Respond to ad hoc requests for
summarised statistics and analyses from SPC member countries and territories, and other coastal states and fishing nations active in the western and central Pacific Ocean tuna fisheries.
Design and conduct training courses in basic
fisheries statistics, preparation of data summaries, analysis of fishery data and technical report writing to enhance the knowledge and skills of fisheries officers throughout the region.
Liaise with, and advise other OFP
sections in regards to status and contents of the regional fisheries databases.
Oversee the establishment and
maintenance of documentation associated with the fisheries databases, including data catalogues, on-line help documentation, and internal reports describing the OFP database management philosophies.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Postgraduate degree in information
technology, fisheries science or a related field. * High-level skills in database development/management software and general computer programming.
At least five years
experience at a senior level in fisheries-related data management, together with proven expertise in large-scale database management applications.
Basic knowledge of
statistical methods used in fisheries science. * Understanding of methods used in fisheries stock assessment and the use of scientific information in fisheries management.
Appropriate technical report writing skills to prepare
technical reports and papers on statistical analyses of fisheries data and fisheries database documentation. * Experience and/or qualification in designing and conducting training courses.
Interpersonal skills necessary to