Development Coordination Division

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Management through its Development Coordination Division are inviting applications from experienced and qualified individuals to support the implementation of a Green Climate Fund (GCF) "Cliamte Services and Knowledge Management Services for resilience in 5 island countries

following contracts are available 

National Implementation Programme Manager

National Climate Data Consultant

National Ocean Expert

National Climate Expert

Applications are to be sent to TessaVaetoru by email on 

by 11:59 Wednesday 29th Devember 


Major Projects and Procurement Support Division

  •  No Vacancies 

Economic Planning Division

The MFEM Economic Planning Division are looking for two experienced individuals to join the team as a Senior Policy Advisor & Economic Development Strategy Coordinator

•            Two vacancies

•            Play a central role in significant economic development

•            Three-year fixed term

The Cook Islands Government is offering a rare opportunity for two talented people to contribute to the economic development strategy through these exciting vacancies located in Avarua, Rarotonga.

The Senior Policy Advisor is a newly created policy role with a focus on a competitive market environment focused on reducing barriers to a market-led economy. The ideal candidate will have some understanding of economics and/or drafting legislation and policy for that market environment. Regulatory and project management experience in the public sector would also be an advantage.

Job description

The Programme Development Coordinator is a newly created role with a focus on coordinating the Economic Recovery Roadmap (ERR) and the associated projects within this.

This position will be required to work with the Director of the Economic Planning Division, across government agencies as well as the private sector and community groups.

This role reports to the Director of the Economic Planning Division.

Prospective tenderers should register their interest to participate in this RFT process by registering on the Cook Islands Government E-Government Procurement portal at:  

 ERR Programme Development Coordinator

The Senior Budget Analyst will be responsible for collating and managing budget data and information, analysing Government expenditure and looking for optimal cost effective solutions, reviewing strategic plans and capacity assessments and working with Government agnecies to develop the annual national budget.

This role reports to the Budget Manager.

Senior Budget Analyst

Cook Islands Statistics Office

  • No Vacancies

Revenue Management Division

The Cook Islands Customs Service are seeking suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following position:


Airport Customs Officer

This is a part-time role based at Rarotonga Airport.

Working as part of a team to protect the Cook Islands and its people can be interesting and highly rewarding. It can be a busy

and challenging environment and we need people who are dedicated, enjoy team work, and hold themselves to the highest

standards of integrity.

Our workforce is diverse and we welcome applicants with a variety of skills, experience, and backgrounds. If you have

excellent customer service skills, and enjoy working in an often fast paced environment where you welcome people and are

also interested in focusing on law enforcement and identifying risk, you may be interested in becoming an Airport Customs Officer.

This role requires people with a high level of judgement and the flexibility to work a variety of shifts including weekends,

nights and public holidays.


The ideal applicant will have the following attributes:

  • You are a Cook Islander, permanent resident or hold a permit to work in the Cook Islands.
  • You are confident that you would pass security and background checks as well as any medical requirements.
  • You have the highest levels of integrity, honesty, trust and discretion.
  • You have great communication skills and are comfortable talking with people from all nationalities and backgrounds.
  • You are comfortable working shift work. Customs operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day and 365 days in a year - this means working shifts that include public holidays, nights and weekends.
  • You are able to work in an environment where you will be standing for periods of time and have a level of fitness that allows you to lift heavy and possibly awkward baggage.

Expressions of interest, together with a full CV, are to be sent by 4pm, Tuesday 1 February 2022 to Haylie Browne at

Note that you will have to complete 2 weeks of training prior to commencing work, and the successful

applicant will also be required to pass a current Police check.

Job Description: Airport Customs Officer


Treasury Operations Division