Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency
18th Nov 2019
US$83,684 + benefits
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 is now looking for a full-time Legal Advisor to join their High Legal Advice team in Honiara, in the Solomon Islands. This is a 3-year contract role, with possible renewal for a further 3 years subject to performance appraisal and availability of funding.
Reporting to the Legal Counsel, this position provides legal advice on all aspects of FFA's work program and has specific responsibility for the implementation of the legal frameworks and international law subprogram.
This subprogram is in charge of the provision of the general legal advice to the Secretariat and specific legal advice to the Secretariat and FFA Member Countries on all legal matters, including international fisheries law and national fisheries legislation.
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 (for citizens of most countries), circa US$83,684, 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. 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.
Accommodation assistance is also available.
Additionally, relocation expenses will be paid, with an establishment grant paid on arrival in Honiara. 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 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!
This is a fantastic opportunity to be directly engaged at the cutting edge of intergovernmental fisheries management policy-making and implementation - Apply Now!