Database Administrator

$60,000 - $9,000 yearly
  • Scout Talent Group
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Mar 03, 2024
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Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

  • Are you an experienced Database Administrator eager to join an intergovernmental agency and provide technical leadership and management within the FFA?
  • Subject to exchange rates, you will receive an excellent salary package including COLDA and Location Allowance circa US$61,670.00 - US$84,717.00 (tax-free for citizens in most countries!) plus repatriation allowances & retention incentives!
  • Enjoy relocation & accommodation assistance, six weeks of annual leave, return airfares & many more benefits!

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is an intergovernmental organisation working to strengthen national capacity and regional solidarity so Pacific nations can manage, control, and develop their tuna fisheries now and in the future.

Based in Honiara, Solomon Islands, our agency comprises 17 member nations, including Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Since 1979, we have facilitated regional cooperation so that all Pacific countries benefit from the sustainable use of tuna – worth over USD 3 billion a year and important for many people's livelihoods in the Pacific.

Our vision is "Our people enjoying the greatest possible social and economic benefits from the sustainable use of offshore fisheries and resources".

We are now looking for a Database Administrator to join our team on a  full-time basis.

Enjoy this varied opportunity

​​As a Database Administrator at the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), you will report to the Manager of Information Technology. Your role will be pivotal in providing technical leadership for database administration, ensuring the effective management of FFA's and member countries' databases, and supporting the development of regional and national information management systems.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage and administer FFA's database systems, ensuring their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Lead database development and maintenance initiatives.
  • Provide technical and systems support, contributing to user training and system documentation.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and member countries, offering technical advice and support.

Click Apply to view the full Terms of Reference.

What you bring to the team

We are looking for a dedicated professional with a graduate degree in computer science, information technology or a related field, and at least 5 years of experience in database management, preferably in cloud environments. 

As our ideal candidate, you will have significant experience using word processing and presentation tools. Your skills in SQL, programming languages, and GIS tools will be crucial to succeed in this role. 

Desirable Qualities:

  • Experience in designing, developing, and implementing data systems migration.
  • Prior programming experience with GIS-related tools like Google Earth/Maps, QGIS, and PostGIS.
  • Proficiency in handling new technology in challenging environments.
  • Experience with Technology One Cloud Hosted Financial, HR, and Payroll systems.

In addition to the required qualifications and experience, your combination of technical skills and ability to collaborate in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team will make you a key contributor to our team. Your oral, written, and presentation communication skills in English must be excellent.

In this role, professionalism and integrity are key. We seek someone who is deeply committed to our mission and exhibits unwavering loyalty.

Benefits on offer

For your work and effort as our Database Administrator, you will receive a competitive salary package of circa US$61,670.00 - US$84,717.00  (tax-free, for citizens of most countries), negotiable to earn more based on your skills and experience.

Other benefits include:

  • Superannuation, paid at 7.5% into either a nominated fund or an additional cash supplement (paid out every 6 months or twice a year).
  • Reimbursement of all reasonable medical, dental, and optical expenses for yourself and your dependents.
  • Insurance coverage is also available for personal accidents, life, medical & repatriation.
  • Education for dependent children is reimbursed at 75% of tuition fees (Conditions apply). If your dependent child is studying overseas, paid school travel may be available for you or your child to visit each other once a year.
  • Relocation expenses will be paid, with an establishment grant paid on arrival in Honiara and accommodation assistance also available.

Moreover, you will have access to 6 weeks of annual leave each year, giving you time to explore this stunning part of the world!

If you are ready to immerse yourself in an intergovernmental organisation and lead effective policies and procedural changes, this is the opportunity for you! - Apply Now!

Applications close Thursday 7 March 2024, 11:00 pm AEST

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Fiji Residents Only, Overseas/ Non Fiji Residents