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Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO)

The SPSO serves as the focal point of ADB for programming, processing, and administering assistance in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.

South Pacific: Opportunities

Procurement Plans

For ADB-financed projects, ADB's Procurement Guidelines and Guidelines for the Use of Consultants require borrowers to prepare and publish Procurement Plans once the financing of a project has been approved. The Procurement Plan captures all major goods, works and consulting services procurement that is either ongoing or expected to take place in the following 18 months.

Tenders

The latest procurement and consulting notices, as well as contracts awarded, can be found in the Projects & Tenders section.

International Staff Vacancies (Headquarters and Country Offices)

ADB recruits its International Staff from its member countries. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits applicable to internationally recruited staff. Women are encouraged to apply.

National and Administrative Staff Vacancies

ADB recruits its National and Administrative Staff from interested applicants residing in the duty station country. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits applicable to locally recruited staff.

Scholarship Program

The Asian Development Bank/Japan Scholarship Program offers about 150 postgraduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions.

The general public is advised to be aware of recruitment scams using the name of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read more.

Spotlight on the South Pacific

Article

How Flexible and Fast PSDI is Developing the Pacific’s Private Sector

Doing business in the Pacific is hard, but sweeping reforms carried out by the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) are breaking down the barriers to business in the region. PSDI is holistic, demand-driven, and 14 years on its approach is still working and very much wanted

News Release

Tourism-Driven Economies in the Pacific to Feel Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic — ADB

The economies of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Vanuatu are the Pacific countries likely to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by ADB released today.

News Release

Kacific1 Satellite Launch to Bring Affordable Internet to Remote Parts of Asia and Pacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) has launched the Kacific1 satellite to expand high-speed broadband internet access across Asia and the Pacific. 

Publication

Effectiveness of Foreign Development Assistance in Mitigating Natural Disasters’ Impact: Case Study of Pacific Island Countries

While natural disasters greatly hinder economic growth in the South Pacific region, official development assistance significantly mitigates such adverse effects.