Kiribati Fisheries Director (Position advertised on behalf of the NZ Aid Programme)

The New Zealand Aid Programme, acting for and on behalf of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (MFAT), are inviting submissions from suitably qualified and experienced individuals acting as a sole trader or from an organisation to assist the Government of Kiribati in the provision of technical assistance to support the sustainable development and management of coastal fisheries, in line with Kiribati's National Fisheries Policy 2012 - 2025 (KNFP).

The overarching goals that MFAT are seeking from the technical assistance are to:

 - Promote sustainable management and development of maritime resources to maximise economic benefits and sustain livelihoods in Kiribati
 - Support community and private sector led fisheries development initiatives to provide for better economic benefits, improve livelihoods and food security
 - Provide the sustainability within Kiribati for coastal fisheries

The assignment is for three years, of which the first 2 years are expected to be residential in Tarawa. The appointee will also act as the Interim Director of Fisheries for at least the first year of the assignment. At an agreed time (not yet determined) the appointee will move into the role of Fisheries Management Advisor, and at some point the assignment is expected to become non-residential - ie the advisor may be based elsewhere and not be full time.

Closing date: 12 noon (NZ Time) Wed 22 October 2014

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014