PIC Japan seeks new Director


The Governing Board of the Tokyo, Japan based South Pacific Economic Exchange Support Centre, operating as the Pacific Islands Centre (PIC), is seeking an experienced, suitably qualified person to head the PIC as Director. <!--more-->The position is vacant following the conclusion of the three year contract of the incumbent Director.

<a href="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/PTI/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/rsz_japan_flag.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-7613" src="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/PTI/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/rsz_japan_flag.jpg" alt="rsz_japan_flag" width="138" height="104" /></a>PIC is an organisation of the Pacific Islands Trade &amp; Invest (PT&amp;I) Network. Established in 1996 to promote trade, investment and tourism between Japan and the Forum Island Countries (FICs) of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) through mutual agreement by the Government of Japan and PIF Secretariat, the PIC is responsible for the development and enhancement of cooperation between Japan and the FICs through a range of trade-related initiatives including export promotion, market intelligence, trade development, tourism and investment promotion.

The PIC, managed by a Governing Board which consists of representatives of the Government of Japan and the PIF Secretariat, works in cooperation with other PT&amp;I Network offices in Auckland, Beijing, Geneva and Sydney.

The Director will exchange information and closely cooperate with the Oceania Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Director, Economic Governance, at the PIF Secretariat. The Director will be accountable to the Governing Board and be the point of contact to the public in providing cost efficient, client driven services and market support in Japan and for the 14 FICs.

The position is open to both FIC and Japanese nationals. The successful applicant will be appointed as the Director of the PIC for a three-year term. The successful applicant will need to possess an appropriate qualification or experience with extensive knowledge of the broader Japanese market for the FICs products, possible Japanese sources of investment into the FICs, and tourism.

A degree in business studies, business administration or international marketing and the knowledge or experience in business practices of both Japan and the FICs would be ideal. The knowledge of opportunities for new or emerging trends in trade, tourism and investment as well as the government system of Japan would be an advantage.  The applicant should have demonstrated experience and knowledge of the pacific region’s economies. Proficiency in Japanese and English is also a requirement.

Applications must be sent before the last date, January 15, 2016, to Oceania Division Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2-2-1, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919, Japan; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">and</span> Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Ratu Sukuna Road, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji

For inquiries contact the PIC Desk, Oceania Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2-2-1, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919, Japan. Phone 03-5501-8269; Fax 03-5501-8268 E-mail: pic.desk@mofa.go.jp or: Ms Glynis Miller, Trade Development Officer, PIFS (phone) +679 3312600  E-mail: glynism@forumsec.org.fj

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