Legal Advisor (Prosecution)

  • Scout Talent Group
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Feb 07, 2024
Full time Government & Military Other

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

JOB TITLE: Legal Advisor (Prosecution)



  • Seeking a skilled Legal Advisor in Prosecution to enhance our intergovernmental agency's fisheries law enforcement and regulatory frameworks.
  • Subject to exchange rates, you will receive an excellent salary package starting at US $82,532 (tax-free for citizens in most countries!) plus repatriation allowances & retention incentives!
  • Enjoy relocation & accommodation assistance, six weeks of annual leave, return airfares & many more benefits!

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

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, our agency comprises 17 member nations, including 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, we have 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.

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

Please visit our website here for more information about our work and current projects.

We are now looking for a Legal Advisor (Prosecution) to join our team full-time.

Enjoy this varied opportunity

Enjoy this dynamic opportunity as a Legal Advisor (Prosecution) at the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), where you will play a crucial role in supporting our mission to enforce fisheries laws effectively. Reporting directly to the Legal Counsel, you will focus on the strategic legal management of fisheries prosecutions, ensuring compliance with international law and supporting member states in legal matters related to fisheries offences.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing specialized legal advice on the prosecution of fisheries offences.
  • Assisting FFA members in enhancing their legal frameworks for fisheries law enforcement.
  • Conducting legal research and analysis to support fisheries management and conservation efforts.
  • Developing and delivering training programs on legal aspects of fisheries enforcement.
  • Collaborating with regional and international partners to strengthen fisheries law enforcement mechanisms.
  • Leading initiatives to improve legal policies and procedures related to fisheries prosecution.

Click Apply to view the full Terms of Reference.

What you bring to the team

We are looking for a Legal Advisor (Prosecution) with a Bachelor of Laws and postgraduate qualifications in international law, international fisheries law, or marine affairs.

You should have at least 5 years of relevant experience, including expertise in the prosecution of fisheries or related offences.

Your knowledge should encompass international fisheries law and the Law of the Sea, with a strong background in policy development and stakeholder engagement.

Leadership skills, excellent communication abilities, and a dedication to sustainable fisheries management are essential. Your commitment to our mission and professionalism will be highly valued.

Benefits on offer

For your work and effort as our Legal Advisor (Prosecution), you will receive a competitive salary package of circa US$82,532 (tax-free, for citizens of most countries), negotiable to earn more based on your skills and experience.

Other benefits include:

  • Superannuation, paid at 7.5% into either a nominated fund or an additional cash supplement.
  • Reimbursement of 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 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.

Moreover, you will have access to 6 weeks of annual leave each year, giving you time to explore this stunning part of the world!

If you are ready to immerse yourself in an intergovernmental organisation and lead effective policies and procedural changes, this is the opportunity for you! - Apply Now!

Applications close Tuesday 06 March 2024, 11:00 pm AEST

JOB TYPE: Full - time


COMPANY NAME: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)


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