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Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Investment Facilitation (IF) Manager

Job No: 79185
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

  • Help improve the Pacific tuna fisheries in this executive leadership role!
  • Excellent salary package (tax free!) including COLDA and Location Allowance PLUS a host of other benefits!
  • Make the ultimate sea change and take your career to the next level!

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.

FFA was established to help countries sustainably manage the fishery resources within their 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). FFA is an advisory body providing expertise, technical assistance and other support to its members who make sovereign decisions about their tuna resources and participate in regional decision making on tuna management through bodies such as the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

Since 1979, FFA has 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.

For more information about The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency please visit their website here.

About the Opportunity

FFA is seeking an experienced Investment Facilitation Manager to join their team in Honiara, in the Solomon Islands, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Director of Development, this position is responsible for overseeing the provision of high quality advice on fisheries investment, in order to ensure that member countries maximise their economic development benefits

Some of your key result areas will include:

  • Conducting investment appraisal of existing and planned investment projects;
  • Facilitating new investment, development assistance projects, and support to SMEs;
  • Leading the development of employment opportunities in the tuna industry; and
  • Providing management and administrative support.

The ideal candidate will hold tertiary qualifications in a relevant field, such as Finance, Business Management, Economics, Law, Banking or Accounting. Progressive experience in analysis of commercial and economic opportunities is essential, as is demonstrated experience in the appraisal, implementation and administration of investment projects, from the initial project concept through to completion.

As this is an executive leadership role, it's important you come from a background in senior management and are versed in the supervision of employees.

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with fluency in English, will be key to your success in this position as you liaise with key stakeholders (including government agencies and investment/financial parties) and inspire policy change at a high level. Your network and external connections will also come in handy when joining FFA.

Due to the nature of this role, any experience working in the Pacific and/or developing countries would be highly regarded, although is not essential. What is required however, is a thorough understanding of constraints to industry development in developing economies.

Please Note: This role requires regular travel.

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. 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 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!

Applications close 6th January, 2017 at 11pm AEST.

To apply for this role, please complete the questions below and attach your resume.

The full position description can be downloaded here.

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