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Manager Public Relations & Communications

Laucala Campus

Position Number: LDM030

The Opportunity

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier tertiary institution in the Pacific region. Established in 1968, it is committed to international standards of research and teaching excellence, with an emphasis on key regional issues. USP is jointly owned by 12 member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Courses are offered face-to-face at our main campuses (predominantly at Laucala Campus where this position is based), as well as by online and blended modes, in order to cater for students spread across 33 million square kilometres of ocean, on both sides of the international dateline. This location at the heart of the world’s most linguistically diverse region makes USP a fascinating institution in which to work.

The Division of Marketing and Communications is looking for an Manager Public Relations & Communications. The Manager Public Relations and Communications (MPRC) will conceptualise, plan and implement the University’s internal and external communications. The MPRC will ensure consistent and clear communication in alignment with USP’s mission and values.

The Person we Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A degree and a postgraduate qualification in Journalism, Communication, Public Relations or related field; and 
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience and proven management expertise; 
  • Sound knowledge of Higher Education Industry;
  • Experience in developing and implementing media, advocacy or PR campaigns;
  • Experience in planning and implementing online PR campaigns;
  • Extensive experience implementing operational plans;
  • Proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at both a community and national level;
  • Strong relationships with regional media outlets;
  • Experience in acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews;
  • Experience in Budget management;
  • Experience in presenting to a wide range of audiences; and
  • Managing a team successfully and planning professional and skills development for a team.

Enquiries and further information: Miss. Jenies Mudiliar, Director, Marketing & Communication Email:

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

Salary Range

  • FJ $67,851 to FJ $83,120 per annum    

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is: 09 April 2023

How to Apply

Click the Apply button to apply for this position online.

The advertisement criteria is available on our University website ( under Employment Opportunities.

Please include the following documents in your application: Academic Credentials/Transcripts, Cover letter clearly addressing key Selection Criteria and Resume with names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor. Referees will only be contacted if you are selected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

USP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. USP encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.