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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

Welcome to the first edition of Snapshots for 2013!

It's taken us a while but we've finally been able to get something together to give you some understanding of the work being undertaken by the SPC/SOPAC Disaster Reduction Programme. These are just tidbits of a wider range of initiatives, the developments of which, we hope to share with our readers over the course of 2013.

The year has gotten off to a bang but unfortunately not the kind that we would have wanted. The disasters that affected both Samoa and Fiji as a result of Tropical Cyclone Evan in December required some immediate attention early in January. Through a collaborative effort with the SPC/SOPAC Water and Sanitation Programme, we deployed two staff to assist Samoa's post disaster needs assessment . In February, we provided similar assistance to Fiji (just coming to completion as this goes to print so watch this space for news on the Fiji post disaster needs assessment). We also, per the tireless contribution of Litea Biukoto, were able to support post disaster assessment work in the Solomon Islands which was impacted by an earthquake and  tsunami in early February.

So, there's been no let up this - made even more interesting since other activities continue as scheduled. Alas, such is the life of those of us in this line of work. We have a number of interesting stories in this edition. The Pacific Disaster Net has reached a significant milestone; our work in French Polynesia is making significant progress; the B Envelope project continues to add another success to its portfolio of activities, and more.

I hope you enjoy reading our stories and please 'stay tuned' for more as we progress in the coming months.

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