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Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)


Solomon Islands

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Closing Date

26th Jun 2022


US $93,355-$129,681

— Description —

  • Are you a qualified and experienced Fisheries Analyst looking to join an intergovernmental agency playing a critical role in shaping progress for Pacific Island Countries?
  • Receive an excellent salary package circa US $93,355-$129,681 (tax-free for citizens of most countries) + repatriation allowances & retention incentives! 
  • Enjoy accommodation assistance, six weeks of annual leave, return airfares & many more benefits! 




Our Fisheries Operations Division is now looking for a Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Advisor, Strategic Analysis to join our team working out of Honiara in the Solomon Islands. This role aims to provide oversight and strategic analysis of MCS datasets to assist with the detection of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing within the Pacific Region. This will assist the FFA Secretariat in implementing the Regional Monitoring Control and Surveillance Strategy now and into the future.


The Opportunity


Reporting to the Director of Fisheries Operations, your primary objective will be to plan and conduct an analysis of MCS data to enable an effective and coordinated approach to the detection and management of IUU fishing. The critical responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to),

1. Developing and providing training and support to FFA Member countries on the procedures and process around identifying IUU fishing;

2. Coordinating the analysis, production and sharing of intelligence analysis and supporting other monitoring control and surveillance;

3. Identifying, trialling and testing the analytical tools to improve regional intelligence analysis capacity and;

4. Network and foster effective relationships with related intelligence agencies, relevant regional organisations, NGOs, key stakeholders, and others involved in regional analysis. 


Additionally, excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential for success.

More information can be found in the Position Description.


Your Assets



  • Relevant Tertiary Degree in fisheries science, fisheries management, natural resource management or similar with a minimum of 5 years direct experience in MCS Operations;
  • Demonstrated Experience with different types of fisheries data and its use in the analysis process;
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information's Systems and other analytical tools;
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in analytics in Fisheries



  • High-level analysis, communication, and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to set scalable goals with a drive to achieve results;
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship management and meticulous organisational skills;
  • Thoroughaccountable, and approachable demeanour - especially working in culturally diverse environments. 


The Benefits


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


  • You will receive a competitive salary package circa USD $93,355-$129,681 (tax-free, for citizens of most countries), commensurate with your skills and experience and inclusive of 7.5% superannuation. Superannuation is paid on a six-monthly basis to a nominated account ;
  • We reimburse all reasonable medicaldental, and optical expenses for yourself and your dependents. Insurance coverage is also available for personal accidents, life, medical & repatriation;
  • Education for dependent children is reimbursed at 75% of tuition fees (conditions apply). If your dependent child is studying overseas, paid school travel may be available for you or your child to visit each other once a year;
  • Relocation expenses will be paid, plus an establishment grant paid on arrival in Honiara and accommodation assistance also available.


Moreover, 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!


The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency 

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, our agency comprises 17 member nations, including 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.


Since 1979, we have 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.


Our vision is "our people enjoying the greatest possible social and economic benefits from the sustainable use of offshore fisheries and resources".


Please visit our website here for more information about our work and current projects.


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