Prospective Staff

All applications must be emailed to
Communications and Media Officer
The Opportunity
The Micronesia Centre for Sustainable Sea Transport is looking for suitable candidates to deliver information critical for local and national stakeholders, and regional and international networks of the MCST to find solutions to the impending crisis looming ahead in the Marshall Islands and its neighbors brought on my rapid global warming and associated sea level rise. He/She will be supporting the strategic activities of MCST by ensuring that local and national stakeholders are aware of and recognize the importance of strengthening local and national priorities in the area of sustainable sea transportation and confront the challenges that RMI is a significant contributor to global greenhouse (GHG) emissions and climate change due to their shipping registry.
The appointee will provide general communications support to the MCST to deliver information and key messages to the people of the RMI, key partners and stakeholders; Develop or Manage Communication Products; facilitate monitoring and evaluating the visibility of the communication strategies and activities and Support Event Coordination as required.

The Person We Seek
To be considered for this position, applicants must have:
- Trade Certificate in Media Communications or Journalism or public relations;
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience;
- Excellent writing and communication skills (verbal and non-verbal);
- Good interpersonal skills;
- Displays initiative and good judgement including a proven ability to work effectively and autonomously with team members who are remotely located;
- High proficiency in the use of computers, especially with Microsoft Office package and editing software's such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro.,
- Demonstrated examples of writing, photography/video editing skills and using open-source software, and
- Must have established networks in the communications and media community of practice in the country.

Preference will be given to applicants with:
- Degree in Communications, Media or Journalism, or Public Relations
- Successful experience in climate change, and sustainable sea transport communications will be an added advantage
- Successful experiences working for various organizations (NGOs, government and private sector etcetera)
- Bilingual or multilingual, with proficiency in Marshallese or has a desire to learn Marshallese
- Personal motto of ethical standards
- Must be willing to be based in the Marshall Islands

The position is available for a term of 1 year.
Enquiries and further information: Ms Nirupa Ramtokuma, ph: ; fax: ; email:

How to Apply

Application to be sent to:

Application should be clearly marked as “Vacancy – Position Reference Number, Position Title”.

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.
Salary Range: Level 10 US $18,000 to US $20,000

Closing date for applications 08 November 2021


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