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7336 USP Vacancy 24-30 May 2023


School Of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education

Institute of Education

The Opportunity

The University of the South Pacific’s Institute of Education (USP-IoE) seeks to appoint a reliable Finance Assistant to join its diverse team, working in the Pacific region. The appointee will be assisting the Finance Coordinator in verifying, recording, processing and administrating the finances of the Institute. The Finance Assistant will provide efficient assistance to the Institute with effective delivery of financial and administrative support services.

The Finance Assistant will operate mainly within the IOE Corporate unit by reporting to the Director and working closely with the Finance Coordinator and Finance Officer (Finance Team) of the Institute.

The Finance Assistant is expected to carry out tasks such as, and not limited to the preparing source documentation, liaison with suppliers/vendors, collection of quotes, facilitating petty cash expenses, processing of payment requests and recording fixed assets and attractive items.

The Finance Assistant will also be expected to support the financial and administration requests from the Institute’s three programmes across its three offices in Tonga, Solomon Is and Fiji (Professional & Development Unit, Research & Development Unit and the Waka Unit).

The Person We Seek must have;

  • Completion of a diploma level qualification in Accounting/Finance with 1 year of relevant work related experience; or
  • Certificate level qualification in Accounting/Finance with 3 years post-certificate relevant work experience; or
  • Completion of a post-trades certificate or advanced certificate and five (5) years of relevant experience and where required be a licensed professional; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.


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

Salary Range: TOP $18,924 to TOP $24,615 per annum

Enquiries: Ms. Afuafu Kautoke, Monitoring & Evaluation Coord, Institute of Education, Tonga.

Email: afuafu [dot] kautoke [at] usp [dot] ac [dot] fj | Phone: +(676) 29055

Closing date for applications: 4 June 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.


Matangi Tonga Online ref. #7336 University of the South Pacific - Tonga Campus, 24-30 May 2023