Research Fellow / Post Doctoral Fellow / Scientist

Solomon Islands · National · 25 May 2018


Small-scale fisheries play a vital role in the culture, well-being, livelihoods and food and nutrition security of people in Solomon Islands. However, many aspects of small-scale fisheries, and the management solutions required to secure the benefits they provide, are not well understood. As a result, small-scale fisheries are often inadequately accounted for in policies around food security, resource governance and environmental change. The purpose of this nationally recruited Research Fellow/Scientist is to contribute to addressing these challenges and developing research-backed management and governance solutions that are fit for the Solomon Islands social, institutional and environmental context. In implementing research, there will be a strong focus on community engagement and effective partnerships.

This position contributes to the WorldFish Strategy (WorldFish Strategy 2017-2022), the CRP Research Program on Fish-Agri Food Systems (FISH) and the WorldFish-led component of the ACIAR funded project “Strengthening and scaling community-based approaches to Pacific coastal fisheries management in support of the New Song”




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This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position and WorldFish's NRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension / provident fund contribution.

Time frame and location

This position will be based at WorldFish’s country office in Solomon Islands with travel to various countries in Solomon Islands and possibly Pacific region. Interviews are expected to be held by end of May 2018. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible for an initial 2 years contract, with possibility of extension depending on performance of and the availability of funding. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Our Commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 25 May 2018:

Screening will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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