The Tuvalu Government has received grant financing from the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility to participate in the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP). The objective of the PROP is to strengthen the management of selected Pacific Island oceanic and coastal fisheries, and the critical habitats upon which they depend. This will provide the basis for sustainable and increased economic benefits from this resource. The PROP comprises four components:
- Sustainable management of oceanic fisheries;
- Sustainable management of coastal fisheries;
- Sustainable financing of the conservation of critical fishery habitats; and
- Regional Coordination, Implementation Support and Program Management.
The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) is the implementing agency for the PROP project in Tuvalu. To support project implementation TFD requires the services of a dynamic, experienced National Project Accountant (NPA) to be responsible for financial management and oversight of this PROP, as well as for other donor-funded fisheries projects implemented by the TFD.
The NPA will be based in Funafuti and will be responsible for undertaking the financial management, recording and reporting aspects of the Tuvalu national component of the PROP, ensuring that all financial transactions and reporting comply with the requirements of the Tuvalu Government and The World Bank. The NPA will also assist with financial management of the New Zealand funded Tuvalu Fishery Support Project (TFSP), help with procurement of goods and services under both the PROP and the TFSP, and support capacity building in financial management and reporting among staff of the TFD.
The role of the NPA will require sustained high-level attention to project financial planning and management, support to procurement exercises, and liaison with relevant Tuvalu government departments, FFA, and other participating PROP countries. The NPA will report through the PROP National Project Coordinator (NPC) to the Director of Fisheries, who has overall responsibility for the Project.
The main tasks of the PROP National Project Accountant are shown in attachment 1. Required qualifications and attributes are in attachment 2. Additional information is shown in attachment 3.
Applications for this position should be sent to the Director, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resources, Private Mail Bag, Vaiaku, Funafuti, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a cover letter, explaining the applicant’s reasons and motivation for applying for the post, as well as a curriculum vitae which details the applicant’s education, qualifications and experience.
The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd January 2016. Applications received after that time will not be considered.
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