Legal Counsel

The Forum Fisheries Agency is now inviting applications from interested qualified candidates for a senior position in our Legal Unit. The Legal Counsel position is a 3 year contract position based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The primary purpose of the position is to provide high-level legal advice across the full spectrum of the FFA's work programme and will manage and lead the Legal Unit, implement legal frameworks and international law sub progrmme and; provide legal advice to the Secretariat and specific advice to FFA member countries on inernational fisheries law, regional arrangements and national fisheries legislation. 

Your Key Responsibilities:

Some of the key responsibilities for this role will include (but not limited to):

- Assisting in the revision of, and review of fisheries legislation and regulations, and the development and invetigation of the legal aspects of alternative fisheried management models to ensure effective management and conservation of tuna stocks;

- Ensuring appropriate legal frameworks are in place for implementation of appropriate legislation and agreements relating to fisheries management;

- Advising and assisting member countries and governments in the periodic review and drafting for fisheries, marine zone and related legislation with a view to regional harmonisation


To be successful in this role:

You must hold relevant post-graduate legal qualifications; possess significant and demonstrated experience providing legal advice on fisheries to a government department or regional fisheries organisation; and must have at least three years experience in a management capacity. As required in performing the duties of the position; the ability to travel regularly throughout the region is a mandatory requirement of this role. 

The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of the principles of international fisheries management; issues related to illegal; unreported and unregulated fishing and international fisheries law, international law and a working knowledge of fisheries management issues in the Pacific region. 

Most importantly, FFA is looking for a patient, tenacious and driven professional with the ability to negotiate the complex international organisational frameworks that the FFA operates within, who is able to manage multiple competing demands while diligently maintaing relationships with all stakeholders.  


More information and How to Apply

To learn more about this position, interested candidates can access more information (remuneration, Job Description) and also submit their application online through this link


Closing Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2018