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Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Fisheries Development Division Coordinator

Job No: 115160
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

  • Exciting opportunity managing economic indicators data and providing financial and administrative support
  • Pacific regional organisation based in Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Competitive salary of USD$62,584 including location and COLDA allowances, TAX-FREE for citizens of most countries
  • A host of additional benefits such as insurance, medical, education and rental allowances

About the Organisation

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is an intergovernmental organisation working to strengthen national capacity and regional solidarity so Pacific island countries can manage, control, and develop their valuable tuna fisheries now and into the future.

Based in Honiara, Solomon Islands, FFA's 17 member nations are Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Since 1979, FFA has facilitated regional cooperation so that all Pacific countries benefit from the sustainable use of tuna – which currently contributes around USD $1 billion per annum to Pacific
economies through access revenue and contribution to GDP, and is important for many people’s livelihoods in the Pacific.

For more information about The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency please visit their website here.

About the Opportunity

FFA now has a fantastic opportunity for a Fisheries Development Coordinator to join our Fisheries Development Division. This is a full-time role based in Honiara, in the Solomon Islands. This appointment is made on a three-year term and may be renewable for a further three years subject to performance.

Reporting to the Director, Fisheries Development, this job has two major purposes:

  1. To provide financial and administrative support to the Division, including contract management and reporting; and
  2. To manage the economic indicators data collection programme.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Manage Economic indicators programme data collection including verification visits to member countries;
  • Maintain up-to date register of all data collected;
  • Assist in preparing contracts and related documentation, particularly for data collectors, but for other consultants as required; 
  • Managing contract payments for data collectors and all other FDD consultancies, ensuring that these are compliant with contract terms and conditions and FFA policies; and
  • Review monthly expenditure reports and liaise with Finance to correct mis-postings and other errors.

This position does not have direct financial responsibilities or staff to supervise, however you will be required to manage consultancies and other activities under the work programme.

The full position description can be downloaded here.

About You

To be considered for this position you will have tertiary qualifications in Economics, Commerce, Accounting or similar with previous experience in data collection and measurement as it applies to economic indicators.

You will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with relevant member country stakeholders, ensuring that data received is accurate and as complete as possible within the given timeframes.

You will also need to have at least some knowledge of financial reporting and budgets in order to support the Director and offer insights and recommendations in this area if/when required. 

Please Note: Previous experience living and/or working within a remote or international location will be highly regarded. 

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a rewarding new career challenge, working with developing countries. There is no better opportunity than this exciting and varied role with a world leading organisation at the forefront of international fisheries management.

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is offering the successful candidate a competitive salary of USD$62,584 including location and COLDA allowances, TAX-FREE for citizens of most countries.

You will also have superannuation paid at 7.5% into either a nominated fund or as an additional cash supplement. FFA reimburses all reasonable medical, dental, and optical expenses for yourself and dependents. Insurance coverage is also provided for personal accident, life, medical & repatriation.

Education for dependent children will be reimbursed at 75% of tuition fees (Conditions apply). If your dependent child is educated overseas, paid school travel may be available for you or your child to visit each other once a year. 

Accommodation assistance is also available.

Additionally, relocation expenses will be paid, with an establishment grant paid on arrival in Honiara.  Annual airfares back to your country of repatriation will be provided, and a repatriation allowance of 2 weeks’ base salary on return to home-base at the end of your contract. There is also a retention incentive of 21% of your base salary which will be paid on the completion of your three-year contract.

On top of all this, you will have access to 6 weeks of annual leave each year, giving you plenty of time to explore this stunning part of the world!

Applications close Friday 27 September 2019 

To apply for this role, please complete the questions below and attach your resume.

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