Solomon Islands

Senior Research Analyst (Data Officer)

Position: Senior Research Analyst (Data Officer)

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Application Deadline: 31 May 2022

Type of contract: 2.5 years fixed-term contract

Language(s) required: English (proficient/fluent writing and oral skills)


WorldFish is an international, non-profit research and innovation organization reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. For over 45 years, our work on sustainable aquaculture and fisheries has improved the lives of millions of women, men and youth.

Fish and other aquatic foods grown in and harvested from oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds provide income for more than 800 million people and provide 3.3 billion with 20% of their animal protein intake. Our focus on sustainability makes sure that the way we produce and use these foods today means a plentiful future of generations to come.

Our evidence-based solutions range in scale from households to global policies and spans across six interlinked themes: nutrition, gender, climate, sustainability, economy and COVID-19.

We champion aquatic foods for healthy people and planet and believe that a sustainable blue planet of well-nourished children, women and men is within our reach.


This position has been developed together with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) in Solomon Islands, and the staff member will be seconded to the MFMR CBRM Unit. The post holder will be supporting the coordination and integration of data on CBRM in the Coastal Fisheries Division. This is a spider in the web function that supports the MFMR in streamlining data on supporting and scaling CBRM. The position will work as part of the CBRM and coastal fisheries staff at the Ministry focusing on data storage and analyses to monitor national CBRM scaling.

The successful candidate have key responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Support coordination and integration of data on coastal fisheries and CBRM at MFMR, building competencies and skills in areas where gaps in capacity and resourcing are co-identified.
  • Support database arrangements and analyses to be shared among MFMR Divisions, Provincial Fisheries Officers and other provincial champions of CBRM in collaboration with MFMR and PFOs.
  • Support the production of regular data outputs in support of monitoring of CBRM scaling and other coastal fisheries plans.
  • Strengthen the collaboration and integration of WorldFish and its CBRM work in support of MFMR and its national policy priorities.
  • Integrate with and support the WorldFish Initiative on Resilience Aquatic Food Systems, including cross-planning activities and outputs with staff in the Initiative.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation for consistent documentation and for summarizing the capacity and resourcing requirements towards enabling greater data management and use with MFMR.


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

  • Master of Science in statistics, fisheries science, environmental science, or other equivalent fields.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with data management, preferably in relation to CBRM or coastal fisheries data, is essential.
  • Must be highly proficient in Office 365 software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Proven experience in writing reports and carrying out analytical tasks.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work with a diverse and different cultural personals/team.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • A creative mind for data visualizations that help communicate data to several audiences, including decisions makers.
  • An understanding on CBRM principles and their practical application in Solomon Islands, to enable accurate use of data for monitoring updates on CBRM scaling.
  • An understanding of the roles of the MFMR and its strategic planning for enabling CBRM at greater scale.

Salary & Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position and WorldFish offers a competitive remuneration package. WorldFish NRS receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, housing allowance (flat rate per month), employer NPF contribution and paid leave.

Our Offer

The post holder will be based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Interviews are expected to begin May/June 2022 and only shortlisted candidate will be notified and expected to attend the virtual interview session. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible for an initial of two and a half (2.5) year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding situation.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online here latest by 31 May 2022:

  • A cover letter including a 1-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate for this role referring to the key responsibilities and what you would bring to the role;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, internal peer and/or direct report. None of referees will be contacted without your permission.

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.