17th Jun 2018
XPF 887,422–1,095,075 (USD 8,299–10,241; EUR 7,437–9,177) + Benefits
The Pacific Community is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our unique organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are renowned for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health surveillance, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
The Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division includes the Oceanic Fisheries Programme (OFP) and Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP). CFP’s goal is to ensure that inshore fisheries, nearshore fisheries and aquaculture in Pacific Island countries and territories are managed and developed sustainably. The programme assists governments and administrations to develop scientifically informed and socially achievable coastal fisheries management policies and systems (national and community-based). It provides a regional framework for sustainable aquaculture, including planning, research and development, and trade, for Pacific Island governments, the private sector and other stakeholders. It assists in developing sustainable nearshore fisheries in Pacific Island countries and territories to provide food security, sustain livelihoods, promote economic growth and assist climate change adaptation.
The role –The Deputy Director – Coastal Fisheries will provide leadership, management and technical oversight of the Coastal Fisheries Programme through the two Section Heads, the Coastal Fisheries Economist and Coastal Fisheries Information and Database Manager. The role will ensure that the annual work plans for the programme are in line with the FAME Business and SPC Strategic Plan, are fully implemented within budget, adhere to all SPC policies and procedures, and address the needs and priorities of the members.
The position is also responsible for resource mobilisation and reporting to donors to ensure adequate funding is available for the Coastal Fisheries Programme to operate successfully now and in the future, including expansion of coastal fisheries science in line with SPC’s priorities under the Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) initiative.
The key responsibilities of the role include the following:
1. Leadership, management, reporting and technical oversight of the work programme of the Coastal Fisheries Programme
2. Resource mobilisation, budgeting and finances in general
3. Implementation of assistance to members by the CFP
4. Promote inter-agency networking and cross-sectoral collaboration in coastal fisheries
5. Communication of CFP work
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.
Key selection criteria
2. Technical expertise
3. Language skills
4. Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
Salary, terms and conditions
Required start date – This position is to be filled as soon as possible.
Contract Duration – This position is budgeted for three years and is subject to renewal for three years depending on performance and funding.
Remuneration – The Deputy-Director Coastal Fisheries is a Band 14 position in SPC’s 2018 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 6,014–7,421 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately XPF 887,422–1,095,075 (USD 8,299–10,241; EUR 7,437–9,177). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration being given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. SPC salaries are not presently subject to income tax in New Caledonia.
Benefits for international staff employees based in New Caledonia – SPC provides subsidised housing in Noumea. Establishment and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave, medical and life insurance, and education allowance are available for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).
As an equal-opportunity employer, SPC recruits on merit; however, if two interviewed candidates are ranked equally by the selection committee, preference will be given to nationals of Pacific Island countries and territories.
Closing date: 17th of June 2018
Job Reference: AL00046
Applicants must apply online at http://careers.spc.int/
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