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MINISTRY OF FISHERIES - FISHERIES ASSISTANT (7 POSTS)

The Ministry of Fisheries is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the following vacancies detailed below:

Mfish 18/121 - 126: Fisheries Assistant (Extension and Advisory Services) - (7 posts)

Appointment Period: 3 years
Duty Station Lami (2 post), Kavala, Savusavu, Lautoka, Gau, Labasa and
travel to other divisions as and when required.

Purpose

Facilitate the implementation of offshore fishery, inshore fishery, inland fishery and aquaculture management and development plans, infrastructure development, promotion of community-based fisheries, institutional strengthening, industry development and the re-seeding of reefs, rivers, water-ways and dams.

Person Specification

A Diploma in Fisheries, Marine Science, Marine Affairs, or Biological Science from a recognized institution or equivalent technical courses/ certification with at least 3 years of work experience. In addition to this the following Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities will be required to perform this role:

Knowledge and Experience

• Working knowledge across key areas of Extension and Advisory Services with sound understanding of fisheries management principles
• Experience in conducting public/community awareness programs
• Able to logically evaluate information, identify key issues and draw sound conclusions
• Able to solve issues and meet challenges that is met within the field of Monitoring, Control and Surveillance work
• Develops productive working relationships with staff and stakeholders by building rapport, understanding needs and delivering expectations

Skills and Abilities


• Communicate effectively across a wide range of people and expresses ideas clearly and coherently both verbally and in writing
• Have a high level of ethics and integrity and be able to maintain confidentiality and take responsibility for actions
• Able to meet deadlines and achieve results personally and through effective team leadership and coordination
• Dedicated and honest in delivering to tasks and dealing with assets and sales
• Capacity to utilize computer programs to support operations
• Understanding of I-Taukei customs and traditions

Please provide written application with an up to date job related CV, certified copies of academic transcript/certificates, two work related referees and a covering letter of no more than three pages addressing the specified knowledge, experience, skills and abilities criteria. Applications that do not address these criteria’s will not be considered.

Closes on: August 3rd, 2018
Compensation: $19,041.75 - $30,515.63
Contact: Applications to be addressed to:

Permanent Secretary for Fisheries
P O Box 13026
SUVA

or be hand delivered to the Registry Section, Level G, Takayawa Building, Toorak, Suva and late applications will not be considered.

The full job description and further clarification can be obtained from Ms Luisa Divotu on phone number 3301 611 ext. 333 178 or email to: luisa.divotu@govnet.gov.fj
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