The Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) Programme has been developed under the Joint Commitment for Development between Solomon Islands and New Zealand. The goal of the Programme is the sustainable development and management of fisheries resources to ensure long-term benefits for the people of Solomon Islands. This continues New Zealand’s support to Solomon Islands fisheries sector, and the first phase of the MSSIF has been implemented. Phase Two will now build on the improvements the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) in Solomon Islands has made in the management and performance of the fisheries sector, focusing on further developing offshore fisheries, inshore fisheries and institutional capacity to sustainably develop and manage fisheries in Solomon Islands.
To assist with this programme, two roles have been identified that will contribute to the achievement of the goal and outcomes of MSSIF2. These are the Offshore Fisheries Advisor (OFA) and the Inshore Fisheries adviser (IFA).
Working closely as a team of four Advisors delivering services under the guidance of the MSSIF2 Team Leader and the Permanent Secretary for the MFMR, the successful candidates will require the ability to deliver the services of a senior technical advisor; work independently; liaise with other advisors, managers, stakeholders and community; plan and manage priorities; understand and respect the culture and diversity of the environment. These roles will appeal if you are interested in being part of the MSSIF Programme that directly contributes to the enhancement of local communities in Solomon Islands. Both these roles are two year part-time assignments (up to 100 days per annum) with a possible one year extension.