National Oceanic Resource Management Authority

March 6, 2024

Employment Opportunity - Fisheries Economist/Market Analyst

CLOSING DATE:
UNTIL FILLED
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) seeks well qualified individual to fill the position of Fisheries Economist/Market Analyst in the Office of Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA). The Office of Personnel will be accepting applications/resumes from December 21, 2023 until filled.

POSITION

The Fisheries will report to the Assistant Director for the Fisheries Economics and Development Division (FEDD) and undertake economic benefits including government revenue.

DUTIES

  • Support the Senior Fisheries Economist in work of the FEDD; Liaise with external/regional organizations and internal /national entities to support the work of the FEDD;
  • Assist in the design of economic data collection framework and modalities; Assist with the collection/review/analysis of economic data for economic assessments of domestic companies; collecting/reviewing data on profitability assessments of foreign fishing partners; collect tuna market data and other research work on fisheries in FSM including collecting data/drafting annual Fisheries Economic Indicators report for FSM quarterly Fisheries Trade newsletters;
  • Assist in developing economic strategies for negotiating access agreements; Assist with the analysis/review of Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) and pooling arrangements and in reviewing/analyzing regional and national reports on fisheries management and development;
  • Assist with reviews on the feasibility, costs and benefits of (public and private) investment proposals in the tuna sector, including onshore developments and assessing the financial integrity and soundness of new companies expressing interest to fish in the FSM;

  • Assist in the development of economic progress reports as per the NORMA Corporate Plan and Annual Report;

  • Assisting with the development and dissemination of NORMA’s quarterly newsletters;

  • Assist to evaluate the economic impact of fisheries conservation proposals and declared Marine Protected Areas with preparation of briefs and other reports form the FEDD to NORMA Board, Management and stakeholders;

  • Represent NORMA in national, regional and international meetings or negotiations as assigned by NORMA;

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

The Incumbent

Bachelor’s Degree in economics, business administration or related field plus four (4) years of work experience in data collection processes and surveys. Ability to understand cost benefit, financial and other economic analyses. Good written and verbal communications skills with fluency in written and spoken English.

Benefits

A salary $25,000 per annum depending upon the qualification of the applicant. Housing, travel and relocation will be provided if applicable.

To Apply

Submit applications/resumes by mail or email to the following addresses:

Officer of Personnel, FSM 
P.O. Box PS-35
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941
personnel@personnel.gov.fm 
FSM NORMA
P.O. Box PS-122
Kolonia, Pohpei FM 96941
Email: norma@mail.fm

THE FSM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CONTACT US
National Oceanic Resource Management Authority
PO Box PS 122
Pohnpei, FM 96941
Federated States of Micronesia
Telephone: (691) 320-2700/5181
Fax: (691) 320-2383
info@norma.fm
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