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Corporate Services Support

Corporate Services was a strong part of SOPAC "The Commission" and provided the substantive administrative and financial services support demanded by the established regulatory framework of the Commission's Governing Council.

These functions will transfer and integrate, to a large extent, into the Corporate Services of the SPC. It is anticipated that this process will be progressive throughout 2011, and will enable a review of skills needs and capacity to be undertaken. Thus, for 2011, the Strategic Plan acknowledges that the SOPAC Division campus on Mead Road will continue to house and provide the current level of corporate service support.

Corporate Services, including through Programme Assistants, will support the three technical work programmes of the Division by ensuring effective policies and practices are in place for the orderly and efficient delivery of work. Corporate Services support to the Division will consist of the facilities below and will become progressively fully integrated within the SPC from 1 January 2011.

Finance
Finance manages all the financial transactions of the Division, including the preparation of the annual work plan and budget and the presentation of the annual Financial Statement of Accounts.
Administration
Administration manages the offices of the physical premises of the Division and its staffing, and maintains daily divisional office routines according to the rules and regulations.
IT Support
IT Support is responsible for the ongoing operation, maintenance and development of a networked information system that supports the delivery of the work programmes, and facilitates access to new and historical data.

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 21 January 2011 13:22  


Newsflash

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Applied Geoscience and Technology Division will hold its annual meeting from 6 to 9 November 2012 at SPC headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia. This annual meeting will allow geoscience officials from SPC member countries to meet and exchange ideas on issues of importance to the Pacific.

The goal of the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division is to apply geology, oceanography and other earth sciences, along with technology, to realise new opportunities for improving the livelihoods of Pacific communities. The division is structured in three technical programmes: Ocean and Islands, Water and Sanitation, and Disaster Reduction.

The conference will include discussions on important regional issues like mining of deep sea mineral deposits and management of the region’s fragile fresh water resources. But the division will also highlights emerging issues and opportunities with specific presentations on topics such as reducing the risk of storm waves and surges in the Tuamotu Archipelago, or the institutionalisation of disaster risk management training in Solomon Islands.

The media are invited to the opening ceremony on Tuesday 6 November at 8:30 a.m in the main conference room at SPC headquarters. The opening will be made by Mr Henry Puna, Cook Islands Prime Minister.