Post Doctoral Fellow or Research Fellow (Coastal Fisheries Researcher)

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About WorldFish  

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit: www.worldfishcenter.org

About the Position 

WorldFish and its partners are seeking a Solomon Island national scientist with evidence of experience in immersed research that is deeply embedded with people and places in Solomon Islands. The position fills a central role in the ACIAR funded project FIS/2020/172 on “Coalitions for change in sustainable CBFM programs in the Pacific”, where a key focus is on scaling CBRM in support of the priorities of Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and provincial Governments in Solomon Islands. This is a key area of WorldFish’s work in Solomon Islands in support of the CBRM scaling strategy of MFMR. The position is part of an international program on CBRM and island food systems. Some participation in WorldFish’s international research program and partnership with ANCORS at University of Wollongong is expected.

Requirements

This job might be for you if you have the below skills and qualifications:  

  • PhD in fields of Fisheries science, Rural development, Agricultural science, or Environmental anthropology with evidence of interdisciplinary skillsets (methods, analyses, interpretation and communication).
  • Experience working with CBRM in Solomon Islands is essential, with a deep understanding on CBRM principles and their practical application in the country and region.
  • Demonstrated leadership in coordinating national activities and events (look and learns, demonstrations, symposiums).
  • Demonstrated leadership in conducting quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies.
  • Experience in collaborating with diverse stakeholders including with indigenous peoples, groups and communities, as well as government and civil society groups.
  • Theoretical understanding of food security, collective action, and gender and social relations in Solomon Islands and how these influence governance, livelihoods and rural development in island food systems.
  • Must be highly proficient in data management and analyses with evidence of previous reporting and production of scientific outputs.
  • Must be highly proficient in Office 365 software (word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in working with international and diverse teams. 

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Familiarity with the policies and legislative structures underpinning national services in the agriculture and fisheries sectors in Solomon Islands, particularly the Solomon Islands Fisheries Policy 2020-2030, MFMR Operational plan 2021-2023, MFMR CBRM Scaling strategy, as well as Provincial Fisheries Ordinances.

 

Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position and WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package including comprehensive benefits (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, employer provident fund contribution, paid leave, and others. The duration of the contract will initially be for a two-year period with possibility for extension, depending on funding and performance.

How to Apply

Your application must include:

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae,
  • A cover letter which addresses key requirements stated above; and
  • Contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.

To be considered, applications must be submitted by no later than 24:00 (MYT), 23 June 2024.

 Location: The post holder will be based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. This position will involve international travel.

The screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment 

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment. 

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued, and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions. 

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply. 

 

 

 

 

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