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Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Data Quality Officer

Job No: 117634
Location: Honiara

  • Bring your data quality and SQL experience to an innovative, intergovernmental organisation!
  • Excellent remuneration package negotiable from US$67,195 to US$92,293 (tax-free, for citizens of most countries) PLUS a range of other benefits!
  • Make the ultimate sea change and help support Pacific Island Communities!

About the Organisation

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

FFA was established to help countries sustainably manage the fishery resources within their 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). FFA is an advisory body providing expertise, technical assistance and other support to its members who make sovereign decisions about their tuna resources and participate in regional decision making on tuna management through bodies such as the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

Since 1979, FFA has facilitated regional cooperation so that all Pacific countries benefit from the sustainable use of tuna – worth over USD $3 billion a year, and important for many people’s livelihoods in the Pacific. 

About the Opportunity

FFA is now looking for a full-time Data Quality Officer to join their team in Honiara, the Solomon Islands, on a 3 year fixed term contract, with possibility for renewal pending performance appraisals and availability of funding.

Reporting to the Information Technology Manager, you will be primarily responsible for ensuring and enhancing data quality across the FFA and its' member countries, supporting the development, maintenance and use of FFA's information products.

Your day-to-day duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Developing strategies and tools to assist in the effective implementation of data quality policies in the Secretariat and member countries;
  • Performing regular data analysis and assessment to gauge and improve data quality;
  • Assisting in the development, maintenance and training of FFA's internal and external information systems;
  • Identifying and providing usable data or information to FFA and member countries; and
  • Assisting with the training of users on a range of relevant information products.

To view the full position description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role, you must have at minimum a degree qualification in computer science, information technology, or a related discipline, with a post graduate degree highly regarded.

You will have significant experience working with database systems like PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL, and with web-based software applications developed in PHP, Perl, JSP, or a similar language. You will also have an understanding of SQL clients and reporting tools like Crystal Reports, OpenReports, or similar tools.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to use a range of word processing and presentation tools will be crucial. Previous experience with program or policy development would be ideal, but is not essential.

You will need to be able to work effectively as part of a small team, and have the stakeholder engagement skills to liaise with and support a range of FFA staff and relevant external stakeholders.

About the Benefits

If you are looking to make the ultimate sea change and experience life on the leading edge of Pacific development, this is the opportunity for you!

On offer is an attractive base salary commencing from US$67,195 and negotiable up to US$92,293, depending on proven experience and qualifications. This salary is tax free for citizens of most countries, and includes a COLDA (Cost of living differential) and location allowance, as well as 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 dependants. 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. 

Relocation expenses will be covered, with an establishment grant paid on arrival in Honiara, and accommodation assistance is also available. 

Annual airfares back to the country of repatriation will be provided, and a repatriation allowance of 2 weeks’ base salary on return to home-base at the end of the contract. There is also a retention incentive of 21% of your base salary, which will be paid on the completion of your 3 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!


For an opportunity to be directly engaged with an organisation building economic, social, and environmental capacity in Pacific countries - Apply Now!

Applications close 10pm (AEST), Monday 10th August, 2020


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