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Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Fisheries Management Advisor - Climate Change

Job No: 152746
Location: Honiara

  • Are you qualified to be a Fisheries Management Climate Change Advisor and looking to join an intergovernmental agency to play a key 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! 


Empowering collective and national actions for the sustainable use of offshore fisheries resources.

To complement our current project expansion, The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency are now seeking a Fisheries Management Advisor - Climate Change to join our team on a fixed-term 3-year contract with an option to renew for another term based on performance.

In this unique role, you will work alongside a team of dedicated professionals to deliver a variety of climate advisory functions within FFA.

The Opportunity 

Reporting to the Director of Fisheries Management, your primary objective will be to provide advice and support to FFA member countries. You’ll need to have a comprehensive knowledge of developing effective national and regional management arrangements for the oceanic fisheries on the high seas and within national waters, preferably throughout the western and central Pacific, with a particular focus on climate change impacts on oceanic fisheries. Your 4 primary functions are (but are not limited to): 

1. Identifying, prioritising, and analysing climate change-related issues to deliver technical advice;

2. Work closely with Project Partners and Stakeholders to ensure coordinated and collaborative strategies are in place and well implemented in relation to oceanic fisheries climate change impact and mitigation;

3. Provide technical support to the Chief Technical Advisor, support the development of project work plans, and collaborate with other FFA staff/members to implement and support project activities, and;

4. Network and foster effective relationships with the 14 OFMP III country participants, relevant regional organisations, NGOs, key stakeholders, and others involved in implementation projects. Connect FFA with relevant Pacific region & international waters programmes and projects.

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

More information can be found in the Position Description.

Your Assets


  • Post-graduate qualifications in climate science, fisheries science, fisheries management, natural resource management or similar;
  • Demonstrable experience in policy development and analysis; research, process development and high-level advisory skills with particular strength delivering proposals and outcomes at international forums;
  • Knowledge of (or propensity to quickly acquire) oceanic pelagic fisheries and the tuna industry;
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience demonstrating significant progress is essential.


  • 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;
  • Thorough, accountable, 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 US $93,355-$129,681 (tax-free, for citizens of most countries), commensurate with your skills and experience and inclusive of 7.5% superannuation. This can be paid into either a nominated fund or received as an additional cash supplement;
  • 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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