Closed: Vacancy Announcement: PROP Project Officer (21/10/16)

Background The 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. The first four countries to be part of the program include; the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands. The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has also received grant financing to provide a regional coordination role for program implementation; support to participating countries with financial management and procurement as needed; and implementation of regional activities under component three of the program. Implementation at the country level is anticipated to last approximately five further years. Other Pacific Island World Bank member countries are eligible to participate, as all share the transboundary fisheries and fish resources. The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) is the implementing agency for the PROP in Tuvalu. To support project implementation, TFD requires the services of a Project Officer (PO) to be established within the national project management team and be responsible for procurement processes, general administration, and logistical requirements of the project. The PO will based in Funafuti and will be responsible for supporting the procurement processes undertaken by TFD in collaboration with the Procurement Specialist in FFA, providing support for general administration including ensuring documentation is retained and filed and other relevant logistical tasks as required including arranging travel, workshops etc. The PO will report to the PROP National Project Coordinator. The main tasks of the PO 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 email to Applications should include a cover letter, explaining the applicant’s reasons and motivation for applying for the post, as well as curriculum vitae which details the applicant’s education, qualifications and experience.

The closing date for applications is the close of business 21st October 2016. Applications after this time will not be considered. Please note that this position will be recruited locally. Applicants from overseas will be required to cover the cost of their own travel to Funafuti in order to take up the position.

Download full vacancy announcement with attachments: TFD WB PROP Project Officer Vacancy due 211016.


Other: Key PROP Reference Documents

  • Project Documents: PROP Project Appraisal Document (PAD) and Program Operational Manual (POM)
  • Annual Planning: PROP national project budget and procurement plan; and annual work plan
  • Legal Agreements: PROP Financing and Grant Agreements between the World Bank and Tuvalu, including the Disbursement Letter and the Service Agreement between Tuvalu and FFA.
  • Environmental and Social Safeguards: PROP Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF).

These and other relevant documents can be downloaded from the Tuvalu Fisheries Department web site (