04 March, 2019

Community-Based Fisheries Management Officer

Pathways Project, Vanuatu Fisheries Department
Port Vila with frequent travel to outer-islands

Due Date
18 Mar 2019


Organisation Description
The Vanuatu Fisheries Department (VFD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity wishes to advertise the position of Community-Based Fisheries Management Officer. This person will be recruited under the VFD’s Pathways Project which is funded by the Australian Government. The field-intensive position is for two years starting in April 2019 to April 2021.

Job Description
This job is for 2 years starting in April 2019 to April 2021. It is a field intensive position and will require frequent flying to project sites.

Selection Criteria
Selection Criteria
a) Qualification
Degree in Marine Science, Marine Affairs, Environmental Studies or similar

b) Experience
Experience with fisheries data collection, management, and documentation

c) Thinking style
Open minded, creative, practical and always strife for excellence

d) Special skills
• Good knowledge of community management issues, basic fisheries knowledge
• Good knowledge of community engagement processes
• Project administration, supervision, monitoring and reporting skills
• Able to develop solutions to problems and deliver tangible outcomes
• Sound IT skills - proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Able to create project work plans and budgets

e) Behaviour
Punctual, respectful, honest, proactive, cooperative, supportive, trustworthy, committed, able to work under pressure, able to travel to rural areas for long periods of time

f) Language
English, French, Bislama
PS 5.1 (Vt 1,513,000 per annum with allowances)

How to Apply
Apply by:
In person

Contact Person
Christopher Arthur (carthur@vanuatu.gov.vu) and Pita Neihapi (pitan@spc.int)

Contact Phone Number
(678) 23119

E-mail to send applications to

Postal Address or location to apply in person
The Department of Fisheries will provide any person with information package containing details of the above positions including duties and responsibilities and reporting arrangements.

Both male and female are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application letter with CV, PSC application form and recent work references to the:

Vanuatu Fisheries Department
Yumi Go House
Rue du General de Gaulle
Private Mail Bag 9045
Port Vila

OR via email addressed to the Director at e-mail: wnaviti@vanuatu.gov.vu and Cc Christopher Arthur (Project Supervisor) at carthur@vanuatu.gov.vu and Pita Neihapi (Project Coordinator) at pitan@spc.int.

Website to Obtain Further Information
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How to apply - more information
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