The position for the Chief Executive Officer of the 2019 Pacific Games Organizing Committee has been re-advertised.
One of the Panellists told the Sunday Samoan the recommended candidate was not accepted by Cabinet, hence the decision to re-advertise the position.
According to the advertisement, the C.E.O’s salary will be between $115,000 – $122,000 and the contract is for two years.
The closing date for application is 9 February 2018.
“The major function of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee (P.G.O.C.) is to undertake and facilitate the organisation, conduct, promote and financial management of the 2019 Pacific Games.”
The C.E.O. will be in charge and responsible for the efficient and effective administration and operation of the 2019 Pacific Games.
“To ensuring the delivery of the plans for the 2019 Pacific Games in accordance with the terms of the host country contract."
“To manage the financial performance of the 2019 Pacific Games, establish successful relationships with other organisations, and assisting Government in the delivery of timely competition venues."
“To work closely with Government Ministries and to successfully stage the Games.”
It also notes that previous applicants need not to re-apply.
In September 2017, the Executive Board of the Pacific Games Council (P.G.C.) unanimously approved the awarding of the hosting rights for the 2019 Pacific Games to the Pacific Games Association (P.G.A.) of Samoa.
Tonga was initially scheduled to host the Games; however in July they pulled out saying they could not afford the costs.
Samoa immediately put in a bid. It was up against Guam and Tahiti.