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Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Manager Organisational Transformation

Job No: 135524
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

  • Join an intergovernmental organisation at the leading edge of Pacific development
  • Exciting Change Management Position
  • Excellent remuneration package circa US$91,179 - US$126,659 (tax-free, for citizens for most countries!) plus repatriation allowances & retention incentives!
  • Enjoy relocation & accommodation assistance, 6 weeks annual leave, return airfares & more! 
  • Applications close Wednesday 30th of June 2021, at 11:30pm AEST

About the Organisation

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, FFA's 17 member nations are 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, FFA has 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.

FFA's vision is "Our people enjoying the greatest possible social and economic benefits from sustainable use of offshore fisheries and resources".

For more information about The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency please visit their website here.

About the Opportunity

FFA now has an exciting opportunity for a Manager Organisational Transformation to join their team in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on a 2-year contract, with renewal subject to performance appraisals and availability of funding.

Reporting to the Director General and Deputy Director General, and working alongside the Director of Corporate Services you will be primarily responsible for leading the successful implementation of the organisational plans and associated projects to effectively implement the 2020 - 2025 FFA Strategic Plan. You will oversee the plan from early concept through to implementation, monitoring & evaluation, periodic reporting and embedding within the organisation, using appropriate structured methodologies as agreed with Executives. 

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Overseeing change processes, reporting and managing impacts on staff;
  • Delivering key result areas under strict timelines;
  • Managing stakeholders with different views to achieve program goals; and
  • Delivering timely advice on both complex and administrative issues faced by the programme.

For the full Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be considered for this role you will hold a degree in Business Administration, Management, Project Management or other relevant field.

You will have at least 7 years' experience in implementing and managing programmes and/or projects with a focus on organisational planning, transformation, and monitoring & evaluation with a proven history of coordinating with multiple teams within and with other organisations to accomplish goals, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes. You will also require proven experience in setting priorities, and implementing short and long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.

Your highly developed interpersonal skills will ensure you are able to build strong working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels. These skills will also allow you to communicate effectively with employees and ensure quality of oral and written presentations which will be presented to a variety of audiences. You will exhibit strong analytical skills, and be familiar with the Microsoft Office suite, to enable you to work with and present relevant information and data and conduct tasks such as planning, budgeting & reporting. Just as crucial will be your creativity and innovativeness which will fuel your drive to guide the Agency in the direction it needs to go.

Importantly, you will be able to work in a multidisciplinary and culturally diverse team, and will demonstrate high levels of respect for individual and cultural differences. Experience and understanding of working in the Pacific region will be of particular value in this role.

About the Benefits

If you are looking 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 be offered a competitive remuneration package circa US$91,179 - US$126,659 (tax-free, for citizens of most countries), commensurate with your skills and experience.

This includes superannuation, paid at 7.5% into either a nominated fund or as an additional cash supplement. FFA reimburses all reasonable medical, dental, and optical expenses for yourself and dependants. Insurance coverage is also provided for personal accident, life, medical & repatriation.

Education for dependent children will be reimbursed at 75% of tuition fees (Conditions apply). If your dependent child is educated 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.

Annual airfares back to the country of repatriation will be provided, and a repatriation allowance of 2 weeks’ base salary on return to home-base at the end of the contract. There is also a retention incentive of 14% of your base salary which will be paid on the completion of your contract.

On top of all this, 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!

To apply for this role, please complete the questions below and attach your resume.

Applications close Wednesday 30th of June 2021, at 11:30pm AEST

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