Network and Systems Administrator

  • Scout Talent Group
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Feb 08, 2024
Full time Farming, Animals & Conservation Government & Military

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

JOB TITLE: Network and Systems Administrator



  • Are you a seasoned Network and Systems Administrator ready to provide exceptional technical support at an influential intergovernmental agency?
  • Receive an attractive salary package, subject to exchange rates, including COLDA and Location Allowance circa US$61,670.00 - US84,717.00 (tax-free for citizens of most countries!), plus repatriation allowances & retention incentives!
  • Benefit from relocation & accommodation assistance, six weeks of annual leave, return airfares, and many more perks!

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 Network and Systems Administrator to join our team on a full-time basis.

Enjoy this varied opportunity

As a Network and Systems Administrator at FFA, reporting to the Manager of IT, you'll be essential in maintaining LAN and WAN integrity, supporting vessel monitoring systems, and providing user support. Your role includes managing network infrastructure, ensuring system security, and contributing to technical support and training.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain operational integrity of LAN and WAN.
  • Administer and maintain network systems, ensuring high availability and reliability.
  • Provide technical support for the FFA Secretariat and member countries.
  • Conduct performance monitoring and analysis of network traffic.

Click Apply to view the full Terms of Reference.

What you bring to the team

We're seeking a professional with a relevant tertiary qualification in IT, focusing on network systems administration, and at least 5 years experience in LAN/WAN network infrastructure.

As our ideal candidate, you should have expertise in Windows and Linux server administration, VMWare environment administration, TCP/IP network management, and Google Suite Apps and at least 5 years experience in any of the core technology systems.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Industry certifications (e.g., CCNA/CCNP, RHCE, VCP).
  • Experience in database administration for various systems.
  • Proficiency in network management and system integrity tools.

In addition, your knowledge and experience in using network and systems analysis tools coupled with your ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and excellent communication skills in English will make you an invaluable member of our team.

In this role, professionalism and integrity are key. We seek someone who is deeply committed to our mission and exhibits unwavering loyalty.

Benefits on offer 

For your work and effort as our Network and Systems Administrator, you will receive a competitive salary package of circa US$61,670.00 - US$84,717.00  (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 (paid out every 6 months or twice a year).
  • 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 Thursday 7 March 2024, 11:00 pm AEST

JOB TYPE: Full-time


COMPANY NAME: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)


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