Climate Change Advisor

  • Scout Talent Group
  • Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • May 09, 2023
Full time Farming, Animals & Conservation

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required


  • Make a real difference by promoting climate action in the fisheries sector!
  • Excellent salary on offer circa USD$82,019 - USD$121,055 (tax - free, for citizens for most countries!).
  • Applications close on June 6th, 2023, at 5:00PM AEST.

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency.

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is an intergovernmental organization working to strengthen national capacity and regional solidarity so Pacific nations can manage, control, and develop their fisheries now and into the future.

We are located in Honiara, Solomon Islands working with our 17 member nations Australia, the 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 our inception in 1979, we have facilitated regional cooperation that is in line with our vision - "our people enjoying the greatest possible social and economic benefits from the sustainable use of offshore fisheries and resources". Through our work and presence in the region, Pacific countries benefit from the sustainable fishing and consumption of tuna - worth over $3 billion US dollars a year and an essential resource to many people.

To learn more about our work and our current projects, click Apply Now!

If you are ready to immerse yourself in an intergovernmental organization and make a real difference, Apply Now!

Benefits on offer.

If you want to work in a challenging and stimulation environment while tackling the impacts of climate change on our region, this is the opportunity for you!

You will receive a competitive salary circa US$82,019 - US$121,055 (tax - free, for citizens of most countries), commensurate with your skills and experience. This is inclusive of COLDA and Location Allowance plus Superannuation. Superannuation at 7.5% of base salary is paid on six - monthly basis. 

We reimburse all reasonable medical, dental, and optical expenses for yourself and your dependents. Insurance coverage is also available for personal accidents, life, medical & repatriation.

Education for dependent children is reimbursed at 75% of tuition fees (conditions apply). if your dependent child is studying overseas, paid school travel may be available for you and 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.

Moreover, 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!

Make the ultimate sea change! You will be working out of Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Island, with opportunities to travel to all FFA 17 member nations and make a real difference in the Pacific.

Your unique Opportunity 

Our High - Level Advice Division is now looking for a full - time Climate Change Advisor to join our team working out of Honiara, Solomon Island. The objective of this role is to support the FFA Secretariat to strategies and strengthen its role in climate change, integrated into the wider climate ocean nexus in the region.

Your key duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Advising on strategic fisheries management and development issues around climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Leading integration of climate change into FFA's work and support divisions in designing well - funded and strategic interventions.
  • Work with stakeholders including national governments and regional agencies to ensure the region is united in its understanding of climate change and its impact on oceanic fisheries resources; and
  • Conduct detailed analysis of climate change - related reports to provide and present simplified briefs.

Click apply now for a full position description. Make a real impact on resource management and development in the pacific. 

To be successful in this role, you will be a highly approachable individual with an outgoing personality! Your highly developed interpersonal and communication skills will ensure you can work in a multi-functional environment and team while developing strong working relationships with stakeholders of various cultural backgrounds, including Non-Government Organizations, Government Agencies, and the fishing industry itself.

It is considered essential that the successful candidate holds a masters qualification in economics, climate change issues and an understanding of ocean related impacts and risks.

It is also deemed essential that you have demonstrated experience in climate finance. 

Please note: Applications close Friday June 6th, 2023, at 5.00pm 



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