Position Description


Position Title Senior Economist
Position Number KIKIS.005
Division Industry Services Division (IS)
Reports To Manager AgriBusiness & Marketing
Status Permanent
Location Head Office, Port Moresby
Approved By KIK Board


1. Purpose


Senior Economist reports to the Manager – Agribusiness Marketing and this position is based in Port Moresby. The incumbent will compile, analyze and manage data and information related to coconut development issues in PNG.


2. Essential Duties


  • Develops and monitors a relevant database on coconut development projects in PNG.
  • Liaises with stakeholders to prepare reports on coconut research, development, extension, marketing and quality issues for the industry stakeholders.
  • Analyses copra buying, processing and exporting data for preparing quarterly coconut market reports for the coconut industry stakeholders.
  • Participates in agriculture surveys, rapid rural appraisals and other socio-economic surveys for the coconut sector.
  • Monitors donor funding information and tracking systems.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Industry Affairs Manager from time to time


3. Supervisory Responsibilities


This job has no supervisory responsibilities


4. Knowledge, Skills and Experience


Normally a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or an equivalent qualification from a recognized college or university with at least five years of related work experience. 

In addition, the following are also essential for the position:

  • Must possess skills in Microsoft excel and access programs for processing and analyzing data.
  • Good writing and communication skills needed for preparation of reports and project proposals.



Note: Short listed applicants will ONLY be contacted

All applications should be lodged no later than 4:06pm Friday 19th pf February 2021 and address 



[Position & Designation]

Kokonas Indastri Koporesen

PO Box 81

Port Moresby

National Capital District

Attention: Manager Human Resource & Administration

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