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Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Manager Human Resources

Job No: 137750
Location: Honiara

  • Are you a dedicated Manager Human Resources looking to join an intergovernmental agency and support effective organisational change?
  • You will receive an excellent salary package circa US $91,197 – $126,659 (subject to exchange rates) plus repatriation allowances & retention incentives!
  • Enjoy relocation & accommodation assistance, six weeks annual leave, return airfares & many more benefits!
  • Applications close Friday 30 September 2022, 11:30 pm AEST

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.

We are now looking for a Manager Human Resources to join our team on a Fixed-Term 3-year contract with an option for another term subject to performance. In this role, you will work with a group of professionals to drive the organisational culture and cultivate an innovative and performance-driven team within FFA.

Enjoy this varied opportunity

Reporting to the Director Corporate Services, your primary responsibility is to provide strategic and operational advice to the Executives and Management team.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide effective and efficient Strategic Human Resources Advice to Executive and Directors on a range of HR-related functional areas;
  • Effectively lead and coordinate the development and review of HR policies and processes;
  • Provide effective leadership, oversight and management of HR team functions;
  • Effectively manage HR Operations; and
  • Employee relations. 

In this unique and exciting opportunity, you will also work with the Manager Organisational Transformation to change our approach to staff performance management, strategic Human Resources, and learning and development. Furthermore, you will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and work in beautiful Honiara, and enjoy the best that the Solomon Islands have to offer. 

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What you bring to the team

We are looking for a dedicated and pragmatic individual who holds a University Degree in Human Resources Management and at least 10 years of experience in HR with 7 years as Manager Human Resources, ideally in an international or regional organisation. It is also essential that you have a strong understanding of regional employment regulations and practices.

Your approachability and highly developed interpersonal and communication skills will ensure you can build strong working relationships with staff of all levels in our organisation. These skills, alongside honesty and transparency, will allow you to effectively lead and manage the HR team and give you the ability to be a mentor and a coach to the broader organisational team.

Moreover, you will be a strong problem-solver with excellent planning and organisational skills.

Benefits on offer

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 US$91,197 – $126,659 (subject to exchange rates), commensurate with your skills and experience.

This includes superannuation, paid at 7.5% into either a nominated fund or an additional cash supplement. We reimburse all reasonable medical, dental, 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, with 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 time to explore this stunning part of the world!

Candidates who have previously had a second interview with the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) for this position do not need to reapply for this role.

If you are ready to immerse yourself in an intergovernmental organisation and lead effective policies and procedural changes, this is the opportunity for you! - Apply Now!


Applications close Friday 30 September 2022, 11:30 pm AEST 

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