EOI: Consultancy – Pacific Storytelling Specialist Programme

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Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
  • Post Date: March 9, 2022
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Job Overview

Overview and Background

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Contracting Authority

Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)

Our Organisation/Who We are

Established in 1983 as the Tourism Council of the South Pacific, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated regional agency for the sustainable development and marketing of Pacific tourism.

With 21 government members and over 100 private members, SPTO works to market the Pacific, collect data for informed decision-making, enhance the ‘Pacific’ brand and support the capacity of government and the private sector for sustainable tourism.

Our government members are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Rapa Nui and the People’s Republic of China.

The structure of the SPTO consists of the Council of Ministers of Tourism, Board of Directors and Management.

Our Head Office is located in Suva, Fiji.

The Consultancy

The Pacific Storytelling Specialist Programme

 An important requirement for Phase 2 is the implementation of the Pacific Storytelling Specialist programme (PSSP), which was known as the South Pacific Specialist Programme (SPSP). The South Pacific Specialist Programme, funded under EDF 10 (2012-2015), is an accreditation programme that provides travel agents with an opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge on the various tourism products and services that are available throughout the Pacific.

Scope of Work

In close consultation with the SPTO Marketing Manager, the Consultant/Agency will be required to undertake the following:

  • Conduct an extensive Desktop Research
  • Review and build on the existing Pacific Storytelling Specialist Programme review report
  • Develop a strategy for the implementation of the programme.
  • Develop an Action Plan with timelines
  • Consultant will be responsible for outlining what performance metrics they will use and how those will be reported, which will need to be in line with SPTO’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) policy and framework.


 The entire assignment has to be accomplished by 30th September 2022.

Timeline of the Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest (EOI) released  9th March
Last day to submit questions related to the EOI 16th March
Application deadline 23rd March
Contract expected to commence 12th April

SPTO reserves the right to change any dates in the EOI timeline.

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Consultant Contact Point

 For further information on the proposed engagement, queries are to be forwarded to:

Zaheer M Hassan

Marketing Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (679) 330 4177

Closing date

 Application should be titled ‘Consultancy – Pacific Storytelling Specialist Programme’ and emailed to proc[email protected] by Wednesday 23rd March, 2022.

Important Note: To be considered for this consultancy, applicants are required to register as a Consultant on the SPTO JobsLink website (www.sptojobslink.com)

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