PACTAM2 recruits highly skilled technical advisers to assist in capacity building with Pacific island partner governments to address skills gaps. In 2016–17 Scope Global supported 62 advisers in placements across 9 countries.
PACTAM advisers work towards achieving strategic goals that have flow-on benefits for whole communities, such as supporting better access to education and health services. Adviser placements are aligned with Aid Investment Plans between the Australian Government and partner governments.
A key focus is contributing to sustainable outcomes through supporting partner governments to own adviser inputs. As a result, partner governments are involved in all aspects of adviser recruitment and performance management. In 2016–17 partner governments were engaged and present in all interviews for new advisers, with 100% participation and involvement in adviser performance assessment meetings.
Also this year, findings from a formative assessment on capacity building were integrated into the adviser framework and operating procedures to support sustainable partnerships between Pacific island governments and the Australian aid program.