The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency



Job Type


Closing Date

1st Oct 2017

— Description —

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.


About the Opportunity

FFA has an exciting opportunity for a Fisheries Economics Advisor to join their team in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands. This is a 3 year, fixed term contract with possibilities for extension, commencing early 2018.


Reporting to the Chief Economist, your job scope will encompass the following major functions:

  • Economic analysis and policy advice;
  • Project evaluation, cost benefit and bio-economic analysis and national accounting; and
  • Information and data collection, interpretation and dissemination.


To be considered for this role you will possess post-graduate qualifications in Economics, Fisheries Management, Natural Resource Management or a related discipline with strong economic content. Experience working with fisheries or natural resource economics, as well as experience working in developing nations, would be highly regarded, but is not essential for this role.


As a highly analytical role, the ability to develop and apply economic models in the provision of policy advice, as well as experience in researching, preparing and presenting submissions and well-constructed arguments, will also be critical to your success.


Extensive travel is an essential part of this role and you will be frequently visiting all member nations for periods of up to one month, and travel further afield may also be required from time to time.


About the Benefits

If you are looking to make the ultimate sea change and find out more about life on the edge of Pacific development, this is the opportunity for you!


You’ll be offered a competitive, tax free remuneration package, commensurate with your skills and experience.


You will also have superannuation paid at 7.5% into either a nominated fund or as an additional cash supplement. FFAreimburses 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 country of repatriation will be provided, and a repatriation allowance of 2 weeks’ base salary on return to home-base at the end of 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!