The implementation of a number of key policy directives regarding the Falkland Islands Fishery has created a new opportunity for a Programme Director – Fisheries to join the Natural Resources Department on a two year fixed term contract.
The Programme Director – Fisheries will support the Director of Natural Resources on the delivery of an early ITQ renewal process, the implementation of the Finfish Fishery and actions associated with the wider Natural Resources Action Plan.
This will involve formulating and implementing policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies for sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources that reflect accords and FI/International legislation. Consulting with expert advisors, the science team, the control & enforcement team and stakeholders, as appropriate you will also develop and oversee the implementation of a new operational management system for the finfish fishery
This position is best suited for a highly motivated individual that can lead and facilitate complex conversations related to fisheries policy and fisheries management. The individual must also have a clear understanding of both political and policy contexts on fishery matters. The individual best suited to this role will have at least 10 years’ of postgraduate professional experience in research, development, management, evaluation and/or regulation and monitoring of fisheries.
Essential criteria include; a MSc level qualification in a relevant subject matter and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries science/management with a course emphasis or experience in stock assessment, aquatic habitat and ecology, population dynamics or other related subject matters
How to Apply
Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. For further information regarding the position please contact Andrea Clausen AClausen@naturalresources.gov.fk or by calling +500 27260
To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page www.jobs.gov.fk, by clicking on ‘Apply Now’ and completing the form. Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to email@example.com before the closing date.
Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process
Closing Date for Applications: 08 October
Shortlisting commencing: 11 October
Interviews commencing: 18 October
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
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The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams! The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.