users in a flexible learning environment; acquisition of library materials; production of library publications and other products; training of staff; cataloguing and classification of library materials according to AACR2, the Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings, and MARC21 in an online environment.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A professional qualification/training recognised by an accrediting body such as the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA);
  • Relevant work experience in academic libraries;
  • Sound knowledge of current library technologies;
  • Working knowledge and experience in the use of AACR2 (and an understanding of RDA), LC Classification and Subject Headings, and MARC21;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Appointees must be able to work evenings and during weekends.
  • For Appointment at Band 3, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library Information Science and at least 6 years direct relevant post-qualification experience.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Information Literacy programmes; training library personnel at the paraprofessional level; dealing with library users in a multicultural environment; the provision of library services for flexible learning; and library management. Work experience and understanding of life in developing countries will be an added advantage.

Remuneration

The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Band 2 FJ $48, 388 to FJ $58, 066 per annum
Band 3 FJ $59, 813 to FJ $78, 700 per annum
(Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries: Elizabeth Fong; tel.: (679)32 32363; email: fong_e@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 23 April 2017

How to Apply

Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj Manual applications are no longer accepted.

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

Application Information

Contact:
Human Resources
The University of the South Pacific

Job: University Librarian

2.8.17 –  University Librarian
University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: Last year USP advertised (twice) for a Library Systems Manager for this campus. The general consensus is that if you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for. Typically USF has short deadlines so if you are interested and the skills required, I would still get right on it.

Application Due:  02/26/2017

 Salary: 115 248 to 124 592 FJD Per Year
The University of the South Pacific is one of only two regional universities in the world. We are the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. The USP is owned and supported by 12 Pacific Island countries. We are committed to leaving a lasting legacy for all of these countries by developing their leaders of tomorrow. With a five-year strategic plan we have significant ambitions for the future and we need great talents and personalities to achieve them.

The Opportunity

The appointee will lead the formulation and implementation of progressive library policies, practices, initiatives and processes to support the University’s mission and goals and to meet the University’s vision and objectives. The University Librarian leads and manages library/information services, operations and resources across the University using both traditional and innovative technological means for information sharing and transfer in accordance with effective policies and procedures; manages and deploys the Library’s budget effectively and efficiently; recruits, manages and supervises high quality professional and support staff; provides education and training opportunities in the field of library and information science; provides study facilities that respond to new educational pedagogies and those which are ergonomic and conducive to student success; engages effectively to develop and build meaningful partnerships and networks with the University community and key external stakeholders in order to promote the interests of the Library and its staff within USP and the wider community.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Master’s in Library/Information Science or equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • 5 – 7 years’ extension experience and proven track record in an academic library in the areas of management, planning, budgeting, personnel an IT management;
  • Extensive experience in planning and implementing strategic goals and initiatives;
  • The ability to lead professional and support staff, analyse problems, implement solutions, plan and work with key stakeholders, implement new technologies;
  • Effective organisation and customer driven decision-making skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, leadership, communication, consensus building, team building, time management and problem solving skills.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • A PhD in Library/Information Science from an accredited institution.

Remuneration

The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Band 6 FJ $115, 248 to FJ $124, 592 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

An inducement allowance may be paid to secure the services of an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries: Mr. Sairusi Ratulomai; tel.: (679) 32 32046; email: sairusi.ratulomai@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 24 February 2017

How to Apply

Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj Manual applications are no longer accepted.

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Human Resources
The University of the South Pacific

Job: Library Systems Manager

12.5.16 –  Library Systems Manager
University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: This position is a re-post from 6.30.16 and was also listed in 8.4 ND 10.3 in 2015 (not sure if ever filled). If you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for. Typically USF has short deadlines so if you are interested and the skills required, I would still get right on it.

Closing date for applications: 11 December 2016 

The appointee will be responsible for the Systems section of the network of libraries at The USP. She/he will provide excellent leadership, support, and advice in all areas relating to the utilisation and implementation of ICT in a regional and global context, in consultation with the University Librarian and professional library staff. Areas include Library Management Systems, Internet and online services (including web and mobile technologies), Database development, Word processing, Desktop publishing, and Digitisation

The Person We Seek
To be considered for the position, applicants must have: A Master’s degree or a higher qualification in Library Information Science recognised by an accrediting body such as the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), or a Masters degree in Information Technology/Computer Science. They must also have

  • Demonstrated knowledge and at least 8 years’ post-qualification direct relevant experience in
  • Planning, implementation and management of integrated Library Management Systems and software programs associated with library functions
  • Management of wide area and local area networks
  • Management of an electronic office (PCs, Windows, mobile devices, etc.) and relational databases
  • Programming
  • Design and management of web sites
  • Digitization of library materials
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies and policies; identify service developments; develop, implement and evaluate procedures, processes and systems; plan and manage projects, budgets and produce reports for the Library systems section aligned to the University Strategic Plan;
  • Self- motivated and well developed team leadership, consensus building, customer focus, training, supervisory and performance management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex problems with strong detail orientation, and apply quality assurance techniques
  • Ability to make sound decisions, set priorities, meet deadlines, delegate tasks and work under pressure
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills to work effectively with a diverse and multi-cultural university community in leveraging technology
  • Cross-service working experience and ability to participate in widely based multi-service initiatives
  • Demonstrated active involvement with local library associations and/or regional and international professional associations
  • Ability and willingness to work evening and weekend duties on a rostered basis

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the Spydus, and other commercial and open source library management systems
  • Knowledge of Ezproxy
  • Knowledge of and experience with Greenstone
  • Knowledge of LINUX, Javascript, Perl, HTML, XML, MS Office OS, SEQUEL
  • Knowledge and experience with ERAMS (E-resource Access and Management Services, e.g. Serials Solutions) and WSDs (Web Scale Discovery Service, e.g. Summon 2.0, Ebsco Discovery Service, Ex-Libris Primo)
  • Knowledge and experience of work in a developing country.

Remuneration
The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Band 4 FJ $81, 145 to FJ $93, 629 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

Enquiries: Yee, Sin Joan, tel.: +679 32 32282; email: sjoan.yee@usp.ac.fj

How to Apply
Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s on-line E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj Manual applications are no longer accepted.

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

Application Information

Contact:
Yee, Sin Joan, tel.: +679 32 32282; email: sjoan.yee@usp.ac.fj
Human Resources
The University of the South Pacific

 

Jobs: 3 Academic Librarians

6.30.16 – 3 Academic Librarians
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments:I was just at the ALA Library Conference speaking with Librarian Sam  Crawford (read his Spotlight) about the scarcity of positions in that region and then, when I returned home and checked the job lines, I found 3 positions listed in Fiji! If you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for. Typically USF has short deadlines however this time they you have a month to apply however if interested I would still get right on it.

 

Library Systems Manager – Laucala Campus: FLI179, deadline: July 8th, 2016. FYI: this position has been advertised several times in the past 1 1/2 years. Not sure if they are being picky or just not finding a qualified person.

Librarian – Emalus Campus – VAS006: deadline: July 22nd, 2016.

Senior Librarian – Emalus Campus – VAS005: deadline: July 22nd, 2016.

 

 

 

 

This position is a re-post (original was 8/4/15).

Job: Deputy/Principal Librarian

3.18.16 – Deputy University Librarian
Fiji National University, Nasinu, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: Re-advertised: note the new closing date of 4/29/16.  I suspect this is a new position as this university was only created in 2010.  On their website they list this position as ‘re-advertised’ so perhaps, as often happens, they were advertising locally first.  Given the high level of education and skills they are requiring I am not surprised they did not yet locate a viable candidate. FYI: The other contender in the region and the usual source for jobs is the well-established, British-based University of the South Pacific located in Suva, Fiji.

FNU Wikipedia article
FNU Library Page
Indeed Review of Working for FNU (includes a Library Assistant review)

 

The appointee will be responsible to assist the University Librarian in all academic, strategic and managerial affairs of the library and the total operations of library and information services. He / She will be required to assist the University Librarian in formulating planning goals and objectives, recruiting, supervising professional and paraprofessional staff, providing education, and training for its staff. The appointee will also be responsible for reviewing and/or developing Library policies, systems and procedures in accordance with the educational objective of the University, and provide technical advice to staff and students of FNU pertaining to library services. The Deputy University Librarian is also required to train and mentor junior staff and interns. In addition to these duties, the Deputy University Librarian is required to develop and/or teach courses at various levels as per the University Academic Policies.

MQR

A Doctoral degree  in Library Science/  Information Science/Information Management and 3 years of experience at a senior managerial position in a recognised university library OR a Master’s Degree in Library Science/  Information Science/Information Management and at least 7 years of experience at a senior managerial position in a recognised university library.

The appointee should have related teaching experience in higher education stream and a demonstrated ability to make a significant contribution to the discipline through research and scholarship.

(Senior managerial position means performing a managerial role e.g.  Section in-charge Librarian, Senior Librarian, Senior Assistant Librarian or a higher position in a university library after obtaining full professional qualification at masters level)

SALARY

An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and abilities would be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications must be submitted online using the University’s online job applications system which can be accessed at this address: http://waf.fnu.ac.fj/eoi/
Incomplete applications will not be considered, therefore your submission as a complete application must include:

  • Cover letter with Job Ref. No. and Position
  • Detailed CV with at least contacts of 3 referees
  • Certified academic credentials & transcripts

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by Fiji National University, then your application has not been successful.