Fisheries Officer- Observer Coordination: Vacant Post

PROPThe Tuvalu Fisheries Department under the Government of Tuvalu is inviting a suitably qualified Tuvaluan citizens to fill in the vacant post of a Fisheries officer-Observer coordination which is currently exist within the Fisheries department. It is a 10 months contract appointment and expected to start next month March 2018.

Background Information on the Project
The Oceanic Fisheries Section (OFS) under the Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) oversees the effective monitoring, control and management of industrial tuna fisheries in Tuvalu’s fishery waters. The Oceanic section has about 9 permanent staffs with contract observers who are employed on contractual basis. The Oceanic Fisheries Section (OFS) of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) is responsible for managing the Tuvalu National Observer Programme (TVNOP), which was established in 2010 and has been successful in improving the monitoring of foreign fishing activities in Tuvalu and regionally, as well as creating employment opportunities for Tuvaluans. In 2012, the TVNOP was accredited as part of the WCPFC Regional Observer Programme (ROP), having met all the regional standards following a performance audit of the programme undertaken by the WCPFC ROP coordinator. TVNOP has grown and expanded from a handful of observers to a total of approximately eighty-five PIRFO certified observers, of which at least sixty-five to seventy can be classified as active. The TFD was just informed by the Human Resource Management (HRM) division that two of our Oceanic fisheries officers which includes (Observer Coordination and Purse Seine Licensing Officer) were both received a government scholarship for further studies abroad. This information came out late after the government 2018 budget has been approved, therefore, we were not able to get funding for a replacement while the officers were absent for study. The Observer Coordinator is responsible for managing Tuvalu’s Observer Programme, including overall management of observer placements, ensuring all reporting requirements are completed in a timely fashion, communicating with foreign fishing vessels and arranging and/or undertaking debriefing of observers. The TFD now wishes to engage a temporary replacement for this position to enable implementation and overall managing of Tuvalu National Observer Programme (TVNOP). Future engagement of this appointed contractor is explored with HRM until the substantial holder is returned from study.

Objective(s) of the Assignment
The objective of the assignment is to create a temporary position on behalf of the Oceanic Fisheries Officer who’s absent on further study abroad, the said position would manage the Tuvalu National Observer Programme (TVOP).

Scope of Work
Under the supervision of the PFO Oceanic Fisheries and SFO MCS the replacement officer’s responsibilities will include:
· Manage the observer programme and the observers and debriefers involved in the programme
· Develop observer work plans and provide quarterly and annual reports to the Senior Fisheries Officer – MCS
· Liaise with foreign fishing companies and regional observer management agencies such as FFA and PNA regarding observer placements
· Coordinate travel arrangements with foreign fishing companies
· Arrange per diems for observers at sea and any other expenses required
· Monitor observer vessel movements
· Ensure observers meet expected standards and provide observers with all the tools and they need to satisfactorily undertake observer duties
· Ensure all workbooks are sent to the relevant organisations
· Arrange debriefing of all observers according to PIRFO protocols and undertake debriefing duties where necessary
· Provide back up support to the SFO – VMS and the SFO – Police Liaison as necessary
· Undertake other duties as directed

Expected Outcomes
The expected outcomes of this assignment will significantly contribute towards achieving Fisheries corporate plan objective 4 which aimed at Tuvalu being fully compliant with all the reporting requirements of the WCPFC and other international fishery treaties to which it is a party. The replacement officer will extend the capabilities of the TFD to ensure TVNOP will run successfully and without delaying the placement of observers on-board Foreign Fishing Vessels (FFV).

Qualifications and basis for evaluation (Evaluation Criteria)
The contractor must have:
· Diploma or Certificate in Management or Fishery related discipline
· Qualified PIRFO Debriefer and Observer
· Experience as a practising observer in the WCPO tuna fishery
· Experience in Monitoring, Control & Surveillance activities
· Skills and Abilities
· Highly proficient observer and debriefer skills
· Good understanding of the PIRFO programme
· Basic sea safety skills and able to operate marine radios
· Knowledge of and experience in boarding and inspection procedures
· Knowledge of and experience with information management systems such as TUFMAN and FIMS
· Knowledge of fishing gear methodology used in the region
· Able to write succinct, clear reports
· Basic financial management skills to manage observer expenses and provide financial reports
· Basic computer skills
· Good command of written and spoken English
· Excellent communication skills with an ability to interact with all stakeholders, in particular foreign fishing vessel crew
· Excellent organisational and time management skills
· Flexibility attitude and ability to adapt appropriately to changing requirements and situations
Desirable qualifications and skills:
· Basic management training
· Basic foreign language skills in one or more of the languages relevant to crew on FFV in the Western & Central Pacific tuna fishery

Duration of the Assignment and Estimated Time Inputs
The assignment will be for 10 months. Condition and rules of the GAO are applied once contract has been signed. The officer will be based on Funafuti and work closely with the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) team under the Oceanic Fisheries Section. The starting date of the assignment will be no later than 6th March 2018.

Reporting Requirements
The replacement officer is expected to submit a quarterly report and annual report to the SFO Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS). Additional reports may be required under the direction by the Director of Fisheries (DOF).

Terms & Conditions
· Remuneration will be at level 8/7 of the government salary structure.
· Employer’s National Provident Fund (NPF) contribution of 10% of salary will also be paid.
· Equipment needed for this assignment will be provided by TFD.

Recruitment
Applications for this position should addressed to the Director, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resources, Private Mail Bag, Funafuti, or email to proptuv@gmail.com or proptuv@tuvalufisheries.tv. Applications should include a cover letter, explaining the applicant’s reasons and motivation for applying for the assignment, official transcript as well as curriculum vitae which details the applicant’s education, qualifications and work experiences.

The closing date for applications is the close of business 1st March 2018. Applications after this time will not be considered.

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Fisheries officer- Purse Seine Licensing : Vacant Post

GOTThe Tuvalu Fisheries Department  under the Tuvalu Government is inviting a suitably qualified Tuvalu citizens to fill in the temporary  vacant position of a Fisheries officer – Purse Seine Licensing which is currently exist within the Fisheries Department. The vacant post is a contract appointment for the duration of 10 months and expected to start next month, March 2018.

Background Information on the Project
The Oceanic Fisheries Section (OFS) under the Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) oversees the effective monitoring, control and management of industrial tuna fisheries in Tuvalu’s fishery
waters. The Oceanic section has about 9 permanent staffs with contract observers who are employed on contractual basis. The Oceanic Fisheries Section (OFS) headed by the PFO Oceanic and divides into 2 major sub-section, Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) and the Licensing team which contains only three permanent staffs working under the Licensing team. Tuvalu fisheries Licensing team continue to issue fishing permits/licenses to its bilateral and multilateral fishing partners from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, US fleet, FSM arrangement and its domestic fleet. All interested companies to fish in our waters must first signed and finalize a fisheries access agreement with the Tuvalu Government through the Fisheries Department before they are authorized to fish in our waters. All these access agreements/ licenses/permits and fees were all monitored and managed by the licensing team as part of their daily job. The TFD was just informed by the Human Resource Management (HRM) division that two of our Oceanic fisheries officers which includes (Observer Coordination and Purse Seine Licensing Officer) were both received a government scholarship for further studies abroad. This information came out late after the government 2018 budget has been approved, therefore, we were not able to get funding for a replacement while the officers were absent for study. The Purse Seine Licensing Officer assists the Senor Fisheries Officer – Licensing in the preparation of Purse Seine vessel licences for foreign fishing vessels operating in Tuvalu’s EEZ, the collection and collation of relevant data and fees relating to those licences and the ongoing management and monitoring of the licences. The TFD now wishes to engage a temporary replacement for this position to enable implementation of OFS ongoing activity in terms of preparing licenses for authorisation of Purse seine fishing vessels operating in Tuvalu’s EEZ. Future engagement of this appointed contractor is explored with HRM until the substantial holder is returned from study.

Objective(s) of the Assignment
The objective of the assignment is to create a temporary position on behalf of the Oceanic Fisheries Officer who’s absent on further study abroad, the said position would prepare purse seine vessel licences for authorisation with the correct general and specific license conditions and other information attached.

Scope of Work
Under the supervision of the PFO Oceanic Fisheries and SFO Licensing the replacement officer’s responsibilities will include:
· Assist the SFO Licensing to prepare purse seine vessel licences for authorisation with the correct general and specific license conditions and other information attached
· Assist in the collection and collation of catch and other data supplied by purse seine licence holders and update all Departmental and regional databases (such as TUFMAN) as required
· Report all breaches of data provision responsibilities or any other observed irregularities by purse seine licence holders to the SFO Licensing
· Assist in the processing of purse seine licence fees and Vessel Day payments owed to the Government of Tuvalu and report any arrears or other observed irregularities to the SFO Licensing
· Provide other administrative support, data entry and information support to promote the efficient operations of the Purse Seine Licensing function as directed by the SFO Licensing
· Undertake other duties as directed

Expected Outcomes
The expected outcomes of this assignment will significantly contribute towards achieving Fisheries corporate plan and also lead to achieving Strategy 2 of Te Kakeega III which is on ensuring Tuvalu complies in full with WCPFC requirements. The replacement officer will extend the capabilities of the TFD to ensure the ongoing management and monitoring of the licences.

Qualifications and basis for evaluation (Evaluation Criteria)
The contractor must have:
· Diploma or Certificate in Management/Financial or Fishery related discipline
· Accurate data entry and word processing skills
· Diligent with an attention to detail
· Basic computer skills
· Good command of written and spoken English
· Good communication skills with an ability to interact with all stakeholders
· Good time management skills
· Possess flexibility and ability to adapt appropriately to workload patterns in the Licensing area Desirable qualifications and skills:
· Administrative background
· Experience with contract management would be an advantage

Duration of the Assignment and Estimated Time Inputs
The assignment will be for 10 months. Condition and rules of the GAO are applied once contract has been signed. The officer will be based on Funafuti and work closely with the Licensing team under the Oceanic Fisheries Section. The starting date of the assignment will be no later than 6th March 2018.

Reporting Requirements
The replacement officer is expected to submit a quarterly report and annual report to the SFO Licensing. Additional reports may be required under the direction by the Director of Fisheries (DOF).

Terms & Conditions
· Remuneration will be at level 7/6 of the government salary structure.
· Employer’s National Provident Fund (NPF) contribution of 10% of salary will also be paid.
· Equipment needed for this assignment will be provided by TFD.

Recruitment
Applications for this position should addressed to the Director, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resources, Private Mail Bag, Funafuti, or email to proptuv@gmail.com or proptuv@tuvalufisheries.tv. Applications should include a cover letter, explaining the applicant’s reasons and motivation for applying for the assignment, official transcript as well as curriculum vitae which details the applicant’s education, qualifications and work experiences.

The closing date for applications is the close of business 1st March 2018. Applications after this time will not be considered.

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Closed : Fisheries officer for outer island: Vacant post (20/02/2018)

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department is inviting a suitably qualified Tuvalu citizens to fill the temporary vacancy position of a Fisheries Officer for Outer islands. It is a ten month contract position and expected to start next month March 2018.

Background Information on the Project
The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), has an on-going mandate to improve fisheries livelihoods and food security in Tuvalu in line with Te Kakeega III and TFD’s Corporate plan. As part of that work, the Coastal Fisheries Section has been conducting outer island community outreach programmes by visiting these islands four times annually through metronome trips. These metronome trips, enables fisheries officers to carried out regular fisheries work under the coastal annual work plan. These are sea safety training for fishermen, FADs, Ciguatera Fish poison surveys, boat surveys, etc.

In late December 2017, the TFD was informed by the Human Resource Management (HRM) division that one of our fisheries officer has received a government scholarship for further studies abroad. This information came out late after the government 2018 budget has been approved, therefore, we were not able to get funding for a replacement while the officer is absent for study. The officer is responsible for executing outer island activities which is a very vital role within the Coastal Fisheries Section. In addition, currently there are also 2 other vacant positions within the Coastal Fisheries Section that are yet to be filled. This is because of problems associated with the slow recruitment process under the Public Service Commission system for selecting civil servant in Tuvalu. This has really created a great gap that causes major disruption within the work force of the Coastal Fisheries Section which raised a concerned on the TFD on fulfilling those target activities on the outer islands.

The TFD now wishes to engage a temporary replacement for this position to enable implementation of fisheries activities. Future engagement of this appointed contractor is explored with HRM until the substantial holder is returned from study.

Objective(s) of the Assignment
The objectives of the assignment is to create a temporary position on behalf of the fisheries officer whose on training abroad within the Coastal Fisheries Section that would assist the outer island team to implement coastal fisheries activities.

Scope of Work
Under the supervision of the PFO Coastal Fisheries and SFO Management (Outer Islands) the replacement officer’s responsibilities will include:
· Consult regularly with the Kaupule of the outer islands to ascertain their declared need for particular fisheries management advice from the Department.
· Actively participate on any metronome trips to the outer islands
· Participate in field surveys and data collection activities in the outer islands as required
· Ensure the delivery of analysis of catch or other fisheries data collected by Kaupule from the artisanal sector
· Ensure the delivery of particular artisanal fisheries management advice requested by Kaupule
· Undertake regular self-training using books, electronic or other sources to learn the scientific names of all fished resources, continuously improving personal knowledge as time goes on;
· Carefully maintaining all data collected, checking them, ensuring they are complete, storing them safely and sending them to Funafuti with each vessel trip to the island;
· Attending meetings with fishers, the Kaupule, Falekaupule or community held by Coastal staff from Funafuti during their regular metronome trips;
· Assisting with logistics and surveys being carried out by Coastal Staff during their regular metronome trips. This may include additional creel surveys, but may also include other kinds of surveys such as on boats, canoes, assets, conservation areas, FADs or other activities;
· Carrying out any other fisheries-related tasks as may be assigned by the PFO or SFO.

Expected Outcomes
The expected outcomes of this assignment are better deliveries of activities on outer islands to ensure that TFD is able to adequately meet its responsibilities for monitoring and managing coastal fisheries on which the island communities depend. The replacement officer will extend the capabilities of the TFD, so that the outer islands are fully-included in fisheries activities and concerns.

Qualifications and basis for evaluation (Evaluation Criteria)
The contractor must have:
· Diploma or Certificate in Fisheries Management/Fisheries Science or related discipline
· Very good cultural skills and ability be effective in traditional processes or environments
· Very good communication skills with an ability to interact with outer-island stakeholders, in particular artisanal fishers
· Ability and willingness to participate in field work in the outer islands as an when needed
· Excellent organisational and time management skills
· Basic technical knowledge of fisheries stock assessment, setting management objectives and fisheries management tools
· Diligent with an attention to detail
· Basic computer skills
· Good command of written and spoken English
· Able to adapt to changing requirements and situations
· Ability to meet deadlines for reporting.

Desirable qualifications and skills:
· Fisheries Management and data analysis experience

Duration of the Assignment and Estimated Time Inputs
The assignment will be for 10 months. Condition and rules of the GAO are applied once contract has been signed. The officer will be based on Funafuti and work closely with the outer island team under the Coastal Fisheries Section. The starting date of the assignment will be no later than 1st March 2018.

Reporting Requirements
The replacement officer is expected to submit a monthly report to the SFO Management (Outer Islands). The report will be submitted on the last day of each month outlining key achievement, tasks completed and any issues encountered.

Terms & Conditions
· Remuneration will be at level 6/7 of the government salary structure.
· Employer’s National Provident Fund (NPF) contribution of 10% of salary will also be paid.
· Equipment needed for this assignment will be provided by TFD.

Recruitment
Applications for this position should addressed to the Director, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resources, Private Mail Bag, Funafuti, or email to proptuv@gmail.com or proptuv@tuvalufisheries.tv. Applications should include a cover letter, explaining the applicant’s reasons and motivation for applying for the assignment, official transcript as well as curriculum vitae which details the applicant’s education, qualifications and work experiences.

The closing date for applications is the close of business 20th February 2018. Applications after this time will not be considered.

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Closed:Request for a Local Information Technology Consultant (15/2/18)

PROPThe Government of Tuvalu has received 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. PROP comprises of four components: (i) Sustainable management of oceanic fisheries; (ii) Sustainable management of coastal fisheries; (iii) Sustainable financing of the conservation of critical fishery habitats; and (iv) Regional Coordination, Implementation Support and Program Management.

TFD has recently opened its new office building with the PROP project financing the information technology system for the new building. To maintain this system for a very a long time, TFD requires the service of a well-qualified Local IT Consultant to oversee the whole system.

The key responsibilities and main duties of the position is outlined in attachment 1. Qualification and experience in attachment 2, and additional information in attachment 3. The position is graded at Level 4 of the 2018 Government Salary Scale. Applications for this position should addressed to the Director, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resources, Private Mail Bag, Funafuti, or email to proptuv@gmail.com or proptuv@tuvalufisheries.tv.

Applications should include a cover letter, explaining the applicant’s reasons and motivation for applying for the assignment, official transcript as well as curriculum vitae which details the applicant’s education, qualifications and work experiences. The closing date for applications is the close of business 15th February 2018. Applications after this time will not be considered. Please note that this position will be recruited locally. Applicants from overseas will require to cover the cost of their own travel to Funafuti in order to take up the position.

Download the full job description: Local IT Consultant – Job description

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Fisheries New Office Building now Complete

clip_image002There were more than two hundred guest at the opening ceremony of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department’s (TFD) new office building, including the guest of honour, Mr Matt Howell from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT), the Governor General, Prime Minister and Ministers of respected ministries within the Government of Tuvalu. Also present were TFD fisheries partners including, SAJO industries Co. Ltd., Shilla fishing company, Dongwon Industries, RD Corporation, CKP, Hansung Enterprise Co., Ltd., the manager of the Overseas Fisheries Corporation Foundation OFCF, Tuvalu island leaders and retired staff of the TFD. The opening ceremony was hosted by the Minister of Natural Resources, Dr Puakena Boreham. The opening ceremony program was started at 10am in the morning at Teone, in a tent on the ocean side of the new office building.

The ceremony started with speeches from the Honourable Minister of Natural Resources and the Director of Fisheries. The Director of Fisheries mentioned in his speech “how important the new building is to the Fisheries department, as the scatter of fisheries officers among six separate offices prevented effective communications and personnel management”. He also thanked the New Zealand Government, not forgetting the company who built the building, Timber Construction Solutions (TCS), for their assistance and support in the construction of the new fisheries operations centre which is finally now in shape.

All invited guests took a tour of the new building after it been blessed and the ribbon cut. The Honourable Sir Iakopa Taeia Italeli, Governor General and Mr Howell of MFAT cut the ribbon of the new Fisheries Operations Centre.

The program continued with feasting prepared by the Nanumaga community and TFD staffs which are sea foods. There were also entertainment from young local dancers and fatele (Tuvalu local dance) from the Nukufetau island community. Local gift were presented to invited guest (foreigners) during the fatele. The program ended with a closing speech from the Ministry of Natural Resources Permanent Secretary, Mr Niko Apinelu.

The new Fisheries Operations Centre is part of TFD’s objectives planned over the past four years. Assistance was provided by the Fisheries Technical Advisor, and Inshore Fisheries Advisers who were also funded by MFAT. Originally the new building was to be completed by the end of 2015 but due to unexpected delays was not completed till December 2017. The new facility includes not only office space but also a conference room, vessel monitoring system (VMS) room, dive bay, wet and dry lab, and a storage/ work area for FAD construction and practical training courses.

The new TFD building was funded by the New Zealand Government, with IT equipment procured using World Bank funds as part of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Programme (PROP) and office furniture co-funded by MFAT and the Government of Tuvalu.

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Public Awareness Materials for FRFSP

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As part of its awareness campaign to support the opening of the Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan (FRFSP) the Coastal Section of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department developed a series of posters, banners and a water-proof, sun-proof sticker to highlight some aspects of the new plan.

 

The materials were printed and displayed at the recent First Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries (RTMCF) in Noumea in November, and the opening of the FRFSP on December 14.

 

The main purpose of the materials was to give Tuvaluans an easy reference to the new plan, provide a sticker for fishers to use so they could avoid catching fishes that are too small to allow them to breed, and to make a clear link between fisheries and food and nutrition security.

 

The new plan will be implemented from early 2018. Watch this space for more information and new materials.

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Local Fishermen Trained on new Fishing Techniques

IMAG2772Mr Keizo, a specialist in fishing techniques and post-harvest processing, is currently providing training to fishers in Funafuti. Mr Keizo is from the Japan Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation (OFCF). Together with two Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) officers, he is conducting training for local fishermen on new methods of fishing by trolling. During the training, he has also been conducting lessons on fish smoking.

The training was run for 3 days between 29th of November to the 1st of December this year at the TFD workshop at Teone. The trainers and local fishermen who attended the workshop went on a practical fishing trip (went trolling) on the RV Manaui to try out the new techniques.

IMAG2577The fishing technique and smoked fish training is part of the ‘capacity development’ activities of the TFD work plan for 2017. The workshop is an outcome of an agreement between the TFD and OFCF; with OFCF sponsoring and organising the training.

The fishing technique training was carried out to relieve pressure on overfished coastal fisheries stocks in Funafuti. Creel surveys carried out by the Coastal Section since 2015 have clearly shown that the reef fisheries are heavily overfished and there is a need to utilise more of the pelagic and oceanic species. A move to greater use of oceanic fishes is also part of the new Funafuti Reef Fisheries Stewardship Plan (FRFSP) which will be opened in Funafuti on 14th December.

The smoked fish training was a need identified during past consultations with outer island fishers and communities. Smoking fish can be used to preserve a wide range of fish products without the need for refrigeration to be used during periods when bad weather prevents fishing. Local fishermen on Funafuti showed their interest in the training and raised some of the issues they face in Funafuti as well as outer islands. One of the requests made was for TFD to provide fishing gear for local fishers.

It won’t only be local fishermen on Funafuti who benefit from the training. Additional training sessions are planned for outer islands in the future.

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Metro 7 trip is complete: Another milestone for 2017

The coastal section of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department has successfully completed the final metronome trip for 2017 to the northern islands of Niutao, Nanumea and Nanumaga. This completes an important activity under the TFD Annual work plan 2017. The metronome trips, carried out 4 times per year, are an important and on-going part of our outreach to the outer islands. During the trips we work together with the island Kaupules to identify and address fisheries issues. The primary aim of the latest mission was to consult with people, carry out discussions and present status reports on the progress of our work on each island.

The trip was carried out by five officers from the Coastal Section and an officer from the Administration Section for media purposes. The trip was run between the dates of 24th September to the 15th of October 2017. The main activities completed were:

The three visited northern islands contributed perspectives on their issues relating to fisheries, and made recommendations for managing and re-building their coastal reef fisheries productivity. They also requested copies of reports on the previous surveys made on their islands.

Next year, the Metronome trips will begin again in March.

2018 Metronome trips:
Metro 8 Central (Talamoana) Nui, Nukufetau, Vaitupu 1/3/18 30/3/18
Metro 9 South (Talamoana) Nukulaelae, Niulakita 15/5/18 31/5/18
Metro 10 North (Talamoana) Nanumea, Nanumaga, Niutao 1/8/18 30/8/18
Metro 11 Central (Talamoana) Nui, Nukufetau, Vaitupu 22/9/18 21/10/18

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The First Coastal Fisheries Meeting : RTMCF Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries

This month seven Coastal Fisheries officers of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department will attend the First Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries (RTMCF) in Noumea, New Caledonia. The meeting will start on the 28th of November and run for a period of five days. The primary aim of the RTMCF is to improve coastal fisheries management and development around the region and give coastal fisheries officers a chance to share information and lessons learned with their colleagues from other Pacific countries.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will host the RTMCF meeting at its headquarters. The meeting was proposed by Tuvalu at the SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting in March this year to provide a forum for discussion of some of the most important coastal fisheries-related concerns. This year the meeting will focus on data collection and eMonitoring, but it is hoped that the meeting becomes an annual event and that in future meetings a wide range of topics can be discussed. Importantly, this gives the coastal fisheries staff a chance to interact on a technical level, find out more about programmes in other countries and gain experience in broader aspects of fisheries, including regional and international agreements. Because this is will provide such an important learning experience for all who attend, both senior and junior officers will attend.

The participation of the 7 Coastal Fisheries Officers will help grow their capability and ability to deliver programmed outcomes under the TFD Annual Work Plan. It will also allow them to become part of what we hope will be an annual exchange within the region, helping to build up coastal fisheries capability for all countries.

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Closed: Tuvalu Fisheries Department: 3 Vacant Posts (5/12/17)

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department of the Government of Tuvalu is inviting suitably qualified Tuvalu citizens to fill three vacant positions within the Fisheries Department.

  1. Fisheries legal officer
  2. Senior Fisheries Officer – Coastal Fisheries Management
  3. Support Assistant – Oceanic Fisheries

Please click on the above vacant post texts to get full details on job descriptions and important notices, or contact the Public Service Commission office via Telephone number 688 20110 during working hours only.

All interested applicants should address their applications to the Secretary office of the Prime Minister.

All application letters or cover letter are to be submitted together with a Form P2, a curriculum vitae, certified transcripts of qualifications, certificate and transcript of recognised institutions to the office of the Public Service Commission no later than 4pm on Tuesday the 5th of December 2017.

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