[ADMB Users] Fwd: Another New fisheries positions at SPC
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Mon Aug 19 10:56:38 PDT 2013
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Subject: Another New fisheries positions at SPC
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:12:48 +1100
From: Shelton Harley <SheltonH at spc.int>
To: Shelton Harley <SheltonH at spc.int>
Apologises for another mass email but we are advertising another role –
this time a senior stock assessment role.
We expect the successful candidate to have skills in using complex
integrated assessment models such as SS and MULTIFAN-CL. The person
would be expected to be heavily involved in our assessments in 2014 and
leading an assessment in 2015. If we get more than one good applicant we
might be able to appoint more than one person.
Would be grateful if you can pass on to anybody who might be interested.
To apply please go to the highlighted link below.
Shelton Harley, Principal Fisheries Scientist
Stock Assessment and Modelling Section, Oceanic Fisheries Programme,
Secretariat of the Pacific Community, BP D5, 98848 Noumea CEDEX, New
(wk) (+687) 260192 / 262000 xt 192; (fx) 263818;
*Senior Fisheries Scientist (Stock Assessment)*
/SPC invites applications for the position of Senior Fisheries Scientist
(Stock Assessment) within its Oceanic Fisheries Programme located at its
headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia./
SPC is the Pacific Island region’s principal technical and scientific
organisation. It delivers technical, scientific, research, policy and
training support to Pacific Island countries and territories in
fisheries, agriculture, forestry, water resources, geoscience,
transport, energy, disaster risk management, public health, statistics,
education, human rights, gender, youth and culture. For more
information, visit www.spc.int <http://www.spc.int>.
In applying, candidates should be guided by SPC’s vision, mission and
corporate values, the role and profile of the position and the key
result areas and selection criteria.
*SPC’s vision*for the region is a secure and prosperous Pacific
Community, whose people are educated and healthy and manage their
resources in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way.
*Our mission*is to help Pacific Island people position themselves to
respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed
decisions about their future and the future they leave for the
generations that follow.
*Our corporate values*are underpinned by the principle of ‘making a
positive difference in the lives of Pacific Island people - putting
people first’. They include accountability, integrity, respect,
transparency, sustainability, people-centredness, gender equality and
*The Fisheries Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division
*provides expert advice, technical assistance, research and training
support to Pacific Island countries and territories on most aspects of
the sustainable development and management of fisheries resources. This
includes: oceanic fisheries stock assessment, data management,
monitoring and ecosystem analysis; and coastal fisheries science,
management and development, and aquaculture and fisheries information.
The division’s work is organised into two main programmes. The Oceanic
Fisheries Programme, in addition to working with member countries and
territories, is the scientific service provider for the Western and
Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and provides scientific
advice to other regional agencies including the Forum Fisheries Agency,
Parties to the Nauru Agreement and Te Vaka Moana. The Coastal Fisheries
Programme provides practical scientific, policy and technical support on
all aspects of coastal fisheries and aquaculture to member countries,
subregional groupings and other stakeholders. The division currently
employs a team of over80 staff, of which two-thirds are internationally
*The role*– The Senior Fisheries Scientist (Stock Assessment) is
accountable to the Principal Fisheries Scientist (Stock Assessment and
Modelling). The role is responsible for undertaking analyses and
providing authoritative advice on the status of stocks of tuna and
tuna-like species under the management of the WCPFC. The appointment is
for three years, renewable subject to performance and funding availability.
*The profile*– SPC seeks a team player with demonstrated practical
fisheries stock assessment experience and in the development of
scientific advice for fisheries management. He/she will have a thorough
knowledge of fisheries stock assessment principles and techniques and
strong quantitative analytical skills, including experience in data
modeling and programming. Attributes will include the interpersonal and
communication skills required to work effectively with diverse
stakeholders and partners in a regional context.
*Key result areas*– The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate
strong ability, and potential to progress in the following four key
result areas of the position:
1.*Research and development *– Develop and refine methods for the
analysis of catch and effort data. Contribute to the MULTIFAN-CL project
(www.multifan-cl.org <http://www.multifan-cl.org>) and other research
into statistical stock assessment methodologies. Contribute to the
development of the software used in stock assessment and related
activities and research into appropriate model structures. Contribute to
research into aspects of population structure likely to affect stock
assessment results. Develop and refine methods for the analysis of
conventional and electronic tagging data. Contribute to research into
reference points for stocks of tuna and tuna-like species, and into
approaches for estimating and describing uncertainty in stock
assessment. Contribute to methods for evaluating WCPFC conservation and
*2.**Stock assessment – *Undertake analyses of catch and effort, size,
and tagging data for inputs for stock assessment modeling (auxiliary
analyses). Undertake stock assessments of tunas and tuna-like species as
requested by the WCPFC using modern statistical stock assessment models.
Characterise the sensitivity / robustness of stock assessment results to
alternative assumptions relating to important model assumptions, e.g.
input data, biological parameters and model structures. Review, as
appropriate, stock assessments and other supporting analyses (e.g. catch
per unit effort) undertaken by SPC, the wider WCPFC mandate (e.g.
including northern stocks), and other relevant tuna regional fisheries
management organisations (e.g. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission).**
3.*Management information – *Estimate key reference points for tuna and
tuna-like species. Evaluate assumptions used in the assessment of
relevant conservation and management measures. Evaluate the impacts of
alternative management measures for tuna and tuna-like species using
stock assessment models. Assess the multi-species implications of
management measures in mixed fisheries for tuna and tuna-like species.
4.*Communication *– Present clearly and at the appropriate level, the
results of technical analyses to scientists and fisheries managers.
Produce clearly written reports and presentations of the results of
technical analyses. Collaborate, as appropriate, with scientists within
SPC, the WCPFC membership, and other relevant organisations.
*Key selection criteria*– Candidates will be assessed against the
following selection criteria:
1. *Strategic thinker and planner *– Able to think and act with a long
term perspective - develop and implement plans and projects that
deliver strategic and long term outcomes.
2. *Results oriented problem solving*– Able to develop solutions to
deliver tangible results for SPC, its members and other stakeholders*.*
3. *Innovation and analytical *– Able to generate new
ideas/opportunities, develop policy advice based on sound analysis,
and support original solutions.
4. *Influencing and relationship building skills*– Able to influence
and guide others to achieve divisional and organisational goals.
Demonstrate strong negotiation, communication and advocacy skills
and excellent interpersonal and representational skills. Contribute
to building productive relationships and partnerships across the
organisation and with stakeholders.
5. *Qualifications*– A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably at
PhD level, in fisheries science, population biology stock assessment
modeling, natural resource management or a related discipline.
6. *Technical expertise*– Demonstrated practical fisheries stock
assessment experience and in the development of scientific advice
for fisheries management. Thorough knowledge of fisheries stock
assessment principles and techniques and strong quantitative
analytical skills, including experience in data modeling and
programming. Excellent verbal and written presentation and
communication skills in English. Proven ability to meet project
deadlines, often under difficult circumstances, and to work
effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Direct
experience of tuna fisheries in the Pacific region; experience in
the use of statistical, length-based, age-structured models in
fisheries stock assessment and in the analysis of catch and effort
and tagging data; and familiarity utilising international fisheries
instruments e.g. UN Fish Stock Agreement would be advantages.
7. *Language skills – *Proficiency in English, with a working knowledge
of French being an advantage.
8. *Cultural awareness *– Cultural sensitivity and
demonstrated**understanding of developing country environments, with
knowledge ofPacific Island countries and territories being an advantage.
*Remuneration*– The Senior Fisheries Scientist (Stock Assessment) is a
Band 12 position within SPC’s 2013 salary scale, with a salary range of
4,185–6,087 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) per month, which currently
converts to approximately XPF 596,775–867,886 (USD 6,600–9,600; €
5,000–7,200). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will
normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration
being given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the
salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. SPC salaries
are not subject to income tax in New Caledonia at the present time.
*Benefits*– SPC provides subsidised housing in Noumea. An establishment
and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave, medical
insurance and education allowance are available for eligible employees
and their recognised dependants. Employees are entitled to: 25 days
annual leave and 30 days sick leave per annum, life insurance, and
access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary to which SPC
adds a matching contribution).
*Work environment*– SPC has a standardised computing environment based
on Microsoft Office. Smoking is not permitted in the work place.
*Equal opportunity*– SPC recruits on merit, but if two interviewed
candidates are ranked equal by the selection committee, preference will
be given to Pacific Islanders.
*Application procedure*– The closing date for applications is *30
September 2013*. Candidates *MUST* provide: a detailed *curriculum
vitae*; a written response stating their claims against the *key
selection criteria*; and contact details, including email addresses and
telephone numbers, for *three referees*.
*Apply online*– Please use SPC’s online recruitment system at
http://www.spc.int/job.html. Important note: prepare and save your
curriculum vitae, response to key selection criteria and referee
information as Microsoft Word documents BEFORE attempting to submit your
application online. It is not possible to partially complete your
application via the online system, save it and return to complete it
later. Can’t access the online recruitment system? Apply via email:
recruit at spc.int <mailto:recruit at spc.int>; fax: + 687 26 38 18; or post
to Sally Clark Herrmann, HR Adviser (Recruitment and Training),
Secretariat of the Pacific Community, P.O. Box D5, 98848 NOUMEA CEDEX,
New Caledonia. Need assistance? Contact SPC at recruit at spc.int
<mailto:recruit at spc.int>or telephone + 687 26 20 00.
*Background*– SPC was established in 1947 and employs over 570 staff.
Its headquarters are in Noumea, New Caledonia, with other offices in
Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia and Solomon Islands. SPC has 26
member countries and territories including its founding members,
Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States of America, which
contribute a large proportion of its funding. Other major development
partners are the European Union; Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis
and Malaria; United Nations agencies; Asian Development Bank; World Bank
and Global Environment Facility, to name a few.
*Languages*: SPC’s working languages are English and French.
*Organisational structure*: SPC is led by the Director-General supported
by the senior management team, which includes three Deputy
Directors-General and the Director of the Strategic Engagement, Policy
and Planning Facility. Also contributing to SPC’s executive management
are the directors of the seven technical divisions (Applied Geoscience
and Technology; Economic Development; Education, Training and Human
Development; Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems; Land
Resources; Public Health; and Statistics for Development); the directors
of Finance, Human Resources and the North Pacific Regional Office and
the coordinator of the Honiara country office
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