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Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency


Solomon Islands

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Closing Date

27th Sep 2019


USD$84,202 including location and COLDA allowances, TAX-FREE for citizens of most countries

— 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.


The tuna resources of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean are the largest in the world and have a landed value of over USD $3 billion a year.  Since 1979, FFA has facilitated regional cooperation to ensure that all Pacific Island countries benefit from the sustainable use of the tuna resources within their waters which contribute to their economies  and are essential for many people’s livelihoods in the Pacific.


About the Opportunity

FFA now has a fantastic opportunity for a Market Access Team Leader 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. Supporting member countries in their efforts to secure/maintain market access for fisheries products and comply with the requirements of importing states; and
  2. Reporting to Members and FFA executive on market access issues pertinent to FFA; monitor new developments both in standards and technologies; and provide technical support in market access if and when needed.


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

  • Providing technical leadership and support to a small team of direct reports;
  • Providing input into technical advice for access to global markets and in particular, the EU market;
  • Informing members and FFA executive on developments in market access standard affecting fisheries products; and
  • Liaising with all relevant stakeholders, both regionally and in-country, on import and export requirements.


To be considered for this position you will have tertiary qualifications in Food Science or a related field and a thorough familiarity with sanitary and phytosanitary requirements; export certification issues; and the relevant experience to achieve each of the key accountabilities of the position.


The full position description can be downloaded by clicking 'apply now' by going to:


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$84,202 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