Tourism Sector Analyst

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Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
  • Post Date: August 25, 2021
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Job Overview

Expertise                              Tourism Sector Analyst

Expertise Group               Organization Management & Strategy Development

Consultant Source           International


Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

  1. The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) is a regional technical assistance (TA) facility co-financed by the Government of Australia, the Government of New Zealand, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Since 2006, PSDI has been working with ADB’s 14 Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) to improve the enabling environment for business and support inclusive, private sector-led economic growth.
  2. The purpose of this assignment is to support the Tourism Specialist (Team Leader) implement the Tourism Workplan under PSDI Phase IV. The tourism program is consistent with the wider PSDI objective of supporting more effective private sector development policies and practices in Pacific DMCs.
  3. The objective of PSDI’s Tourism work is to support the development of sustainable, private sector-led, and inclusive tourism growth in the Pacific. Under PSDI Phase IV, the Tourism Workplan will focus on four key areas: evidence-based tourism planning, enabling private sector-led tourism, financing sustainable tourism, and crisis management. Additionally, four cross-cutting areas – sustainability, a regional approach, partnerships, and the economic empowerment of women – will be mainstreamed across the four work areas.


Scope of Work 

The Analyst will work closely with the PSDI Tourism Specialist (Team Leader) on all aspects of the tourism work program, both technical and administrative. The analyst will act as an alternate for the Tourism Team Leader within PSDI, with funding partners, and with counterpart institutions in the Pacific.

Technical work will require substantive research, report writing, and ongoing engagement with Pacific counterparts. The Analyst will also be involved with tourism-related components of PSDI’s other focus areas: Financing Growth, Business Law Reform, Competition and Consumer Protection, Economic Empowerment of Women (EEOW), and SOE Reform.


Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The Analyst will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Prepare and update the tourism work plan;
  2. Provide administrative support for this workplan, including terms of reference, consultant contracts, financial reporting, and general administration;
  3. Assist PSDI M&E Expert with monitoring and evaluation of the tourism workplan;
  4. Liaise with counterparts on requests for, and implementation of, PSDI tourism technical assistance;
  5. Ongoing liaison with SPTO on regional tourism initiatives;
  6. Support the PSDI Tourism Specialist (Team Leader) as required in managing tourism consultants and reviewing draft consultant reports and policy inputs
  7. Represent PSDI at tourism forums, webinars and seminars, as agreed with PSDI Tourism Specialist (Team Leader)
  8. Raise awareness of PSDIs tourism work through workshops and consultations with NTOs, CROP agencies, private sector stakeholders, donor partners and others.
  9. Contribute to in-country research and stakeholder engagement on select PSDI Tourism workplan initiatives, including:
  10. crisis management and building resilience
  11. improvements in the regulatory environment for the tourism sector
  12. evidence-based planning
  13. Draft tourism components of PSDI publications, including the Annual Report
  14. Provide inputs to seminars, presentations, and PSDI issue papers on tourism as required.
  15. Research on Pacific tourism trends and current issues, including monitoring of relevant tourism media.
  16. Contribute to tourism-related activities within PSDI’s other focus areas (Business Law Reform, Competition and Consumer Protection, EEOW, and SOE Reform)
  17. Other tasks related to the tourism workplan, as agreed with the Tourism Specialist.


The Analyst will report to the Tourism Specialist (Tourism Program Team Leader), who reports to the PSDI Senior Programs Officer within ADB’s Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO), who has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of PSDI. The Regional Director of PLCO has overall oversight of PSDI. The Analyst will submit monthly timesheets, as required under the terms of the consulting contract and – where appropriate – mission reports.


“With particular reference to Covid-19, any need for international travel shall be assessed by ADB and the Consultant using ADB’s advice at the time of travel. Subject to ADB’s approval, the Consultant may use remote video technology meetings to replace face to face meetings as considered necessary.”


Minimum Qualification Requirements


  1. University degree in tourism, marketing, communications, advocacy or public affairs;
  2. Experience in tourism and private sector development in the Pacific;
  3. Work experience in at least two countries, and minimum one ADB Pacific DMC;
  4. Strong analytical skills with demonstrated research experience on tourism sector topics;
  5. Strong project management skills, including administration, stakeholder engagement, and consultant management experience; and
  6. Strong oral and written communication skills.



  1. Established relationships in the Pacific tourism industry.


Preference will be given to candidates to nationals or current residents of an ADB Pacific DMC. The contract is subject to performance evaluation review, conducted at midpoint or annually, whichever comes first. The review shall be based on achievement of assignment-specific outputs on time and on budget. Any changes in stated outputs need to be approved by ADB. ADB reserves the right to terminate the contract (i) if outputs are not achieved on time and at a quality level acceptable to ADB; (ii) if services are no longer required; or (iii) for any other reasons in the interest of the project. Pre termination of the contract is subject to two weeks’ notice.

Minimum General Experience                                             10 Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 5 Years

Estimated Short-listing Date                                                 9th September -2021



All applicants must apply through the ADB Consultant Management system which can be accessed by clicking on this link. All potential applicants will need to apply via this link in order to be assessed.


Contact Information

Project Officer                  Mary Kim

Designation                       Senior Programs Officer, Asian Development Bank.


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